List by Category: Pennsylvania News

For 3rd time Gov. Wolf proposes towns pay for PA State Police protection

02.25.19 | Terry Diener

The latest effort by Gov. Tom Wolf to impose a fee on municipalities that rely on state troopers, instead of a local police force, is generating new conversations in Harrisburg This is the third time Wolf has tried to impose a fee on a...

The world's largest bee 'rediscovered' after 38 years

02.22.19 | Bob Price

On a small island in northern Indonesia, a team of researchers have found the world's largest species of bee. Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto), which can reach four times the size of a honeybee, was last seen alive by scientists in 1981...

Penn State ex-president Spanier's request for appeal denied

02.22.19 | Bob Price

Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be going to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court declined Thursday to hear the appeal of his conviction for child endangerment. The state Supreme Court...

Elections official says PA only state w/o voter paper trail if machines are not upgraded by 2020

02.21.19 | Terry Diener

Kathy Boockvar, Pennsylvania’s acting state secretary, also told state senators during an Appropriations Committee hearing that election-security experts agree moving to voting machines that allow voters to double check how their vote was...

Politican claims Pennsylvania has a pension problem

02.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

Republican Senator John DiSanto is cracking down on his commonwealth colleagues and other state employees who are allowed to keep a pension after committing a crime.   DiSanto says he wants to revive a bill that passed the Senate but...

PA students & teachers make nearly 5k calls to school threat system

02.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Of the nearly 5,000 tips fielded in its first month, about a third of them were considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials. The goal of the Safe 2 Say Something program, which funnels tips to an...

A PA police officer has retired following his arrest last month

02.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

The mayor of Wilkes-Barre says 53-year-old Robert Collins submitted a letter early this month indicating that he's retired as a city police officer after a dozen years on the force. Collins was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted...

PA college kids could see PHEAA grant dollar amounts reduced this fall

02.15.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency officials appeared before lawmakers this week in Harrisburg and said they have had to increasingly dip into its reserve fund to pay grants which have decreased by about 12% since the 2007-08...

Governor Wolf unveils plan to help Pennsylvania's Ag. industry

02.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

Gov. Tom Wolf says the new farm is geared to "produce more jobs, more income, and more hope." State Ag. Secretary Russell Redding says this is historic. The measure allocates $24 million in additional funding to chart a path for a dynamic and...

PA lawmaker seeks school safety $ through tax on violent video games

02.14.19 | Terry Diener

State Rep. Christopher Quinn said the tax revenue would be distributed to school districts undergoing projects to improve safety But the gaming industry, as well as some experts who study the impact of video games see Quinn's bill as misguided...

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