List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A Pittsburgh-area legislator will also try get recreational pot legalized

07.27.18 | Terry Diener

Democratic state representative Jake Wheatley said his bill also will include provisions to expunge criminal records for marijuana-related convictions that would be considered lawful under the act. Several similar bills have been introduced in...

Persistent precipitation pounding Pennsylvania

07.26.18 | Brandon Dickson

Flooding concerns abound as the aftermath of consistent rain continues to cause cresting creeks and flash floods. At least three dozens rescues across the state as well, including in Dauphin County. Tom Connolly, the president of the Swatara...

PA's forests agency says no damage to waterways amid the expanded gas drilling

07.26.18 | Terry Diener

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said Wednesday in a new report that its water chemistry analysis hasn’t provided evidence that shale gas development has degraded the quality of waterways in state forests in the core gas...

Former PA gov. nominee Paul Mango is joining the Trump adm.

07.25.18 | Terry Diener

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is housed in the Department of Health and Human Services, on Tuesday named Mango chief of staff and principal deputy administrator. An Army veteran, Mango graduated from the United States...

Rains continue to pelt central Pennsylvania

07.25.18 | Brandon Dickson

At least one person remains missing and flooded-out roads have caused concerns. Tremont, Pennsylvania resident Jodi Reed is praising the response team for its rapid help. Hersheypark and Knoebels are feeling the effects of the rain again...

Flooding continues to be an issue today

07.24.18 | Brandon Dickson

Flooding continues to be a concern across our area as strong rain falls on a region already dealing with rising waters. Meteorologist David Parkinson says the eastern seaboard could see a half-foot of rain by the weekend. Schuylkill County has...

PA's health insurance market is improving

07.24.18 | Terry Diener

With health insurers offering individual market policies for 2019 with an average statewide rate increase of less than 1 percent. The Pennsylvania Department of Insurance also said Monday that customers in 31 of 67 counties will see more...

Pitt freezes tuition for in-state residents

07.23.18 | Brandon Dickson

For the first time in 43 years, the University of Pitt is freezing tuition for in-state residents. Penn state froze in-state tuition for the first time in 49 years for the 2014-15 academic year, but then raised it every year since until adopting...

VP Pence will be making a Keystone State visit today

07.23.18 | Brandon Dickson

The White House says the vice president will visit Philadelphia. While in the City of Brotherly Love, the VP will deliver keynote remarks at a "Tax Cuts to Put America First" event.

PA coffee shop offers people recovering from opioid addiction a fresh start

07.20.18 | Terry Diener

Hope & Coffee began serving customers Thursday morning in Tamaqua, a small coal-region town in Schuylkill County. People in recovery renovated the 1865 Victorian home, built the coffee bar, supply the beans and serve as the nonprofit coffee...

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