List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA's DOC takes steps to address threats to safety in state prisons

08.22.18 | Terry Diener

Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said the department is redoubling its efforts to address the evolving threats, particularly those involving illicit, harmful substances and the violence that can be connected to their illegal trade...

Date set for the 1st debate b/t Gov. Wolf and GOP challenger Scott Wagner

08.22.18 | Bob Price

Alex Trebek of the TV-game show Jeopardy will moderate the debate. It will be sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce and happen in Hershey, the first of October. The Wagner campaign is looking to debate Gov. Tom Wolf nearly a dozen...

Big changes coming to Scranton after the PA predator priest report

08.21.18 | Brandon Dickson

Buildings at the University of Scranton named for three former bishops of the Diocese of Scranton will be renamed, according to the school's president. The grand jury report alleges bishops Jerome Hannan, J. Carroll McCormick, and James Timlin...

PA's Gov. Wolf says a hotline is available to help citizens with flood cleanup

08.21.18 | Terry Diener

The governor says his office is working with volunteer organizations that have offered to help residents in those communities. Anyone who would like to request help should call 272-200-3211 for assistance. The hotline will be staffed through...

PA is among the worst states for rural roads

08.20.18 | Terry Diener

Nearly 15% of America's rural roads are in "poor condition" and severely need repair, according to a recent report by national transportation research group TRIP. Among the ten worst states is Pennsylvania, coming in at number eight. The report...

Bishop of Allentown Diocese asks for chance to regain trust of parishioners

08.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

A few of the more than 300 accused predator priests in Pennsylvania's grand jury report were once part of the ministry in Allentown. Reverend Alfred Schlert wrote a piece for the area newspaper stating any new allegations against Allentown...

New challenges emerge as flood waters recede

08.17.18 | Brandon Dickson

Chipperfield Elementary School officials are dealing with mold days before students are slated to return to the classroom. Superintendant Cosmas Curry tells WNEP they await air-quality tests following the cleanup of eight classrooms at the...

PA school districts await funds to upgrade school safety

08.17.18 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania lawmakers say they're awaiting feedback from the state's 500 school districts and 300 private school entities before they can disburse the first wave of funding to improve school safety The funds are part of Act 44, a bipartisan...

Healing victims following the largest review into child abuse in PA's Catholic church

08.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

Abuse expert Kristen Houser tells ABC-27, "It is the documented, systemic failure to protect children by trusted adults that makes this so damaging.  Those are the things that often compound the emotional pain that people have." She says...

Gov. Wolf outlines plan to strengthen PA's ag. industry

08.16.18 | Terry Diener

The governor's remarks were made to more than 500 industry leaders at Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences’ annual Ag Progress Days event. Governor Wolf cited the commonwealth’s competitive advantages and global reputation for...

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