List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Christmas has come early for one family in northeastern PA

12.11.17 | Terry Diener

They lost their Northumberland County home in a fire last week. The firefighter, his wife and five year old daughter had no home for the holidays. WNEP reports that’s where Joe Miller, a total stranger, comes in. His mother passed away...

A major damage claim stemming from a runaway Army blimp in PA has been settled

12.08.17 | Terry Diener

PPL confirmed the settlement Thursday but said it could not provide details because of a confidentiality agreement. The electric utility's claim was among the 35 totaling $1.5 million the Army reported receiving after the aerostat broke loose...

PA education officials are reducing standardized testing days

12.07.17 | Bob Price

Governor Wolf says schools are spending too much time "teaching the test" and that's not the way education works. Starting next spring, standardized testing will be done over two weeks, not three, and the exams will be doled out later in the...

A dumping of snow is expected in towns south of Buffalo

12.07.17 | Bob Price

Today through early Friday, the south towns of Buffalo are expected to be covered with 12-18 inches of wind-blown snow. Those lake-effect snow bands off Lakes Erie and Ontario are starting to shift south.

A religious freedom case is brewing in the capital region of Pennsylvania

12.07.17 | Bob Price

A 20-year veteran of the Pennsylvania police force has been suspended for 10 days for going to church while he was on duty. Mark Hovan went to services twice in uniform at a Catholic church in Middletown, some 10 miles outside Harrisburg. Hovan...

The 'good Samaritan' homeless vet buys a home

12.06.17 | Brandon Dickson

Johnny Bobbitt Jr., the man who used his last $20 to buy gas for a stranded stranger, has just purchased a new home-- thanks to the generosity of those who heard of his generosity and responded to his random act of kindness. Bobbit announced on...

The lake effect machine cranks up today

12.06.17 | Bob Price

Snow-blowers will be working overtime as several inches of the white stuff fall near the Great Lakes. Expect blizzard-like conditions at times. A winter weather warning is in effect from seven tonight thru 7 o'clock Friday morning in ski...

The PA House could vote Wed. on a bill to ban late-term abortions

12.05.17 | Brandon Dickson

Tom Shaheen with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says the measure "would move the definition of prohibited late-term abortion in Pennsylvania from the current 24 weeks back to 20 weeks." Pro-life forces say the legislation recognizes the...

A college in Union County, PA is offering vaccines on campus after a meningitis health scare

12.05.17 | Bob Price

Two Bucknell University students in Lewisburg were sent to the hospital with meningitis. The students were diagnosed with the bacterial infection over Thanksgiving break. Both have since been released from the hospital.

The PA health department is out with new prescription guidelines for kids

12.04.17 | Bob Price

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says too many children are addicted to painkillers. Levine says opiods should only be prescribed for severe pain. State law forbids doctors from prescribing opiods for any longer than one week at a time.

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