List by Category: Pennsylvania News

2 PA senators propose plan for trama-informed classroom management in schools

09.06.18 | Terry Diener

State Senators Pat Browne and Vincent Hughes have announced a proposal to create a “trauma-informed system of education.” The central plank of their proposal is a requirement that all teachers, school board members, and school...

The manhunt continues for the 27-year-old PA man who threatened President Trump

09.06.18 | Brandon Dickson

Shawn Christy has alluded police since June. But now, officers say he broke into a business in Luzerne County Tuesday night stealing money, food, and a shotgun.  They searched in nearby woods all Wednesday, but haven't been able to find...

PA's ACLU calls on the DOC to reinstate more inmate privileges

09.05.18 | Brandon Dickson

The ACLU of Pennsylvania is asking the state prison system to reinstate inmate mail and visitation privileges that have been suspended due to the recent illnesses and lockdown. Executive Director Reggie Shuford says the lockdown is "gravely...

Parents of Tim Piazza settle with former Penn State frat

09.05.18 | Brandon Dickson

The parents of a Penn State student who died after a night of hazing and drinking at the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity have settled with the frat's national organization. The amount has not been disclosed. Beta Theta Pi has also agreed to a 17-point...

Penn State takes measures to ban the spotted lanternfly

09.04.18 | Brandon Dickson

Now that school is back in session and football season is in full swing, Penn State wants to make sure the thousands of students, families, and fans coming to the campus are not bringing in the unwanted guest. The invasive spotted lanternfly...

"Pups at the Polls" efforts escalate before election

09.04.18 | Brandon Dickson

A liberal group is pouring more than $30 million into an effort to mobilize and energize young voters in 11 battleground states, including Pennsylvania. NextGen America is trying to attract students and register them to vote by doing things such...

Gas prices are expected to drop

09.03.18 | Terry Diener

Jim Garrity, a spokesperson for AAA East-Central, which serves Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky says fewer drivers tend to go on road trips after Labor Day, and gas stations will stock up on a different type of gasoline...

NY & PA dairy farmers are getting settlement checks

09.03.18 | Terry Diener

Thousands of Northeast dairy farmers-- including some in New York and Pennsylvania-- are receiving their share of a $50 million settlement, nearly nine years after some farmers filed a class-action lawsuit against a national dairy marketing...

Catholic leaders and PA lawmakers seek to create a victims' compensation fund for survivors of priest abuse

08.31.18 | Bob Price

The church views this as an alternative to allowing victims to sue in court. The bishop of Erie and the state's top Republican floated the idea of setting up a fund worth $250 million.  

PA health officials sound the alarm over rash of synthetic drug overdoses

08.31.18 | Bob Price

It comes a day after the state locked down all its prisons because staffers were getting sick from fentanyl exposure. Ray Barishansky with the Pennsylvania Opioid Command Center reminds families that "recovery is possible" with...

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