List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Gov. Wolf heads to Puerto Rico

08.29.18 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is headed to Puerto Rico today to see first hand the damage done from last year's hurricane. He's also there to develop cultural and business ties. Pennsylvania is home to more than 350-thousand Puerto Ricans...

Pittsburgh's daily newspaper stops daily printing

08.29.18 | Terry Diener

Pittsburgh will hold the distinction of being the largest city in the U.S. without a daily print newspaper after the city's Post-Gazette informed readers it will cut its production schedule from seven days a week to five beginning...

Rhetoric heats up in the PA governor's race

08.28.18 | Brandon Dickson

After Governor Tom Wolf announced he would only debate Republican challenger Scott Wagner once before the November 6th election, with no explanation as to why, Wagner is criticizing the incumbent governor. Wagner said Monday Wolf is hoping to...

Judge will sentence former Pennsylvania treasurer Rob McCord today

08.28.18 | Brandon Dickson

In Hariisburg today, the one-time Democratic candidate for governor, will learn whether he has a date with a federal prison cell. How much credit McCord will get for aiding federal investigators in the failed 2017 bribery prosecution of an...

PA prisons undergoing security overhaul after recent safety issues

08.23.18 | Brandon Dickson

This, after 18 staff members were taken to the hospital for exposure to a synthetic form of marijuana at three prisons earlier this month. Violence toward staff is also of concern.  Tabb Bickell with the corrections department believes...

Penn State football fans will see more police during games this season

08.23.18 | Terry Diener

Officials say it’s part of the University’s ongoing efforts to review and implement best practices related to the safety of the game day experience. Starting with the Nittany Lions’ home opener against Appalachian State on...

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...

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