List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PENNDOT, StateFarm Collaborate to Offer Motorists Safety Patrols

09.11.14 | Terry Diener

PennDOT officials have announced a three-year deal with State Farm to sponsor the agency's roving safety patrol. It offers motorists free assistance on select roads in the state. Officials did not give a specific amount on how much State Farm would ...

The State Museum of Pennsylvania to Offer "Homeschool Day"

09.11.14 |

The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s is offering its first “HomeSchool Day” in 2 weeks. They'll offer a backstage pass to history, archaeology, paleontology and fine arts. The event, tailored for families that teach in a home ...

Study to Show How Water Labs Analyze Drill Water

09.10.14 | Terry Diener

State environmental regulators will participate in a gas industry-funded study aimed at developing standards for testing groundwater near drilling sites for the presence of methane.  The study will examine how a dozen laboratories — ...

Critics Question Corbett's Motives for Common Core Crackdown

09.10.14 |

Corbett called on the state board of education to hold the hearings on the year-old Pennsylvania Core standards for grades k through 12. His policy chief is playing down the political implications... saying it's a final review to clear up any ...

PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane Warns of IRS Scam

09.09.14 |

Victims of the IRS scam are told that they are entitled to large refunds or that they owe money and must pay the IRS immediately. The IRS always sends written notification of any tax due by mail and never asks for credit card, debit card or prepaid ...

PA Booard of Ed. Calls for Review of Common Core Standards

09.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  Governor Tom Corbett released a statement Monday saying the board will host a meeting this week to set up statewide hearings to publicly review the content of the common core education standards. He says Common Core is overly influenced by ...

Police ID Driver In Bradford County Crash That Took The Life Of A 7 Year Old

09.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Police have identified the pickup truck driver involved in a crash that killed a 7-year-old boy riding in a cart in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Police say driver David Edwards was likely blinded by the sun when he hit a bicycle and attached cart ...

PA's Electric Voting System Under Fire

09.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania voters have cast ballots electronically for years, but a voter-rights group plans to argue before the state's highest court that the most widely used voting system violates state law. At issue in Wednesday's Supreme Court hearing in ...

New Sandusky Accuser

09.05.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A new accuser has sued Jerry Sandusky, Penn State and a charity the former assistant coach founded, claiming he was sexually abused about six years ago. The Centre Daily Times says the case was filed in Philadelphia last month by a Williamsport ...

PA Paying A Higher Price For Road Salt This Year

09.05.14 |

Road crews are getting ready for the stormy winter that the almanacs are forecasting for Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic states. Municipalities and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have locked in road salt supplies at a price ...

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