List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania will start issuing "upgraded" driver licenses

02.27.19 | Terry Diener

The state Department of Transportation plans to issue the so-called Real IDs starting Friday. About 170,000 people who got pre-qualified can order theirs online. There are 10 million holders of Pennsylvania driver licenses and ID cards. The...

PA lawmakers seek change on how salaries are clinched for gov't employees

02.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Nathan Benefield with the Commonwealth Foundation says the private talks are not made public until contracts are agreed to. State Senator Patrick Stefano insists that process is unfair to taxpayers. Stefano plans to reintroduce a bill this...

City officials in PA force Catholic agency to approve same-sex relationships

02.26.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Catholic Social Services helped 2,200 foster children last year. The agency in Philadelphia has been placing foster children in homes for a century. Nick Reaves with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty says, the city has said if the agency...

Wind storm clean up continues

02.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Two days of wicked winds have wreaked havoc on trees and power lines. There's still nearly 10,000 in the dark in New York, and more than 50,000 without the juice in Pennsylvania as of this morning. Crews have been working to cut up trees and...

High winds have knocked down trees and power lines throughout NY & PA

02.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

More than 177,000 customers are without power in Pennsylvania after hours of high winds. Nearly two-thirds of the outages are reported in western Pennsylvania, but officials across the rest of the commonwealth say they are seeing their outage...

A PA state senator wants to give you a say in rec. weed debate

02.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

State Senator Jim Brewster says he'll introduce legislation to put a non-binding referendum on the ballot in this November's general election. He said the vote would indicate how much public support in Pennsylvania there is for legalizing...

For 3rd time Gov. Wolf proposes towns pay for PA State Police protection

02.25.19 | Terry Diener

The latest effort by Gov. Tom Wolf to impose a fee on municipalities that rely on state troopers, instead of a local police force, is generating new conversations in Harrisburg This is the third time Wolf has tried to impose a fee on a...

The world's largest bee 'rediscovered' after 38 years

02.22.19 | Bob Price

On a small island in northern Indonesia, a team of researchers have found the world's largest species of bee. Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto), which can reach four times the size of a honeybee, was last seen alive by scientists in 1981...

Penn State ex-president Spanier's request for appeal denied

02.22.19 | Bob Price

Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be going to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court declined Thursday to hear the appeal of his conviction for child endangerment. The state Supreme Court...

Elections official says PA only state w/o voter paper trail if machines are not upgraded by 2020

02.21.19 | Terry Diener

Kathy Boockvar, Pennsylvania’s acting state secretary, also told state senators during an Appropriations Committee hearing that election-security experts agree moving to voting machines that allow voters to double check how their vote was...

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