List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Another teachers' strike is brewing in Pennsylvania

08.29.17 | Terry Diener

The Scranton School District, scene of an 11-day strike two years ago, could be dealing with another work stoppage soon. Scranton Federation of Teachers President Rosemary Boland said members are "very, very disappointed" with the treatment...

PA officials say start-up costs to comply with fed I-D requirements should not exceed $30 million

08.28.17 | Bill Price

That's less than a third of what PennDot said it would cost five years ago. The Keystone State will start issuing those "beefed-up" identification cards in the spring of 2019. New York will start handing them out this fall.

Baseball took a back-seat to Harvey yesterday at the Little League World Series

08.28.17 | Bill Price

The Little League Lufkin, TX team lost to Japan in the finals. But the Texas community, just north of Houston, had bigger concerns than baseball. Jennifer Deaton was in Williamsport for yesterday's finale. She says her family back home in...

A campaign is underway in PA to raise awareness about skimmers

08.25.17 | Bob Price

Banking Secretary Robin Robin Wiessmann says the devices "allow criminals to steal your card data by reading information that is on the card when it is swiped or inserted." The skimming machines are often attached to gas pumps and ATMs. State...

A new ranking lists PA worst in the U.S. for community colleges

08.25.17 | Bob Price

The survey by WalletHub looked at things like college affordability and career outcomes. Pennsylvania has 113 community colleges that serve the education needs of nearly 200,000 students.

Pennsylvania's Lt. Gov. living 'high off the hog'

08.24.17 | Bob Price

House Republicans accuse Mike Stack of lavish spending habits, amidst the commonwealth's dire financial straights.  They say his grocery budget is over $30,000. Stack has been under intense scrutiny since he and his wife were accused of...

PA's health department is requiring students be "up to date" on all vaccinations by the first week of school

08.24.17 | Bob Price

For some Pennsylvania schools, that's next week. Those who do not show their records by the fifth day of school may be forbidden to attend class. There are exceptions for students who cannot or choose not to be vaccinated, but those must also...

PA liquor officers will be cracking down on underage drinking across the state

08.24.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

As the fall semester begins, liquor authorities will meet with campus administrator in an effort to reduce illegal drinking and related issues on college campuses. Officers will also work with local liquor licensees to promote awareness... and...

Most opioid users stay on drugs even after overdosing, Pa. Medicaid study finds

08.23.17 | Bob Price

Perhaps the one good thing about an overdose is that it might scare a drug abuser into going straight. But new research shows that’s usually not the case. The number of people filling painkiller prescriptions in the six months after...

Bomb Threat Forces Building Evacuation at Penn State

08.23.17 | Bob Price

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of a building on the campus of Penn State University. The bomb threat was called in to University Police around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday. According to university officials, the threat was to the Research West...

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