List by Category: Pennsylvania News

P.A. Last State On The Eastern Seaboard To Support Church's Rights To Fire Gays

02.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania sentiment is swinging in favor of the gay rights movement. A new poll released at a capitol news conference Wednesday shows 69 percent of Keystone state residents believe an employer shouldn't fire gay employees, and 62 percent want ...

PA Lawmakers Want To Keep NCAA Fines In The Keystone State

02.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill designed to ensure that $60 million dollars in N.C.A.A. fines levied against Penn State will stay in Pennsylvania is heading to the governor's desk. The House voted 194-2 to join the Senate in approving the measure. The N.C.A.A. imposed ...

PA House Sends Child Abuse Bill To The Senate

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The House voted unanimously Tuesday to help set up child advocacy centers, to make judges more aware when a child has been the subject of a protection from abuse order, and to make it a separate crime to intimidate or retaliate against a witness, ...

The Federal Government Takes A Peek At Issues With PA Unemployment Program

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's unemployment insurance program is in hot water. The U.S. Department of Labor has written a letter to the state naming serious issues in the operation of the program, everything from aging phone and computer systems to losing millions ...

Lawmaker Wants To Legalize Marijuana In Pennsylvania

02.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to legalize marijuana in the Keystone state, and remove all threats of criminal prosecution. Senator Daylin Leach says "we'd only legalize it for people over 21. It would, in fact, only treat marijuana almost exactly ...

Trustee Wants Penn State Investigation Of Sandusky Reopened

02.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Penn State trustee has called on the board to take a second look at the Freeh report. That's the school's investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. Trustee Alvin Clemens said the critique released by Joe Paterno's family raises ...

New Jerry Sandusky Report Out Today Disputes Freeh Report

02.11.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Late Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno's wife Sue will give an interview today, refuting the findings of the Freeh report that tarnished the Paterno name. She will tell Katie Couric "we have five children and seventeen grandchildren, our lives ...

Man Behind Firing Of Joe Paterno Is Leaving

02.08.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Penn State trustee who fired football coach Joe Paterno over the phone has announced he is leaving the board. John Surma was vice chairman of the board of trustees when he told Paterno that he was being ousted as Penn State's head coach after ...

Parts Of NY To Chart 6-12 Inches of Snow; 1-3 Inches for PA

02.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

This system is actually two systems melding together. The storm from the west has already entered western New York. The storm from the south is in southeastern Pennsylvania, and both will mesh right over the Family Life listening area. It starts as ...

PA Hospital Allows Parents To Watch Their NICU Babies On A Smartphone

02.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A hospital in the LeHigh Valley of Pennsylvania has set up a camera that lets parents see their intensive care babies from home. BabyCam is a new technology at LeHigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township, and it lets parents remotely view live ...

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