List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The PA Senate is advanced legislation that would allow certain school teachers to carry firearms in the classroom

04.20.17 | Sarah Harnisch

State Senator Don White says many educators are expressing support for his bill. But opponents argue guns in school would do more harm than good.Senate Bill 383 would allow school personnel access to guns if they have authorization from the ...

The sentencing phase of Erik Frein's murder trial is underway in Pike County, PA

04.20.17 | Bob Price

The cop-killer's capital murder case is nearly over. Yesterday it took a jury just four hours to convict Frein of 1st degree murder for the ambush-slayings of two state troopers in the Poconos. Pike County's District Atttorney Ray Tonkin says ...

U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson of PA is concerned the president's 'Buy American - Hire American' directive will hurt the dairy industry

04.19.17 | Bob Price

Glenn Thompson says, "on most farms, there are not a lot of Americans who want to do that work today."The congressman insists protections need to be in place to help farmers who rely so much on migrant labor.Agriculture is the number one industry ...

Closing arguments underway in the murder trial of accused cop killer Eric Frein in Pike County, PA

04.19.17 | Bob Price

Local prosecutor Ray Tonkin says after they sum up, "the jurors will have a chance to make their decision."Defense lawyers rested their case yesterday without calling a single witness. They shocked reporters, too, when they said their client ...

The nationwide manhunt for the man who posted a murder on Facebook ends in Erie

04.18.17 | Terry Diener

The man police say posted a video of himself on Facebook killing an elderly man,  shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit by Pennsylvania State Police today.Steve Stephens was accused of shooting seventy-four year old Robert Godwin Sr. ...

A significant marriage ruling has been made in Pennsylvania

04.18.17 |

The state appeals court says a same-sex couple had a legitimate common-law marriage decades before homosexual marriage became legal in Pennsylvania. The decision means the surviving partner of a man who died decades ago has the same legal rights ...

A new Penn State study reveals women are more represented in the healthcare field in PA than any other industry

04.17.17 | Terry Diener

Women make up about 88% of the state's health care support workers.   Women in most health care professions also tend to earn closer to the same amount as men in their fields.  Support workers earn more than 80 cents for every ...

The murder trial of Eric Frein continues today in Milford, PA

04.17.17 | Bob Price

Trooper Alex Douglass, who survived the ambush at the State Police barracks, may testify. Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin will rest his case this week. Eric Frein's attorneys do not plan to call the 33-year-old to the stand. Frein faces ...

Today is the deadline to register to vote in PA if you want to take part in the May 17th Primary Election

04.17.17 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania primary elections next month feature a number of contests for school boards and county and municipal government, as well as a handful of appeals court races. Public interest may not be what it was last year, when Pennsylvania was a ...

The Pittsburgh Steelers are mourning the loss of their longtime owner

04.14.17 | Bob Price

Pittsburgh Steelers Owner Dan Rooney has died at the age of 84.   His father, Art, founded the team in the early 1930s. Dan Rooney succeeded him as president in 1975.   Under Rooney's guidance, the Steelers won six super bowls, the ...

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