List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania's 4-day bear hunt starts Saturday

11.14.17 | Terry Diener

The Game Commission estimates Pennsylvania's bear population at around 20,000, a high-water mark the population has held for the past two seasons, despite substantial harvests. The number of hunters buying bear licenses is on pace to reach...

Gov. Wolf calls on PA lawmakers to pass a bill to block domestic abusers from having firearms

11.14.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Tom Wolf says the measure to ban domestic abusers from owning guns is all about protecting spouses and children. There have been 156 mass shootings in the U.S. from 2009 to 2016. Over half of those-were related to domestic or family violence...

Penn State has paid out nearly $25 billion for costs related to the Sandusky scandal

11.13.17 | Bob Price

The former assistant football coach is serving a life sentence for abusing boys he met through a charity he founded in State College.  

PA's state university system has launched a national search for a new leader

11.10.17 | Bob Price

The board of governors for the 14 schools hopes to be able to name a candidate by next summer. Former Chancellor Frank Brogan retired in September after serving in the position for nearly four years. The president of Clarion University in...

A credit rating agency admits Pennsylvania's new gambling law could 'kill-off' casinos

11.10.17 | Terry Diener

Pro-family groups have been warning about it for years. The gambling expansion will allow up to 10 new mini casinos to start operating, as well as video gambling terminals in truck stops. Moody's analyst Peggy Holloway said the moves could...

The next mayor of Tamaqua, PA will be a 19-year-old

11.09.17 | Bob Price

Nathan Gerace just graduated high school last year. The Republican mayor-elect says he's looking forward to his new job. Gerace ran essentially unopposed, beating out two write-in candidates for mayor. He says one of his goals is to get more...

There's been a major shake-up in two statewide political races in PA

11.09.17 | Bob Price

Republican Jeff Bartos has dropped out of the U.S. Senate race and joined the gubernatorial ticket of state Senator Scott Wagner. That decision clears the path for congressman Lou Barletta to secure the Republican nomination against incumbent...

Penn State has suspended some and expelled other students involved in February's hazing death

11.08.17 | Bob Price

Eighteen students were initially charged in connection to the tragic death of fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza. The incident has led to an overhaul of the entire fraternity system at Pennsylvania's largest public university.  

A PA state trooper is in critical condition after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop yesterday

11.08.17 | Bob Price

Captain Rick D'Ambrosio, outside St. Luke's hospital in Bethlehem, says the trooper has the will to live." D'Ambrosio describes yesterday's shooting, about 80 miles north of Philadelphia, as a "knock-down, drag-out" fight. A 22-year-old suspect...

It's election day and NY voters must decide a referendum

11.07.17 | Bob Price

The referendum appears on the ballot just once every 20 years: whether to convene a constitutional convention to rewrite the laws governing the state. Fred Floss, political pundit at Buffalo State, says it's a check on the power of the governor...

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