List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Former PSU president Spanier must report to jail by May 1st

04.11.19 | Terry Diener

Under a judge’s order which was just made public, Spanier may do his time in the jail near his home in State College if county jail wardens approve. If not, he has to report to the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg. The 70-year-old...

New Pa. gun restrictions in domestic abuse cases begin Wednesday

04.10.19 | Bob Price

In Warren County, the sheriff’s office stores about 100 guns — most of them taken from alleged domestic abusers. Kenneth Klakamp has worked for the office in rural northwestern Pennsylvania for 43 years, the last seven of them as the...

Mayor Peduto signs Pittsburgh gun legislation; legal challenges are looming for city

04.10.19 | Bob Price

Mayor Bill Peduto invoked an impassioned declaration to validate the city of Pittsburgh's new gun legislation before signing it into law Tuesday afternoon. It carried a blunt directive that will shape the city's fight against opposition...

Bills designed to help victims of child sexual abuse are poised to pass in PA

04.09.19 | Terry Diener

The House Judiciary Committee voted overwhelmingly for a bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse crimes and for a constitutional amendment that would permit child sexual abuse lawsuits that would otherwise be...

One Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to bring back license plate stickers

04.09.19 | Terry Diener

Vehicles currently do not need a registration sticker and haven’t needed one since Dec. 31, 2016. Without them, PennDOT calculated the state would save up to $3 million a year. But Berks County Republican Representative Barry Jozwiak said...

Wolf joins rally calling for more action against gun violence

04.09.19 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf participated in a rally calling for more legislative action against gun violence. The Moms Demand Action rally at the state Capitol on Monday was in support of legislation that would take guns away from people deemed by the courts...

A major gun safety law takes effect this Wednesday in Pennsylvania

04.08.19 | Bob Price

Act 79 requires all defendants who are subject to a Protection from Abuse (PFA) order to relinquish firearms and ammunition within 24 hours.

Pennsylvania's treasurer is calling on a state senator to resign

04.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

Treasurer Joe Torsella says fellow Democrat, Senator Daylin Leach of Montgomery County, has shown a troubling pattern of "lashing out" against people who have accused him of sexual misconduct. Torsella is not the only Democrat to call for Leach...

PA places the highest taxes and fees on gas in the country

04.08.19 | Terry Diener

Drivers in Pennsylvania pay 58.7 cents per gallon in state-imposed taxes and fees. These levies may include excise taxes, fees related to environmental issues, storage tank levies and general sales taxes. Only seven states apply sales taxes to...

Judge rejects lawsuit over Pennsylvania turnpike toll hikes

04.08.19 | Bob Price

A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit over Pennsylvania Turnpike toll increases that are financing payments to help fund transit agencies. U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane ruled last week that a truckers’ organization didn’t...

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