List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA pre-schools are getting $3 million worth of personal protective equipment

07.29.20 | Terry Diener

The funding from the Wolf Administration will help to keep students and staff safe and meet the unique challenges of COVID-19.   The program provides support and services to families with children, from ages three to five, with...

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Pennsylvania this week

07.28.20 | Sarah Harnisch

Pence will visit Westmoreland County on Thursday for a "Cops for Trump" rally at the Greensburg Police Department. While there, he is expected to reaffirm the administration's stance against movements to de-fund law enforcement.  

A police-themed creamery has opened in Snyder Co., PA

07.28.20 | Sarah Harnisch

It's called 5-OH Creamery in Selinsgrove, and it's run by Monty Anders, who was a state policeman for 20 years. He's working in the ice cream shop alongside his teenage son. Anders' son says the shop has been packed since opening day a week ago...

PA public school uncertainly prompts uptick in cyber school interest

07.27.20 | Sarah Harnisch

In-person public school classes are planned to include all-day mask wearing for students. Timothy Eller of Commonwealth Charter Academy, based in Harrisburg with several campuses, says they are seeing four to five times the volume they usually...

PA's health department ramps up spending for COVID-19 contact tracers

07.27.20 | Terry Diener

Following warnings of potentially dire consequences if its unable to trace quickly, the state health department has received approval to spend nearly $27 million to bolster contact tracing efforts.   Contact tracing, the practice...

PennDOT now offers "non-binary" gender option for driver licenses and ID cards

07.24.20 | Sarah Harnisch

What does that mean? instead of just saying male or female on the front of a license-- there's a third language option. Governor Tom Wolf says the non-binary option goes "hand-in-hand" with what his administration is all about. He says this...

To open PA schools in August, close the bars

07.24.20 | Sarah Harnisch

That's the message from Pennsylvania's health secretary, Rachel Levine. Levine says every region of Pennsylvania has seen an increase in coronavirus cases, mostly among those in their 20s, and failing to stop that could jeopardize the reopening...

Bloomsburg Fair officials have apologized for a Facebook post

07.22.20 | Brandon Dickson

It stems from a social media post that compared a man in women's clothing to Pennsylvania's health secretary. Fair President Randy Karschner says, someone's social media comments about a weekend carnival on the fairgrounds turned into something...

Former elected PA officials band together to ensure voter safety

07.22.20 | Terry Diener

All five of Pennsylvania’s living former governors – Republicans Tom Corbett, Mark Schweiker, Tom Ridge and Dick Thornburgh and Democrat Ed Rendell – have teamed up with a bipartisan group of former elected officials and...

Penn State researchers continue work to understand coronavirus spread

07.21.20 | Terry Diener

One of these tools is a simulation model of the spread of COVID-19 that can be applied to different locations across Pennsylvania. It will be able to predict real-time positions of infected individuals in specific geographical areas in order to...

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