List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A crew has unearthed cannonballs at the site of an old Civil War arsenal in PA

03.28.17 | Terry Diener

The construction crew found about 20 cannonballs Monday at the site in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh.The police bomb squad responded to the scene but decided to allow the construction company’s subcontractor who is...

Senate Democrats in PA are still rebuilding their computer system after hackers demanded ransom money

03.28.17 | Terry Diener

The state legislators' offices continue to operate via a combination of cell phones and laptops, some personal and some provided by the caucus. On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa said Microsoft technicians would begin going around to...

Nearly 10,000 people were without power yesterday in central Pennsylvania

03.28.17 | Bob Price

For almost 12 hours Monday people in Northumberland and Union counties were without power. The outages impacted schools and businesses in the Lewisburg area. One Milton man said electrical issue was a major inconvenience, especially for folks...

Fatal domestic violence cases are down in PA, but not down enough

03.27.17 | Terry Diener

102 People lost their lives in domestic violence incidents last year.  The number is slightly down from 2015 when there was 114 people killed.    According to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 2016, there...

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate is at a seven-year low

03.27.17 | Bob Price

The 5% clip is slightly above the national average. Over the past year, employers in Pennsylvania have added 74,000 workers to their payrolls.

Jury deliberations continue today in the trial of a former Penn State University president

03.24.17 | Bob Price

Graham Spanier is accused of child endangerment and conspiracy in connection to the Jerry Sandusy scandal. Spanier's attorneys declined to call any witnesses in his defense.

A pro-life group in PA wants your help in putting a human face on the abortion debate

03.24.17 | Bob Price

It's asking parents of children born premature to send pictures of them holding pictures of themselves as babies, before the 24-week abortion ban in Pennsylvania.Micheal Geer, president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, says "pictures of...

Prosecution rests in trial of former PSU president Spanier

03.23.17 | Bob Price

It has been nearly six years since the arrest of child sex offender Jerry Sandusky. One of the men accused of not doing enough to stop him is former Penn State University President Graham Spanier. Other former Penn State administrators testified...

There’s ‘snow’ end to school?

03.23.17 | Bob Price

With all the snow days so far this year, some school districts are looking at ways to fit in the required 180 days and graduate seniors on time. There was still plenty of snow on the tennis courts at the Wallenpaupack Area schools Wednesday, and...

A ten commandments monument has been moved from a PA high school as part of a settlement with an atheist

03.23.17 | Terry Diener

The Valley News Dispatch reports that the monument was apparently removed from Valley Junior-Senior High School in New Kensington. The monument is to be placed in front of a Catholic grade school there. The New Kensington-Arnold School District...

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