List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA politicians get down to 'brass tacks' of filling a state budget hole today

09.11.17 | Terry Diener

State lawmakers are returning to the capital in Harrisburg for the first time in seven weeks with a fiscal emergency on their hands. At issue is how to come up with the money to keep state agencies, programs, schools and institutions funded at...

A new university report examines how flooding is impacting rural parts of PA

09.08.17 | Bob Price

The commonwealth's pattern of housing development along rivers and streams makes it one of the most flood-prone states anywhere in America. Researchers at Penn State and Bucknell universities estimate nearly a million Pennsylvania residents, or...

Experts are predicting robust fall foliage this autumn in PA and NY

09.08.17 | Terry Diener

Ryan Reed, an environmental education specialist in the Bureau of Forestry, says the groundwork has really been laid for fall color. Because of a wet summer, he says the leaves are loaded with sugars, which should boost the vibrancy of fall...

PA is asking the federal government for more time to roll out it's new Real IDs

09.07.17 | Terry Diener

These new forms of identification will soon be mandatory to board airplanes or enter government buildings. According to PennDOT, the state should be able to begin issuing IDs that comply with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's more...

PA's governor has taken the wraps off a series of bills designed to combat sexual violence at schools

09.07.17 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf says young women who experience dating violence "are at increased risk for substance abuse, sexual risk behaviors, and suicide." The measures expand on Pennsylvania's first-in-the-nation "It's on Us" campaign which mandates...

PA's governor warns state residents 'will get hurt' if lawmakers don't fix the budget mess

09.06.17 |

The $32 billion spending plan is out of balance, and the governor says he could impose a spending freeze by mid-September to prevent the state’s bank account from going "belly up." Wolf warns a spending freeze would affect roads, schools...

Penn State plans to sue the charity founded by former football coach Jerry Sandusky

09.06.17 | Bill Price

Sandusky's charity, the Second Mile, has been dissolved and its assets surrendered to the state attorney general's office. The lawsuit does not spell-out specific allegations. Sandusky's child abuse scandal rocked Penn State six years ago. He...

PA'S governor is heaping praise on members of his state's National Guard for it's response to Hurricane Harvey

09.05.17 | Bob Price

200 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard departed over the Labor Day weekend for the Texas gulf coast. The Pennsylvania National Guard joins the New York National Guard and National Guard troops from 18 other states taking part in the...

The Hazelton, PA school district is dealing with a public health emergency

09.05.17 | Bob Price

Nearly 300 high school seniors may not be allowed back to school because they don't have the meningitis vaccine. A new state law in Pennsylvania requires public school students show proof of their immunizations within five days of the start of...

2 of the 3 missing kayakers have come ashore in W. NY; the 3rd has been found dead

09.05.17 | Bob Price

The young men from Pennsylvania went missing around noon on Labor Day when they took off on Lake Ontario from the Golden Hill State Park near Olcott. Two came ashore early this morning on their own. They rowed to safety in Orleans County near...

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