List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A NE PA college wields weapon in the fight against the drug epidemic

01.04.19 | Family Life News Team

Administrators at Luzerne County Community College say earning an addiction recovery diploma is the first step to become a certified recovery specialist.   School officials officials insist there is currently a lack of trained people to...

Impact fees are "welling up" for natural gas companies that failed to pay in PA

01.04.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The dispute, adding up to millions of dollars in tariffs, is centered on "stripper wells" that are exempt from fees. Drillers had argued for a more expansive definition of the aging wells, but the state Supreme Court disagreed. An industry...

A bevy of issues expected to be addressed this legislative session in PA

01.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

Among the issues is minimum wage. Democratic Representative Patty Kim says she plans to reintroduce a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Meanwhile, the top priority for Democratic Representative Mark Rozzi is legislation to...

Penn State wants to trademark the term "Happy Valley"

01.03.19 | Brandon Dickson

"Happy Valley"refers to the school's setting in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. The university applied for the trademark last month and says it wants to consult with local government and business leaders about its use. The Centre Daily...

PA residents who itemized charitable giving on fed. income tax forms gave on avg. over $5K in 2016

01.03.19 | Terry Diener

That amount was the 39th highest in the Tax Foundation’s ranking of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis shows charitable deductions taken in 2016 in Pennsylvania numbered 1.4 million, amounting to a total of $7.3...

New college savings accounts in Pennsylvania

01.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

Babies born in the state or adopted by Pennsylvania residents this year will automatically receive a college savings account that has $100 deposited into it. The Keystone Scholars program is intended to provide seed money to encourage families...

PA collector may now have item to top a signed letter from Teddy Roosevelt

01.02.19 | Terry Diener

Larry Cook, of Dallas, Pennsylvania, recently acquired a rare document that could shed light on one of the country's most popular presidents. Written on vellum paper, the document outlines Abraham Lincoln’s promotion of John Hall to...

PA's high court: pregnant women who take illegal drugs won't face c. abuse charges

12.31.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The 5-2 decision comes amid the U.S. opioid epidemic, and it includes abuse by pregnant women that can result in early labor, stillbirth and withdrawal symptoms for newborns. The case involves a baby girl who spent 19 days in Williamsport...

Natural gas production in PA is expected to reach a new high by year's end

12.28.18 | Terry Diener

According to a recent report from the state's Independent Fiscal Office, drillers extracted 13% more gas in the first three quarters of 2018 than during the same period the previous year. David Spigelmyer, president of the Marcellus Shale...

Schuylkill Co.teen inspires even after his death

12.28.18 | Brandon Dickson

14-Year-old Josiah Viera had been battling a rare rapid aging disease, but he captured the hearts of many. Josiah's book is sold at Threading Love in Lewisburg, where Manager Jody Gates says it's a bittersweet moment. Viera passed away on...

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