List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Sandusky Trying For Another Appeal

02.22.13 |

Jerry Sandusky has filed notice that he'll appeal a judge's ruling last month that rejected his claim that he didn't have enough time to prepare for his first trial. The former Penn State Assistant Football coach was convicted on 45 counts of child ...

Rochester, Philly, Pittsburgh All Contacted About Possible 2024 Olympic Bid

02.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The city of Rochester, New York is being considered to host the 2024 Olympic Games. Rochester was featured in the New York Times this week, after the Olympic Committee sent letters to the mayors of 35 American cities to guage their interest in ...

NCAA Sues Pennsylvania

02.21.13 |

The NCAA wasted no time in challenging a new Pennsylvania law designed to keep the $60 million Penn State fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal in the state. The NCAA filed a federal challenge to the legislation just hours after Gov. Tom Corbett ...

Home Addresses Not Private In PA

02.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court says the state constitution doesn't give people a right to privacy when it comes to their home addresses, clarifying what has been a major point of dispute in the open records law. The high court on ...

PA Court Rules Kindergarteners Have To Follow Attendance Rules

02.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

In Pennsylvania, you're not required by law to enroll your kids in public school until 1st grade. That's why it's odd that an appeals court Tuesday ruled in favor of a school that had penalized a Snyder county family with twin kindergartners that ...

Major P.A. Hospital Network To Study Marcellus Shale Drilling Health Affects

02.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania health company says it has gotten a $1 million grant to study possible health impacts of natural gas drilling on the Marcellus shale. Geisinger Health System says that the Degenstein Foundation had awarded the money to help ...

Car, Food, Cash Collected For Towanda Family That Lost 2 Year Old To Fire

02.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The town of Towanda is coming together to help a family of five that was devastated by a fire this past weekend. A car, food, clothing, and money has already been given to the Yoders, who lost their home, their vehicle, and their 2 year old son ...

Lake Erie To Be Feature On U.S. Mint's Next Quarter

02.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A famous military leader from Erie, Pennsylvania is getting his own coin, and Lake Erie will be featured beneath his feet. Oliver Hazard Perry, the commodore who led a historic victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the war of ...

Free Internet In PA If You're On The Turnpike

02.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There is now free wi-fi in all service plazas along the Pennsylvania turkpike. The Turnpike says "the wifi is available inside the building, and it's free, so as soon as you get to your device, turn it on, and accept the internet connection. There ...

Penn State Students Raise Record Number of Cash For Pediatric Cancer

02.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Student organizers of the annual Penn State dance marathon say they’ve raised $12.37 million for pediatric cancer research and care, shattering last year’s record by nearly $1.7 million. The Dance Marathon is billed as the largest ...

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