List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania's solicitor general says he's just starting to "scratch the surface" when it comes to child-abuse investigations at Roman Catholic congregations

05.16.16 | Bob Price

Already, 50 priests have been accused of abusing hundreds of children over several decades in the Altoona-Johnstown area. But there are investigations just getting underway in Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and ...

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants public schools to offer mental health checks to students

05.16.16 | Bob Price

Representative Dan Miller's legislation would require at least one depression screening for each student by age 14. Parents would have the right to opt their children out of the screening.

A coalition of media groups in Pennsylvania has asked a judge to unseal court records surrounding settlements that Penn State paid to Jerry Sandusky's abuse victims

05.13.16 | Bob Price

The settlements came to light last week in a dispute between the university and its insurer over who should cover the cost of the nearly $93 million Penn State has paid to 32 Sandusky victims since 2013.

Pennsylvania-- as the only state in the country that does not let local police use radar guns to enforce speed limits--could change soon

05.13.16 | Bob Price

There's legislation in the works in Harrisburg to make radar available to all police in Pennsylvania.   The police chief in Wyoming, PA looks forward to having the up-to-date technology.Currently in the Keystone State, only state police are ...

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 ...

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