List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A vote in Harrisburg is keeping a school-choice bill alive in PA

05.23.18 | Terry Diener

The measure has generated opposition among school districts across the state. The proposal would create education savings accounts and allow state money to pay for private school tuition of elementary and high school students in struggling...

Big returns for sports gambling in Pennsylvania? Don't bet on it, experts say

05.22.18 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania stands to win from the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision opening the way for legal sports betting across the country. Even with seven pro sports teams in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and many high-profile college athletic programs...

ACLU blocked from getting access to state police social media monitoring policy

05.22.18 | Bob Price

Saying public safety would be at risk, a state appeals court has barred the American Civil Liberties Union from obtaining the full state police policy for monitoring social media in criminal investigations. The Superior Court panel's decision...

Gov. Wolf hits the campaign trail with his new ticket mate

05.17.18 | Brandon Dickson

John Fetterman, the Braddock, PA mayor, says his role as lieutenant governor is to help re-elect Wolf.  Fetterman says he wants to make sure Pennsylvania gets a second term of Gov. Wolf's leadership. Meanwhile, the man opposing them this...

'Life in prison' for the PA man who murdered 4 people

05.17.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Cosmo DiNnardo pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, conspiracy, and robbery in a Bucks County courtroom yesterday. Sean Kratz, who is linked to three of the murders, rejected a plea deal.  His case will go to trial. Prosecutors say the...

It'll be Wagner vs. Wolf in PA's fall governor's race

05.16.18 | Bob Price

Scott Wagner defeated Paul Mango and Laura Ellsworth for the GOP nod. Wagner sounded confident in his victory speech last night. The other big-ticket item on the ballot Tuesday was the Republican U.S. Senate contest. Former Hazleton Mayor Lou...

A busy day at the polls, especially in Pennsylvania

05.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

Scott Wagner received the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Governor Tom Wolf in the fall. Democrat John Fetterman defeated incumbent Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack making Stack the first holder of the office to lose in a...

Police Investigating Rash of Vehicle Break-ins in Mountain Top

05.15.18 | Bob Price

Police in Luzerne County are warning residents to lock up their cars after a rash of overnight break-ins in two communities in Mountain Top. Wright Township police say several vehicles were entered on numerous streets there as well as in...

Some Voters Puzzled by New Congressional Districts in Primary

05.15.18 | Bob Price

Tuesday's primary election marks the first time that Pennsylvania's newly redrawn congressional map comes into play for voters. In Luzerne County, the new congressional map splits up the Dallas area, making the lead-up to the primary a little...

Big hospitals in PA worry they may face staffing shortages

05.14.18 | Sarah Harnisch

A delay in processing licenses for doctors-in-training is at the root of the concern. Eight weeks into the implementation of a new online system for licensing that was supposed to accelerate the process, only around 17% of the state's 9,600...

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