List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Catholic leaders and PA lawmakers seek to create a victims' compensation fund for survivors of priest abuse

08.31.18 | Bob Price

The church views this as an alternative to allowing victims to sue in court. The bishop of Erie and the state's top Republican floated the idea of setting up a fund worth $250 million.  

PA health officials sound the alarm over rash of synthetic drug overdoses

08.31.18 | Bob Price

It comes a day after the state locked down all its prisons because staffers were getting sick from fentanyl exposure. Ray Barishansky with the Pennsylvania Opioid Command Center reminds families that "recovery is possible" with...

PA state prisons are still "locked-down" after officers were sickened

08.30.18 | Bill Price

Corrections Secretary John Wetzel announced the immediate lockdown on Wednesday.  All visits are also suspended and all department mail rooms are closed until further notice. No word yet on how long the lockdown will last. Over the last...

PA Turnpike officials expect a traffic surge this Labor Day Weekend

08.30.18 | Terry Diener

The turnpike commission expects 3.5 million vehicles to travel the statewide roadway from Thursday through Tuesday. Friday is expected to be the heaviest traveled day, with an estimated 750,000 drivers on the Turnpike. Construction and...

Gov. Wolf heads to Puerto Rico

08.29.18 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is headed to Puerto Rico today to see first hand the damage done from last year's hurricane. He's also there to develop cultural and business ties. Pennsylvania is home to more than 350-thousand Puerto Ricans...

Pittsburgh's daily newspaper stops daily printing

08.29.18 | Terry Diener

Pittsburgh will hold the distinction of being the largest city in the U.S. without a daily print newspaper after the city's Post-Gazette informed readers it will cut its production schedule from seven days a week to five beginning...

Rhetoric heats up in the PA governor's race

08.28.18 | Brandon Dickson

After Governor Tom Wolf announced he would only debate Republican challenger Scott Wagner once before the November 6th election, with no explanation as to why, Wagner is criticizing the incumbent governor. Wagner said Monday Wolf is hoping to...

Judge will sentence former Pennsylvania treasurer Rob McCord today

08.28.18 | Brandon Dickson

In Hariisburg today, the one-time Democratic candidate for governor, will learn whether he has a date with a federal prison cell. How much credit McCord will get for aiding federal investigators in the failed 2017 bribery prosecution of an...

PA prisons undergoing security overhaul after recent safety issues

08.23.18 | Brandon Dickson

This, after 18 staff members were taken to the hospital for exposure to a synthetic form of marijuana at three prisons earlier this month. Violence toward staff is also of concern.  Tabb Bickell with the corrections department believes...

Penn State football fans will see more police during games this season

08.23.18 | Terry Diener

Officials say it’s part of the University’s ongoing efforts to review and implement best practices related to the safety of the game day experience. Starting with the Nittany Lions’ home opener against Appalachian State on...

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