List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA's 14 state-owned universities will have more say in what their students pay

04.05.19 | Bob Price

The state system of higher education adopted the tuition policy change yesterday. Next week, state lawmakers will gather in Harrisburg to discuss the declining enrollment problem. Experts say most of it is due to Pennsylvania's shrinking pool...

PA ranks among the country's best for public data on student success

04.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

However, just like the rest of the country, the Keystone State can do a better job making its findings on schools easier to understand. Pennsylvania had average reading levels and well-rounded marks for how schools are preparing the next...

Philly now allows homeless, illegals & minors to get photo IDs

04.04.19 | Terry Diener

The city joins New York and several others on offering such cards, which can be used as ID to access city buildings, museums, rec centers, to interact with law enforcement, and more. Residents must be able to prove their identities and addresses...

3 Ex-Penn State frat brothers sentenced to jail on hazing charges in 2017 death

04.03.19 | Terry Diener

Sentences handed down Tuesday to the three former Beta Theta Pi members range from 30 days to three months in jail. Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore, had consumed a large amount of alcohol on pledge bid acceptance night in 2017...

City lawmakers in Pittsburgh have passed a controversial gun ban

04.03.19 | Bill Price

It prohibits certain weapons in the "Steel City" and it keeps guns out of the hands of people deemed to be a public threat. City Councilman Corey O'Connor says the ban applies to "specific weapons." Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says he'll sign...

April 15th approaches rapidly and taxes will be quite different this go-around

04.03.19 | Brandon Dickson

However, what won't be different, is the continued tax burden in the Empire State. New York is the worst in the country for how aggressively they tax residents, according to a new WalletHub study. The Empire State has the top overall tax...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits the Army War College in Carlisle

04.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

Pompeo says there is a crisis at the southern border, based on the high number of people seeking to cross into the U.S. The former army officer, also told students to be prepared for conflicts they will face across the globe.  

What's the biggest fear of Pennsylvanians?

04.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

A new poll claims 56% of folks in the commonwealth fear being a victim of cyber crime. Property and personal crime concerns also made the list. Pennsylvania is ranked as the 13th worst state for cyber crime. New York is even worse at 10th.

17-year cicadas are coming already? Here’s why

04.02.19 | Bob Price

If cicadas emerge from the ground only once every 17 years, why do they seem to show up so often? There are actually 15 separate broods of cicadas in the United States — five of which include Pennsylvania as part of their territory. Most...

Elementary Students Push for Seatbelts on School Buses

04.02.19 | Bob Price

Elementary students in Lackawanna County are pushing for a new law in Pennsylvania to get seatbelts on all school buses. Rylie Secor is a first grader at Riverside Elementary West. Earlier in the school year, she was injured on her school...

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