List by Category: Pennsylvania News

It's full steam ahead for PA's medical marijuana program despite push-back

09.26.17 | Terry Diener

Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine says the comment period provides an opportunity to participate in developing the program to meet the needs of the patient. Patients and caregivers can view the draft regulations and...

Police have shut down a major meth manufacturing ring in north-central PA

09.26.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announcing criminal charges against 30 drug dealers in connection with the sale of over one-and-a-half million dollars of crystal methamphetamine in Jefferson, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, and Forest Counties. Ring...

A PA bill aims to crack down on theft from non-profits and the govt.

09.25.17 | Terry Diener

The Senate bill, co-sponsored by Democrat Lisa Boscola, aims to enable non-profits, the government, and businesses a better chance to collect restitution from criminals. Boscola notes recent incidents where hundreds of thousands of taxpayer...

The wife of a slain PA trooper is suing the parents of sniper Eric Frein

09.25.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The widow of Pennsylvania State Trooper Bryan Dickson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Eugene and Deborah Frein, saying they psychologically manipulated their son into developing a strong dislike for police. Tiffany Dickson says it was...

1 in 3 public school teachers in PA are not coming to class

09.22.17 | Terry Diener

There's a new report out on chronic teacher absenteeism. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute used federal Office of Civil Rights data and found these statistics: Nationally, 28.3% of teachers in traditional public schools are chronically absent...

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will make an appearance in Harrisburg to talk about opiod addiction

09.22.17 | Terry Diener

Sessions is scheduled to appear in the seventh floor conference room of the Harrisburg federal building and courthouse. A statement from federal court said Sessions will "give remarks to law enforcement about the opioid epidemic." Earlier this...

The PA Senate rejects a House plan to shore-up a multi-billion dollar budget deficit

09.21.17 | Bob Price

The move sets up a showdown over final resolution of the fiscal impasse. Governor Wolf is threatening to impose a spending freeze on Harrisburg in the midst of the chronically unbalanced state budget. The governor, who spoke to reporters in Jim...

The Wolf administration kicks off a health initiative to improve healthcare in rural communities

09.21.17 | Terry Diener

Acting Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the initiative will help officials learn how to bridge the health-resource gaps in Pennsylvania. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the lead agency that oversees the Public Health...

PA's governor says lawmakers have less than two weeks to end the budget stalemate

09.20.17 | Terry Diener

Wolf says he believes that leaders of the House and Senate Republican majorities are on board with getting a deal done and signed by October 1. The governor spoke during regularly scheduled appearances on KDKA-AM and KQV-AM in Pittsburgh. ...

PA's attorney general has announced a major investigation into the root causes of the opiod epidemic

09.20.17 | Bob Price

Josh Shapiro says 13 Pennsylvanians die every single day from drug overdoses. The AG is "taking to task" five drug-makers and three opiod distributors for marketing a product he says is killing Pennsylvanians in record numbers.

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