List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The flu has claimed 100 lives in the U.S. this season

01.12.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The CDC says influenza is now widespread in 46 states--nearly four times more states compared to last year. In Pennsylvania, the disease has claimed the lives of 18 people, including a 21-year-old body builder. New York has reported the first...

Pennsylvania can keep its congressional map

01.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

The ruling by a federal judicial panel turns back an argument from a group of Democratic voters who contended that it should be thrown out because the state lawmakers who created the map in 2011 gerrymandered to help Republicans.

PA's decalration to fight opiods includes a new facility

01.11.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Tom Wolf says the state's progress will be monitored at the Opiod Operational Command Center. The CDC says Pennsylvania has the nation's highest 4th overdose rate.

The warm up spikes concern for ice jams

01.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

While most of us will be enjoying the warmer temperatures today, they don't come without some concerns across our listening area. Mike Ponticello, Broome County emergency services director says the sharp increase in temps, instead of a steady...

PA's DOC has reduced medical costs for inmates by $14.5 million

01.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

State Department of Corrections officials say the spending drop has occurred over the past two years - while maintaining or improving care. The DOC estimates an additional $20.5 million in savings over the next two years. Inmate health care...

Pennsylvania reports 12 new flu deaths

01.10.18 | Terry Diener

The overall number of influenza cases continued a surge that began in late December.  During the week ending January 6th, the number of flu cases rose by about 1,500, bringing the total to about 4,500. Those cases represent lab-confirmed...

Prosecutors will not seek death penalty for man charged in a PA house fire that killed 3 children

01.09.18 | Bill Price

27-year-old Preston Bonnett of Wilkes-Barre is accused of setting the fire at the home in Laflin in October. Killed in the blaze were 7-year-old Ezekiel Major, his 12-year-old brother Devon, and 16-year-old Erik Dupree. Prosecutors in Luzerne...

Judge overturns some convictions for one judge in PA's 'kids for cash' scandal

01.09.18 | Bob Price

Three of the convictions against 67-year old Mark Ciavarella have been tossed out. This means the corrupt judge could get a new trial for wrongfully sending hundreds of juveniles to prison for personal gain. Ciavarella is serving his sentence...

PA plans to roll out its controversial medical pot program soon

01.08.18 | Bob Price

The roll out comes as the nation's attorney general, Jeff Sessions roll backs an Obama-era hands-off approach to marijuana-friendly states. While Governor Tom Wolf is vowing to protect new medical marijuana patients, it's unclear how the...

Experts says the PA teacher shortage is only going to get worse

01.08.18 | Terry Diener

A spokesman for the state education association says there is evidence that a teacher shortage may be rapidly approaching, and the problem is two-fold. Pennsylvania will soon be hit with a wave of retirements, and there are fewer college...

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