List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Prison pilot program is put to an end at PA state prisons

12.10.18 | Terry Diener

After a year of testing at five Pennsylvania state prisons, Department of Corrections officials are evaluating the program’s effectiveness with the hope of acquiring funding to continue it into the coming year. At each prison 25 inmates...

PA's Banking and Securities Department warns against shimmers

12.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

Shimmers offer a new way for thieves can get their hands on your money. Becky MacDicken says, like a skimmer, a shimmer captures information on your credit card, but "the data comes from the card's chip." Skimmers are often placed over a keypad...

PA employees and the N. Guard band together to help brighten the holidays

12.06.18 | Terry Diener

Representatives from the departments of Aging, Human Services, and Labor and Industry and the Pennsylvania National Guard gathered to support the 29th annual Holiday Wish Program gift drive, which provides donated gifts to about 200 families and...

Anti-semitic symbols founds on Penn State housing in Harrisburg

12.06.18 | Brandon Dickson

A drawing of a swastika was found in a stairwell in Nittany Place over the weekend. The discovery coincides with vandalism of a menorah on Penn State's main campus. Authorities are investigating the incidents.

Gov. Wolf announces flood relief for farmers

12.05.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Tom Wolf noting this week farmland owners in select counties are eligible to receive disaster relief funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture following fallout from summer rains and flooding.  Federal relief is available to...

Fireworks fun foiled in PA

12.05.18 | Terry Diener

A state court has wiped out a key part of Pennsylvania's new fireworks law that made it easier for consumers to buy bottle rockets and other exploding devices at roadside and parking lot tent stands. The ruling does not end fireworks sales to...

PA's top court rules not to release names of clegy accused of child abuse

12.04.18 | Brandon Dickson

The state Supreme Court says that releasing the info would have violated the clergy men's state constitutional right to have their reputation protected. That means the names of 11 Roman Catholic clergy cited in a landmark grand jury report on...

More than $5 million will go towards homeless families in PA

12.04.18 | Terry Diener

The funding is provided from the Emergency Solutions Grant program. It falls into four categories: rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention, street outreach, and emergency shelter. The governor said combating homelessness and preventing someone...

The Penn State Nittany Lions will head to the Citrus Bowl New Year's Day

12.03.18 | Brandon Dickson

They'll face the Kentucky Wildcats in Orlando,Florida, on January 1st. Meanwhile, two New York teams have punched their tickets to postseason play as well.  The University of Buffalo has earned a spot in the Dollar General Bowl December...

PA farmers are doing their part to reduce pollution into the Chesapeake Bay

12.03.18 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania environmental officials are praising the commitment of Pennsylvania’s farmers to reducing pollutants in local streams and rivers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Department inspections resulted in 96% of almost 3,000 small...

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