List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania leads the nation in the prevalence of lyme disease

08.04.17 | Bill Price

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says last year there were 11,000 lyme disease cases in Pennsylvania. Lyme disease is spread most often by ticks. Officials are encouraging Pennsylvanians to wear insect repellent when in the great...

Gas-industry and environmental advocates are butting heads again in a PA village at the center of the hydro-fracking debate

08.04.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. has released a statement this week after learning federal scientists are collecting water and air samples from nearly 25 homes in Dimock.  The company insists the water "does not pose a threat to human health and the...

An entire PA town has been evacuated following a massive train derailment

08.03.17 | Bob Price

There's no word on how long the residents of the town of Hyndman will be out of their homes.  It's a town of about a thousand people southeast of Pittsburgh. The CSX train was hauling hazardous materials when it jumped the tracks.  At...

A PA politician is proposing a new law to require cell phone talks while driving be 'hands-free'

08.03.17 | Bob Price

Representative Rosemary Brown says fines and penalties are the only way to deter distracted driving. House Bill 1684 would prohibit anyone 18 and older from talking on the phone while driving, unless they use hands-free accessories. Drivers...

Pennsylvania's AG was joined by Gov. Wolf to announce a lawsuit aimed at smog

08.02.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Wolf says protecting the environment is a "no-brainer." Pennsylvania joins 14 other states in challenging the EPA's decision to delay implementing a rule to reduce levels of "ground-level" ozone and smog.

A gas leak in Wilkes-Barre so powerful it could have wiped out a city block

08.02.17 | Sarah Harnisch

A major disaster averted in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Tuesday after a main gas line leaked and led to the evacuation of a whole street of houses. The gas company UGI says something as small as ringing a doorbell could have set off a massive...

A PA lawmaker has reintroduced a bill to keep legislators at work until future budgets are finalized

08.01.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic Representative Kevin Boyle says his measure would require the legislature to stay in session until the budget is adopted by both bodies of congress and signed into law by the governor. Boyle claims lawmakers owe constituents the...

Preparation is fully underway in Williamsport for the Little League Classic later this month

08.01.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Crosscutters logos are set to be traded in for MLB signs. Two new clubhouses are being built. It's all in preparation for the Little League Classic between the Saint Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. Families get to watch for free. The...

A company has bought 10 Coca-Cola bottling franchises in Pennsylvania

07.31.17 | Sarah Harnisch

A franchise that already controlled a couple local Coca-Cola bottlers in Pennsylvania has snapped up 10 more in the Keystone State and one in West Virginia. Abarta Coca-Cola Beverages has bought Erie's Coca-Cola bottling company. Abarta plans to...

It was a beautiful day Sunday for a NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway

07.31.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands of fans packed the stands to say goodbye to Dale Earnheardt, Jr.  It was the last time he drove around the "Tricky Triangle." He is retiring at the end of the season. Some lucky fans, including nine-year-old Aiden Vantree from...

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