List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A new report ranks PA's rural roads among the most deadly in the nation

07.03.17 | Terry Diener

The non-profit group TRIP, which reviews transportation data, released the report. Pennsylvania’s rural roads were ranked the eighth worst in the country; rural bridges were the third worst. Of the 1,200 people killed in traffic accidents...

Authorities in Williamsport, PA are on high alert after a deadly batch of drugs sent dozens to the hospital

06.30.17 | Sarah Harnisch

They say 36 people have been treated for heroine overdoses in the last 24 hours in Williamsport. One case was fatal. The Tioga County District Attorney's Office issued a warning to the public saying there may be a lethal version of the drug in...

PA's health dept. has awarded 52 permits for medical marijuana

06.30.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Six of them are in northeastern Pennsylvania: Edwardsville, Blakeslee, Williamsport, and State College. In northwest, PA clinics will be in Lawrence and Jefferson counties. Clinton and Center counties will be home to dispensaries in the north...

One of the men involved in the Jerry Sandusky scandal is asking a judge to modify his prison sentence

06.29.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Ex-Penn State athletic director Tim Curley wants a judge to modify his sentence for failing to report now-convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky to authorities, saying he has incurable lung cancer and liver damage. Curley wants to serve his...

PA's Senate is advancing legislation that would set ground rules for school districts that allow employees to possess a gun on school grounds

06.29.17 | Terry Diener

Senators approved the bill 28-22 Wednesday after an emotional hour-long debate. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Don White, says he wants to give school districts as many tools as possible to protect children from would-be killers. Sen. Daylin...

Pennsylvania is considering banning plastic bags

06.28.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf wants to do away with plastic grocery bags to protect the environment. The trouble is there are over 1,500 people across the state that make the bags for a living.The bill has already passed the House and the Senate and is...

PA's governor has signed a law that that makes it a crime to lie about military service to get money

06.28.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

House Bill 168 says a person who financially benefits from lying about military service or decorations can be charged with a third-degree misdemeanor. Those convicted would face up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $2,000. The Stolen Valor...

There's a shortage of lifeguards at swimming pools across PA this summer

06.27.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Last year, Pool Manager Kimberly Whittington had nearly 30 guards at Splash Cove in eastern Pennsylvania.   This year,  only 15. Part of the issue is an expensive certification course to start the job. So far, parks have not had...

Pennsylvania could shave off millions of dollars by trimming prison sentences

06.27.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

With a budget deadline at the end of the week, Pennsylvania lawmakers are getting more creative when it comes to saving on budget spending. A new plan would reduce prison sentences for non-violent offenders by five months.  A bipartisan...

Last year marked the second lowest year on record in PA for hunting related shooting incidents

06.26.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

25 hunting-related shooting incidents were recorded last year across Pennsylvania.  Only 20-15 had a lower number with 23. The Pennsylvania Game Commission also claims 2016 marked the second time on record a year passed without a...

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