List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is setting into motion a measure to prevent microchip implants

08.08.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic Representative Tina Davis of Bucks County has introduced a bill that would ban private employers and government groups in Pennsylvania from requiring employees to have microchips implanted in their bodies as a condition of employment...

PA patients may not be able to find enough doctors to dispense medical marijuana

08.08.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The state health department launched its medical marijuana registry program for doctors last month. Physicians who want to refer patients for the drug need to sign up and complete a training course. The Pennsylvania Medical Society, the state's...

A PA senator has introduced a new school voucher bill in Harrisburg

08.08.17 | Bob Price

Senator John DiSanto's bill would set up education savings accounts so parents can send their children to the school of their choice. Critics say the customized approach to education robs public schools of desperately-needed revenue.

Feds are assisting PA in the fight against a fly that's crippling the fruit and hardwood industries

08.07.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the Keystone State nearly $2 million for activities to control the spotted lanternfly and another $25,000 for public outreach. Control work began last month. A spokesperson for the state's Ag...

A former Phillies catcher and World Series champion has passed away

08.07.17 | Bob Price

Philadelphia Phillies and Florida Marlins catcher Darren Dalton succumbed to brain cancer Sunday.  He was 55 years old.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in the prevalence of lyme disease

08.04.17 | Bill Price

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says last year there were 11,000 lyme disease cases in Pennsylvania. Lyme disease is spread most often by ticks. Officials are encouraging Pennsylvanians to wear insect repellent when in the great...

Gas-industry and environmental advocates are butting heads again in a PA village at the center of the hydro-fracking debate

08.04.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. has released a statement this week after learning federal scientists are collecting water and air samples from nearly 25 homes in Dimock.  The company insists the water "does not pose a threat to human health and the...

An entire PA town has been evacuated following a massive train derailment

08.03.17 | Bob Price

There's no word on how long the residents of the town of Hyndman will be out of their homes.  It's a town of about a thousand people southeast of Pittsburgh. The CSX train was hauling hazardous materials when it jumped the tracks.  At...

A PA politician is proposing a new law to require cell phone talks while driving be 'hands-free'

08.03.17 | Bob Price

Representative Rosemary Brown says fines and penalties are the only way to deter distracted driving. House Bill 1684 would prohibit anyone 18 and older from talking on the phone while driving, unless they use hands-free accessories. Drivers...

Pennsylvania's AG was joined by Gov. Wolf to announce a lawsuit aimed at smog

08.02.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Wolf says protecting the environment is a "no-brainer." Pennsylvania joins 14 other states in challenging the EPA's decision to delay implementing a rule to reduce levels of "ground-level" ozone and smog.

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