List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A Pike Co. PA doc faces prison time after illegal opioid prescription conviction

06.06.18 | Bob Price

Patients getting the phony prescriptions included a pregnant woman who gave birth to an opioid-dependent baby and a Honesdale woman who died. The 53 year-old Milford man was convicted following a five-week trial, during which time 19 former...

2 PA bills address school food waste and food insecurity

06.05.18 | Terry Diener

One bill written by Rep. Pam Snyder would urge the federal government to alter its 2012 guidelines and give students the opportunity to make their own food and beverage choices. The other bill would create a "Shared Table" initiative in each...

The Philadelphia Eagles aren't welcome at the White House

06.05.18 | Sarah Harnisch

President Trump took back the invitation for the Super Bowl champions to celebrate with a White House ceremony. Trump said the Eagles disagree with his belief in standing for the National Anthem. The event was scheduled for today. Eagles...

Tower at Flight 93 memorial to open by 9/11 anniversary

06.04.18 | Bob Price

The final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial is underway and on track to open on the 17th anniversary of plane's crash into a Pennsylvania field on 9/11. United Flight 93 was en route from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco on Sept. 11...

Lawmakers respond to Scott Wagner's resignation

06.04.18 | Bob Price

Senate Republican spokeswoman Jennifer Kocher applauded Scott Wagner's decision to step down from the state Senate. "We thought the decision by Senator Wagner was laudable," said Kocher. In a statement, the Republican gubernatorial candidate...

Former priest to stand trial for alleged sexual abuse in Jefferson County

06.01.18 | Bob Price

A former Catholic priest in the Diocese of Erie will stand trial after he waived his preliminary hearing Thursday in Jefferson County. Father David Poulson, 64, of Oil City, is accused of sexually abusing two young boys over a period...

1 peacock found dead, 3 more missing from zoo

06.01.18 | Bob Price

A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Zoo says one of four peacocks that escaped from the zoo has been found dead on a highway. Dana Lombardo says the animal was found Thursday on Interstate 76 and likely had been hit by a car. Zoo staffers are...

Sports betting in PA moves to the express lane

05.31.18 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has passed the first set of temporary regulations to bring the business to life. The actions taken, by themselves, don't mean that someone can place a legal bet in Pennsylvania. But they are a needed first...

PA's Scott Wagner says he's resigning from his Senate seat

05.31.18 | Brandon Dickson

Senator Scott Wagner says he'll leave Monday, so he can focus his attention on the governor's race. The Republican submitted his resignation letter Wednesday to Senate President Joe Scarnati.

Flight 93 Memorial's 'Tower of Voices' will set reflective tone

05.30.18 | Terry Diener

The 93-foot-tall tower of voices is the final project for the memorial, which was established a few months after the 9/11 attacks. 33 passengers and seven crew died aboard United Airlines Flight 93 in 2001 after four hijackers took control of...

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