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PA Bill Would Hike Penalty for Fleeing Fatal Crash

05.08.14 | FL News Team

A Pennsylvania lawmaker says she plans to introduce legislation that would increase the penalty for fleeing the scene of a fatal traffic accident.Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) said under current law, a drunk driver who kills someone faces a prison ...

PA Lawmakers Seek to Make "In God We Trust" Optional in Schools

05.08.14 | FL News Team

State lawmakers in Harrisburg are amending a bill about posting "In God We Trust" in Pennsylvania School Buildings. They want to make it optional, but they're rejecting a proposal to have the state cover legal costs if lawsuits result. The house of ...

Pennsylvania Senate Pushes for Drug Monitoring Program

05.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a plan to create a prescription drug monitoring system. It puts the state one step closer to a law banning prescription painkilling drugs that are most likely to be abused. The bill would create a record of who's ...

Thousands Gather in Harrisburg for Natural Gas Drilling Rally

05.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands of natural gas drilling supporters crowded the State Capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday. The Marcellus Shale coalition says 245-thousand direct and indirect jobs have been created statewide in the gas boom-despite the recession. There were ...

Pennsylvania Obamacare Enrollment Tops 300,000

05.06.14 | Bill Price

About 318,000 Pennsylvania residents signed up for Obamacare health insurance during the 2014 enrollment period that ended March 31, according to figures recently released by the federal government. Of those, 81 percent received financial ...

Two Rallies Tied To Natural-Gas Drilling Planned In Harrisburg

05.06.14 | Terry Diener

Natural-gas lobbyist Marcellus Shale Coalition will hold the “Pennsylvania Jobs, Pennsylvania Energy Rally” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rally is meant to tell legislators and the public that there are many who have benefited from the ...

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidates Call Ad Unfair

05.05.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania's top two Democrats called Saturday on state Treasurer Rob McCord to pull the racially charged attack ad he is airing against front-runner Tom Wolf in the gubernatorial primary. Former Governor Ed Rendell said the television spot was ...

Propane Heater Fumes Kill 5 In Cabin In P-A

05.05.14 | Bill Price

Authorities investigating the carbon monoxide deaths of two adults and three children in a north-central Pennsylvania cabin say the mother of two of the children had left early in the morning, before the tragedy was discovered. Lycoming County ...

The Number of Pennsylvanians Signing Up For Insurance Has Almost Doubled

05.02.14 | Terry Diener

The number of Pennsylvanians signing up for insurance under the 2010 federal health care law almost doubled after February. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report showing 318,000 Pennsylvanians have signed up for ...

Erie, PA Is The Snowiest City In America

05.02.14 | Terry Diener

Erie Pennsylvania is the snowiest city in America, dethroning Syracuse New York. Erie has been named champion of the Golden Snow Globe national snow contest for cities with a population of more than 100,000. It’s 2013-14 season snowfall total ...

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