List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A PA senator seeks legislation to allow courts to confiscate guns from 'violent' people

02.21.18 | Brandon Dickson

State Senator Daylin Leach says his proposal would allow people to petition a judge to issue a public protection order. He said judges could take away guns until the owner gets the help they need. Leach claims people who petition for a public...

PA bill would require metal detectors and armed guards at schools

02.21.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Rep. Rosemary M. Brown, a Republican who represents Monroe and Mike counties, has introduced a bill ensuring the highest security measures are taken in the state's schools. This comes in light of school safety and security concerns...

PA Republicans say they'll go to federal court to try to block the new 'court-ordered' map

02.20.18 | Bill Price

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman says if the Pennsylvania Supreme Court does not reconsider its congressional map re-drawing, Republicans will most likely appeal at the federal level. The GOP says the new map violates the "separation of...

A lawmaker in PA is resigning his post to take a presidential appointment

02.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

Northern Tier Republican Rep. Matt Baker stepped down Monday to become the regional director of the office of intergovernmental and external affairs. That's with the Department of Health and Human Services.

An unusual struggle for control of a PA DA's office is now in court

02.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

Marion O'Malley took office February 5th as the Susquehanna County DA. Her tenure is being challenged by William Urbanski, who briefly served as DA before a judge ruled him ineligible and installed O'Malley instead. Urbanski is suing to get...

Poll shows PA GOP congressional candidate has slight edge

02.19.18 | Bob Price

Republican Rick Saccone has a small advantage in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district. However, the Monmouth University poll finds that a partisan gap in enthusiasm around President Trump has helped Democrat...

PA's auditor general says he's confident that recreational pot will become legal

02.16.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale claims "the question is 'when' not 'if.'" He says legalizing and taxing pot would rake in millions of dollars for the state. Congressional candidate Joe Peters says in places where recreational lot is legal...

A former Harrisburg cop will spend three months in jail

02.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

The sentence comes after former corporal Sean Cornick took more than $22,000 from an evidence locker. Police say Cornick pleaded guilty to the charges in September and was sentenced this week. Cornick needs to repay more than $22,000 to the...

PA's medical marijuana program officially kicks off today

02.15.18 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana in the spring of 2016, and today the first dispensary begins cannabis sales. A facility in Butler County, north of Pittsburgh, will be the first to test medical marijuana Pro-family groups argue medical...

PA police arrest 7 at the Lackawanna County Prison in Scranton

02.15.18 | Terry Diener

The arrests follow months of investigation by the state police and the state attorney general’s office, but it’s been years since sexual abuse allegations were lodged at the Lackawanna County Prison. Troopers arrested seven men who...

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