List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA officials caution residents along the Susquehanna

01.25.18 | Terry Diener

The Luzerne County emergency management agency says no flooding is expected in municipalities protected by the levee system, including Wilkes-Barre, Kingston and Forty Fort, but low-lying areas further downstream remain under a flood warning due...

PA House approves legislation to ban cough and cold meds to minors

01.25.18 | Brandon Dickson

House Bill 1951 would require stores to check the age of someone who appears to be under the age of 25 when they attempt to purchase a medicine containing DXM to ensure the buyer is over 18. The bill is awaiting a vote in the state Senate.

GOP PA House members are advancing a plan to downsize state government

01.24.18 | Terry Diener

On Tuesday, the House State Government Committee voted 14 to 10 in favor of a proposed constitutional amendment that still needs approval by the full House and Senate before going to voters. A Democratic-sponsored amendment to establish a...

Pitt officials place fraternities and sororities on social probation

01.24.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

An unidentified Pitt student was hospitalized last week due to a "serious alcohol incident." Last year, Penn State fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza died after falling down stairs and not receiving medical treatment for hours.

PA Supreme Court throws out the congressional district map

01.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

In a four-to-three vote, the court ruled the 2011 redistricting violates the state constitution. Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack welcomes the ruling. Republican U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson, calls the ruling political, and notes...

Rep. Kevin Haggerty is back to work in Harrisburg

01.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Pennsylvania lawmaker missed 300 votes over the past six months. Representative Mike Carroll, one of the fellow democrats that started the process of holding Haggerty in contempt for his repeated no-shows, says he's pleased to see Haggerty...

A drug raid in Blair County, PA has led to 31 arrests

01.22.18 | Brandon Dickson

The bust by the attorney general's office and the county drug task force is the sixth major drug sweep in Blair County since Josh Shapiro took office a year ago. Nearly 200 dealers have been arrested during that time.

Pennsylania is looking at falling state prison numbers

01.22.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Wolf Administration says last year's drop in state prison populations is the largest decrease on record. There are now nearly 3,300 fewer inmates than five years ago. Last year's dip also marks the fourth year in a row for an inmate decline...

Officers identify shooter of slain U.S. Marshal

01.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

31-Year-old Kevin Sturgis was killed by return fire, after fatally shooting a U.S. Marshal serving a warrant in Harrisburg Thursday morning. The slain marshal was 45-year-old Christopher David Hill, an 11-year veteran of the agency. Officers...

Lake Erie is almost 100% frozen-over

01.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

Steve Vermett, professor of geography at Buff State, says the lake is now about 94% frozen over. He notes that when a lake is totally frozen, the lake-effect "machine" is shut down. Vermette claims the extreme cold this year is atypical of the...

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