List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Suit paves a smoother path for third-party candidates in PA

02.13.18 | Terry Diener

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a judge recently approved the settlement that includes a provision that third-party and independent candidates will need far fewer petition signatures to qualify for the ballot. The court agreement caps the...

Ivanka Trump will talk business in Pittsburgh today

02.13.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Ivanka Trump and the head of the small business administration, Linda McMahon, will take part in a roundtable discussion in Mt. Lebanon this morning. The group will reportedly discuss workforce development, tax cuts and the Jobs Act.

Gov. Wolf will decide whether to accept a congressional map re-drawn by Republicans

02.12.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The new map is much more compact than the old one. Democrats say it's still too partisan, citing 2016 presidential election results. Redistricting expert Brian Amos combined the new maps with precinct-level returns. He says vote margins...

Funds to attack lyme disease are included in Gov. Wolf's new budget plan

02.12.18 | Terry Diener

If approved by the state Legislature, the $2.5 million would allow the Pennsylvania Department of Health to hire staff to implement recommendations from its Lyme Disease Task Force. Pennsylvania consistently leads the country in cases of Lyme...

Erie, PA has smashed the record for it's most snow recorded in a single winter

02.09.18 | Bob Price

More than 152 inches has fallen on Erie this winter, and that breaks the impervious record of 149 inches inches set back in the year 2001. Erie saw record setting snow on Christmas Day: more than 34 inches. Another 27 inches fell December...

Latest mini-casino license in PA goes for a spot in W PA

02.09.18 | Brandon Dickson

The company that owns Mount Airy Casino resort in the Poconos submitted a winning bid of nearly $22 million for a planned casino near the Ohio border. Licenses have already been granted for casinos in Westmoreland and York counties. The next...

Spanier steps to clear his name for Sandusky's crimes

02.08.18 | Terry Diener

The attorneys for the former Penn State president appeared before a panel of state Superior Court judges to argue for the dismissal of hiss March 2017 conviction on one count of child endangerment. Graham Spanier was convicted for what...

A ticker-tape parade happens today in Philadelphia

02.08.18 | Bob Price

It's a Super Bowl parade, and it's the first-ever in Philadelphia. The city is offering free subway rides all day long for Eagles fans. They're expected to show up in droves along the five-mile parade route. The festivities start at 11 a.m...

Winter storm turns NY & PA into a snow globe

02.07.18 | Brandon Dickson

A winter storm warning is in effect for much of our listening area until 10 tonight. Syracuse and central New York are expected to receive 7-11 inches, the Twin Tiers will see 6-10 inches, Rochester and the Finger Lakes 5-8, western New York...

26 new flu deaths have been reported in PA

02.07.18 | Brandon Dickson

The total this season in Pennsylvania is now 91. The state health department says total flu cases have climbed to more than 47,000 since October, up from about 35,000 a week ago. The highest activity has been in the southeast region, and...

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