List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Gov. Tom Wolf will be sworn-in for his second term

01.15.19 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf is set be sworn in to a second term Tuesday afternoon. It will be the Democrats second term in office. Gov. Wolf's first four years in office were term marked by both bitter fights and bipartisan agreements. The...

PA governor announces largest reduction of inmates in state prisons

01.14.19 | Terry Diener

This past year, the total Department of Corrections inmate population dropped from 48,438 to 47,370, a decrease of 2.2% over 2017. The inmate population has declined six of the past seven years. A major contributor to the 2018 decline was a...

Tomorrow marks take two for Tom Wolf

01.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Democrat will start his second term as governor of Pennsylvania. Wolf is expected to renew calls for a higher minimum wage and natural gas severance tax Tuesday during his inaugural speech. The inauguration will also be former Braddock...

Feds raid Scranton City Hall

01.11.19 | Bill Price

The FBI also raided the mayor's home yesterday. The nature of the activity wasn't disclosed. City lawmakers in Scranton are calling on Mayor Bill Courtright needs to "come-clean." Lawmakers in the "Electric City" are expected to talk about the...

School board members in PA have voted to postpone a policy allowing teachers to carry guns in school

01.10.19 | Sarah Harnisch

In a 2-1 vote, the Tamaqua School Board’s security committee says it will suspend the policy for a week while it waits for a court hearing on its validity. Both teachers and parents filed lawsuits; claiming it violated state law and posed...

One PA lawmaker wants to put more resources into stopping robocalls

01.10.19 | Sarah Harnisch

State Senator Andy Dinniman is working on a bill to target them.   Dinniman says the calls bombard people to the point of harassment. And they are targeting the elderly. His bill would allow you to not have to re-register for the do not...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf says state funds will go to 38 colleges to boost saftey

01.09.19 | Bob Price

Wolf says $1 million will be funneled to colleges across the commonwealth to improve student safety He says one-in-five women will be assaulted at some point during their college career. The governor says Pennsylvania's first-in-the-nation...

If you have ever wanted to become a PA game warden now's the chance

01.09.19 | Terry Diener

The Game Commission is recruiting the 32nd class of state game warden cadets. The State Civil Service Commission on or about January 28th will post a job announcement for and begin accepting applications from prospective cadets. Applications...

PA senator plans to introduce bill to extend protections to unborn children

01.08.19 | Bob Price

State Senator Don White, a Republican from Indiana, PA, says his bill would allow women to be charged with child abuse if they use illegal drugs while pregnant. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled last month drug use during pregnancy is not...

Petition pushes to rescue PA hospital

01.08.19 | Terry Diener

More than 1,400 people have signed a petition asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to preserve the Allentown State Hospital, which the state plans to demolish this year. The century-old hospital closed eight years ago and has cost taxpayers...

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