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PA is asking for input on a plan to boost its solar energy development

07.11.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection is asking for public review and comments on a draft plan of 15 recommended strategies that could increase in-state solar energy development to supply 10% of electricity in the state by...

PA's AG is checking into fast-food franchise 'no-poach' agreements

07.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

Josh Shapiro asked eight fast-food companies to disclose "no-poach" agreements that he said make it difficult for low-wage workers to move from one job to another. The letter was sent to Arby's, Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts, Five Guys, Little...

'Heads-up' if you're travelin' around Harrisburg today

07.10.18 | Bill Price

Police will be cracking down on aggressive and distracted driving in the capital city today. The goal of the one-day blitz is to reduce the number of crashes in Harrisburg. State police say so far this year, they've investigated 220 crashes in...

Judge schedules next hearing in the case against former Penn State frat members

07.09.18 | Brandon Dickson

The case's fourth multi-day preliminary hearing has been set for later this month.  The first sentencing also is on the horizon. 25 members of shuttered Beta Theta Pi face charges related to the February 2017 death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza.

Gov. Wolf signs into law legislation to boost pediatric cancer research in PA

07.09.18 | Terry Diener

The law gives Pennsylvanians the option to make a five dollar donation for pediatric cancer research when electronically renewing a drivers's license, registration, or state ID. During the just-recessed legislative session, the bill’s...

The GOP nominee for PA governor kicks off town hall events this week

07.06.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

When it comes to the issues, the candidates are showing the biggest differences on healthcare, business regulations, and funds for education. Scott Wagner vows to eliminate school taxes on homes. His running mate for lieutenant governor, Jeff...

Fans of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood can now complete a tour of the places that inspired the TV-show

07.06.18 | Terry Diener

The suggested itinerary for the Pennsylvania Tourism Office's new Fred Rogers Trail starts in Latrobe where Rogers was born. Stops include the historical society, Rogers’ childhood church, and the bell at the site of his elementary...

Erie-area doctor pleads guilty to carrying an unlicensed pistol in DC

07.05.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

44-Year-old Bryan Moles was first arrested in may of last year when police discovered a semi-automatic pistol, an AR-15-style rifle, and ammunition in his car parked at the Trump International Hotel. The Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty this...

College students could see a change to how PA-owned universities set tuition

07.05.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Tuition is currently agreed on by the Board of Governors with the same rate charged at all 14 Pennsylvania-owned universities. Under a new plan, university presidents would be given the option to set prices at each school within parameters...

Gov. Wolf and Sen. Casey call for details about immigrant kids

07.04.18 | Terry Diener

Wolf and Casey, both Democrats, put those and other questions into a letter sent Tuesday morning to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary. The governor and U.S. senator say they oppose the practice of detaining families of asylum-seekers and...

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