List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pro-lifers in PA are being encouraged to contact their state senators Monday

09.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

That's when the 12-day fall session gets underway. The Pennsylvania Senate is under pressure to act on the Down Syndrome Protection Act, which has already passed the state House. Keystone State Senator Scott Martin wants to end the...

Pennsylvania is looking to increase safety at child care facilities

09.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

This comes a month after five children died in a fire at an Erie day care. The state will be performing routine fire safety checks starting next week. Theresa Miller, Pennsylvania secretary of Human Services insists the move is designed to...

PA's Supreme Court has been asked to throw out the death penalty

09.12.19 | Terry Diener

Critics say the death penalty is cruel and arbitrary in the way it’s applied to poor and black defendants.                      Assistant Federal Defender Timothy Kane told the court...

PA's Gov. Wolf makes 7th opioid emergency declaration this week

09.12.19 | Bob Price

The move helps first responders act more efficiently in responding to a drug overdose. Since January 2018, the governor has issued the 90-day declarations aimed at making the fight against opioid addiction easier. Michael Geer with the...

Remembering 9/11

09.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

Moments of silence and somber ceremonies today mark the anniversary of 9/11. A crowd of victims’ relatives have gathered at Ground Zero while President Trump is scheduled to join an observance at the Pentagon. Vice President Mike Pence...

A House plan to allow Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania is running into opposition

09.11.19 | Terry Diener

Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman Keith Gillespie says after a contentious informational hearing in the Capitol, that supporters will need to engage in some “damage control” if they hope to see the bill enacted. The state Senate...

53 PA National Guard say farewell to family as they prepare for next mission

09.06.19 | Bob Price

The guard held a special departure ceremony at Fort Indiantown Gap Thursday before training in Texas for an overseas deployment. Governor Wolf says we owe a lot of gratitude to those close to these troops. The soldiers are assisting with...

PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale calls for flexibility with state aid for firefighters

09.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

He's calling on state legislators to change the law for volunteer firefighter relief associations. Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline says he'd like to see the "the money back to where it belongs: protecting our firefighters and our...

Pennsylvania investigates 17 lung disease cases possibly linked to vaping

09.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine notes each has been ill enough to require hospitalization. Levine says vaping is "certainly" not safe for young people. A 19-year old man from Delaware County is on life support and in a medically induced coma...

PA lawmaker plans to introduce proposal to cap monthly cost of insulin

09.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

Representative Jeanne McNeill of Lehigh County says the bill would set a mandatory price cap of $100 on the monthly cost of insulin. The average annual cost for a person with type 1 diabetes is more than $5,700 as of 2016.

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