List by Category: Pennsylvania News

NOAA : Virus likely causing dolphin deaths

08.28.13 | Bob Price

Federal officials say a virus is likely what's causing hundreds of dead bottlenose dolphins to wash ashore along the East Coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 333 dolphins have been stranded between New York and North ...

New Regulations for PA Drilling Proposed

08.28.13 | Bob Price

A state environmental board has given preliminary approval to new regulations covering the oil and gas industry. The Department of Environmental Protection says in a Tuesday release that it's recommending a 60-day public comment period on the new ...

PA Health Secretary Urges Kids Get Vaccinated

08.27.13 | Bob Price

As the school year starts across Pennsylvania, the Department of Health is reminding parents of the importance of ensuring their children are up-to-date on immunizations. Health Secretary Michael Wolf says vaccines are among the most successful and ...

PA Moves to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

08.27.13 | Bob Price

Mental health providers would be prohibited from counseling gay and lesbian youths to change their sexual orientation under a bill being introduced by two Pennsylvania lawmakers. Democratic Representatives  Gerald Mullery and Brian Sims are ...

Fracking Health Project Stirs Debate

08.26.13 | Bob Price

An environmental project is providing some of the first specific numbers about people who may have been affected by the boom in natural gas drilling. Here's what the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project has found in Washington County ...

Farmers Almanac : Super Bowl may be Storm Bowl

08.26.13 | Bob Price

The Farmers' Almanac is using words like "piercing cold," "bitterly cold" and "biting cold" to describe the upcoming winter. And if its predictions are right, the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will be a messy "Storm Bowl." The 197-year-old ...

Today's Stop: Binghamton, Scranton; For President Obama

08.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

President Obama traveled across upstate New York on Thursday to tout a new set of higher-education reforms. He spoke in Buffalo, ate lunch in Rochester with college students and visited a birthplace of women’s rights in Seneca Falls. The ...

45 Percent of Marcellus Shale Jobs Aren't Going to Pennsylvanians

08.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

According to just released industry data, Pennsylvanians made up a smaller share of new workers in the Marcellus Shale gas industry in 2012, underscoring a shift here from drilling to pipeline work. State residents accounted for 56.8 percent of new ...

Preliminary Court Talks Held on Same Sex Marriage in PA

08.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania court laid out the issues Thursday to be argued at a hearing in two weeks about a suburban Philadelphia court clerk's decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Commonwealth Court released an order in the case ...

Controversial PA Police Chief Suspended

08.22.13 | Bob Price

A gun-control group has erected a billboard calling on the small northeastern Pennsylvania borough of Gilberton to fire its police chief, who's been suspended for allegedly using department weapons and ammunition without permission. Chief Mark ...

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