List by Category: Pennsylvania News

It's time to vote New York & Pennsylvania

05.16.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Today is school budget day in New York and Primary Day in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania voters are choosing candidates to fill openings on state courts.   New York voters are casting ballots to decide their local school spending plans and the...

While tick-borne infections spike in Pennsylvania, doctors disagree over treatments

05.15.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Cases of Lyme disease in the Keystone State have triples tripled over the last five years. The two leaders in treatment, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, agree that antibiotics...

A slew of local colleges and universities held their commencement exercises over the weekend

05.15.17 | Bob Price

At Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York on Sunda, former president Bill Clinton delivered a speech that centered on social justice, service and inclusion.Meanwhile, 6,500 Syracuse University students donned their caps and gowns...

Tomorrow is Primary Day in Pennsylvania

05.15.17 | Bob Price

Republicans and Democrats will choose their nominees for statewide courts and school boards. There are several competitive races for superior court as well as commonwealth court.Also tomorrow, voters in New York will be going to the polls for...

Convicted cop killer Eric Frein has started his death sentence appeal process

05.12.17 | Bill Price

Defense attorneys say emotional testimony by a Pennsylvania state trooper's widow was unfair to the sniper who killed that officer and wounded another.  The lawyers claim the death penalty the sniper faces should be overturned. The motion...

Many PA homeowners have unsafe levels of radon in their drinking water

05.12.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

In addition to radon gas, a new U.S. Geological survey study has found high levels of radon in some Pennsylvania water wells.  Nearly 40% of homes in the Keystone State have indoor radon levels. The chemical typically enters a house through...

PA's ag secretary is criticizing the state's $32.2 billion budget proposal

05.11.17 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's spending plan continues to be debated in Harrisburg. Agricultural Secretary Russell Redding warns that more than $2 million in cuts to the agriculture industry could threaten the agency's ability to safeguard public health...

Penn State's president says the Beta Theta Pi fraternity will never be allowed back on campus

05.11.17 | Bob Price

University President Eric Barron insists the organization involved in a deadly hazing incident back in February will never again operate at Penn Sate. 18 Members of the Beta Theta Pi house have been charged with manslaughter for the death of 19...

The PA Civil Service Commission says it'll get rid of the criminal conviction question from job applications

05.10.17 | Bob Price

The move, effective on July 1st, follows the "fair chance" hiring policy adopted by Governor Tom Wolf. He says the change allows job-seekers to be judged on their skills not just their criminal history. Civil service jobs make up 70% of...

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns in the classroom?

05.10.17 | Terry Diener

Those opposed to that idea rallied yesterday in Harrisburg. House Bill 224 would amend the Public School Code to provide civil immunity. Bus drivers and crossing guards would have to complete a training program developed by the state Health...

12...51525354555657585960 ... 115116