List by Category: Pennsylvania News

More charges for Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

02.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

The man accused of killing 11 people and wounding seven others in the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in October is expected back in court this morning. Today's hearing for 46-year-old Robert Bowers is expected to be...

A drag queen story-hour event at a PA public library is drawing the ire of pro-family forces

02.08.19 | Bob Price

The American Library Association encourages locations to have events where men, dressed in women's clothes and heavy makeup, read to children. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute tells Family Life News "people need to find out...

Pennsylvania is attempting to update probation policies

02.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

Two state senators have introduced a bill that would set a maximum probation term of three years for misdemeanors and five years for felonies. Co-sponsor Republican state Senator Camera Bartolotta says a person on probation "should not receive a...

PA budget plan prompts municipalities to pay up to $7 million for police protection

02.07.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania law puts state police in charge of law enforcement in communities without their own local police force. That setup has long concerned many officials. But they're now under pressure because the commonwealth has been cutting down...

Mechanicsburg is the latest destination on PA's marijuana listening tour

02.07.19 | Brandon Dickson

Pennsylvania's Lt. Gov. John Fetterman will make his third stop in the town just outside of Harrisburg. He'll be at the American Legion in Mechanicsburg on Wednesday, February 13th from 6 until 7:30 p.m. to hear from the public about their...

PA State Police adopt new policy to govern troopers' interaction with foreign nationals

02.06.19 | Terry Diener

The new procedures say officers may not “summarily” question passengers in a vehicle stopped for suspicion of violating traffic rules about their immigration status. They also may not detain people just for the purpose of questioning...

Pondering PA's budget proposal

02.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

Republicans in the Keystone State seem to agree with some of the provisions in the Gov. Tom Wolf's $34 billion spending plan, including education spending at the primary and secondary levels. However, Senate Appropriations Chair Pat Browne says...

PA Senator Daylin Leach is stepping down

02.05.19 | Terry Diener

In December 2017, several women accused the Montgomery County Democrat of unwanted physical contact and sex talk. Leach and Senate Democratic leadership faced criticism after he was reappointed to a leadership role on the committee which could...

16 previously deported men are facing charges for illegally returning to PA

02.05.19 | Family Life News Team

A federal grand jury has indicted 16 undocumented immigrants for illegal reentry into the United States. The men from Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador were arrested in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon and York counties and face up to two...

Gov. Wolf will call for PA's first increase in minimum wage in 10 years

02.04.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's minimum wage has been at the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour since 2009.  Governor Wolf will ask to gradually increase that to $15 an hour by 2025. The Chief of Susquehanna Township's EMS services says rural emergency...

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