List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA's top fiscal watchdog says legalizing marijuana could bolster the state's coffers

07.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says $581 million could flow to the commonwealth if recreational pot is approved. Pro-family forces fear recreational pot will open the flood-gates to all sorts of societal ills.

Religious freedom under fire in the suburbs of Pittsburgh

07.19.18 | Bob Price

A lawsuit's been filed after borough officials from Sewickley Heights ordered a family to stop holding bible studies, worship services and religious retreats on private property. The Independence Law Center is representing the family in...

1,300 attempted gun owners referred to cops in PA

07.19.18 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania State police information was released Wednesday. They report statistics each quarter on the Pennsylvania Instant Check System, which is used by sheriffs, police and firearms dealers to run background checks on people attempting...

PA Auditor General calls on feds to help protect the state’s voting systems

07.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

The commonwealth was one of 21 states that Russian hackers targeted prior to the 2016 election. Eugene DePasquale says, "my team will do everything we can to ensure that any system Pennsylvania may use now or in the future is wholly owned...

Trial date set for members of a former Penn State fraternity

07.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

The former frat members charged in connection with the death of a pledge after a night of hazing and drinking in February 2017 are scheduled to go to trial early next year. A Centre County judge set aside 20 days for the trial involving 21...

Carson Long Military Academy in PA will be shutting its doors this fall

07.18.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Board members have also let the school's president and CEO go after he claimed the school would remain open. The academy in Perry County is closing due to low enrollment. Carson Long, founded in 1836, is the nation's oldest military boarding...

Jury indicts Schuylkill Co. man who made alleged online threats against Pres. Trump

07.17.18 | Brandon Dickson

U.S marshals, the FBI, and the Secret Service want to find Shawn Christy. Investigators say he also made threats against police and the district attorney in Northampton County. Detectives believe Christy stole a pickup truck from his former...

PA teacher's licence numbers drop

07.17.18 | Terry Diener

Governor Wolf recently announced grants to eight universities across Pennsylvania to develop and implement residency programs for educators. Recent research indicates the number of education majors in Pennsylvania colleges and universities has...

New powers for Pennsylvania's AG

07.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

A new law, which is now in effect, gives Josh Shapiro the power to investigate and prosecute abuse. Specifically, towards the elderly and care-dependent people. The new law will also remove the need to prove that physical injury occurred in...

An environmental advocacy group says air quality in PA is getting worse

07.16.18 | Terry Diener

The report from the PennEnvironment Policy and Research Center shows that on average, one-third of the days in 2016 had unhealthy air quality. The group says nine metro areas of Pennsylvania were sampled. A spokeswoman says they're using the...

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