List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PennDot releases first performance report

03.12.19 | Terry Diener

Among the categories scrutinized were the number and type of roadway fatalities, including pedestrian; highway capacity and congestion. The report is the result of a collaboration between the State Transportation Advisory Committee and...

Cover your mouth as 2nd flu wave hits PA

03.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

During the week ending on March 2nd, nearly three percent of Pennsylvania emergency room visits were the result of the influenza virus, just below a peak which came a week earlier. 68 People have died of the flu in Pennsylvania this season...

PA legislation aims to retrieve gov't records now in private hands

03.11.19 | Terry Diener

A bill scheduled for a vote this week would give the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission the power to demand the return of privately held records with historical value and to ask Commonwealth Court to order that they be turned...

Report says Penn State among dozens targeted by Chinese hacking group

03.08.19 | Terry Diener

The Wall Street Journal claims twenty-seven universities across the United States, Canada and Southeast Asia were targeted to steal maritime technology research meant for military use. According to officials referenced by the paper, the...

"Boyertown 6" case still undecided in PA

03.08.19 | Bob Price

The U.S. Supreme Court has not yet said whether it'll take it up. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute, says the future ruling will impact districts "all across America." Six students from Boyertown School District argue their...

Report: Coal ash pollution leaks into groundwater at PA power plants

03.06.19 | Terry Diener

The report, from the Environmental Integrity Project, found over 90 percent of sites that store coal ash are leaking levels of contamination exceeding EPA health standards. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Neil...

Gov. Wolf"s farm bill proposal calls for PA to become the "leading organic state"

03.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

The commonwealth is already second in the country in sales value of organic products, but far behind top-ranked California. State agriculture officials say demand appears to be growing with 78% of Pennsylvanians saying they bought some organic...

No drug surprise in PA!

03.05.19 | Family Life News Team

Pennsylvania's secretary for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs says the commonwealth is mirroring a national trend in drug use and abuse. Jennifer Smith insists cocaine and meth use is up, while heroin and prescription drug deaths are...

PA GOP delegates pick Keller in race for Marino's U.S. seat

03.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

Delegates in Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District have nominated state Representative Fred Keller, of Kreamer, to fill the post vacated in January by U.S. Congressman Tom Marino. Keller was selected from nearly 20 candidates. He'll oppose...

PA pot festival runs into roadblock

03.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

The founders of the Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival say their annual event has hit a snag. The grassroots organization was informed the Department of Health won't allow licensed growers, processors, and dispensaries to attend the festival because...

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