List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The DOC is set to unveil an addition to its medical facility in Muncy, PA

12.22.17 | Terry Diener

SCI Muncy, located in north central Pennsylvania recently received final permitting approval for the opening of the new addition to an Infirmary that will provide expanded health and dental care services for female inmates. The nearly $6 million...

A record 107 million Americans are traveling this holiday season

12.22.17 | Brandon Dickson

Nina Waskevich with AAA North-Penn says the price at the pump is not scaring off motorists. She urges drivers to avoid the peak commute times. The average for a gallon of gas in New York is $2.61, down two cents from a month ago. In...

Study finds babies in PA born near gas fracking sites have increased health risks

12.21.17 | Bob Price

Such children may be predisposed to low-birth rate, asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The Princeton study looked at more than a million births from 2004 to 2013. The Marcellus Shale Coalition accuses the study of being biased...

Pennsylvania is now No. 5 for population

12.21.17 | Bob Price

The U.S. Census Bureau says Pennsylvania's population rose a notch to become the fifth-most crowded state. It has passed a shrinking Illinois by about 3,500 hundred people. 12.8 million people now call the Keystone State home. It trails only...

A 2nd Republican is getting into the race for PA'S Lt. governor

12.20.17 | Brandon Dickson

Ex-state Representative Gordon Denlinger of Lancaster County says he'll seek the party's nomination in next year's election. The 54-year-old trained accountant served 12 years in the House. Already seeking the nomination is suburban...

PA's governor has signed a bill to regulate addiction recovery houses

12.20.17 | Brandon Dickson

Senate Bill 446 gives the state department of drug and alcohol programs the authority to license or certify recovery homes that receive public funds or referrals from state, county, or federal agencies. Among other things, the new law requires...

Gov. Wolf vetoes the plan to ban abortions after 20 weeks in Pennsylvania

12.19.17 | Brandon Dickson

Tom Wolf says Senate Bill 3 is "an attempt to pass the most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country." The measure would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, except in the rarest of circumstances. Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel of...

PA Sen. Daylin Leach has ended his bid for one of Pennsylvania's congressional seats

12.19.17 | Brandon Dickson

The Montgomery County Democrat facing accusations of inappropriate behavior with several former female staffers-- posted the announcement on his Facebook page Monday afternoon, saying: "While I've always been a gregarious person, it's...

Fed judge in PA chips away at an exemption to Obamacare's birth control mandate

12.18.17 | Brandon Dickson

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has granted a preliminary injunction blocking President Trump's broadening of the religious exemption to Obamacare's birth control mandate. The exemption allowed groups, like the Little Sisters of the Poor, to...

Gov. Wolf calls for a state senator to resign following allegations

12.18.17 | Brandon Dickson

56-Year-old Sen. Daylin Leach has been accused of inappropriate jokes and touching. Leach denies the allegations, but the Democratic governor says Leach's "conduct can not be excused."  

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