List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvanians have less than a week to register to vote in the November election

10.04.17 | Terry Diener

The deadline is Tuesday, October 10th. Pennsylvania’s online voter registration site is The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 31st, and the voted ballots must be received in the county...

Penn State could be tobacco-free as soon as January

10.04.17 | Terry Diener

Findings by the Penn State Smoke Free/Tobacco Free Task Force, released this week, go to PSU President Eric Barron for review. A final decision on recommendations - which include banning smoking and tobacco - will be made later this semester...

PA politicians hope to make a deal soon to end a 3-month budget battle

10.03.17 | Bob Price

Rank-and-file members of the house and senate have been holding closed-door meetings to discuss new ways to raise revenue. The state budget is out of balance to the tune of nearly $3 billion. Pro-family groups are concerned lawmakers will...

PA park officials need your help in filling out a new survey so they can plan for the future

10.03.17 | Terry Diener

Park officials hope to learn more about what visitors want from their parks, whether they notice natural resources being affected by overuse, and how they should protect parks. Attendance booms have also led to worries that some parks may have...

U.S. health dept. dispenses millions to help PA fight the opioid epidemic

10.02.17 | Bob Price

The nearly $6 million grant will be used to expand access to treatment facilities. Nearly 5,000 Pennsylvanian's died last year from overdosing on heroin or prescription pills.

PA voters will be asked whether they want to overall their tax system

10.02.17 | Bob Price

The referendum could pave the groundwork for the abolishment of property taxes. Nothing would change immediately if the ballot question passes, but schools, counties, and municipalities would have the option to exempt peoples' primary residence...

A cross on a PA county flag has riled atheists and a federal judge weighs in

09.29.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Judge Edward Smith has ruled against Lehigh County in a suit filed by the atheist organization Freedom From Religion Foundation. The group, claiming the cross is an endorsement of religion, seeks to have it removed from the county flag and...

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.

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