List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania's Vote ID Law Goes Before the State Supreme Court Today

09.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There are just 54 days before Pennsylvanians decide who will be the next President, and as of right now, to vote, they'll have to carry a valid photo id in their pocket when they head to the ballot box. Today, the state Supreme Court will hear ...

Man Rollerblades From Buffalo To NY To Raise Cash For Cancer Research

09.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

It takes about seven hours to trek from Buffalo, New York to New York City-- except when the mode of transportation is a pair of rollerblades. In that case, the trip takes about 10 days. 25 year old Matt Schreiner made a pitt stop in Lackawanna and ...

The Bill Has Already Been Written To Ban Cell Phones While Driving In PA

09.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania lawmaker plans to introduce a bill this fall that constitute an all-out ban on all driving with cell phones. The bill would not ban hands free devices. The bill's sponsor is representative Joseph Markosek. He says "trying to get ...

Fall Could Be Warmer Then Usual, Too

09.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Summer 2012 was officially the third-hottest on record, and fall is gearing up to be steamier then usual, too. The National Climactic Data Center in North Carolina said 80 million americans suffered through 100 degree heat, and for the entire year ...

Fall Won't Be As Brilliant This Year Because of the Drought

09.10.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The hot, dry weather will hurt fall colors in New York and Pennsylvania. As dry conditions and record-high warmth dominate the weather, some trees are dropping leaves as they transition into an early autumnal color. Experts say it's caused by ...

Vice President and Defense Secretary in Western PA; NASA Astronaut Coming To Southern Tier

09.10.12 |

Both Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will be making stops in western Pennsylvania this week. It's to visit the Flight 93 memorial, the plane that was hijacked by 4 terrorists, and crashed after passengers tried to ...

Shanksville, PA Gears Up For 9-11

09.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Flight 93 National Memorial in southwestern Pennsylvania is holding four days of special programs leading up to the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On Saturday a panel will examine how children experienced 9/11 and expressed ...

Watch The Roads Signs In PA, Or It Could Cost You

09.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Driver beware! Penndot said Thursday a new state law imposing stiff penalties on motorists who ignore “road closed” or other safety warning signs and devices is now in effect. Signed by the governor in July, the law aims to increase ...

Black Bears Are Starting To Invade Urban and Suburban Backyards In NY, PA

09.06.12 |

Black bears are about to go on a feeding frenzy in Pennsylvania and New York. That means they'll be foraging around, going through your trash and bird feeders. The Pennsylvania Game Commission says there are 18 to 20 thousand game bears in ...

P.A. Has More Juveniles In Prison For Life Then Any Other State

09.04.12 | Sarah Harnisch

State lawmakers are tackling new law that would restrict the number of teens that can go to jail. Pennsylvania has more juvenilles in prison for life then any other state-- 480-- out of 2500 in the nation. Lawmakers already held hearings this ...

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