List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Remembering 9/11 in Broome County, NY and PA

09.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

A flag for each American that lost their life on 9/11, 2,996 of them to be exact, has been planted outside the United Way in Broome County, New York. Also, more than 40 cyclists biked 147 miles over three days to honor Pennsylvania first...

Today President Trump will visit Flight 93 Memorial and new Tower of Voices

09.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

President Trump will visit the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania today on this 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. First Lady Melania Trump is joining the president at the ceremony. Architect Paul Murdoch says...

"Tower of Voices" honors passengers and crew killed aboard Flight 93

09.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

As we approach the 17th anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks of 9/11, a tower that honors the passengers and crew killed aboard Flight 93 is now in place in the rual Pennsylvania field where the hijacked plane crashed. Former...

It's back to normal at PA state prisons

09.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

Normal routines are expected at Pennsylvania state prisons after a week-and-a-half lockdown because staff fell ill from what's believed were synthetic drugs. Shirley Moore Smeal with the Department of Corrections, says prisons will use drone...

Keystone State firefighters answer the call to fight flames out west

09.07.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Pennsylvania Wildland Fire Crew's eighth group of 20 firemen gathered in Dauphin County last night and is flying out this morning. Matt Reed with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, the resources out west are "sapped." He adds the crews...

PA is taking part in a study to drop inmate return rate to state prisons

09.07.18 | Terry Diener

Researchers with the Safe Streets and Second Chances initiative will create reentry plans with inmates while they’re still incarcerated. State data shows over half of Pennsylvania's state prisoners end up back behind bars within five...

2 PA senators propose plan for trama-informed classroom management in schools

09.06.18 | Terry Diener

State Senators Pat Browne and Vincent Hughes have announced a proposal to create a “trauma-informed system of education.” The central plank of their proposal is a requirement that all teachers, school board members, and school...

The manhunt continues for the 27-year-old PA man who threatened President Trump

09.06.18 | Brandon Dickson

Shawn Christy has alluded police since June. But now, officers say he broke into a business in Luzerne County Tuesday night stealing money, food, and a shotgun.  They searched in nearby woods all Wednesday, but haven't been able to find...

PA's ACLU calls on the DOC to reinstate more inmate privileges

09.05.18 | Brandon Dickson

The ACLU of Pennsylvania is asking the state prison system to reinstate inmate mail and visitation privileges that have been suspended due to the recent illnesses and lockdown. Executive Director Reggie Shuford says the lockdown is "gravely...

Parents of Tim Piazza settle with former Penn State frat

09.05.18 | Brandon Dickson

The parents of a Penn State student who died after a night of hazing and drinking at the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity have settled with the frat's national organization. The amount has not been disclosed. Beta Theta Pi has also agreed to a 17-point...

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