List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Gov. Wolf creates commission to protect the LGBT community from discrimination

08.07.18 | Brandon Dickson

The executive order is a first of its kind in the nation. Pennsylvania is the only northeastern state without comprehensive anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBTQ people. The 40-person commission will focus on workplace harassment...

PA's DEP slaps the Sunoco pipeline with a $148K penalty

08.07.18 | Brandon Dickson

The fine is for violations during construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline in Berks, Chester, and Lebanon counties.  

Church leaders speak out as PA dioceses start release of clergy names accused of child abuse

08.02.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Harrisburg dioceses has released 71 names. Bishop Ronald Gainer says the Catholic church is making reasonable steps for safety amid this problem that impacts every aspect of society. The rest of the approximately 300 names of clergy will be...

A federal judge has blocked the release of 3-D printed gun blueprints

08.01.18 | Brandon Dickson

The judge's temporary restraining order was made after 8 attorneys general, including New York's and Pennsylvania's, filed a lawsuit seeking to block the blueprint's release calling them a safety risk. In June, a Texas-based gun rights...

Piazza family responds to sentencing of Penn State frat member in hazing death

08.01.18 | Brandon Dickson

The family of Timothy Piazza, that Penn State student who died in a fraternity hazing incident in 2017, is responding to the first-sentence handed out in the case. The family says the three-month house arrest sentence for 20-year-old Ryan Burke...

PA starts phase-in of dry leaf medical pot at dispensaries tomorrow

07.31.18 | Brandon Dickson

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the compound can be vaped, but smoking it "will not be allowed by Pennsylvania law." The dry leaf form of medical marijuana will be available at 16 locations. Next week, it'll expand to 28 dispensaries...

Today judge will sentence 1st Penn State frat member linked to pledge death

07.31.18 | Brandon Dickson

Today, a judge is scheduled to announce the punishment for Ryan Burke for four counts of hazing and five alcohol violations. The 21-year-old Scranton resident is among more than 20 members of the now-closed Beta Theta Pi to face criminal...

A prominent Bucknell alumnus embroiled in misconduct allegations

07.30.18 | Brandon Dickson

Reporter Tony Decople says today's scheduled gathering of the CBS board of directors comes after the release of a report noting six women claim CEO Les Moonves sexually harassed them. Bucknell has removed all references to Moonves from its...

Pennsylvania officials block a company's 3-D gun downloads in the commonwealth

07.30.18 | Brandon Dickson

Attorney General Josh Shapiro says, "once these untraceable guns are on our streets, we can never get them back." He says Texas-based Defense Distributed agreed to block Keystone State users after an emergency hearing Sunday night in federal...

The bathroom bill law stands again in Pennsylvania

07.27.18 | Sarah Harnisch

A major ruling last night has shocked pro-family groups across the state. For the second time, a federal appeals court has denied a request to hear a challenge to the Boyertown School District's policy allowing transgendered students to use...

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