List by Category: Pennsylvania News

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...

PA's milk supply surpasses demand

02.14.18 | Terry Diener

Dairy farmers across the state are trying to weather the storm, but some say this year has been tougher than normal. The farmers get paid per pounds of milk, and this year they’re at a loss of $3 per 100-pounds. The PA Farm Bureau says...

Flu cases taper in PA

02.14.18 | Brandon Dickson

Health officials say it's too early to know if the worst is behind us. 16 more flu-related deaths were reported last week--bringing the total this season in the state to 107.

Suit paves a smoother path for third-party candidates in PA

02.13.18 | Terry Diener

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a judge recently approved the settlement that includes a provision that third-party and independent candidates will need far fewer petition signatures to qualify for the ballot. The court agreement caps the...

Ivanka Trump will talk business in Pittsburgh today

02.13.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Ivanka Trump and the head of the small business administration, Linda McMahon, will take part in a roundtable discussion in Mt. Lebanon this morning. The group will reportedly discuss workforce development, tax cuts and the Jobs Act.

Gov. Wolf will decide whether to accept a congressional map re-drawn by Republicans

02.12.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The new map is much more compact than the old one. Democrats say it's still too partisan, citing 2016 presidential election results. Redistricting expert Brian Amos combined the new maps with precinct-level returns. He says vote margins...

Funds to attack lyme disease are included in Gov. Wolf's new budget plan

02.12.18 | Terry Diener

If approved by the state Legislature, the $2.5 million would allow the Pennsylvania Department of Health to hire staff to implement recommendations from its Lyme Disease Task Force. Pennsylvania consistently leads the country in cases of Lyme...

Erie, PA has smashed the record for it's most snow recorded in a single winter

02.09.18 | Bob Price

More than 152 inches has fallen on Erie this winter, and that breaks the impervious record of 149 inches inches set back in the year 2001. Erie saw record setting snow on Christmas Day: more than 34 inches. Another 27 inches fell December...

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