List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The Pennsylvania House got into a heated debate over college professor background checks this week

06.10.16 | Sarah Harnisch

After the Jerry Sandusky scandal, 24 child protection bills passed last year.  But Pennsylvania State Representative Scott Conklin created an exemption for professors with limited access to minors. State Rep. Doyle Heffley's amendment could ...

90 Year-old World War II Vet Ronald Gilroy received his high school diploma last night in Carbondale, Pennsylvania

06.09.16 | Bob Price

After the war, Gilroy moved back to Carbondale where he and his wife raised a family of seven. Many of those children and grand-children were on hand for last night's ceremony.Ronald Gilroy quit school at the age of 17 to join the army in ...

A massive Fed-Ex ground terminal being planned in Northampton County, Pennslyvania will mean hundreds of jobs for the Lehigh Valley

06.09.16 | Bob Price

Once built, it will be Fed-Ex's largest warehouse and logistics hub among the 34 it operates nationwide. The mega-hub is expected to open in the fall of 2018.

Pennsylvania pro-life activists continue to push for abortion restrictions that recognize the humanity of the unborn

06.09.16 | Bob Price

State Senator Kathy Rapp spoke at a "Stand up for Life" rally yesterday in Harrisburg.  She said, "Seventeen states have already banned dismemberment abortion."The Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation is pushing for passage of a bill that makes ...

A multi billion dollar ethylene plant could be a game changer for gas drilling in Pennsylvania

06.08.16 | Sarah Harnisch

For the past couple of years, gas drilling production has dropped because of lower natural gas prices. One by one, companies have moved out of the Keystone State. But now, one company is moving in. And it could create 600 full time jobs, and 6,000 ...

Big changes are coming to how Pennsylvanians purchase liquor and wine

06.08.16 | Bill Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

The state House voted Tuesday to allow grocery stores and other venues to sell wine. House Majority Leader Dave Reed says it's good for the economy.  He said, "I believe the fiscal note will come in at about $150 million" with room for ...

A World War I vet's long-lost purple heart has been returned to his 92-year-old daughter in Dunmore, PA

06.07.16 | Bob Price

Clarence Singer's medal was located by a group that's sole purpose is to reunite lost purple hearts with service members or their descendants. The Vermont-based Purple Hearts Reunited, hopes to return 100 medals earned in World War I by next ...

The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's property tax rebate program is being extended to December 31st

06.07.16 | Bob Price

Participants get an additional six month to apply this year. Revenue Secretary Eileen McNulty said, "Last year, nearly 600,000 people benefited from the program. Distribution of rebates starts July 1, so eligible Pennsylvanians are encouraged to ...

Brewing up a Budget: Will state spending plan pass on time?

06.06.16 | Bob Price

Workers at Little Amps Coffee Roasters in downtown Harrisburg know all about brewing coffee. Sitting in the shadow of the State Capitol, they know a thing or two about the state budget as well. Lawmakers and lobbyists make up a large chunk of ...

Pa. bill would require gun locks

06.06.16 | Bob Price

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced a package of legislation that would require gun owners to keep firearms under lock and key. Rep. Leslie Acosta (D-Philadelphia) said her legislation would prevent accidental shootings. House Bill 1963 would ...

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