A Pennsylvania committee approves a bill to allow 'In God we trust' in schools

04.12.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The House Education Committee has approved House Bill-1728 that would allow every public school in the state to prominently display the national motto. The display could be in the form of a mounted plaque or artwork from a student contest. The...

Candidates on both sides continue to battle for the Empire State one week away from the New York primary

04.12.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The latest NBC News/Marist Poll shows Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both ahead in their home state. Clinton is up 14 points from Bernie Sanders.  But you wouldn't know it if you were in front of the Brighton Iceplex this morning. Sanders...

Planned Parenthood president made a pit stop in Harrisburg before lawmakers decided to wait on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks

04.12.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Cecile Richards is her name, and she gave her press conference with Governor Tom Wolf standing nearby. Republican lawmakers say it was one of the biggest publicity stunts they've seen to date.   The executive director of the Pro-life...

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer aims to tighten security at transportation facilities

04.07.16 |

Schumer's proposed aviation statute would increase spending for baggage claims and other exposed spots. The New York Democrat's bill would increase the number of security agents and bomb-sniffing dogs at airports and transit stations. Last...

The Villanova Wildcats are college basketball's new champs

04.05.16 | Bob Price

Villanova is celebrating it's second men's title ever--the first in over 30 years after a last second, buzzer-beater over North Carolina last night.Villanova forward Kris Jenkins hit a 3-point shot as time...

The Pennsylvania House could vote this week on fetal pain awareness legislation

04.05.16 | Bob Price

The measure was voted out of committee yesterday.   It bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Republican representative Kathy Rapp sponsored the bill. The reforms are the first in a quarter century to Pennsylvania's abortion statute.

Amtrak trains are running again near Philadelphia after the lead engine derailed

04.04.16 |

Amtrak trains are back on track near Philadelphia after a collision yesterday that killed two workers and injured 30 passengers.The train hit a backhoe on the tracks during a trip from New York City to Savannah, Georgia. There were 350 people on...

New pro-life legislation is pending in Pennsylvania

04.04.16 |

The House bill bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Representative Kathy Rapp is sponsoring the fetal pain awareness effort amid growing scientific evidence that shows unborn babies feel pain after 20 weeks of gestation.

Scamming cancer charities are shut down after lawsuit

03.31.16 |

A multistate civil lawsuit filed against a group of family members who claimed to raise money for cancer victims has been settled, resulting in the closing of two charities. New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Cancer Fund of...

Obama and Biden endorse Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate race

03.30.16 |

Former state Environmental Secretary Katie McGinty is the pick for President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the April's Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. In a statement released Wednesday, Obama noted McGinty's work on energy...