List by Category: Pennsylvania News

More older Pennsylvanians are being hospitalized for heroin overdoses

09.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

According to a report from the commonwealth's Healthcare Cost Containment Council the increase in heroin hospitalizations among adults 55 and older is offset by a decrease in pain medication overdose hospitalizations. Heroin overdose...

PA officials say "Florence" should serve as a reminder to be prepared for any disaster

09.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

PennDOT spokeswoman Fritzi Schreffler says pre-planning is vital, because we can loose power for many reasons. You can access emergency kits and plans by visiting    

Recent find reveals what PA lawmakers were up to in the late 18th Century

09.12.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

A recently returned book containing minutes from the commonwealth's  General Assembly helps paint the picture. In 1779 Pennsylvania lawmakers addressed giving pensions for military widows, getting supplies for the Continental Army, and...

Bucknell Univ. will consider rescinding an honorary degree given to Les Moonves

09.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

The longtime CBS CEO stepped down Sunday night amid new sexual misconduct allegations. Concerning what's next for the executive, the CBS Board of Directors will need to determine if the Bucknell University alumnus can be fired for "cause." If...

Remembering 9/11 in Broome County, NY and PA

09.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

A flag for each American that lost their life on 9/11, 2,996 of them to be exact, has been planted outside the United Way in Broome County, New York. Also, more than 40 cyclists biked 147 miles over three days to honor Pennsylvania first...

Today President Trump will visit Flight 93 Memorial and new Tower of Voices

09.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

President Trump will visit the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania today on this 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. First Lady Melania Trump is joining the president at the ceremony. Architect Paul Murdoch says...

"Tower of Voices" honors passengers and crew killed aboard Flight 93

09.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

As we approach the 17th anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks of 9/11, a tower that honors the passengers and crew killed aboard Flight 93 is now in place in the rual Pennsylvania field where the hijacked plane crashed. Former...

It's back to normal at PA state prisons

09.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

Normal routines are expected at Pennsylvania state prisons after a week-and-a-half lockdown because staff fell ill from what's believed were synthetic drugs. Shirley Moore Smeal with the Department of Corrections, says prisons will use drone...

Keystone State firefighters answer the call to fight flames out west

09.07.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Pennsylvania Wildland Fire Crew's eighth group of 20 firemen gathered in Dauphin County last night and is flying out this morning. Matt Reed with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, the resources out west are "sapped." He adds the crews...

PA is taking part in a study to drop inmate return rate to state prisons

09.07.18 | Terry Diener

Researchers with the Safe Streets and Second Chances initiative will create reentry plans with inmates while they’re still incarcerated. State data shows over half of Pennsylvania's state prisoners end up back behind bars within five...

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