List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Clarification: PA is not under a 'state of emergency'

03.14.17 | Bob Price

The commonwealth of Pennsylvania is not under a state of emergency.  Rather, Gov. Wolf declared and signed a signed a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency in anticipation of today's significant winter snowstorm.  Included in that: reduced ...

A PA fire chief is telling people today to get rid of their hover-boards

03.14.17 | Bob Price

Harrisburg Chief Brian Enterline says one of those toys caused the fire that killed a three-year-old girl over the weekend.   Neighbors in that Harrisburg neighborhood still can't believe it.The Consumer Product Safety Commission says this is ...

Penn State students are reacting today to the guilty pleas by two players in the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal

03.14.17 | Bob Price

Most students are ready to move forward.On Monday, Penn State's former vice president and athletic director both pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges.          Former Penn State President Graham ...

Snow-plow operators are 'busy as beavers' keeping the streets and roads clear

03.14.17 | Bob Price

Even with the amount of snow we're getting, many utility officials are not anticipating the sort of power outages that we saw last week from the wind-storm. But that's not the case in northeastern Pennsylvania which is under a blizzard ...

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has released final results of its 2016-17 deer harvest

03.14.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Keystone State’s buck harvest increased 9% with the overall deer harvest up 6%. Nearly half of the 333,000 harvested deer were antlered deer.   Bow hunters accounted for nearly a third of the deer harvest. The overall deer season ...

A PA state senator hopes to crack down on drug abuse by making it harder for addicts to gain access to opioids

03.13.17 | Terry Diener

Senator Richard Alloway is working on Senate Bill 299.  Paper prescriptions for opioids could soon be a thing of the past if his bill becomes law.  He hopes to make it tougher for those addicted to doctor shop or forge prescriptions. ...

Prepping For Tuesday’s Winter Storm

03.13.17 | Bob Price

The parking lot at the Shoprite in Mount Pocono was full, inside, the store was packed. Crowded deli counters, shopping carts filled up and long lines at the registers. People prepping for the Nor`Easter expected to hit our region early Tuesday. ...

JC Penney plans to close nearly 150 stores because of poor sales

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania stores could take a huge hit. As many of six of the state's 34 Penney's department stores are at risk.   The chain hasn't released a list of which stores it will close yet. Big box stores like JC Penney, Kmart, Sears and Macy's ...

Jury selection continues today in the trial of accused cop killer Eric Frein in PA

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Two out of three of the jurors questioned so far in Chester County say they're familiar with the case, even though the crime happened 100 miles away in Pike County.   District Attorney Ray Tonkin says he's looking forward "selecting a fair ...

The death penalty trial of Eric Frein is underway today in Chester County, PA

03.09.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Due to media publicity, the jurors are being selected from the suburbs of Philadelphia.   It could take weeks for a jury to be picked from a pool of nearly 1,200 people. Once jurors are chosen, they will be bused to Pike County for the trial, ...

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