List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pottsville, Pennsylvania Children Died of Smoke Inhalation

05.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Officials say the four children killed in a Mother's Day fire in Pennsylvania died of smoke inhalation. The Schuylkill County Coroner's office told the Reading Eagle Tuesday that the young victims died of carbon monoxide poisoning due to the smoke. ...

Voting Day In New York and Pennsylvania

05.21.13 |

Two important votes are taking place today. It's Primary day in Pennsylvania and School Budget day in New York. These are two huge votes in both states.  In Pennsylvania, voters will be deciding party reps for the fall election in local and ...

Corbett Lawyers Appeal On Behalf Of Penn State Over NCAA Fine

05.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

It's not just Penn State that's suffering from the NCAA fines levied through the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Governor Tom Corbett's lawyers argued Monday the little guys are hurting too: vendors and makers of Penn State memorabilia, the football team's ...

Voting Day Is Tuesday In NY & PA

05.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Tomorrow is Primary Day in Pennsylvania and School Budget Day in New York. There are two huge votes in both states.  In Pennsylvania, voters will be deciding party reps for the fall election in local and county-wide races.  Remember, this ...

U.S. Postal Service Creates Stamps Remembering The Battle of Gettysburg

05.20.13 |

The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a special stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. A ceremony to unveil the stamp will be held at Gettysburg National Military Park this Thursday, the same day that the postal service ...

Obama Administration Says All Natural Gas Drilling Companies Must Disclose Chemicals

05.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Obama administration said Thursday it will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The new "fracking" rule replaces a draft proposed last year ...

George Leader Remembered By Every Living PA Governor

05.17.13 |

All of former Pennsylvania Gov. George Leader's living predecessors were among the nearly 500 mourners at his funeral Thursday as friends and family members remembered him as an innovative, energetic and compassionate leader. Gov. Tom Corbett and ...

Corbett Pays Companies To Switch Fleet Vehicles To Natural Gas

05.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett on Thursday awarded more than $6.7 million in Act 13 funding to 18 companies and organizations making the switch to natural gas for their heavy-duty fleet vehicles. Act 13 of 2012 was the single biggest step in modernizing the ...

Mother Who Lost Family In Pottsville, PA Fire Speaks Out

05.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The mother in Pottsville, Pennsylvania that lost her 30 year old husband, her 4 children and her younger sister in a fire on Mother's Day is speaking for the first time. She told WNEP TV "I have my family, but not my kids. Not my husband of 13 ...

George Leader Laid To Rest

05.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A memorial service is planned today in Hershey for former Pennsylvania Governor George Leader. The service is at the Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey at 10:30am. Leader was 95 when he died a week ago following a brief illness at the Country ...

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