List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro says coalition reaches agreement to end robocalls

08.23.19 | Terry Diener

The 12 phone companies have agreed to adopt eight principles targeted at improving prevention and enforcement of illegal robocalls. Among them: offering some form of call blocking services for all types of telephone customers at no cost to the...

Report: Harrisburg's sewage discharge into river doubles in 2 years

08.22.19 | Bill Price

Tom Pelton with the Environmental Integrity Project says the amount of human waste mixed with storm water released into the river grew from "789-million-gallons" in 2016 to nearly "one-and-a-half-billion" last year. City officials say the high...

Eliminating school property taxes in the Keystone State?

08.21.19 | Bob Price

Republican Representative Frank Ryan introduced House Bill 13 on Tuesday. Critics say Ryan's legislation "robs Peter to pay Paul." To make up for the lost revenue, taxes would increase on the money you make and the things you buy. The bill...

Repub. David Rowe has been elected to Pennsylvania's 85th District seat

08.21.19 | Brandon Dickson

Rowe joins the state House representing parts of Union and Snyder counties. He defeated Democrat Jenn Rager-Kay to fill the remainder of Republican Fred Keller's term after Keller was elected to the U.S. Congress.

There's a special election today in central Pennsylvania

08.20.19 | Bob Price

Voters in Snyder and Union counties are headed to the polls to select a new state representative in Pennsylvania's 85th District. Republican David Rowe, a small business owner, is facing off against Democrat Jenn Rager-Kay, a physician. The...

A new partnership in PA aims to protect against wildlife disease

08.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

The state game commission and Penn Vet are teaming up to address the growing problem. Dr. Julie Ellis, says more diseases are having "larger impacts than they did in the past.   The initiative will allow for more thorough disease...

A commonwealth college gets high marks in Princeton Review report

08.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove has been named one of the "best northeastern schools." Susquehanna was also recognized as one of the nation's best "green colleges." The study took into consideration quality of life for students, how well...

Gov. Wolf is expected to sign exec. order on reducing gun violence in PA

08.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

The action, which includes two dozen new initiatives and reforms, was supposed to be signed Thursday, but due to the police shooting in Philadelphia, was rescheduled for today. It'll create new state offices focused on violence prevention and...

Erie-native and fraud investigator issues a report he says is "bigger fraud than Enron"

08.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

The subject of Harry Markopolos' 175-page report is General Electric Company, longtime owners of GE Transportation, and the most widely held stock in the Erie area. Markopolos is the financial fraud investigator who uncovered the $65 billion...

Shooting suspect surrenders after long standoff in Philadelphia

08.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

A man that police say shot six officers is in custody after an 8-hour ordeal. Two police officers were trapped in the house for hours before they were safely freed, along with three others, by SWAT officers. Police Commissioner Richard Ross...

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