List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Bruce Beemer is confirmed as Pennsylvania's new interim attorney general

08.31.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Senate confirmed Beemer by a unanimous 44 to nothing vote. Beemer then moved to the reception room for a private swearing in. Beemer says he started his first day of work immediately. The next attorney general will be elected in November and ...

Kathleen's Kane replacement is taking the helm

08.30.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania lawmakers are poised to replace the state’s convicted ex-attorney general with her former top deputy. The scheduled confirmation vote today on Bruce Beemer comes nearly two weeks after Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf nominated him to ...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is once again calling for a statewide decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana

08.30.16 | Sarah Harnisch

He did a media blitz yesterday across the state promoting it. Dauphin County D.A. Ed Marsico says it's only a low grade misdemeanor.  He says the governor isn't giving accurate facts on his media tour.  Marsico says, "You don't go to jail ...

A public hearing will happen tomorrow on Pennsylvania's bathroom bill

08.29.16 | Bob Price

Senate Bill 1306 would remove privacy rights in Pennsylvania by forcing employers to open their sex specific locker rooms, showers and restrooms to the opposite sex. Pro-family groups like the Pennsylvania Family Institute argue nothing less than ...

The online retailer Amazon promises thousands of new jobs in Pennsylvania

08.29.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Amazon is considering sites to expand its "Prime Now" fast delivery service. Last month, Pennsylvania offered Amazon $5 million from the Pennsylvania First Program and $15 million in job credits-- if Amazon creates 5,000 more jobs over the next ...

Maine-Endwell has taken it all at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

08.29.16 | Sarah Harnisch

They walked away Sunday night the best Little League team in the world. New York is your 2016 Little League world champion. It is the first Little League Championship in New York state in more than 50 years. The team from Endwell beat South Korea ...

Fourteen people are homeless today in Ashland, Pennsylvania after a fire tore through three row homes

08.26.16 | Sarah Harnisch, Traci Lynn Woolsey

One of those homes belonged to the fire chief of the town.  After 46 years of fighting fires, Ashland Fire Chief Philip Groody says, "Thank God there's nobody hurt.  None of us were home. We were all working. Now it's time to pick up the ...

An athiest group in Pennsylvania has filed a federal lawsuit asking that they be allowed to give their own invocation at the opening of each session

08.26.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The group Pennsylvania Nonbelievers filed the lawsuit Thursday against House Speaker Mike Turzai and five lawmakers. Republicans fired back for the first time last night. Cumberland County State Representative Steven Bloom says there's no gray ...

Prosecutors say three former Penn State University administrators should still be tried for child endangerment

08.25.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Prosecutors want ex-president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley  tried for child endangerment. They made their arguments to proceed with criminal charges against the trio public on ...

A Pennslvania police barracks is getting a memorial garden

08.25.16 | Sarah Harnisch

In Pike County Pennsylvania, work is underway on a special memorial garden for fallen State Trooper Corporal Bryon Dickson, killed in an ambush.Eric Frein is on trial for that assassination. Now, a $10,000 garden is going in beside the barracks ...

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