List by Category: Pennsylvania News

President Trump pays PA a visit today

03.05.20 | Bob Price

The commander-in-chief will arrive in Scranton sometime this afternoon to participate in a live televised town hall meeting on Fox News. The one-hour event will be at the Scranton Cultural Center starting at 6:30 p.m. Scranton is home to...

Pennsylvania's top court to reexamine ruling on child sex abuse time limits

03.03.20 | Brandon Dickson

State supreme court justices announced Monday they'll reconsider the decision allowing Renee Rice to sue. Rice alleges that Altoona-Johnstown Diocese officials’ silence regarding a Roman Catholic priest, who she says sexually assaulted...

Pennsylvania places 9th in a new public education study

03.03.20 | Terry Diener

In the 24-7 Wall Street analysis, which is modeled after the Quality Counts study created by the publication Education Week, Pennsylvania was found to have a 12th-grade graduation rate of 86.6 percent, education spending amounting to $15,798 per...

Governor Wolf is calling on state lawmakers to combat gun violence

03.02.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Tom Wolf says he wants to provide support to every community. He's asking the general assembly to approve $6 million in his proposed budget to help combat community gun violence and support prevention and reduction efforts.

Using a Pennsylvania highway during rush-hour could cost you

03.02.20 | Terry Diener

Penndot’s Acting Secretary told the House Appropriations Committee that the agency had received federal go-ahead to study tolling drivers for using highways during rush hours. The Dept. of Transportation sees it as one possible...

PA lawmakers introduce bill to ban "gay and trans panic" defense

02.28.20 | Brandon Dickson

“Gay and trans panic” serves to excuse criminal actions against the LGBTQ community and receive a lesser sentence or avoid conviction by placing blame on the victim’s identity. That defense, which has been used to previously...

The winter whiteout in New York is winding down

02.28.20 | Bill Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

Blizzard warnings have now expired for western New York, while folks north of Syracuse remain under a blizzard warning until 4 p.m. today.   Jason Alumbaugh with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says lake effect snow warnings still...

The Wolf Administration is providing free naloxone to airports across PA

02.28.20 | Brandon Dickson

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine insists patients cannot get addicted to naloxone. Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jennifer Smith says first aid kits need to include the opioid antidote. The airports getting naloxone include...

Serial turnpike toll evaders will be prosecuted on southeast PA

02.27.20 | Bob Price

Mark Compton with the Turnpike Commission says his agency will team up with local prosecutors in going after Bucks and Montgomery County motorists who've accrued over $2,000 in unpaid tolls.  

Family seeks for missing Pennsylvania college student

02.26.20 | Brandon Dickson

The 22-year-old daughter, Jordan Lampus, is a student at Gannon University.  She was expected to leave her apartment in Erie Friday and return to Beaver Falls the next day. But it never happened. Jordan's phone reportedly pinged over the...

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