List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Keystone State lawmakers are pressing again for free college tuition

01.31.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic lawmakers have reintroduced a bill that would cover the tuition and fees at Pennsylvania-owned or state-related universities, and community colleges. Under the measure, students with a family income of up to $100,000 could attend up...

Natural gas utility that serves 45 counties in PA seeks annual rate increase over $71 million

01.29.19 | Terry Diener

Natural gas provider UGI Utilities says it wants to raise rates for its customers by $71.1 million annually in a move that, for the first time, would merge its rates from three areas into one for the 45 Pennsylvania counties it serves. If...

Arctic blast hits this week

01.29.19 | Bill Price

The coldest air in years will be here tomorrow night. "Wind chills"expected to drop to -30. Lake-effect snow starts tonight in ski country. By Thursday night some places could be looking at two-feet of it. But it's the blowing snow that will be...

Facing fines for not cleaning off your car?

01.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

That could be a possibility in the commonwealth, as Democratic state Senator Lisa Boscola has reintroduced her legislation. The bill would give drivers 24 hours after a winter storm to clear the hood, trunk, and roof of their vehicle. The...

Penn State officials say they're reviewing alert protocols

01.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

The move comes following an off-campus shooting that claimed four lives and raised the ire of students who said they were not warned of the violence near their campus. Students were not sent any alerts during the shooting spree near the campus...

PA proposes a program overhaul to help people move beyond public benefits

01.28.19 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Wolf is proposing an overhaul of state programs to help Pennsylvanians receiving those benefits earn career-building skills, find good jobs, and access affordable, permanent housing, among other goals. The overhaul would create...

Gunman and 2 others are dead following shootings in State College, PA

01.25.19 | Bill Price

Police say 21-year-old Jordan Witmer shot and killed 62-year-old Dean Beachy and injured two others inside P.J. Harrigan's Bar & Grill last night. Cops say Witmer then drove to a nearby home where he shot and killed 83-year-old George...

The Wolf Admin. kicks off listening tour to discuss recreational marijuana

01.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Tom Wolf says Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has agreed to make the journey in effort to get citizen feedback. The Wolf Administration insists it's time for Pennsylvania to take a serious look at the pros and cons of legalizing weed...

Pennsylvania voters will get to elect a new U-S House representative

01.24.19 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Wolf has scheduled the special election to coincide with Pennsylvania’s primary, May 21. Tom Marino’s last day in office was January 23rd. The five-term incumbent was a strong ally of President Donald Trump and...

Former lawmaker and civil rights leader from PA passes away

01.23.19 | Brandon Dickson

Harris Wofford, a former Pennsylvania senator and longtime civil rights activist, who helped persuade John F. Kennedy to make a crucial phone call to the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1960 Presidential Campaign has died. Harris...

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