List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Feeling the Bern in Luzerne

04.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is on the Stump in Pennsylvania this afternoon. The Vermont senator is speaking at the Mohegan Sun Casino at 2:30 this afternoon. He'll outline his "medicare for all" proposal before a crowd of...

Experts: Last summer one of the wettest on record in Pennsylvania

04.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

That's according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. July 2018 was the rainiest July in the past 124 years. The intense rainfall and flooding caused farmers across the Keystone State to lose significant crops and 61...

A U.S. senator from PA makes another push for gun control

04.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

Senator Pat Toomey has put his name on a bill that would attempt to close what he sees as a loophole that allows thousands of people who attempt to buy a gun illegally, to walk away without consequences. Based in part on laws that already exist...

Former PSU president Spanier must report to jail by May 1st

04.11.19 | Terry Diener

Under a judge’s order which was just made public, Spanier may do his time in the jail near his home in State College if county jail wardens approve. If not, he has to report to the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg. The 70-year-old...

New Pa. gun restrictions in domestic abuse cases begin Wednesday

04.10.19 | Bob Price

In Warren County, the sheriff’s office stores about 100 guns — most of them taken from alleged domestic abusers. Kenneth Klakamp has worked for the office in rural northwestern Pennsylvania for 43 years, the last seven of them as the...

Mayor Peduto signs Pittsburgh gun legislation; legal challenges are looming for city

04.10.19 | Bob Price

Mayor Bill Peduto invoked an impassioned declaration to validate the city of Pittsburgh's new gun legislation before signing it into law Tuesday afternoon. It carried a blunt directive that will shape the city's fight against opposition...

Bills designed to help victims of child sexual abuse are poised to pass in PA

04.09.19 | Terry Diener

The House Judiciary Committee voted overwhelmingly for a bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse crimes and for a constitutional amendment that would permit child sexual abuse lawsuits that would otherwise be...

One Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to bring back license plate stickers

04.09.19 | Terry Diener

Vehicles currently do not need a registration sticker and haven’t needed one since Dec. 31, 2016. Without them, PennDOT calculated the state would save up to $3 million a year. But Berks County Republican Representative Barry Jozwiak said...

Wolf joins rally calling for more action against gun violence

04.09.19 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf participated in a rally calling for more legislative action against gun violence. The Moms Demand Action rally at the state Capitol on Monday was in support of legislation that would take guns away from people deemed by the courts...

A major gun safety law takes effect this Wednesday in Pennsylvania

04.08.19 | Bob Price

Act 79 requires all defendants who are subject to a Protection from Abuse (PFA) order to relinquish firearms and ammunition within 24 hours.

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