List by Category: Pennsylvania News

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 ...

Bridges Across PA Need Urgent Repair

04.25.14 | Terry Diener

An analysis of recent federal data has found more than 63,000 bridges across the United States are in urgent need of repair, with Pennsylvania having the most. The report, released on Thursday by the American Road and Transportation Builders ...

PA Attorney General Kane Cite Conflicts as Sting Investigation is Halted

04.25.14 | Terry Diener

Two weeks after state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane challenged Philadelphia's district attorney to take over the sting investigation she shut down, her office said Wednesday that she would not turn over the case file until certain legal issues ...

Mellow, Perzel, DeWeese May Lose PA Portraits

04.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Senate President Pro Tempore Bob Mellow and former House Speakers Herb Fineman, John Perzel and Bill DeWeese have all been convicted on corruption charges. Their official portraits still hang in the Capitol hallways. But freshman lawmaker ...

Turkey Season Kicks Off This Weekend In PA

04.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Another spring gobbler season is just days away from kicking off in Pennsylvania. Hunters ages 16 and younger can take advantage of an early-season opportunity beginning a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, April 26. Pennsylvania’s youth ...

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