List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Penn State researchers say later school starts could mean more sleep for teens

01.16.18 | Terry Diener

The Penn State study supports a 2014 recommendation from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 in the morning. A few Pennsylvania school...

GOP lawmakers press Gov. Wolf to change 'parent' on birth certificates

01.15.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

More than 20 legislators have written to Tom Wolf to change the "parent" label on birth certificates back to "mother" and "father." Representative Daryl Metcalfe says "the executive branch is not allowed to go about making policy changes that...

President Trump will be visiting western PA this week

01.15.18 | Bob Price

The commander-in-chief hopes to boost a Republican candidate for a congressional seat that's open because of scandal. Mr. Trump will be in Pittsburgh Thursday to support GOP hopeful Rick Saccone in the race for the 18th Congressional District...

NY officials are keeping an Amazon incentive package under wraps to the public

01.15.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

In hopes of landing the company's planned second headquarters, four of the 238 bids from North America are from New York, including the Buffalo/Rochester and Syracuse/Utica areas. But "mums the word" on numbers for the taxpayer-funded...

Many are doing service projects to honor Dr. King's legacy

01.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

Events are planned throughout the day in New York and Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf will attend the 43rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet tonight in State College. The banquet will feature an evening of entertainment...

13 Mansfield U. students are wrapping up a trip to Puerto Rico

01.12.18 | Bob Price

Wilson Preston says he's been hard at work installing water filtration devices on the island. He calls it a life-changing experience. As a result of their efforts, thousands of Puerto Rican families now have safe drinking water. 40% of the...

The flu has claimed 100 lives in the U.S. this season

01.12.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The CDC says influenza is now widespread in 46 states--nearly four times more states compared to last year. In Pennsylvania, the disease has claimed the lives of 18 people, including a 21-year-old body builder. New York has reported the first...

Pennsylvania can keep its congressional map

01.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

The ruling by a federal judicial panel turns back an argument from a group of Democratic voters who contended that it should be thrown out because the state lawmakers who created the map in 2011 gerrymandered to help Republicans.

PA's decalration to fight opiods includes a new facility

01.11.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Tom Wolf says the state's progress will be monitored at the Opiod Operational Command Center. The CDC says Pennsylvania has the nation's highest 4th overdose rate.

The warm up spikes concern for ice jams

01.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

While most of us will be enjoying the warmer temperatures today, they don't come without some concerns across our listening area. Mike Ponticello, Broome County emergency services director says the sharp increase in temps, instead of a steady...

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