List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Teen from Clearfield, PA Among 7 Dead In Military Accident

03.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the young marines that was killed in Nevada this week was from Clearfield, Pennsylvania. The family of Private First Class Josh Martino met with the marine corps Wednesday to plan funeral arrangements. Martino, 19, was a decorated marine who ...

Gas Industry Makes Peace With Environmentalists In PA

03.21.13 |

Some of the nation's biggest oil and gas companies made peace with environmentalists Wednesday in Pennsylvania, agreeing to tough new standards for fracking that could lead to a major expansion of drilling across the northeast. Drilling and ...

PA Professors Have A Contract

03.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The board that oversees Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities gave the green light Wednesday to new contracts for thousands of faculty members and hundreds of sports coaches. The State System of Higher Education board of governors ratified the ...

Tom Corbett's Salary Is Highest Of Governors In The Nation

03.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A California state survey has found that the Pennsylvania governor's salary of $183,000 was the nation's highest in 2012, although a spokesman for Governor Tom Corbett points out that he doesn't accept the entire salary. The Los Angeles Times ...

You May Soon Be Able To Register To Vote Online In PA

03.20.13 |

A bill to allow Pennsylvanians to register online to vote has the unanimous approval of a key legislative committee. The Senate State Government Committee approved the bill Tuesday and sent it to the full chamber. The Pennsylvania Department of ...

PA House Approves Bill Banning "Triple Dipping"

03.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch, FL News Team

The Pennsylvania House is trying to end so-called "triple dipping" where retirees come back to work and then leave to collect unemployment benefits. State lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday to send the Senate a bill that would prohibit jobless ...

PA Pastor Runs For Governor

03.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A minister with no previous political experience is the newest Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Governor in 2014. Max Myers held a news conference Monday at the state Capitol as part of a three-day tour to publicize his candidacy. Myers is a ...

Winter Storm Hones In On NY, PA

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The first day of spring is Wednesday. Before we usher it in though, another snowstorm is on its way. It'll start this afternoon, mostly as sleet and freezing rain. Utica, New York could see 12 inches of snow; 6 to 8 inches of snow is due for ...

Environmentalists In PA Want Changes In Shale Drilling Industry

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania environmental officials want drillers to use waste water from coal mining to extract gas from the marcellus shale region. Every day, 300 million gallons of polluted mine water enters Pennsylvania streams and rivers, turning many into ...

Changes Coming For Public School Students In PA

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

As expected, the Pennsylvania Board of Education has adopted a more rigorous curriculum known nationally as the Common Core Standards. The board also voted to require students to pass the Keystone Exams before they graduate from high school. The ...

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