List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA's drilling industry is showing signs of life

07.05.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

So far this year, natural gas producers have already drilled more than twice the number of shale wells than last year. Natural gas prices have nearly doubled since 2016. A spokesman for the Marcellus Shale Coalition says "there's a cautious...

Penn State has filed a lawsuit against former assistant football coach Bob Shoop for breach of contract

07.05.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The school says he owes the university nearly $900,000 dollars. According to the lawsuit filed in June, Shoop was required to pay the university half his base salary for any remaining term if he decided to leave early. Shoop's contract ran 'til...

PA authorities have arrested a man in connection to a deadly road rage incident

07.03.17 | Bob Price

Authorities say a man in a red pickup truck shot an 18-year-old woman in the head.Bianca Roberson had recently graduated from high school in the suburbs of Philadelphia.The Chester County DA says the 28 year-old suspect is being held without bail...

A new report ranks PA's rural roads among the most deadly in the nation

07.03.17 | Terry Diener

The non-profit group TRIP, which reviews transportation data, released the report. Pennsylvania’s rural roads were ranked the eighth worst in the country; rural bridges were the third worst. Of the 1,200 people killed in traffic accidents...

Authorities in Williamsport, PA are on high alert after a deadly batch of drugs sent dozens to the hospital

06.30.17 | Sarah Harnisch

They say 36 people have been treated for heroine overdoses in the last 24 hours in Williamsport. One case was fatal. The Tioga County District Attorney's Office issued a warning to the public saying there may be a lethal version of the drug in...

PA's health dept. has awarded 52 permits for medical marijuana

06.30.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Six of them are in northeastern Pennsylvania: Edwardsville, Blakeslee, Williamsport, and State College. In northwest, PA clinics will be in Lawrence and Jefferson counties. Clinton and Center counties will be home to dispensaries in the north...

One of the men involved in the Jerry Sandusky scandal is asking a judge to modify his prison sentence

06.29.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Ex-Penn State athletic director Tim Curley wants a judge to modify his sentence for failing to report now-convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky to authorities, saying he has incurable lung cancer and liver damage. Curley wants to serve his...

PA's Senate is advancing legislation that would set ground rules for school districts that allow employees to possess a gun on school grounds

06.29.17 | Terry Diener

Senators approved the bill 28-22 Wednesday after an emotional hour-long debate. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Don White, says he wants to give school districts as many tools as possible to protect children from would-be killers. Sen. Daylin...

Pennsylvania is considering banning plastic bags

06.28.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf wants to do away with plastic grocery bags to protect the environment. The trouble is there are over 1,500 people across the state that make the bags for a living.The bill has already passed the House and the Senate and is...

PA's governor has signed a law that that makes it a crime to lie about military service to get money

06.28.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

House Bill 168 says a person who financially benefits from lying about military service or decorations can be charged with a third-degree misdemeanor. Those convicted would face up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $2,000. The Stolen Valor...

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