List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Prosecutors will not seek death penalty for man charged in a PA house fire that killed 3 children

01.09.18 | Bill Price

27-year-old Preston Bonnett of Wilkes-Barre is accused of setting the fire at the home in Laflin in October. Killed in the blaze were 7-year-old Ezekiel Major, his 12-year-old brother Devon, and 16-year-old Erik Dupree. Prosecutors in Luzerne...

Judge overturns some convictions for one judge in PA's 'kids for cash' scandal

01.09.18 | Bob Price

Three of the convictions against 67-year old Mark Ciavarella have been tossed out. This means the corrupt judge could get a new trial for wrongfully sending hundreds of juveniles to prison for personal gain. Ciavarella is serving his sentence...

PA plans to roll out its controversial medical pot program soon

01.08.18 | Bob Price

The roll out comes as the nation's attorney general, Jeff Sessions roll backs an Obama-era hands-off approach to marijuana-friendly states. While Governor Tom Wolf is vowing to protect new medical marijuana patients, it's unclear how the...

Experts says the PA teacher shortage is only going to get worse

01.08.18 | Terry Diener

A spokesman for the state education association says there is evidence that a teacher shortage may be rapidly approaching, and the problem is two-fold. Pennsylvania will soon be hit with a wave of retirements, and there are fewer college...

Gov. Wolf has vowed to protect PA's medical pot from 'backwards attacks' by feds

01.05.18 | Terry Diener

Wolf's comments come following U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement that he is doing away with the Obama-era policy that has paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country. Wolf says his administration...

Area homeless shelters are ramping up for busy days

01.05.18 | Brandon Dickson

John Gleason with Keystone Mission in Scranton says there are not beds available there, but guests can come in off the street." Gleason notes he'll be open "24/7" to help folks get out of the cold. Chris Scribani with the Open Door Mission in...

PA's top fiscal watchdog will audit the turnpike commission

01.05.18 | Bob Price

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is concerned that annual toll hikes will cause traffic to decline and generate less money for important construction projects. Turnpike tolls are set to increase by 6% starting Sunday, for the 10th year in a...

PA is among the 36 states with widespread flu activity

01.04.18 | Brandon Dickson

Pennsylvania health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the state has seen over 6,000 reported cased of influenza.   Six people have died in the Keystone State from the virus this year, compared to 148 last year. This year's flu vaccine has...

The PA DEP has suspended all work on the Mariner East II pipeline

01.04.18 | Brandon Dickson

Investigators determined Sunoco had changed its construction method without first obtaining a permit modification. Mariner East II is to run from Washington County across Pennsylvania to Marcus Hook in Delaware County--to move propane and other...

Patients in PA must choose medical marijuana or gun owership

01.03.18 | Bob Price

Anyone being treated with medical marijuana is forbidden from owning a gun in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State is rolling out it's medicinal cannabis program this year. But the sick will have to decide if taking the medicine is worth...

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