List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Students At PA Community Colleges Get New Way To Earn Credit

02.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Students at community colleges in Pennsylvania can now earn credit outside of the classroom through previous work experience. The Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges has launched a prior learning assessment called College Credit Fast ...

NY Assembly Speaker Seat Down To 2 Names

02.02.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, Monroe County, dropped out of the race for speaker Friday and endorsed Bronx Assemblyman Carl Heastie. The move means Heastie is all but certain to be the next speaker. "Over the past ...

Legislation Introduced To Name Highway After Fallen Blooming Grove State Trooper

02.02.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Legislation Introduced To Name Highway After Fallen Blooming Grove State Trooper

02.02.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Senator Lisa Baker has introduced legislation to designate Exit 30 off of Interstate 84 in Pike County in honor of Corporal Bryon Dickson. Dickson, was a member of the Pennsylvania State Police assigned to the Blooming Grove barracks. He was shot ...

PA Treasurer Rob McCord To Plead Guilty

02.02.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord says he will plead guilty to federal charges that involve him telling two potential campaign contributors during last year's gubernatorial primary race that he could make it difficult for them to continue to ...

Dead Western PA Man Winds Up With Job On County Board

01.30.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Officials in western Pennsylvania are trying to figure out how a man who's been dead for more than two years wound up being reappointed to a county industrial authority board. Fayette County officials said it seemed they never tried checking in ...

PA State Treasurer Abruptly Resigns

01.30.15 | Sarah Harnisch

State Treasurer Rob McCord, who resigned suddenly Thursday, is under federal investigation.  WPVI-TV citing anonymous sources, reported that investigators are focusing on the "alleged theft of campaign and other funds." A spokesman for Gov. ...

PA Gov Tom Wolf To Close Gas Drilling In State Forests

01.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf is poised to sign an executive order restoring a moratorium on new natural-gas drilling leases on Pennsylvania's state parks and forests. Wolf's office says he'll sign the order today at Benjamin Rush State Park in Philadelphia. ...

Young Teachers May Not See Much Bang For Their Pension Buck

01.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Findings just released from the National Council on Teacher Quality show Pennsylvania's teacher pension system carries the third highest unfunded liability in the country. Pennsylvania ranks seventh in the nation if that $32.6 billion liability is ...

Prosecutors Seeking the Death Penalty For Police Ambush Suspect Eric Frein

01.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man charged with killing a state trooper and seriously wounding another in a shooting outside the Blooming Grove barracks. Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin argued in a legal filing ...

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