List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Suicides are on the rise nationwide-- including Pennsylvania

05.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

There are more than 2,000 suicides every year in the Keystone State. Suicide prevention advocate Francesca Pileggi insists there are many resources for those struggling. Govan Martin, part of this year's suicide prevention conference in...

Religious freedom upheld at a school in Pennsylvania

05.01.19 | Bob Price

A Bible distribution case has been resolved at Mechanicsburg High School in central Pennsylvania. A judge has ruled in favor of a Bible club there that was offering Bibles to classmates during non instructional hours. The Mechanicsburg School...

Kids skipping water may consume twice the calories from sugary drinks

05.01.19 | Terry Diener

Penn State researchers say the results underscore the importance of children having free access to clean water After analyzing data, scientists found that on a given day, about 20% of children reported drinking no water. At the same time, the...

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Assoc. has come out against recreational weed

04.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

Berks County DA John Adams pointed to the American Medical Association's policy that marijuana is a dangerous drug. Adams said studies have found a negative correlation between marijuana and mental health issues.

College enrollment dips in Pennsylvania with steady decline across U.S.

04.30.19 | Terry Diener

Experts forecast another 16% drop in the number of students starting college. According to the book "Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education" Pennsylvania is in an especially dire situation because its population was in a downward...

House of worship tragedy 6 mo. after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

04.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

This one was at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue near San Diego. A woman was killed, and three others, including the rabbi were injured. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement saying, "we must come together during this troubling time...

PA companies are looking behind bars for skilled new hires

04.29.19 | Terry Diener

A recent job fair was held at a maximum security facility in Schuylkill County. It’s part of a state Department of Corrections push to get inmates ready to return to their communities. The job fairs, which began last year and are held...

Hitting the campaign trail in the commonwealth

04.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden holds a rally this afternoon in Pittsburgh. The former VP was born in Scranton and organized labor will be a key voting block for him.

Former VP Joe Biden enters the race for the White House

04.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

Biden threw his hat in the ring this morning via an online video.  This is the third time Biden will seek the Democratic nomination. He's the 20th Democrat to jump into the race. Biden will kick-off his campaign next week with a stop in...

PA Politicians say regulations have kept the state “closed for business”

04.25.19 | Terry Diener

That’s according to a group of lawmakers and business leaders who gathered in York this week to discuss regulatory reform. One lawmaker said the Pennsylvania’s 153,000 regulations, some of which have been on the books for decades...

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