List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The PA Dept. of Corrections has awarded $1.5 million to agencies that provide treatment for drug addiction disorders

12.16.16 | Terry Diener

The funding targets counties – particularly in rural areas – with high overdose rates and offenders with substance abuse disorder in an effort to address the problem before it leads to more serious crime or overdose death.   The...

Not only is the gas tax going up in PA, but so too are tolls on the turnpike

12.15.16 | Terry Diener

A 6% toll increase, approved in July, takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on January 8th on both cash and E-ZPass tolls. A turnpike spokesman says the higher rates are needed to help the turnpike meet its funding obligations.  Those obligations...

The world-famous Hershey Chocolate factory in PA is preparing to welcome it's 100 millionth visitor

12.15.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The free attraction in central Pennsylvania offers a behind-the-scenes look at the history of the chocolate company, and officials are planning to commemorate the milestone visit. The 100 millionth visitor will receive a year's supply of...

The arctic blast descends on NY and PA tonight

12.14.16 | Bill Price

Temperatures will plummet to their lowest levels of the season. The bitter cold will kick-up lake effect snows in ski country. Lake effect warnings are up through Friday when another foot of snow could fall in areas near Lake Erie and Lake Ontario

Pennsylvania motorists will see another tax increase at the gas pump

12.14.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The gas tax hike has been phased in as part of a 2013 state law to improve roadways.  Pennsylvania already imposes the nation's highest gas tax. Come January 1st, he price will go up about 8 cents per gallon. Drivers will be paying about...

PA state police are recruiting candidates to fill about 500 job openings

12.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Officials are looking for more troopers and liquor control officers. State residents have less than three weeks to apply for the openings which offer beginning salaries of nearly $43,000  for a liquor control officer and nearly $59,000 for...

A six-year-old PA boy with terminal cancer is giving back to his community

12.12.16 | Bob Price

This courageous lad from Lackawanna County is hosting a hot cocoa stand to raise money for pediatric cancer research.Matt McDonald's mother, Linda says, "this is his way of giving back, showing his love, and shining his light for God." Matthew...

A $160 million natural gas pipeline is nearly complete in Pennsylvania

12.12.16 | Bob Price

The 34-mile line in the Susquehanna Valley runs between the towns of Lairdsville and Shamokin Dam.  It's expected to be tested early next year.

Faculty at PA's state-owned universities have accepted the terms of an agreement

12.09.16 | Bob Price

Contract ratified. 5,500 faculty and coaches at the Keystone State's 14 state-owned universities have overwhelmingly voted to accept the terms of an agreement reached this fall with the state system of higher education. 94% of faculty members...

A big court case today in Pennsylvania

12.09.16 | Bob Price

A federal judge is deciding the merits of a recount of the presidential election results. Activist Jill Stein thinks electronic voting machines are susceptible to hackers. The hearing gets underway at 1:30 this afternoon in Philadelphia.

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