List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Flash streaks across E. PA sky

03.29.19 | Family Life News Team

If you're a Lehigh Valley resident thinking you saw a big flash in the sky early yesterday, you're not alone. Several people living in eastern Pennsylvania spotted a fireball fly overhead just after 6 a.m. The American Meteor Society has yet to...

Pennsylvania sets up program to support residents fighting opioid addiction

03.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf says $15 million of federal grants aims to encourage treatment and reduce overdose deaths. Drug overdose deaths in the commonwealth are the worst of any state in America, but they are down--falling by about 1,300 from 2017 to 2018.

Over 2,200 Temple U. students and staff received free vaccine boosters

03.28.19 | Terry Diener

Philadelphia health officials said 2,285 people were given shots during the first of two clinics offering the MMR vaccine. The number of confirmed and probable mumps cases at the university has reached 106 as of Wednesday, according to the city...

Erie Catholic Diocese has agreed to pay $2 million to a man abused as a child

03.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

The recipient claimed when he was a child, a priest made him say confession after the assaults. The now defrocked priest, David Poulson, was sentenced this year to as many as 14 years behind bars after pleading guilty to the assault of one boy...

Help is on the way for farms in PA

03.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Wolf administration has approved more than $8 million in grants and low-interest loans to support commonwealth farms, including $5 million in grants awarded through the new Pennsylvania Dairy Investment program. That program provides grants...

Addiction treatment execs charged with profiiting off addicts

03.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Accusations stem from the alleged fraudulent billing of insurance companies for millions of dollars with little seeming regard for the welfare of the addicted patients. The charges announced by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro against 11...

PA farmers swamped by last year's record rainfall may be eligible for relief

03.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

It's all thanks to a disaster declaration from the federal Farm Service Agency. Governor Wolf is urging eligible farmers to apply for assistance in advance of the next growing season. You are welcome to contact your local FSA office for more...

Average US price of gas jumps 16 cents per gallon, to $2.66

03.25.19 | Bob Price

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline shot up 16 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.66. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says the rise comes as supplies tighten while refineries undergo...

Bodies of father and son found in Susquehanna River

03.25.19 | Bob Price

Athens Township Police have identified the father and son that were found in the Susquehanna River. Police say the bodies of 29-year-old Derek Marshall of Athens, and his one-year-old son, Maddox Marshall were found at 3:15 p.m. on...

A bio-ethical issue in Abany

03.22.19 | Bob Price

Liberal lawmakers want to include in the state budget a bill to permit "contractual surrogacy." Pro-family advocate Jason McGuire says, New York is essentially looking to "allow women to rent out their wombs."  He notes that Mario Cuomo...

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