List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA school leaders are slated to debate high school sports plan

07.13.18 | Terry Diener

Representatives from at least 75 school districts are slated to meet in State College to discuss replacing the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), the governing body that operates all state championship tournaments...

Report: PA SC justices accepted nearly $180K from campaign contributors linked to report on sex abuse by priests

07.12.18 | Brandon Dickson

The analysis of campaign finance records by the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Daily News, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette notes those funds came from attorneys and law firms involved in the secret grand jury report on sexual abuse by catholic...

The future is bright for solar energy in Pennsylvania

07.12.18 | Brandon Dickson

The U.S. Energy Department gave the commonwealth over half-a-million dollars to put together a plan for the future of solar energy in the state. Pennsylvania officials hope to have 10% of the state's electricity generated by solar power by...

VP Mike Pence making a stop in the commonwealth

07.12.18 | Brandon Dickson

He's headling a fundraiser for Pennsylvania's Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Lou Barletta. The July 23rd event in Philadelphia is expected to raise $300,000 to $400,000 for Bartletta, who has badly trailed Democratic Sen. Bob Casey in...

PA is asking for input on a plan to boost its solar energy development

07.11.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection is asking for public review and comments on a draft plan of 15 recommended strategies that could increase in-state solar energy development to supply 10% of electricity in the state by...

PA's AG is checking into fast-food franchise 'no-poach' agreements

07.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

Josh Shapiro asked eight fast-food companies to disclose "no-poach" agreements that he said make it difficult for low-wage workers to move from one job to another. The letter was sent to Arby's, Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts, Five Guys, Little...

'Heads-up' if you're travelin' around Harrisburg today

07.10.18 | Bill Price

Police will be cracking down on aggressive and distracted driving in the capital city today. The goal of the one-day blitz is to reduce the number of crashes in Harrisburg. State police say so far this year, they've investigated 220 crashes in...

Judge schedules next hearing in the case against former Penn State frat members

07.09.18 | Brandon Dickson

The case's fourth multi-day preliminary hearing has been set for later this month.  The first sentencing also is on the horizon. 25 members of shuttered Beta Theta Pi face charges related to the February 2017 death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza.

Gov. Wolf signs into law legislation to boost pediatric cancer research in PA

07.09.18 | Terry Diener

The law gives Pennsylvanians the option to make a five dollar donation for pediatric cancer research when electronically renewing a drivers's license, registration, or state ID. During the just-recessed legislative session, the bill’s...

The GOP nominee for PA governor kicks off town hall events this week

07.06.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

When it comes to the issues, the candidates are showing the biggest differences on healthcare, business regulations, and funds for education. Scott Wagner vows to eliminate school taxes on homes. His running mate for lieutenant governor, Jeff...

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