List by Category: Pennsylvania News

California Group Sues PA over Dog Kennel Laws

08.15.14 |

Animal-rights activists claim that a Pennsylvania state regulation that allows commercial breeding kennels to keep nursing mothers and puppies in mesh-floor cages is illegal and hazardous for the animals. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, a ...

PA Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Wolf Picks up Key Endorsement

08.14.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Tom Wolf is on a roll in his bid to be the next governor of Pennsylvania. The Wolf-Stack team picked up an important endorsement Wednesday as the Pennsylvania chapter of the fraternal order of police voted to back the democratic ticket. Governor ...

68th Little League World Series Kicks off Today

08.14.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Baseball's youth take center stage today in Williamsport, Pennsylvania with the start of the Little League World Series. Eight teams from around he world are competing in the international bracket. The U.S. teams are from Illinois, Washington, ...

7-hospital Network In PA Bans Smoking On Grounds

08.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The seven-hospital Allegheny Health Network will ban smoking and all other tobacco use anywhere on property it owns starting January 1st. Two of the network's hospitals, Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Hills and Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, ...

Tom Corbett Advisor Ron Tomalis Quits

08.13.14 |

An embattled education aide to Republican Governor Tom Corbett resigned on Tuesday. Former Education Secretary Ron Tomalis, who remained on the payroll for 15 months at the same $139,000-a-year salary, will leave his post on August 26th.  ...

Senator Bob Casey Heads Up Caregiver Bill

08.12.14 | Terry Diener

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania plans to introduce a bill that would lead to the creation of federal guidelines for training volunteers who help social services agencies. Casey outlined the bill after a hearing in Lackawanna County on the ...

68th Little Legue World Series Kicks off Thursday

08.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

As players arrived over the last several days, their temperatures were taken before they got off the bus. Little League implemented the precautionary measure after a measles outbreak several years ago. Official activities get under way Wednesday ...

PA Not so Business Friendly

08.11.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A survey of more than 12,000 small business owners by a California nonprofit gave Pennsylvania some of the worst grades in the country in business friendliness. the Keystone state earned a D in overall friendliness to small businesses, placing it ...

Pennsylvania Air Quality Improves

08.11.14 | Terry Diener

The state Department of Environmental Protection has labeled just four days so far this year as air quality alert days -- compared to 28 last year and 75 the year before. A spokeswoman with the DEP says ozone is primarily the cause for air quality ...

Corbett, NCAA Request More Time In Sex-Abuse Settlement

08.08.14 | Terry Diener

Lawyers for the NCAA, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and others involved in a lawsuit about the Penn State penalties over child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky are asking a judge to give them a month to work on a possible ...

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