List by Category´┐Ż: Pennsylvania News

PA transportation officials were 'hard at work' over the summer investing in infrastructure improvements

10.30.17 | Bob Price

Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards says PennDOT crews, along with private contractors, paved over 2,000 miles of roadway and completed 20 bridge projects across the commonwealth.  

PA's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program will take applications beginning this week

10.30.17 | Terry Diener

Residents whose incomes fall within 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines can begin applying Wednesday to LIHEAP for financial help to pay their heating bills. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services administers the program. $178...

A pro-life group 'ruffled some feathers' at Penn State this week by displaying graphic signs about abortion

10.27.17 | Bob Price

Some students thought they were inappropriate and unnecessary. But Emma Mysko with the group Created Equal defends the photos, saying they send a powerful message about abortion, since "victims cannot speak out for themselves." Created Equal...

You can safely discard unused or expired drugs tomorrow

10.27.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

It's all part of the National Prescription Take-Back Day. Acting U.S. Attorney James Kennedy visited Niagara Falls Thursday to warn of the dangers of drugs in homes. Kennedy said, "Every day over 2,500 teenagers take prescription drugs to get...

500 PA Army National Guard troops will be headed to the Middle East in January

10.26.17 | Bob Price

It's the first time since the Korean War the entire command structure of the Pennsylvania Guard is being deployed. Guardsmen from Pennsylvania have been serving in Iraq and Afghanistan since the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Still more questions than answers as PA rolls the medical marijuana program

10.26.17 | Terry Diener

There are many unsettled questions surrounding the new arena of medical pot in Pennsylvania. What will happen to growers who are not up and running in six months? Will businesses be able to get financial backing from banks? The state Dept. of...

School choice legislation has hit a roadblock in Pennsylvania

10.25.17 | Terry Diener

At the Senate education committee meeting, it appeared a bill that would establish education savings accounts narrowly passed by a 6-5 vote. Afterward, it came to light that a proxy vote by a Republican lawmaker opposing the bill had not been...

A PA state official fatally shot a man in Luzerne County yesterday

10.25.17 | Bob Price

In Plymouth, PA Tuesday, an officer with the Fish and Boat Commission shot and killed 37-year-old Sean Bohinski of Nanticoke after the suspect hit him with a rock and tried to drown him in the Susquehanna River. The Luzerne County district...

Pro-family groups in PA are wary of 'Fairness Act' legislation

10.24.17 | Bob Price

Fairness Act legislation expands the state's non-discrimination law to include the LGBT community. But the Pennsylvania Family Institute fears the measure could be used to discriminate against the faith community and anyone who would dare speak...

PA motorists can now fill up with renewable fuel

10.24.17 | Bob Price

A 7-million dollar federal grant will promote the use of ethanol, a more environmentally-friendly alternative to gasoline. The money will allow nearly 80 Sheetz stations across the commonwealth to offer bio-fuel.  It's fuel made out of farm...

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