List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Trial set for man and woman accused in the murder of a Penn State prof.

09.29.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Police say professor Ronald Bettig was pushed off a cliff at a quarry last year. A jury trial for 40-year-old George Ishler and 33-year-old Danielle Geier has been scheduled to start October 9th in Bellefonte. Both have been charged with...

A police stand-off ended peacefully early this morning in Pottsville, PA

09.28.17 | Bob Price

A man barricaded himself in the attic of his home and threatened to shoot cops. The incident began when the man and his wife got into an argument. Officers found a rifle and a handgun in the attic after the man surrendered about one this morning.

A trio of Trump cabinet officials are in Pennsylvania today

09.28.17 | Bob Price

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke will be in King of Prussia. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is in Moosic. And Energy Secretary Rick Perry tours a coal mine in Luzerne County.

A funeral happens tomorrow for former PA congressman Joseph McDade

09.27.17 | Bob Price

The Republican representative served 18 terms in the House, serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. McDade died last weekend at his home in Fairfax, Virginia. He was 85. McDade was the longest-serving Republican in the House when he...

A new poll in PA shows a state senator leading in the GOP race for governor

09.27.17 | Bob Price

Senator Scott Wagner has a commanding lead over two other competitors The survey by McLaughlin and Associates gives Wagner a 29-point advantage in the 3-way contest. Voters in May of next year will pick a candidate to challenge incumbent...

It's full steam ahead for PA's medical marijuana program despite push-back

09.26.17 | Terry Diener

Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine says the comment period provides an opportunity to participate in developing the program to meet the needs of the patient. Patients and caregivers can view the draft regulations and...

Police have shut down a major meth manufacturing ring in north-central PA

09.26.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announcing criminal charges against 30 drug dealers in connection with the sale of over one-and-a-half million dollars of crystal methamphetamine in Jefferson, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, and Forest Counties. Ring...

A PA bill aims to crack down on theft from non-profits and the govt.

09.25.17 | Terry Diener

The Senate bill, co-sponsored by Democrat Lisa Boscola, aims to enable non-profits, the government, and businesses a better chance to collect restitution from criminals. Boscola notes recent incidents where hundreds of thousands of taxpayer...

The wife of a slain PA trooper is suing the parents of sniper Eric Frein

09.25.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The widow of Pennsylvania State Trooper Bryan Dickson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Eugene and Deborah Frein, saying they psychologically manipulated their son into developing a strong dislike for police. Tiffany Dickson says it was...

1 in 3 public school teachers in PA are not coming to class

09.22.17 | Terry Diener

There's a new report out on chronic teacher absenteeism. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute used federal Office of Civil Rights data and found these statistics: Nationally, 28.3% of teachers in traditional public schools are chronically absent...

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