List by Category: Pennsylvania News

'Home Instead Senior Care' Gives Gifts To Seniors

12.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A group called Home Instead Senior Care has been partnering with Meals on Wheels and other local organizations to help the elderly. They call the program "Santa For Seniors," as they bring seniors gifts and other things they need. Many of these ...

Influx In PA's Unemployment Compensation Service Centers

12.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania has been hit by an unusual spike in job hotline calls. The state's labor secretary says calls to the state's unemployment compensation service centers have mysteriously skyrocketed since September, and the agency is still trying to ...

No White Christmas For PA

12.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Things are looking good for New York, but the likelihood of a white Christmas in Pennsylvania is slim. While it's too early to know for certain a full week out, the forecast for the bulk of the state shows no snow for Pennsylvania. The forecast ...

It's Now Lawful To Use Texting To Catch Criminals

12.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's highest court has ruled state police can use texts to catch criminals. The State Supreme Court says the police did not violate the Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act during the 2007 investigation of a vehicle ...

Heroic Principal At Sandy Hook Was A Towanda, PA Native

12.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The principle of Sandy Hook Elementary, the first person shot in Connecticut, has ties to the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. Dawn Hochsprung was a native of the Northern Tier town of Towanda. Hochsprung grew up as Dawn Lafferty, playing with ...

Whooping Cough Increases In PA

12.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Whooping cough cases are increasing across Pennsylvania. The State Department of Health reports there are three times as many cases of whooping cough this year compared to 2011, so far. They say the resurgence, like the flu, has come ...

P.A.'s Voter ID Law To Be Challenged This Summer

12.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A commonwealth judge discussed issues with lawyers at an hour long meeting Thursday, and said he's leaning toward a summer trial. He says he'll issue an order within 2 weeks. There is another primary election May 21st, and it's not clear if ...

PA National Guard Unit Could Be Among Last Deployed To Afghanistan

12.13.12 |

The 56th Stryker Brigade has been told it could receive alert orders - normally given a year before a deployment - next month. That would line the 3,500-4,000 members of the brigade up for a potential deployment in January 2014. That deployment ...

Prison Population Leveling Off In PA

12.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania’s dramatic 30-year, 525 percent rise in prison population appears to have ended, or at least hit an historic lull. After a year-end high of 51,487 inmates in 2009, the state’s prison population has remained relatively ...

The Flu Is Now Widespread In NY, PA

12.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

State health experts say cases of the virus have been reported in 47 counties in New York, and the number of cases in Pennsylvania has doubled in the past week, and half the state has been hit. Pediatrician Dr. Robin Altman tells Family Life News, ...

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