List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Hotel leaders paint a bleak picture at PA House hearing

06.04.20 | Terry Diener

The Committee on Tourism listened to testimony on Wednesday. Speakers claim the effect of the coronavirus on the hotel industry could be nine times worse than the losses incurred in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. With a tenor that shifted...

Officials in the Keystone State give the go-ahead for in-person schooling

06.03.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

PA Education Secretary Pedro Rivera has announced today that elementary and secondary schools in the yellow and green phases of re-opening will be able to return to in-person instruction starting July 1st. He says districts in those counties...

Danville-based Geisinger Health System will continue its phased-in reopening

06.03.20 | Brandon Dickson

Officials expect all consolidated or relocated services will return to "normal locations but with enhanced safety and health precautions" over the next two months. The system, which has 13 hospitals, has been reopening clinics since early may...

Pennsylvania's primary able to avoid major problems

06.03.20 | Terry Diener

Last night, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said the election ran "without a hitch" despite the changes and challenges it faced. However, voters in some cities found their experience to be confounding, intimidating, and frustrating. Changes...

The search is over for a UConn senior accused of murdering 2 people

05.28.20 | Brandon Dickson

23-Year-old Peter Manfredonia led cops on a multi-state manhunt. Police found him near a truck stop in Hagerstown, Maryland last night. Connecticut State Trooper Christina Jeltema says no one was injured as police took the man into...

PA lawmakers advance 2 bills aimed to expand broadband access into remote areas

05.28.20 | Terry Diener

Representative Clint Owlett’s measure allows rural electric cooperatives to use existing infrastructure and land easements to expand broadband access. The House Consumer Affairs Committee unanimously approved the bill. A second plan...

PA politicians are turning their attention to the state budget

05.27.20 | Brandon Dickson

They're proposing two state spending plans this year. The "first" budget covers July 1st through November 30th, while the "second" funds December 1st through June 30th of 2021. State Senator Scott Martin says lawmakers can reexamine the numbers...

Unemployment compensation claims continue to level off in PA

05.27.20 | Terry Diener

Labor and Industry officials report that jobless claims stand at 2.3 million cases since March 15 - slightly higher than the total tally of 2.1 million one week ago. Meanwhile, the Labor Department has launched investigations into possible...

The Wolf Admin. will award more than $9 million to non-profit groups

05.22.20 | Terry Diener

The awards come from the expanded Food Recovery Infrastructure grant program announced in April. Grants will allow food banks, shelters and soup kitchens to cover the costs of equipment purchases necessary to prepare, transport and store food...

Lancaster Co. commissioners have come together to call on Gov. Wolf to reopen

05.22.20 | Brandon Dickson

On Thursday, Commissioner Craig Layman said he wrote a letter to Wolf asking him to partially reopen the county. Layman says the county is ready to make the leap because, as of today, the county has widespread contact tracing and county-wide...

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