List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Parents across PA push for equal custody in cases of parental separation

07.09.19 | Terry Diener

House Bill 1397 would require any judge issuing a ruling other than a 50-50 custody arrangement to have a compelling reason for doing so — including evidence of abuse or neglect against one party. Many have dubbed this fight the...

Plan would freeze some Keystone State seniors' school district property taxes

07.08.19 | Terry Diener

The proposal, introduced as House Bill 1675, now includes the support of 20 Democrats and three Republicans. Sponsors of the measure cited U.S. Census statistics, pointing out 17,000 Pennsylvania seniors bring in no income each month. An...

UNESCO designates Fallingwater as World Heritage site

07.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has added Fallingwater and seven other U.S. buildings designed by Wright in the first half of the 20th century to its World Heritage list. Wright designed Fallingwater in 1935...

PA offers funds to connect homebound students to school

07.05.19 | Bob Price

The commonwealth will offer aid to school districts to pay for accommodations for students who are homebound while recovering from a serious injury or illness. The grants can be used to buy equipment that helps students participate in real-time...

Philly refinery gets extension before shut down

07.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

The largest oil refinery on the east coast is extending the termination date for employees by another six weeks to better prepare the property for "possible sale and restart" following a devastating fire. Philadelphia Energy Solutions confirmed...

The great Independence Day getaway is underway" in PA

07.02.19 | Terry Diener

Governor Wolf has signed a $23 million Pennsylvania Farm Bill. It's designed to save the agriculture industry from financial ruin. Wolf added it's imperative Pennsylvania farmers are protected. Agriculture is the top industry in the commonwealth.

Scranton mayor drops bombshell and steps down mid-shift

07.02.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The Democratic mayor of Scranton, Bill Courtright, wrote a one-sentence letter to city council members saying he was stepping down. This, as prosecutors closed in-- saying he was soon due to appear in federal court in a corruption...

PA is poised to roll out its own online health insurance exchange

07.01.19 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania health exchange is geared to take the place of the one run by the federal government as a way to save policy-buyers money. The Republican-controlled Legislature gave final approval to legislation authorizing the move, after...

Gov. Tom Wolf will sign the dairy investment bill today

07.01.19 | Bob Price

Republican Rep. Clint Owlet, the main sponsor of House Bill 1590, says funds are put into a grant program for dairy farmers. Owlett says he'll continue to raise awareness about the plight of dairy farmers in the commonwealth.  

Millions of criminal charges sealed today with start of PA's Clean Slate Law

06.28.19 | Terry Diener

The second phase of Pennsylvania's Clean Slate Law kicks in today. While law enforcement will still be able to pull up arrests and convictions, the public — including landlords and most employers — will not. Forty million charges...

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