List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Free Internet In PA If You're On The Turnpike

02.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There is now free wi-fi in all service plazas along the Pennsylvania turkpike. The Turnpike says "the wifi is available inside the building, and it's free, so as soon as you get to your device, turn it on, and accept the internet connection. There ...

Penn State Students Raise Record Number of Cash For Pediatric Cancer

02.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Student organizers of the annual Penn State dance marathon say they’ve raised $12.37 million for pediatric cancer research and care, shattering last year’s record by nearly $1.7 million. The Dance Marathon is billed as the largest ...

Federal Cash May Be Used To Repair PA's Roads And Bridges

02.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

President Obama is out with a new plan to fix 70-thousand of the nation's bad bridges. In Pennsylvania 1 in every 4 bridges in the state falls into that catagory. The state was well represented at a Congressional hearing this week. It's called the ...

You Won't Need A Photo ID To Vote In PA Elections In May

02.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's voter identification law won't be enforced in the state's May 21 primary. Lawyers in a pending lawsuit challenging the law's constitutionality agreed Thursday that voters will not be required to show photo ID at the polls as a ...

P.A. Last State On The Eastern Seaboard To Support Church's Rights To Fire Gays

02.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania sentiment is swinging in favor of the gay rights movement. A new poll released at a capitol news conference Wednesday shows 69 percent of Keystone state residents believe an employer shouldn't fire gay employees, and 62 percent want ...

PA Lawmakers Want To Keep NCAA Fines In The Keystone State

02.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill designed to ensure that $60 million dollars in N.C.A.A. fines levied against Penn State will stay in Pennsylvania is heading to the governor's desk. The House voted 194-2 to join the Senate in approving the measure. The N.C.A.A. imposed ...

PA House Sends Child Abuse Bill To The Senate

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The House voted unanimously Tuesday to help set up child advocacy centers, to make judges more aware when a child has been the subject of a protection from abuse order, and to make it a separate crime to intimidate or retaliate against a witness, ...

The Federal Government Takes A Peek At Issues With PA Unemployment Program

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's unemployment insurance program is in hot water. The U.S. Department of Labor has written a letter to the state naming serious issues in the operation of the program, everything from aging phone and computer systems to losing millions ...

Lawmaker Wants To Legalize Marijuana In Pennsylvania

02.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to legalize marijuana in the Keystone state, and remove all threats of criminal prosecution. Senator Daylin Leach says "we'd only legalize it for people over 21. It would, in fact, only treat marijuana almost exactly ...

Trustee Wants Penn State Investigation Of Sandusky Reopened

02.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Penn State trustee has called on the board to take a second look at the Freeh report. That's the school's investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. Trustee Alvin Clemens said the critique released by Joe Paterno's family raises ...

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