List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The lake effect machine cranks up today

12.06.17 | Bob Price

Snow-blowers will be working overtime as several inches of the white stuff fall near the Great Lakes. Expect blizzard-like conditions at times. A winter weather warning is in effect from seven tonight thru 7 o'clock Friday morning in ski...

The PA House could vote Wed. on a bill to ban late-term abortions

12.05.17 | Brandon Dickson

Tom Shaheen with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says the measure "would move the definition of prohibited late-term abortion in Pennsylvania from the current 24 weeks back to 20 weeks." Pro-life forces say the legislation recognizes the...

A college in Union County, PA is offering vaccines on campus after a meningitis health scare

12.05.17 | Bob Price

Two Bucknell University students in Lewisburg were sent to the hospital with meningitis. The students were diagnosed with the bacterial infection over Thanksgiving break. Both have since been released from the hospital.

The PA health department is out with new prescription guidelines for kids

12.04.17 | Bob Price

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says too many children are addicted to painkillers. Levine says opiods should only be prescribed for severe pain. State law forbids doctors from prescribing opiods for any longer than one week at a time.

Significant lake snow is coming this week

12.04.17 | Bob Price

Starting Wednesday, rain flips to snow and it will continue right through the upcoming weekend. In addition to localized lake snows, Arctic air will invade the region. After Wednesday, don't expect temperatures to get "much past freezing" for...

Pennsylvania is the top state in the U.S. when it comes to college debt

12.04.17 | Bob Price

No state has more indebted students than does the Keystone State. The average student is $35,000 in debt. 69% of college kids graduate in debt in Pennsylvania.

PennDOT is looking to build 'diverging diamond' interchanges in PA

12.01.17 | Terry Diener

Diverging diamonds are a departure from standard diamond or clover leaf designs -- instead of making left turns across oncoming traffic to enter highway on-ramps, they are designed to weave traffic through the interchanges, eliminating...

A payraise for Pennsylvania politicians kicks in today

12.01.17 | Bob Price

All 253 state lawmakers will take-in an extra $700 to $87,000 a year to boost their annual salary. Next to California, Pennsylvania politicians are the highest paid state lawmakers anywhere in the U.S.

Expect longer DMV lines as PA works to comply with federal Real ID standards

11.30.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

PennDOT is urging residents to start gathering required I.D. documents now, or to check with the state in a few months to see if they're already on file. Included in the list are: a certified birth certificate, social security card, proof of any...

PA motorists will be able to keep a closer eye on PennDOT plows this winter

11.30.17 | Terry Diener

This winter, all of the more than 2,200 PennDOT-owned and rented plow trucks will be equipped with technology that allows the public to view the trucks on interstates and expressways at www.511PA.com. PennDOT started the program in 2014 on a...

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