List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Lawmakers to introduce free college bill

06.07.18 | Bob Price

A pair of Philadelphia lawmakers said they will introduce free college legislation in the Pennsylvania General Assembly Wednesday. The move comes as lawmakers, who have yet to backfill the 2011 reductions to higher education spending, scramble...

Pa. students would need at least a passing score on civics test

06.07.18 | Bob Price

To become a United States citizen, each applicant must pass a citizenship test about their knowledge of America's history, democracy and freedoms. State lawmakers think students should leave high school having attained the same knowledge. On...

A Pike Co. PA doc faces prison time after illegal opioid prescription conviction

06.06.18 | Bob Price

Patients getting the phony prescriptions included a pregnant woman who gave birth to an opioid-dependent baby and a Honesdale woman who died. The 53 year-old Milford man was convicted following a five-week trial, during which time 19 former...

2 PA bills address school food waste and food insecurity

06.05.18 | Terry Diener

One bill written by Rep. Pam Snyder would urge the federal government to alter its 2012 guidelines and give students the opportunity to make their own food and beverage choices. The other bill would create a "Shared Table" initiative in each...

The Philadelphia Eagles aren't welcome at the White House

06.05.18 | Sarah Harnisch

President Trump took back the invitation for the Super Bowl champions to celebrate with a White House ceremony. Trump said the Eagles disagree with his belief in standing for the National Anthem. The event was scheduled for today. Eagles...

Tower at Flight 93 memorial to open by 9/11 anniversary

06.04.18 | Bob Price

The final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial is underway and on track to open on the 17th anniversary of plane's crash into a Pennsylvania field on 9/11. United Flight 93 was en route from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco on Sept. 11...

Lawmakers respond to Scott Wagner's resignation

06.04.18 | Bob Price

Senate Republican spokeswoman Jennifer Kocher applauded Scott Wagner's decision to step down from the state Senate. "We thought the decision by Senator Wagner was laudable," said Kocher. In a statement, the Republican gubernatorial candidate...

Former priest to stand trial for alleged sexual abuse in Jefferson County

06.01.18 | Bob Price

A former Catholic priest in the Diocese of Erie will stand trial after he waived his preliminary hearing Thursday in Jefferson County. Father David Poulson, 64, of Oil City, is accused of sexually abusing two young boys over a period...

1 peacock found dead, 3 more missing from zoo

06.01.18 | Bob Price

A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Zoo says one of four peacocks that escaped from the zoo has been found dead on a highway. Dana Lombardo says the animal was found Thursday on Interstate 76 and likely had been hit by a car. Zoo staffers are...

Sports betting in PA moves to the express lane

05.31.18 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has passed the first set of temporary regulations to bring the business to life. The actions taken, by themselves, don't mean that someone can place a legal bet in Pennsylvania. But they are a needed first...

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