List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A PA politician is proposing a new law to require cell phone talks while driving be 'hands-free'

08.03.17 | Bob Price

Representative Rosemary Brown says fines and penalties are the only way to deter distracted driving. House Bill 1684 would prohibit anyone 18 and older from talking on the phone while driving, unless they use hands-free accessories. Drivers...

Pennsylvania's AG was joined by Gov. Wolf to announce a lawsuit aimed at smog

08.02.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Wolf says protecting the environment is a "no-brainer." Pennsylvania joins 14 other states in challenging the EPA's decision to delay implementing a rule to reduce levels of "ground-level" ozone and smog.

A gas leak in Wilkes-Barre so powerful it could have wiped out a city block

08.02.17 | Sarah Harnisch

A major disaster averted in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Tuesday after a main gas line leaked and led to the evacuation of a whole street of houses. The gas company UGI says something as small as ringing a doorbell could have set off a massive...

A PA lawmaker has reintroduced a bill to keep legislators at work until future budgets are finalized

08.01.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic Representative Kevin Boyle says his measure would require the legislature to stay in session until the budget is adopted by both bodies of congress and signed into law by the governor. Boyle claims lawmakers owe constituents the...

Preparation is fully underway in Williamsport for the Little League Classic later this month

08.01.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Crosscutters logos are set to be traded in for MLB signs. Two new clubhouses are being built. It's all in preparation for the Little League Classic between the Saint Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. Families get to watch for free. The...

A company has bought 10 Coca-Cola bottling franchises in Pennsylvania

07.31.17 | Sarah Harnisch

A franchise that already controlled a couple local Coca-Cola bottlers in Pennsylvania has snapped up 10 more in the Keystone State and one in West Virginia. Abarta Coca-Cola Beverages has bought Erie's Coca-Cola bottling company. Abarta plans to...

It was a beautiful day Sunday for a NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway

07.31.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands of fans packed the stands to say goodbye to Dale Earnheardt, Jr.  It was the last time he drove around the "Tricky Triangle." He is retiring at the end of the season. Some lucky fans, including nine-year-old Aiden Vantree from...

A spokesman for the PA House says lawmakers will have questions about a Senate plan to close the gap in the state budget

07.28.17 | Terry Diener

House Republican spokesman Stephen Miskin says the Senate plan was "not shared, nor agreed to" by House leaders prior to passage, "so a review of what's actually in these bills is necessary." He says there's no timetable for the House to return...

One PA school settles a lawsuit after a principal yelled at pro-life teens

07.28.17 | Terry Diener

As part of a settlement to avoid being sued in court, the Downingtown Area School District will take immediate steps to prevent incidents like the one that occurred in April when a 40-year-old administrator physically intimidated and shouted...

There was a bald eagle rescue on a Pennsylvania highway this week

07.27.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Thomas Rogal is a PennDOT worker who saw the bird near Tamaqua. Rogal parked his car and set up flares to protecting the bird until emergency workers arrived. It took two police cars and an animal rescue team to get the huge bird off the...

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