List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Chief justice of PA's top court 'very concerned' over effort to impeach

03.23.18 | Brandon Dickson

Republican Chief Justice Thomas Saylor says impeachment threats on four Democratic justices over their rulings in a congressional redistricting case are an attack on the independent judiciary. Saylor's comments come two days after 12 House...

Gov. Wolf taps 36-year law enforcement veteran for PSP acting commissioner

03.23.18 | Terry Diener

Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick will succeed retiring colonel Tyree C. Blocker, who is retiring as commissioner today. Evanchick will serve as acting commissioner until a permanent appointee to the post is approved by the Legislature. Blocker's...

PA Senate approves bill forcing people with PFAs to give up firearms

03.22.18 | Brandon Dickson

The state Senate voted 50-to-0 to move the bill to the House for consideration. Under the legislation, people convicted of domestic violence would have 48 hours to surrender their firearms.

The race for PA's 18th Congressional District is officially over

03.22.18 | Brandon Dickson

Republican Rick Saccone has conceded defeat to Democrat Conor Lamb over a week after the 33-year-old Lamb won the special election by about 750 votes. It had been a Republican-held district that President Trump won by almost 20% just over a year...

WalletHub looks at the states most dependent on the gun industry

03.22.18 | Brandon Dickson

WalletHub Spokeswoman Jill Gonzalez says New York ranked 46th, because "there is not a large set of the population that are gun owners." Meanwhile, south of the Empire State, Pennsylvania comes in 25th, with "more lax gun laws." Gonzalez says...

70+ people submit paperwork before the deadline to run in PA's congressional primary election

03.21.18 | Brandon Dickson

Candidates needed to submit at least 1,000 voter signatures to get on May 15's primary ballot. Pennsylvania has its most open seats in decades and more competitive districts after the state Supreme Court redrew a map that it ruled had been...

A missing PA teen has been returned safely

03.19.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

U.S. and Mexican authorities have found Kevin Esterly and 16-year-old Amy Yu in Playa del Carmen.  45-year-old Kevin Esterly repeatedly signed Yu out of school without her parents' permission. Esterly was arrested and charged with felony...

School to issue 200 detentions because of student walkouts

03.16.18 | Bob Price

A Pennsylvania high school says it will issue detentions to more than 200 students who walked out of school as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence. Pennridge Superintendent Jacqueline Rattingan announced the punishment against the...

GOP starts online campaign in search of people who had voting problems in PA-18 special election

03.16.18 | Bob Price

New political ads running after the election's over? Yes, that's now something that's happening in the advertising-heavy 18th congressional district special race. They launched online Thursday afternoon. If you're a Republican and you live in...

PA politicians are working to 'get the lead out' at school

03.15.18 | Bob Price

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require schools test their drinking water every year. State representatives Karen Boback and Patrick Harkins say their proposal helps address the threat of lead. The past few...

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