List by Category: Pennsylvania News

17-year cicadas are coming already? Here’s why

04.02.19 | Bob Price

If cicadas emerge from the ground only once every 17 years, why do they seem to show up so often? There are actually 15 separate broods of cicadas in the United States — five of which include Pennsylvania as part of their territory. Most...

Elementary Students Push for Seatbelts on School Buses

04.02.19 | Bob Price

Elementary students in Lackawanna County are pushing for a new law in Pennsylvania to get seatbelts on all school buses. Rylie Secor is a first grader at Riverside Elementary West. Earlier in the school year, she was injured on her school...

Lobbyists banned from PA House "lobbyist room"

04.01.19 | Terry Diener

For decades, lobbyists could sit there in a handful of comfortable chairs, watch floor proceedings on TV, print out copies of legislation, and send messages to lawmakers in the chamber through a House page who was effectively assigned full-time...

ACLU brings DHS back to court about people with mental illness waiting for trials in jail

04.01.19 | Bob Price

The ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a brief in federal court saying the PA Department of Human Services isn't acting fast enough. The organization wants Pennsylvanians with severe mental illness accused of crimes to be housed in secured...

Dodgeball Tournament Benefits Dunmore Second Grader with Leukemia

04.01.19 | Bob Price

People came together in Lackawanna County for a dodgeball tournament for a cause. The Love for Luca Dodgeball Tournament was held Sunday afternoon at the Dunmore Community Center. The Dunmore High School boys soccer team held the fundraiser as...

Christian activists in PA fear fallout from "Jesus" prayer in the state House

03.29.19 | Bob Price

Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says, "anyone who attends an Evangelical church would not think anything" of the prayer issued by freshman Rep. Stephanie Borowicz this week. But Muslim activists called the prayer...

Flash streaks across E. PA sky

03.29.19 | Family Life News Team

If you're a Lehigh Valley resident thinking you saw a big flash in the sky early yesterday, you're not alone. Several people living in eastern Pennsylvania spotted a fireball fly overhead just after 6 a.m. The American Meteor Society has yet to...

Pennsylvania sets up program to support residents fighting opioid addiction

03.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf says $15 million of federal grants aims to encourage treatment and reduce overdose deaths. Drug overdose deaths in the commonwealth are the worst of any state in America, but they are down--falling by about 1,300 from 2017 to 2018.

Over 2,200 Temple U. students and staff received free vaccine boosters

03.28.19 | Terry Diener

Philadelphia health officials said 2,285 people were given shots during the first of two clinics offering the MMR vaccine. The number of confirmed and probable mumps cases at the university has reached 106 as of Wednesday, according to the city...

Erie Catholic Diocese has agreed to pay $2 million to a man abused as a child

03.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

The recipient claimed when he was a child, a priest made him say confession after the assaults. The now defrocked priest, David Poulson, was sentenced this year to as many as 14 years behind bars after pleading guilty to the assault of one boy...

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