List by Category: Pennsylvania News

1 peacock found dead, 3 more missing from zoo

06.01.18 | Bob Price

A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Zoo says one of four peacocks that escaped from the zoo has been found dead on a highway. Dana Lombardo says the animal was found Thursday on Interstate 76 and likely had been hit by a car. Zoo staffers are...

Sports betting in PA moves to the express lane

05.31.18 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has passed the first set of temporary regulations to bring the business to life. The actions taken, by themselves, don't mean that someone can place a legal bet in Pennsylvania. But they are a needed first...

PA's Scott Wagner says he's resigning from his Senate seat

05.31.18 | Brandon Dickson

Senator Scott Wagner says he'll leave Monday, so he can focus his attention on the governor's race. The Republican submitted his resignation letter Wednesday to Senate President Joe Scarnati.

Flight 93 Memorial's 'Tower of Voices' will set reflective tone

05.30.18 | Terry Diener

The 93-foot-tall tower of voices is the final project for the memorial, which was established a few months after the 9/11 attacks. 33 passengers and seven crew died aboard United Airlines Flight 93 in 2001 after four hijackers took control of...

Harrisburg School District tightens its budget belt: 50 employees could lose jobs

05.30.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The school board blames the cuts on an $8 million shortfall. Members voted 7-2 in favor of the budget which is expected to save the district more than $4 million.

Residents are taking their fight to the PA Supreme Court over hog farm stench

05.29.18 | Brandon Dickson

The gigantic barn outside Berwick confines in as many as 4,800 hogs. The pig waste is injected into nearby farm fields in Columbia County, and residents say the smell forces them inside. Pennsylvania law shields farms from most nuisance suits...

Over 2 million vehicles will travel the PA Turnpike for the Memorial Day weekend

05.24.18 | Terry Diener

Turnpike officials say Friday afternoon and Monday evening are expected to be the peak travel times. To help accommodate heavier traffic, the turnpike will suspend maintenance and construction work and have all available lanes open from 3 p.m...

The beaches at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA will open this weekend

05.24.18 | Bill Price

Slap on the sun sauce and get out and enjoy. Lifeguards will be back in action Saturday at Presque Isle" as the state park opens up for the season. Beaches 6, 9, 10, and 11 will have lifeguards, which means you can go swimming there. The...

A vote in Harrisburg is keeping a school-choice bill alive in PA

05.23.18 | Terry Diener

The measure has generated opposition among school districts across the state. The proposal would create education savings accounts and allow state money to pay for private school tuition of elementary and high school students in struggling...

Big returns for sports gambling in Pennsylvania? Don't bet on it, experts say

05.22.18 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania stands to win from the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision opening the way for legal sports betting across the country. Even with seven pro sports teams in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and many high-profile college athletic programs...

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