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PennDOT issues interstate driving ban for certain trucks

12.02.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

PennDOT has enacted a 45 MPH speed limit restriction for interstates 80, 81, 84, 380 and 476. I-78, US-22, and State Route 33 are also impacted. Transportation officials banning commercial vehicle "empties" and double trailers on I-78 EB (I-81...

Pennsylvania has passed a "purple paint" law

12.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

The legislation will allow landowners to legally notify hunters and others that they’re trespassing by painting purple stripes on trees or posts. The law takes effect in 60 days.

New Pennsylvania grant program aims to tackle both hunger and environmental issues

11.29.19 | Terry Diener

Earlier this month, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration announced that it would begin accepting applications for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s new Food Recovery Infrastructure Grant Program, which will provide...

PA is changing statute of limitation rules for child sexual abuse

11.27.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Among the changes come complete elimination of the age at which a victim can bring criminal charges. Last year, a grand jury report exposed a history of abuse and cover ups in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. 301 Predator priests were...

Pennsylvania named #2 state for most dangerous winter driving

11.27.19 | Bill Price

The rankings are based on the average number of winter driving deaths in a Money Geek study. Pennsylvania averages 30 deaths a year. Michigan was #1 with 49. New York state ranked 3rd on the list of dangerous states for winter driving.

Expect to pay more for a "real" Christmas tree this year

11.26.19 | Bob Price

A national shortage of trees has led to higher prices. Richand Donnel with the National Christmas Tree Association knows of a grower in California who had to bring in trees from Wisconsin. The average cost for a real tree this year is $81. 82%...

PA's auditor general applauds Harrisburg S.D. for increased transparency

11.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is also pleased with the district's new fiscal responsibility. He says a proposal in Pennsylvania to establish a pilot tuition grant program for Harrisburg students to attend another school would lead to the...

The PA Senate passes bill to outlaw Downs syndrome abortions

11.21.19 | Brandon Dickson

The measure got the thumbs up from both Republican-controlled chambers and now heads to Governor Wolf's desk where it could be vetoed. Supporters say the bill protects a vulnerable population and carries exceptions for rape, incest, and the...

PA measure would require medical facilities to dispose of a fetus after a miscarriage or abortion

11.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

PA measure would require medical facilities to dispose of a fetus after a miscarriage or abortion. State House members are voicing a variety of views on the prospect of burial or cremation for the tiny infants. Representative Clint Owlett says...

Catholic dioceses in PA challenge recent state policy on adoption

11.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

3 Catholic dioceses in the Keystone State are now challenging a recent state policy that has essentially put them out of the adoption and foster care business. The diocese of Greensburg, near Pittsburgh, recently announced that its charities...

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