List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A PA doctor accused of operating a 'pill mill' was approved to dispense medical pot

12.27.17 | Brandon Dickson

60-year old Dr. Raymond Kraynak was on the list of approved prescribers the health department issued in early November. He was removed after being indicted last week on charges he prescribed millions of doses of opioids without a legitimate...

Homeland Security has called a shooting spree in Harrisburg a 'terror attack'

12.26.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Acting Press Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security Tyler Houlton, sent out a tweet over the holiday weekend, saying 51-year-old Ahmed El-Mofty was a naturalized cititzen who was admitted from Egypt on a visa. He was killed after...

The DOC is set to unveil an addition to its medical facility in Muncy, PA

12.22.17 | Terry Diener

SCI Muncy, located in north central Pennsylvania recently received final permitting approval for the opening of the new addition to an Infirmary that will provide expanded health and dental care services for female inmates. The nearly $6 million...

A record 107 million Americans are traveling this holiday season

12.22.17 | Brandon Dickson

Nina Waskevich with AAA North-Penn says the price at the pump is not scaring off motorists. She urges drivers to avoid the peak commute times. The average for a gallon of gas in New York is $2.61, down two cents from a month ago. In...

Study finds babies in PA born near gas fracking sites have increased health risks

12.21.17 | Bob Price

Such children may be predisposed to low-birth rate, asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The Princeton study looked at more than a million births from 2004 to 2013. The Marcellus Shale Coalition accuses the study of being biased...

Pennsylvania is now No. 5 for population

12.21.17 | Bob Price

The U.S. Census Bureau says Pennsylvania's population rose a notch to become the fifth-most crowded state. It has passed a shrinking Illinois by about 3,500 hundred people. 12.8 million people now call the Keystone State home. It trails only...

A 2nd Republican is getting into the race for PA'S Lt. governor

12.20.17 | Brandon Dickson

Ex-state Representative Gordon Denlinger of Lancaster County says he'll seek the party's nomination in next year's election. The 54-year-old trained accountant served 12 years in the House. Already seeking the nomination is suburban...

PA's governor has signed a bill to regulate addiction recovery houses

12.20.17 | Brandon Dickson

Senate Bill 446 gives the state department of drug and alcohol programs the authority to license or certify recovery homes that receive public funds or referrals from state, county, or federal agencies. Among other things, the new law requires...

Gov. Wolf vetoes the plan to ban abortions after 20 weeks in Pennsylvania

12.19.17 | Brandon Dickson

Tom Wolf says Senate Bill 3 is "an attempt to pass the most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country." The measure would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, except in the rarest of circumstances. Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel of...

PA Sen. Daylin Leach has ended his bid for one of Pennsylvania's congressional seats

12.19.17 | Brandon Dickson

The Montgomery County Democrat facing accusations of inappropriate behavior with several former female staffers-- posted the announcement on his Facebook page Monday afternoon, saying: "While I've always been a gregarious person, it's...

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