List by Category�: Pennsylvania News

Experts predict a rough flu season

10.10.19 | Brandon Dickson

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine insists the flu is not an illness to take lightly. Levine recommends protect yourself by getting the flu shot. The health secretary says if you're sick, stay home from work and school mand...

PA's Eugene DePasquale says millions in state aid will go to fire departments

10.09.19 | Brandon Dickson

Sixty million dollars in state aid will go to almost 2,000 volunteer fire departments throughout the commonwealth. The auditor general watchdog says too many fire departments in the state rely on fundraising to stay in business. DePasquale says...

A PA state senator seeks lawmakers to support bill to ban safe injection sites

10.09.19 | Terry Diener

Democratic state Senator Anthony Williams of Philadelphia has put forward the measure. A federal court said in a ruling last week that a plan by a Philadelphia nonprofit to develop a safe injection site, where individuals can go to consume...

Concerns in the commonwealth over child safety

10.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

Three infants have died from a waterborne infection in the nicu at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Eight babies overall have been exposed to pseudomonas infection, four have been treated and recovered, one is still receiving antibiotics...

The Keystone State raises awareness about newborn screenings

10.07.19 | Brandon Dickson

In Pennsylvania, it's mandatory for babies get screened for ten conditions, but health officials are encouraging parents to always ask about 27 others. Penn State Health Doctor Patricia Gordon says some conditions not yet tested for can lead to...

Crashed plane remains in Susquehanna River

10.07.19 | Brandon Dickson

The single-engine aircraft went down Friday evening. The plane was heading from New York to Harrisburg International Airport when it missed the runway and had to land in the Susquehanna River. The man and woman aboard were able to get out and...

A dire diagnosis for dairy farmers

10.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

This week, U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said that smaller dairy farms are probably all going to go out of business. Bob Myers, who owns Buck Hill Farms near Muncy, Pennsylvania, says the comment comes as no surprise.   Secretary Perdue...

Prayer returns to the Pennsylvania State House

10.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

Speaker Mike Turzai announced Thursday that intercessions will be back at the lower chamber and be delivered before session begins. That move comes more than a month after a federal court ruled that prohibiting non-believers from giving an open...

Deadline to register to vote in November election is fast approaching

10.03.19 | Terry Diener

While it's an off-year for high-profile races, Pennsylvanians will be deciding a major ballot measure. If eligible voters don’t register by October 7, they won’t be able to weigh in on a contentious amendment that would essentially...

A U.S. judge has ruled that injection sites don't violate federal drug laws

10.03.19 | Brandon Dickson

The ruling Wednesday could clear the way for Philadelphia to open what would be the nation's first legally sanctioned site where people could inject drugs and have medical help nearby if they overdose. Seattle, New York, and San Francisco are...

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