List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Penn State President Rodney Erickson Retires

05.12.14 | Terry Diener

  Rodney Erickson retired Sunday as president of Penn State, but he’s leaving with some nice parting gifts. The university’s board of trustees voted unanimously to rename Penn State’s food science building for Erickson, and ...

Last Gubernatorial Debate Tonight for PA Democrats

05.12.14 | FL News Team

    Democrats in Pennsylvania are seeking the party's nomination to take on Republican Governor Tom Corbett in the fall will meet for their last scheduled debate tonight before the primary next week. The debate will run for a full ...

Towns in PA React to Supreme Court Prayer Ruling

05.09.14 | FL News Team

Mixed feelings in many communities around the area after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week. The court said it’s ok to start a town meeting with a prayer. One council member in Schuylkill County says his community has started meetings ...

PA Governor Tom Corbett Defends Voter ID Law

05.09.14 | FL News Team

 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett says he won't appeal a state court ruling that struck down Pennsylvania's voter identification law.Corbett released a statement thursday defending the law but saying it needed changes and he hoped to work ...

PA Bill Would Hike Penalty for Fleeing Fatal Crash

05.08.14 | FL News Team

A Pennsylvania lawmaker says she plans to introduce legislation that would increase the penalty for fleeing the scene of a fatal traffic accident.Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) said under current law, a drunk driver who kills someone faces a prison ...

PA Lawmakers Seek to Make "In God We Trust" Optional in Schools

05.08.14 | FL News Team

State lawmakers in Harrisburg are amending a bill about posting "In God We Trust" in Pennsylvania School Buildings. They want to make it optional, but they're rejecting a proposal to have the state cover legal costs if lawsuits result. The house of ...

Pennsylvania Senate Pushes for Drug Monitoring Program

05.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a plan to create a prescription drug monitoring system. It puts the state one step closer to a law banning prescription painkilling drugs that are most likely to be abused. The bill would create a record of who's ...

Thousands Gather in Harrisburg for Natural Gas Drilling Rally

05.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands of natural gas drilling supporters crowded the State Capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday. The Marcellus Shale coalition says 245-thousand direct and indirect jobs have been created statewide in the gas boom-despite the recession. There were ...

Pennsylvania Obamacare Enrollment Tops 300,000

05.06.14 | Bill Price

About 318,000 Pennsylvania residents signed up for Obamacare health insurance during the 2014 enrollment period that ended March 31, according to figures recently released by the federal government. Of those, 81 percent received financial ...

Two Rallies Tied To Natural-Gas Drilling Planned In Harrisburg

05.06.14 | Terry Diener

Natural-gas lobbyist Marcellus Shale Coalition will hold the “Pennsylvania Jobs, Pennsylvania Energy Rally” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rally is meant to tell legislators and the public that there are many who have benefited from the ...

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