List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A PA congressman is dropping out of his race in the wake of redistricting

03.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

Ryan Costello is the 39th GOP lawmaker to announce his retirement from congress this year, according to CNN. Costello, a two-term representative of the 6th District, previously won his races in a then-more favorable district for Republicans with...

Rural PA school district armed with rocks arranges additional armed security for potential attackers

03.26.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Blue mountain school district superintendent David Helsel says there will be extra security starting today and "into the near future." Helsel says media attention over the district's planned response to school shooters "has increased...

Pennsylvanians question vehicle emissions testing

03.26.18 | Terry Diener

Emission tests are required in 25 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. They exist to reduce smog and serve to help the state comply with the federal Clean Air Act. Those advocating abolishing the tests say Emission controls are better on newer...

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...

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