List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A dozen deer in Pennsylvania have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

05.12.16 |

The deer, including one harvested by a hunter, where found during 2015 in an area of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Huntington counties where 10 other deer tested positive for CWD since 2012.The Pennsylvania Game Commission said all of the animals ...

Hundreds of volunteers are set to plant thousands of trees at the Flght 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania

05.11.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

More than 15,000 seedlings will be planted Friday and Saturday at the site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in an abandoned strip mine in Shanksville after being hijacked by four terrorists during the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. Forty ...

A powerful Pennsylvania politician has been charged with bribery

05.11.16 | Bob Price

47 year-old state Senator Larry Farnese of Philadelphia is accused  of illegally trying to sway an election for Democrats in his home city. He's facing fraud and conspiracy charges. The public corruption case comes on the heels of another ...

A struggling northeastern Pennsylvania shopping mall will soon be the home of a new college

05.10.16 | Bob Price

Luzerne County Community College will open a satelitte campus at the Steamtown Mall in Scranton. The college will be located on the second floor of the former Bon-Ton store.  

Legislation in the works in Pennsylvania is intended to keep the best teachers in the classroom, but faces a veto from Governor Wolf

05.10.16 | Bob Price

The Senate bill amends current law which states teachers with the least seniority are the first ones laid off regardless of their impact on students. This bill uses teacher performance to guide furlough decisions. It also prohibits a school ...

School funding is expected to be a hot topic again as another budget standoff gets underway again in Pennsylvania

05.09.16 | Bob Price

The deadline on a new spending plan is June 30th. Northern Tier Representative Kathy Rapp says the House Republicans do not want to put "oppressive taxes on the people of Pennsylvania."Rapp claims Governor Wolf is using schools and school kids as ...

The president of Penn State is disputing allegations about the late football coach Joe Paterno

05.09.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Eric Barron sent a letter to the school's community.  He told members "I am appalled by the rumor, innuendo and rush to judgment that have accompanied the media stories surrounding these allegations." Claims were revealed last week by an ...

A Williamsport company shuts its doors after a bank dispute

05.06.16 | Bob Price

NuWeld incorporated, based in Williamsport, says the impact of the plant closure is far-reaching.The company has been around for more than 20 years but can't pay it's employees.  The steel fabrication plant says its' negotiating with the bank ...

How soon did 'Joe-Pa' know?

05.06.16 | Bob Price

A report today says legendary Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno knew of the child abuse committed by his longtime assistant Jerry Sandusky as early as 1976.   The report cites a court order in an insurance case that claims a child told ...

Governor Wolf says more people in his state die each year from opiod overdoses than traffic accidents

05.05.16 | Bob Price

2,500 Pennsylvanians died last year from drug overdoses. And the numbers nationwide are just as shocking. Wolf said nearly as many Americans died from drug overdoses last year as were killed in the twelve most intense years of the Vietnam ...

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