List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Senator seeks the death penalty for any school shooter that kills

02.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

Legal analysts say the idea put forth by gubernatorial candidate and Pennsylvania state Senator Scott Wagner is unconstitutional. The Republican says that his message is "if someone kills one of our children, we will kill them." Wagner is...

PA's treasurer announces new program to save for college

02.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

State Treasurer Joe Torsella has unveiled the Keystone Scholars Program to help families get a head start on their child's education. It will provide a $100 grant at birth to go toward the child's higher education. The money will grow as your...

One candidate for Gov. in PA is attacking the Higher Ed.'s request for more funds

02.26.18 | Brandon Dickson

State Senator Scott Wagner says schools may not be around four years from now because union bosses are driving then into bankruptcy. This, after the state system of higher education asked for a funding increase of $73 million. Ken Marshall with...

PA police charge grade school student for threats

02.26.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

State police near Harrisburg have charged an 11-year-old student with one count of terroristic threats to Greenwood Elementary School in Millerstown. Troopers also went to the district’s high school last week for a report of threats using...

PA congressmen challenge the state's new map

02.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Eight GOP representatives in Pennsylvania filing suit against the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week, saying the high court overstepped its authority in re-drawing the congressional map. The group of lawmakers is calling for the 2011 map to...

PA state police are joining the movement to equip officers with narcan

02.23.18 | Bob Price

Narcan is a life-saving drug that can revive a person from an opioid overdose. Officers will start carrying the nasal spray antidote today. Governor wolf says Pennsylvania will provide 60,000 narcan kits to first responders in all 67 counties.

Church Still Plans Ceremony with Weapons

02.22.18 | Bob Price

A church leader tells Newswatch 16 a ceremony next week that features assault rifles will go on. The Sanctuary Church is expecting hundreds of people next Wednesday morning, many of them with assault rifles. Church leaders had this ceremony...

New Pa. congressional district map being challenged

02.22.18 | Bob Price

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new congressional map in the state that was drawn after the old one was deemed gerrymandered. The Republican leaders in the state House and Senate...

A PA senator seeks legislation to allow courts to confiscate guns from 'violent' people

02.21.18 | Brandon Dickson

State Senator Daylin Leach says his proposal would allow people to petition a judge to issue a public protection order. He said judges could take away guns until the owner gets the help they need. Leach claims people who petition for a public...

PA bill would require metal detectors and armed guards at schools

02.21.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Rep. Rosemary M. Brown, a Republican who represents Monroe and Mike counties, has introduced a bill ensuring the highest security measures are taken in the state's schools. This comes in light of school safety and security concerns...

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