List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Penn State says it wants to force the sale of a frat house linked to fatal pledge death

11.21.18 | Brandon Dickson

The university said it wants to put it "towards a positive purpose." The school has not determined any specific use for the Beta Theta Pi house, but they have filed a lawsuit against the chapter, saying a 1928 deed gives it the right to compel...

Roadways are heating up as travelers take to the thoroughfares in NY and PA

11.21.18 | Brandon Dickson

State police in both states are also telling people to fill their gas tanks and check fluids and tire pressure before hitting the road. They also suggest taking a phone charger, flashlight, snacks, and water. AAA predicts 54-million Americans...

Next month Pennsylvania lawmakers will see their paychecks grow bigger

11.21.18 | Terry Diener

Lawmakers get a raise of 1.6 percent, boosting the base salary that most legislators get paid to $88,610. It means rank-and-file lawmakers will get an annual raise of $1,430. Currently, the base pay for lawmakers is $87,180, the second highest...

PennDot is offering tools to travelers this Thanksgiving holiday

11.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

You're encouraged to visit the "Historic Holiday Traffic" page at 511pa.com, which allows users to see how traffic speeds the Wednesday before and Sunday after Thanksgiving in 2016 and 2017 compared to traffic conditions during a typical...

PA ranks high for placing foster youth in group homes and institutional care

11.20.18 | Terry Diener

According to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report, 47 percent of the state’s foster children aged 14 to 21 live in these facilities. The national rate for foster children of the same age is 34 percent. The study also found that, in...

A new lawsuit claims PA sent out absentee ballots too late

11.14.18 | Terry Diener

The lawsuit by the ACLU and nine voters has been filed in Commonwealth Court against the governor, top elections officials and the leaders of the House and Senate. The voters say they all submitted absentee ballot applications as required by...

Christmas trees expected to be at least 20% higher this year

11.14.18 | Terry Diener

That's the prediction of Neal Courtney, manager of the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction in Union County Pennsylvania. He will know late Friday afternoon if his forecast is accurate after Buffalo Valley holds what is billed as the world's largest...

Many churches are collecting boxes of cheer this week

11.13.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Elizabeth Harris is the Carbon County area's drop-off coordinator for Operation Christmas Child in Pennsylvania. She says the outreach that invites participants to fill a shoe box with toys, toiletries, or school supplies is a tangible way to...

The Keystone State's GOP majority has shrunk

11.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

In Pennsylvania, Republicans still have a majority in the state legislature, but it dropped after last week's mid-term. Jim Lee of Susquehanna Polling and Research says that's because some commonwealth counties, such as Bucks, Chester, Delaware...

New York is the 5th most stressed state

11.13.18 | Sarah Harnisch

A new study by Zippa has found Empire State residents are the fifth most stressed in the country, behind New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, and California. Researchers found New Yorkers have the longest commute in the country and an extremely high...

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