List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Fed. court forces Catholic social services to include gay couples as foster parents

04.23.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the city's decision to stop placing children with the agency because it would not permit gay and lesbian couples to take in foster children. The court said it did not target the agency because of its...

Nonprofit calls on PA lawmakers to steer clear of federal gas tax hike

04.23.19 | Terry Diener

President Donald Trump has called for a 25-cent-per-gallon increase in the federal gas tax. But according to a grassroots group, Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania, the federal hike along with Pennsylvania’s state gas tax of...

PA's DEP takes to the skies to control black flies

04.19.19 | Terry Diener

The first aerial spraying, dependent on weather and stream flow, could take place on the Schuylkill River and several tributaries within the week. Other waterways will be treated as stream levels drop and weather conditions allow. This year, 48...

More than half of Pennsylvania's counties have dropped in population

04.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Thirty-seven commonwealth counties in the Keystone State lost population from 2017 to 2018, according to census data. Many onlookers have attributed the slack to a dearth of qualified workers for highly skilled jobs.

Where's the best drinking water in Pennsylvania?

04.18.19 | Bill Price

Tastetesters from across the state determined the winner in this "H2O in show" event at Hershey Lodge. In the end, McKeesport, outside of Pittsburgh, was voted as the best tasting drinking water in the commonwealth. Carity, odor, and taste...

Feeling the Bern in Luzerne

04.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is on the Stump in Pennsylvania this afternoon. The Vermont senator is speaking at the Mohegan Sun Casino at 2:30 this afternoon. He'll outline his "medicare for all" proposal before a crowd of...

Experts: Last summer one of the wettest on record in Pennsylvania

04.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

That's according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. July 2018 was the rainiest July in the past 124 years. The intense rainfall and flooding caused farmers across the Keystone State to lose significant crops and 61...

A U.S. senator from PA makes another push for gun control

04.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

Senator Pat Toomey has put his name on a bill that would attempt to close what he sees as a loophole that allows thousands of people who attempt to buy a gun illegally, to walk away without consequences. Based in part on laws that already exist...

Former PSU president Spanier must report to jail by May 1st

04.11.19 | Terry Diener

Under a judge’s order which was just made public, Spanier may do his time in the jail near his home in State College if county jail wardens approve. If not, he has to report to the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg. The 70-year-old...

New Pa. gun restrictions in domestic abuse cases begin Wednesday

04.10.19 | Bob Price

In Warren County, the sheriff’s office stores about 100 guns — most of them taken from alleged domestic abusers. Kenneth Klakamp has worked for the office in rural northwestern Pennsylvania for 43 years, the last seven of them as the...

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