List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A dire diagnosis for dairy farmers

10.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

This week, U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said that smaller dairy farms are probably all going to go out of business. Bob Myers, who owns Buck Hill Farms near Muncy, Pennsylvania, says the comment comes as no surprise.   Secretary Perdue...

Prayer returns to the Pennsylvania State House

10.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

Speaker Mike Turzai announced Thursday that intercessions will be back at the lower chamber and be delivered before session begins. That move comes more than a month after a federal court ruled that prohibiting non-believers from giving an open...

Deadline to register to vote in November election is fast approaching

10.03.19 | Terry Diener

While it's an off-year for high-profile races, Pennsylvanians will be deciding a major ballot measure. If eligible voters don’t register by October 7, they won’t be able to weigh in on a contentious amendment that would essentially...

A U.S. judge has ruled that injection sites don't violate federal drug laws

10.03.19 | Brandon Dickson

The ruling Wednesday could clear the way for Philadelphia to open what would be the nation's first legally sanctioned site where people could inject drugs and have medical help nearby if they overdose. Seattle, New York, and San Francisco are...

Kids-for-cash judge officially loses law license

10.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

Ex-judge Mark Ciavarella has been disbarred by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He's currently serving a 28-year federal prison sentence after he was convicted in 2011 on 12 criminal counts. Ciavarella and fellow judge Michael Conahan were...

PA bill would allow public schools to post "In God We Trust"

10.01.19 | Bill Price

Republican Representative Cris Dush says the motto is part of our heritage and history. But Democrats say the measure is a government endorsement of religion and violates the separation of church and state. Kevin Boyle, the ranking Democrat on...

App helps folks explore history in the Keystone State

10.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

Two Pennsylvania developers have created the the Retro-Spective app, which gives users a map of historical places or points of interest. When you arrive at a site, you can use your phone to see a picture of what the area looked like decades...

3 People hurt in helicopter crash at a popular PA fair

09.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

The crash happened Saturday night in the parking lot of the Bloomsburg fair.   The three people aboard the chopper were taken to a hospital. Police say the pilot's condition was first listed as critical, but has been upgraded to stable...

3 Inmates who escaped from an Ohio prison are back behind bars

09.30.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Police in a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina arrested the men early this morning. The three, along with another inmate, escaped from a jail in southeast Ohio after overpowering two female guards just after midnight Sunday. One was spotted...

NY's Gov. Cuomo orders increase in police patrols at synagogues

09.30.19 | Bill Price

The Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah started at sundown last evening. Deborah Zeger at Temple Beth El in Rochester says it's important to strike a balance between being "welcoming" and secure. Synagogues are being asked to lock their doors during...

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