List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Fireworks fun foiled in PA

12.05.18 | Terry Diener

A state court has wiped out a key part of Pennsylvania's new fireworks law that made it easier for consumers to buy bottle rockets and other exploding devices at roadside and parking lot tent stands. The ruling does not end fireworks sales to...

PA's top court rules not to release names of clegy accused of child abuse

12.04.18 | Brandon Dickson

The state Supreme Court says that releasing the info would have violated the clergy men's state constitutional right to have their reputation protected. That means the names of 11 Roman Catholic clergy cited in a landmark grand jury report on...

More than $5 million will go towards homeless families in PA

12.04.18 | Terry Diener

The funding is provided from the Emergency Solutions Grant program. It falls into four categories: rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention, street outreach, and emergency shelter. The governor said combating homelessness and preventing someone...

The Penn State Nittany Lions will head to the Citrus Bowl New Year's Day

12.03.18 | Brandon Dickson

They'll face the Kentucky Wildcats in Orlando,Florida, on January 1st. Meanwhile, two New York teams have punched their tickets to postseason play as well.  The University of Buffalo has earned a spot in the Dollar General Bowl December...

PA farmers are doing their part to reduce pollution into the Chesapeake Bay

12.03.18 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania environmental officials are praising the commitment of Pennsylvania’s farmers to reducing pollutants in local streams and rivers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Department inspections resulted in 96% of almost 3,000 small...

An important privacy rights battle is being waged in Boyertown, PA

11.30.18 | Bob Price

The school district there has implemented a transgender-friendly bathroom policy. And now, pro-family forces have filed suit with the U.S. Supreme Court. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says "personal privacy is at stake for...

The future of solar in the Keystone State looks bright

11.30.18 | Brandon Dickson

Patrick McDonnell, the secretary of Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection says the price "has come down significantly." The state's goal is to have 10% of PA's electricity generated by solar by 2030.

Byron, NY girl found safe

11.30.18 | Brandon Dickson

An Amber Alert for 14 year-old Kamerie Elliot from Byron, New York was cancelled last night after police say she was found with her abductor two hours away in Mansfield, PA. Genesee County Defense Attorney Barry Covert says since the suspect...

Chaplain shot during synogogue shooting discharged from hospital

11.29.18 | Brandon Dickson

70-year-old Daniel Leger, who is a nurse and chaplain at the University of Pittsburgh medical center, was released from the hospital Tuesday. Leger was reportedly shot in the torso during the October 27th mass shooting that left 11 dead.

Flood relief's on the way to "P-A"

11.29.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

President Trump has declared 10 Pennsylvania counties to be eligible for disaster relief following flooding in August. County commissioner Doug McLinko says Bradford County's flood damage totaled $13 million. The declaration mean local...

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