List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Court upholds dismissal of charges against former officials of Penn State

03.31.16 |

A Pennsylvania appeals court will not reconsider its decision to throw out the most egregious charges against three former Penn State administrators related to their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The State Superior Court...

Obama and Biden endorse Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate race

03.30.16 |

Former state Environmental Secretary Katie McGinty is the pick for President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the April's Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. In a statement released Wednesday, Obama noted McGinty's work on energy...

White House hopefuls Ted Cruz and John Kasich will both speak in Harrisburg this weekend

03.30.16 |

The GOP presidential nominees will share with the attendees of the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on Friday, April 1.Election officials say there has been a noticeable surge in new Republican voters in Pennsylvania ahead of the April 26th...

A large crowd showed up last night for a concealed carry seminar in Bradford County, Pennsylvania

03.30.16 |

The meeting in Leroy Township gave residents an overview of the states' firearms laws. It also educated gun owners about a new concealed carry partnership program with cross-state neighbor Chemung County, NY.Bradford County Sheriff Clinton...

Governor Wolf vetoes the state's fiscal code

03.29.16 |

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has vetoed the state's fiscal code, a one-hundred page document by which education dollars are divvied up.Wolf says the code is unfair in how it distributes school aid.   

No school today in Montrose, Pennsylvania due to a strike

03.29.16 |

Teachers are striking due to a contract dispute. The district website and board members claim teacher pay as the main issue.       Patrick Strickland lives in Montrose and says the strike is a huge...

Religious institutions and preservation groups clash in Pennsylvania over what to do with unneeded or crumbling historic churches

03.28.16 |

Church leaders argue that preservationists and historic landmark agencies are interfering with their right to freedom of religion by trying to stop them by tearing down or disposing of buildings they no longer want or can afford. Those seeking...

GOP fundraisers in Pa. take a closer look at Kasich

03.28.16 |

A group of Pennsylvania Republicans will host a Kasich fundraiser this Thursday at the Union League of Philadelphia. They include former Gov. Tom Ridge and Bob Asher. To cinch the GOP presidential nomination, Kasich needs around 120 percent of...

Pennsylvania energy lobbyist files suit to block new hydrofracking rules

03.25.16 |

The Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers Association claimed in Commonwealth court that the Department of Environmental Protection did not follow legal procedures when it wrote new rules covering unconventional shale drilling which...

Ex Pa. Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin fined $50,000 for coarse emails

03.25.16 |

Eakin resigned from the state's high court last week, but the Court of Judicial Discipline still investigated Eakins offensive emails.  The tribunal fined Eakin $50,000, but allowed him to keep his $153,000 annual pension.The six members of...