List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Tower at Flight 93 memorial to open by 9/11 anniversary

06.04.18 | Bob Price

The final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial is underway and on track to open on the 17th anniversary of plane's crash into a Pennsylvania field on 9/11. United Flight 93 was en route from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco on Sept. 11...

Lawmakers respond to Scott Wagner's resignation

06.04.18 | Bob Price

Senate Republican spokeswoman Jennifer Kocher applauded Scott Wagner's decision to step down from the state Senate. "We thought the decision by Senator Wagner was laudable," said Kocher. In a statement, the Republican gubernatorial candidate...

Former priest to stand trial for alleged sexual abuse in Jefferson County

06.01.18 | Bob Price

A former Catholic priest in the Diocese of Erie will stand trial after he waived his preliminary hearing Thursday in Jefferson County. Father David Poulson, 64, of Oil City, is accused of sexually abusing two young boys over a period...

1 peacock found dead, 3 more missing from zoo

06.01.18 | Bob Price

A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Zoo says one of four peacocks that escaped from the zoo has been found dead on a highway. Dana Lombardo says the animal was found Thursday on Interstate 76 and likely had been hit by a car. Zoo staffers are...

Sports betting in PA moves to the express lane

05.31.18 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has passed the first set of temporary regulations to bring the business to life. The actions taken, by themselves, don't mean that someone can place a legal bet in Pennsylvania. But they are a needed first...

PA's Scott Wagner says he's resigning from his Senate seat

05.31.18 | Brandon Dickson

Senator Scott Wagner says he'll leave Monday, so he can focus his attention on the governor's race. The Republican submitted his resignation letter Wednesday to Senate President Joe Scarnati.

Flight 93 Memorial's 'Tower of Voices' will set reflective tone

05.30.18 | Terry Diener

The 93-foot-tall tower of voices is the final project for the memorial, which was established a few months after the 9/11 attacks. 33 passengers and seven crew died aboard United Airlines Flight 93 in 2001 after four hijackers took control of...

Harrisburg School District tightens its budget belt: 50 employees could lose jobs

05.30.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The school board blames the cuts on an $8 million shortfall. Members voted 7-2 in favor of the budget which is expected to save the district more than $4 million.

Residents are taking their fight to the PA Supreme Court over hog farm stench

05.29.18 | Brandon Dickson

The gigantic barn outside Berwick confines in as many as 4,800 hogs. The pig waste is injected into nearby farm fields in Columbia County, and residents say the smell forces them inside. Pennsylvania law shields farms from most nuisance suits...

Over 2 million vehicles will travel the PA Turnpike for the Memorial Day weekend

05.24.18 | Terry Diener

Turnpike officials say Friday afternoon and Monday evening are expected to be the peak travel times. To help accommodate heavier traffic, the turnpike will suspend maintenance and construction work and have all available lanes open from 3 p.m...

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