List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA's governor says its time to consider legalizing recreational pot

12.20.18 | Terry Diener

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf made the comment while answering questions from the public on Twitter. Wolf says “more and more states are successfully implementing marijuana legalization,” and Pennsylvania should learn from their efforts...

Pennsylvania introduces tool to report suspicious opioid activity

12.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf says it's available within the state's prescription drug monitoring program site for registered users. Attorney General Josh Shapiro says doctors and pharmacists know "when something looks suspicious." Shapiro calls prescription...

PA lawmakers are staking out key positions ahead of the new session

12.19.18 | Terry Diener

A top Republican in Harrisburg is repeating his guarantee that his party will refuse to raise any taxes or fees. Stan Saylor, who heads the pivotal House Appropriations Committee, says in a new press release that returns are stronger than...

PA teams with coalition to impose regional carbon emission limits

12.19.18 | Terry Diener

A coalition of nine states aims to create “a regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels through a cap-and-invest program.” The states...

Pittsburgh goes public today with controversial gun control legislation

12.18.18 | Bob Price

The Steel City's proposing a new measure to reduce gun violence. It comes two months after 11 people were killed by a mass shooter at the Tree of Life Synagogue. The governor says he supports this effort to ban military-style weapons. Courts...

PA ag officials hope hemp helps farmers

12.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

The farm bill approved by congress last week removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances. State Agriculture Department spokeswoman Shannon Powers says it can be used for "fiber, auto parts, concrete," and other...

40,000 wreaths will be laid upon graves of service personel Saturday

12.13.18 | Terry Diener

The annual Wreaths Across America Day ceremony is set for noon Saturday at the Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Between 8,000 and 10,000 people are expected to attend. This year will be the first in which wreaths will be placed on every...

Fentanyl is now the deadliest opioid

12.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

The CDC says 18,000 people died from the drug in 2016, which means for the first time it has a higher death toll than heroin. Michelle Olmeda, assistant program supervisor with the Rase Project, says drug dealers often use fentanyl to cut...

Police in PA search for a grinch this Christmas

12.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

Officers say the man was caught on camera stealing donations from a Toys for Tots bin at a Poconos hotel. In the video, the man looks calm and collected, sipping coffee while staring directly into the camera. But moments before, he's accused...

Gov. Tom Wolf will start term 2 with new number-cruncher

12.12.18 | Terry Diener

Randy Albright, who has served as the governor’s budget secretary for all four years of Wolf’s first term, has announced he is stepping down from his position at the end of month. He indicated his future plans include a new role in...

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