List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA is asking the federal government for more time to roll out it's new Real IDs

09.07.17 | Terry Diener

These new forms of identification will soon be mandatory to board airplanes or enter government buildings. According to PennDOT, the state should be able to begin issuing IDs that comply with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's more...

PA's governor has taken the wraps off a series of bills designed to combat sexual violence at schools

09.07.17 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf says young women who experience dating violence "are at increased risk for substance abuse, sexual risk behaviors, and suicide." The measures expand on Pennsylvania's first-in-the-nation "It's on Us" campaign which mandates...

PA's governor warns state residents 'will get hurt' if lawmakers don't fix the budget mess

09.06.17 |

The $32 billion spending plan is out of balance, and the governor says he could impose a spending freeze by mid-September to prevent the state’s bank account from going "belly up." Wolf warns a spending freeze would affect roads, schools...

Penn State plans to sue the charity founded by former football coach Jerry Sandusky

09.06.17 | Bill Price

Sandusky's charity, the Second Mile, has been dissolved and its assets surrendered to the state attorney general's office. The lawsuit does not spell-out specific allegations. Sandusky's child abuse scandal rocked Penn State six years ago. He...

PA'S governor is heaping praise on members of his state's National Guard for it's response to Hurricane Harvey

09.05.17 | Bob Price

200 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard departed over the Labor Day weekend for the Texas gulf coast. The Pennsylvania National Guard joins the New York National Guard and National Guard troops from 18 other states taking part in the...

The Hazelton, PA school district is dealing with a public health emergency

09.05.17 | Bob Price

Nearly 300 high school seniors may not be allowed back to school because they don't have the meningitis vaccine. A new state law in Pennsylvania requires public school students show proof of their immunizations within five days of the start of...

2 of the 3 missing kayakers have come ashore in W. NY; the 3rd has been found dead

09.05.17 | Bob Price

The young men from Pennsylvania went missing around noon on Labor Day when they took off on Lake Ontario from the Golden Hill State Park near Olcott. Two came ashore early this morning on their own. They rowed to safety in Orleans County near...

PA politicians float a proposal to install security cameras in construction zones

09.01.17 | Bob Price

The move is intended to make it easier for police to track speeders. Over the past 40 years, 87 PennDOT workers have been killed in construction zone crashes. Last year alone, there were more than 2,000 accidents between the "orange cones" in...

Members of a former Penn State frat learn today if they'll be tried in the death of a pledge

09.01.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Following closing arguments yesterday, District Judge Allen Sinclair said he would render his decision this morning at 11. Beta Theta Pi and 18 of its members were charged after the February 4th death of sophomore engineering student Tim...

Gas prices are up 10 to 35 cents a gallon in NY and PA

09.01.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Hurricane Harvey knocked out 10 refineries along the Texas gulf coast.   AAA is predicting this Labor Day will be the busiest in nearly a decade with nearly 40 million Americans "getting out of Dodge."  Most will be driving.

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