List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA In The Running For Google Space Competition

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have taken the wraps off a lunar rover they hope will win their team $20 million in a Google-sponsored international competition. The LunarX prize will go to the team which first can get their rover to the ...

PA Wants Judge To Toss Federal Lawuit On Female State Trooper Tests

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania says it's committed to recruiting women into the state police force and accuses the federal government of overstepping its authority over the physical fitness tests administered to trooper candidates. The state wants a federal judge ...

PA Bear Season Opens with Big Harvest

11.25.14 | Terry Diener

The first day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season resulted in a harvest of 1,623 black bears, according to preliminary totals released Monday by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Archery and other early bear season harvest data still is ...

Thanksgiving Storm on the Way

11.25.14 | Terry Diener

A nor'easter is expected to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their Thanksgiving destinations. Robert Sinclair Jr., of AAA New York says the storm, forecast to dump rain along the coast and snow ...

Planning for PA's Gubernatorial Inauguration Underway

11.24.14 | Terry Diener

Event coordinators have two months to prepare a ceremony, gala and other activities for Governor-elect Tom Wolf, that will be attended by thousands of people. Mary Isenhour, who is helping plan Wolf's inauguration that's scheduled for Tuesday, ...

PA To Open New Community College

11.24.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania lawmakers will spend $1.2 million this year to establish a community college for the state's northwest corner even as critics question the need for a new state-sponsored school amid budget cuts. Trustees of the unnamed rural community ...

PA Governor Elect Tom Wolf Readies His Cabinet For January

11.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf says he hopes to have his Cabinet picked before his January 20th inauguration. In a brief telephone interview Thursday, Wolf said his transition team is still in its formative stages, but that two months should be ...

Health Centers To Stay Open Across PA, Orders Judge

11.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is siding with the nurses' union and putting a halt to plans by the Corbett administration to close more than a third of the county-based state health centers. The court on Thursday ordered the administration to stop ...

PA Lawmakers Call for NCAA to Remove Penn State Sanctions

11.20.14 | Terry Diener

Sixteen Pennsylvania congressmen are demanding that the NCAA release all documents related to the 2012 consent decree that required Penn State to pay $60 million and imposed a bowl ban and other penalties over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse ...

PA's Governor Elect to Push New Policies

11.20.14 | Terry Diener

Governor-elect Tom Wolf is expected to push for change affecting two high-profile industries in Pennsylvania — natural gas production and health care — when he takes office in two months. The York County Democrat successfully campaigned ...

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