List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA's top fiscal watchdog will audit the turnpike commission

01.05.18 | Bob Price

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is concerned that annual toll hikes will cause traffic to decline and generate less money for important construction projects. Turnpike tolls are set to increase by 6% starting Sunday, for the 10th year in a...

PA is among the 36 states with widespread flu activity

01.04.18 | Brandon Dickson

Pennsylvania health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the state has seen over 6,000 reported cased of influenza.   Six people have died in the Keystone State from the virus this year, compared to 148 last year. This year's flu vaccine has...

The PA DEP has suspended all work on the Mariner East II pipeline

01.04.18 | Brandon Dickson

Investigators determined Sunoco had changed its construction method without first obtaining a permit modification. Mariner East II is to run from Washington County across Pennsylvania to Marcus Hook in Delaware County--to move propane and other...

Patients in PA must choose medical marijuana or gun owership

01.03.18 | Bob Price

Anyone being treated with medical marijuana is forbidden from owning a gun in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State is rolling out it's medicinal cannabis program this year. But the sick will have to decide if taking the medicine is worth...

Gov. Wolf has fired the man who urges PA residents to stay up to date on smoke detectors

01.02.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Tom Wolf has relieved Pennsylvania's Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay of his duties following claims of workplace harassment. The Democrat from Canonsburg previously served one term in the state Senate. Sources confirm a former female...

An Erie, PA native has been selected to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics

01.02.18 | Brandon Dickson

Ryan Zapolski, a former standout goaltender at Mercyhurst University and Cathedral Prep, will be headed to Pyeongchang, South Korea with the U.S. Olympic men's ice hockey team. The winter games will be held February 9-25.

Record cold continues into the new year

01.02.18 | Brandon Dickson

A winter weather advisory in western New York also continues. Some are waking up to as much as 24 inches of new snow, while most others are seeing a dusting across New York and Pennsylvania. The wind is the major concern as it could bring...

A PA school teacher has lost her bid for continued workers comp

12.28.17 | Brandon Dickson

Susette Vandunk claims she remains disabled nearly three years after a student punched her in the face. A commonwealth court panel refused her plea to overturn the benefit denial by the state Workers Compensation Appeals Board. That board had...

This year's flu season is looking pretty similar to last in PA

12.28.17 | Terry Diener

Starting out 2017, Pennsylvania peaked at nearly 8,000 cases. A physician with Penn State Health says the flu season can peak anytime between December and February with some cases as late as May. Pennsylvania is currently labeled as...

The PA Game Commission renames its officers

12.27.17 | Terry Diener

While wildlife conservation officers have been unofficially called game wardens by the public, this is the first time in the Game Commission's history that it will be the official job title. Game Commission officials say the goal is to more...

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