List by Category: Pennsylvania News

"Zombie Deer Disease" has popped up in 23 states plus Pennsylvania

02.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

The CDC says chronic wasting disease was found in free-ranging deer, elk and moose across the country and in two Canadian provinces last month. Animals carrying the disease take on a zombie-like stare, become gaunt, and their rib cages become...

Penn State scientists: Medical pot could put the kibosh on cancer

02.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

Researchers at the Penn State college of medicine say medical marijuana may stop the growth of colon cancer cells. Officials say they found at least ten compounds they would consider fairly effective against colon cancer cell growth. It's...

PA will pocket new round of funding for sexual violence prevention and education

02.13.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania’s health department was awarded $1.2 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue to work on education and prevention of sexual violence and unhealthy relationships. Through CDC funding, extensive...

A slow-moving snow storm makes for tricky travel in NY & PA

02.12.19 | Brandon Dickson

Today's winter storm is ushering in snow for some and sleet, ice, and rain for much of our coverage area. With winter weather advisories or winter storm warnings for much of our area, including western New York and most of Pennsylvania...

PA budget hearings kick off with GOP attack on raising min. wage

02.12.19 | Terry Diener

Monday’s first House budget hearing featured Republicans repeatedly criticizing the broader impact of a minimum wage increase, including whether it would mean fewer entry-level jobs, squeeze small businesses or drive up inflation. Wolf...

PA Lt. Gov. kicks off statewide rec. pot listening tour this week

02.11.19 | Terry Diener

Fetterman, who was most recently mayor of the city of Braddock, has long been a vocal supporter of legal marijuana. The Wolf Administration is pitching Fetterman's listening tour as a way to see where Pennsylvanians are on the issue of...

More charges for Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

02.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

The man accused of killing 11 people and wounding seven others in the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in October is expected back in court this morning. Today's hearing for 46-year-old Robert Bowers is expected to be...

A drag queen story-hour event at a PA public library is drawing the ire of pro-family forces

02.08.19 | Bob Price

The American Library Association encourages locations to have events where men, dressed in women's clothes and heavy makeup, read to children. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute tells Family Life News "people need to find out...

Pennsylvania is attempting to update probation policies

02.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

Two state senators have introduced a bill that would set a maximum probation term of three years for misdemeanors and five years for felonies. Co-sponsor Republican state Senator Camera Bartolotta says a person on probation "should not receive a...

PA budget plan prompts municipalities to pay up to $7 million for police protection

02.07.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania law puts state police in charge of law enforcement in communities without their own local police force. That setup has long concerned many officials. But they're now under pressure because the commonwealth has been cutting down...

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