List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Court Rules Kindergarteners Have To Follow Attendance Rules

02.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

In Pennsylvania, you're not required by law to enroll your kids in public school until 1st grade. That's why it's odd that an appeals court Tuesday ruled in favor of a school that had penalized a Snyder county family with twin kindergartners that ...

Major P.A. Hospital Network To Study Marcellus Shale Drilling Health Affects

02.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania health company says it has gotten a $1 million grant to study possible health impacts of natural gas drilling on the Marcellus shale. Geisinger Health System says that the Degenstein Foundation had awarded the money to help ...

Car, Food, Cash Collected For Towanda Family That Lost 2 Year Old To Fire

02.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The town of Towanda is coming together to help a family of five that was devastated by a fire this past weekend. A car, food, clothing, and money has already been given to the Yoders, who lost their home, their vehicle, and their 2 year old son ...

Lake Erie To Be Feature On U.S. Mint's Next Quarter

02.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A famous military leader from Erie, Pennsylvania is getting his own coin, and Lake Erie will be featured beneath his feet. Oliver Hazard Perry, the commodore who led a historic victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the war of ...

Free Internet In PA If You're On The Turnpike

02.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There is now free wi-fi in all service plazas along the Pennsylvania turkpike. The Turnpike says "the wifi is available inside the building, and it's free, so as soon as you get to your device, turn it on, and accept the internet connection. There ...

Penn State Students Raise Record Number of Cash For Pediatric Cancer

02.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Student organizers of the annual Penn State dance marathon say they’ve raised $12.37 million for pediatric cancer research and care, shattering last year’s record by nearly $1.7 million. The Dance Marathon is billed as the largest ...

Federal Cash May Be Used To Repair PA's Roads And Bridges

02.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

President Obama is out with a new plan to fix 70-thousand of the nation's bad bridges. In Pennsylvania 1 in every 4 bridges in the state falls into that catagory. The state was well represented at a Congressional hearing this week. It's called the ...

You Won't Need A Photo ID To Vote In PA Elections In May

02.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's voter identification law won't be enforced in the state's May 21 primary. Lawyers in a pending lawsuit challenging the law's constitutionality agreed Thursday that voters will not be required to show photo ID at the polls as a ...

P.A. Last State On The Eastern Seaboard To Support Church's Rights To Fire Gays

02.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania sentiment is swinging in favor of the gay rights movement. A new poll released at a capitol news conference Wednesday shows 69 percent of Keystone state residents believe an employer shouldn't fire gay employees, and 62 percent want ...

PA Lawmakers Want To Keep NCAA Fines In The Keystone State

02.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill designed to ensure that $60 million dollars in N.C.A.A. fines levied against Penn State will stay in Pennsylvania is heading to the governor's desk. The House voted 194-2 to join the Senate in approving the measure. The N.C.A.A. imposed ...

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