List by Category: Pennsylvania News

DEP Awarded Million Dollar Grant

08.05.14 | Terry Diener

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded a $1.4 million grant to PA Cleanways, also known as Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), to increase community involvement with waste issues through illegal dumping abatement, public ...

PA Gov Tom Corbett To Try One Last Time For Pension Reform

08.04.14 |

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has revived the imperiled proposal for pension reform-- but legislators have signaled that they are not likely to reconsider the measure before next month. Corbett says he will hold a meeting today with leaders from ...

Cell Phone Company In NEPA Gives 100-Thousand Backpacks To Kids

08.04.14 |

A company in Pensylvania helped thousands of kids get a good start on their school year over the weekend. Cellular connection locations in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties gave any kid who stopped by any of their three locations in Pittston, Dallas, ...

American Pickers to Pick Through Pennsylvania

08.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

With the cameras rolling, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of the History Channel's "American Pickers" reality show, will spend two weeks-- August 11th through the 24h-- driving their trademark white van through the commonwealth and picking ...

PPL Proposes 725-Mile Regional Power Line

08.01.14 | FL News Team

Pennsylvania power company PPL says it's planning to build a new 725-mile system of electric transmission lines. A PPL spokesman says the mega-line would make electric service more reliable during power outages and reduce the cost of electricity to ...

Tom Wolf Gaining in Polls

07.31.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The race is tightening. A new poll from the New York Times and CBS shows Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett losing to Tom Wolf by a narrower margin. The poll still shows Corbett losing, but the margin is 33 percent to Wolf's 42 percent. The single ...

Temple University Cuts Standadized Test Requirements

07.31.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Philadelphia school will become the first public research university in the northeastern U.S. to drop the requirement that applicants submit an SAT or ACT score, starting in fall 2015. In a release announcing the decision, Temple's President ...

Pennsylvania is being sued over physical fitness exam for State Troopers

07.30.14 | Bob Price

The federal government is suing Pennsylvania over physical fitness tests given its applicants for state trooper positions, saying it illegally discriminates against women. The Justice Department's lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in ...

Migrant children in Pennsylvania cause for public safety concern

07.30.14 | Bob Price

Nearly two dozen state legislators on Tuesday expressed concerns to Pennsylvania Congressional members about public safety over the hundreds of unaccompanied refugee children from Central America who have been given shelter - or are about to be - ...

PA Lawmaker Introduces Medical Marijuana Bill

07.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

U.S. Congressman Scott Perry from Pennsylvania introduced the bill Monday-that would legalize the oil form of marijuana-in the House. Because it's a federal bill, if enacted, it would take effect in both New York and Pennsylvania. Perry says he ...

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