List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A company has bought 10 Coca-Cola bottling franchises in Pennsylvania

07.31.17 | Sarah Harnisch

A franchise that already controlled a couple local Coca-Cola bottlers in Pennsylvania has snapped up 10 more in the Keystone State and one in West Virginia. Abarta Coca-Cola Beverages has bought Erie's Coca-Cola bottling company. Abarta plans to...

It was a beautiful day Sunday for a NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway

07.31.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands of fans packed the stands to say goodbye to Dale Earnheardt, Jr.  It was the last time he drove around the "Tricky Triangle." He is retiring at the end of the season. Some lucky fans, including nine-year-old Aiden Vantree from...

A spokesman for the PA House says lawmakers will have questions about a Senate plan to close the gap in the state budget

07.28.17 | Terry Diener

House Republican spokesman Stephen Miskin says the Senate plan was "not shared, nor agreed to" by House leaders prior to passage, "so a review of what's actually in these bills is necessary." He says there's no timetable for the House to return...

One PA school settles a lawsuit after a principal yelled at pro-life teens

07.28.17 | Terry Diener

As part of a settlement to avoid being sued in court, the Downingtown Area School District will take immediate steps to prevent incidents like the one that occurred in April when a 40-year-old administrator physically intimidated and shouted...

There was a bald eagle rescue on a Pennsylvania highway this week

07.27.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Thomas Rogal is a PennDOT worker who saw the bird near Tamaqua. Rogal parked his car and set up flares to protecting the bird until emergency workers arrived. It took two police cars and an animal rescue team to get the huge bird off the...

PA has launched a registry for doctors who want to administer cannabis products to their patients

07.27.17 | Terry Diener

Those physicians must hold a valid medical license, apply to the state, and complete a four-hour course on medical marijuana before they can begin participating in the program. Like many medical marijuana programs across the country, doctors do...

Pollution is wreaking havoc on nearly a quarter of PA's waterways

07.26.17 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania is home to more than 86,000 miles of streams and rivers, and more than 160,000 acres of lakes. In a new report submitted to the federal government, the state's department of environmental protection says nearly 20,000 miles of...

A patient and two workers were hurt last night after a fire broke out at Williamsport Regional Medical Center

07.26.17 | Bob Price

Flames were reported in a patient room on the sixth floor. The patient had to be flown to a hospital in the Lehigh Valley to be treated for burns. Officials have not said what caused the fire.

A farmer from Bradford County, PA was killed by a bull yesterday

07.26.17 | Bob Price

In Granville Summit on Tuesday, 54-year-old Henry Saxton was gored by the animal after it pinned him between a steel gate and wooden beam. The bull hit the farmer from behind.

The AG spoke Monday to Pennsylvania police chiefs

07.25.17 | Terry Diener

Attorney General Josh Shapiro spoke at the Pennsylvania Police Chief Association Conference. He told officers his top priority is fighting the heroin and opioid epidemic. He said, last year it took the lives of over 4,600 people in the...

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