List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Railroads Are Now Eyeing PA's Marcellus Shale Gas

03.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania produces almost a tenth of the nation's natural gas, courtesy of the Marcellus Shale. Now, there just might be another buyer in the market. BNSF Railway, one of the country's biggest consumers of diesel fuel, plans this year to test ...

Pennsylvania Is Finally Creating Jobs Again

03.05.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new study says the end of the employment cliff for Pennsylvania is finally in sight.  On Monday,  IHS Global Insight issued its latest forecast of when states will return to "peak employment" levels-- the level attained before the ...

Frontrunner Emerges To Challenge Tom Corbett

03.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The name of a five term Congresswoman is being touted as a democratic front runner to challenge Tom Corbett in the next Pennsylvania Gubernatorial election. Montgomery County congresswoman Allyson Schwartz has yet to declare her candidacy, but has ...

PA Judges Sue To Waive Forced Age of Retirement

03.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania judges are required to retire at age 70. Now, eight county judges from across the state are fighting the requirement in a federal court. They have filed two age discrimination lawsuits. The mandate has stood for 43 years.

Gun Owners In PA May Be Required To Buy Insurance

03.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There is a bill before the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee that would require anyone with a license to carry a concealed firearm to buy $1 million in liability insurance. The thinking, according to the bill's sponsor, is to encourage ...

Scholarship Fund Put In Place For Slain Nanticoke Corrections Officer

03.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A viewing will be held today for a 34 year old corrections officer who was killed by a prisoner using a homemade weapon this week. Eric Williams was killed at a federal prison near Waymart in Wayne County.The viewing is today from 4 to 8 at Greater ...

Prosecutor To Examine Grand Jury In Sandusky Case

02.28.13 |

A Pennsylvania judge has named a special prosecutor to examine whether secrecy rules were violated in relation to the grand jury that investigated Jerry Sandusky and three former Penn State administrators who are currently facing criminal charges. ...

Penn State Gives The Ok To Start Wrapping Things Up With Settlement Victims

02.27.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Penn State Board has begun making settlement offers to Jerry Sandusky's victims. A committee of trustees has given the university's mediators authority this week to begin taking firm offers, meaning talks have hit the advanced stage. The ...

P.A. Phone App Successful In Hunting Terrorists

02.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

State police launched the "See Something, Send Something" smartphone app in January, and although there aren't any statistics on the terrorism-tip app, police consider it a successful start. A State police spokesman said reviews and feedback have ...

PA, NH Are The Top 2 States For Student Debt

02.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania college students graduating with the second highest debt load of any state in the nation is weighing heavily on the minds of state lawmakers. It's a factoid they learned from the Independent Fiscal Office last week. Pennsylvania is ...

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