List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA's GOP gubernatorial primary campaign spending passes $20 million

05.10.18 | Bill Price

Reports filed this week with the state elections office show Scott Wagner spent five-million dollars in April. The other two GOP candidates Paul Mango and Laura Ellsworth topped seven-million last month. Wagner's total spending is over...

Authorities charge Erie area Catholic priest with multiple child sex crimes

05.09.18 | Bill Price

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced felony charges Tuesday against 64-year-old David Poulson of Oil City saying he assaulted two boys over the course of many years. The attorney general's office says one of the victims was...

Officials anticipate large voter turnout for Tuesday's PA primary election

05.09.18 | Brandon Dickson

Nearly 30% of the registered Republicans voters turned out during their last contested off-year primary for governor in 2010. Some pollsters suggest a 40% turnout for the party is reasonable, with more than one-million Republicans casting ballots.

Pennsylvania school funding lawsuit survives again

05.08.18 | Bob Price

A Pennsylvania school funding lawsuit survived another challenge after a state court rejected Gov. Tom Wolf's and lawmakers' attempts to toss it. Seven parents and six school districts, including Panther Valley School District in Carbon and...

Gov. Wolf unveils $1.5M grant program to reduce gun violence

05.08.18 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a $1.5 million grant program aimed at reducing gun violence around the state. Wolf unveiled the Gun Violence Reduction Initiative in Philadelphia on Tuesday at the Carl Moore Center. It's a...

PA's absentee ballot deadline is last approaching for the May primary

05.07.18 | Terry Diener

The deadline for applying for absentee ballots is tomorrow, May 8th. Voters who will be away on business or vacation or for other reasons on May 15th are eligible to apply for and receive absentee ballots, as are those who are ill or...

Penn State is giving President Eric Barron 3 more years at the helm

05.07.18 | Terry Diener

The Penn State board has voted to extend Baron's contract on existing terms through 2022. That supplants a contract that was scheduled to end in June 2019. Barron.who became president in 2014, will be eligible for annual reviews to determine if...

PA-based Utz is recalling some of its tortilla chips

05.04.18 | Brandon Dickson

Utz has announced the voluntary recall of some of its Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz and Weis brand tortilla chip products because they may contain milk.

Detective disputes notion Piazza tripped over sorority members before fatal fall

05.04.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The State College police detective says he believes Tim Piazza fell down a flight of stairs at the frat house solely due to heavy drinking. This marks the third hearing for former Beta Theta Pi students at the school following the death of the...

PA's House majority leader presses for 3rd-party residents to vote in primaries

05.03.18 | Brandon Dickson

Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Dave Reed also seeks to change the way the redistricting process is done, and put term limits on house committee chairmanships. Reed sent a memo Wednesday to legislative colleagues seeking support for his...

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