List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Erie, PA Is The Snowiest City In America

05.02.14 | Terry Diener

Erie Pennsylvania is the snowiest city in America, dethroning Syracuse New York. Erie has been named champion of the Golden Snow Globe national snow contest for cities with a population of more than 100,000. It’s 2013-14 season snowfall total ...

School Board Overrides Student Newspaper’s Ban On Use Of ‘Redskins’

05.01.14 | Bill Price

Daniel Snyder isn’t alone in standing by the use of “Redskins” as a team name. A school board committee in Pennsylvania passed a policy this week that prohibits a school newspaper from banning the word from its pages, ...

PA Cops No Longer Need A Warrant To Search Citizens’ Vehicles

05.01.14 | Bill Price

Pennsylvania police officers no longer need a warrant to search a citizen’s vehicle, according to a recent state Supreme Court opinion. The high court's opinion, released Tuesday, is being called a drastic change in citizens’ rights ...

Gun Rights Activists Hold Rally In Harrisburg

04.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A few hundred gun rights advocates took their cause to Pennsylvania lawmakers on Tuesday as part of Second Amendment Action Day, an annual event that focuses on one of the state's most divisive political issues. The rally brought dozens of ...

Appeals Court Upholds Retirement Age for PA Judges

04.30.14 | Bill Price

A federal appeals court Tuesday refused to strike down Pennsylvania's law that requires judges in the state to retire at age 70. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals took that stance in affirming an order U.S. Middle District Judge John E. Jones ...

Federal Appeals Court Uphold's PA Retirement Age For Judges

04.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal appeals court Tuesday refused to strike down Pennsylvania's law that requires judges in the state to retire at age 70. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals took that stance in affirming an order U.S. Middle District Judge John E. Jones ...

Hershey's Unwraps Environmentally Friendly Packaging

04.29.14 | Terry Diener

The Hershey Company says it is saving a small forest each year with its new packaging design for Hershey's Miniatures. The new packaging is hitting retail shelves this week. The wrappers have bolder graphic designs but also are lighter than the old ...

PA Voter Registration in Decline

04.29.14 | Terry Diener

In the midst of a closely watched gubernatorial race that could impact everything from jobs to education, fewer Pennsylvania residents are registering to vote than in comparable years. According to data provided by Pennsylvania's State Department, ...

PA Towns Fail to Document Natural Gas Money

04.28.14 |

   Municipal and county governments across Pennsylvania have failed to account for how $17 million in natural gas impact money was spent. Nearly half the local townships and boroughs receiving impact money and a quarter of the counties ...

Speedy Ruling Expected for PA Same-Sex Marriage Case

04.28.14 | FL News Team

Judges in two of the five lawsuits challenging the same sex marriage ban are expected to make a decision by early summer. Both the ACLU which is fighting to overturn Pennsylvania's marriage law and governor Corbett, who is opposed to same sex ...

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