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Based out of Erie, Pennsylvania, it's a look at how President Trump's policies and the promises he made are playing in a town where the economy is changing. We were in Erie yesterday and took a swing by a bait shop called Presque Isle Angler Bait and ...
This week, a state Senate committee passed a bill that could potentially eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood facilities in Pennsylvania; the latest revenues were revealed from Philly's sweetened beverage tax and the NFL draft came to town. Senate ...
... named a Tree City USA. "It's a culmination of many years of activity in this arena," said Roger Johnston, chairman of the town's Shade Tree Commission. ... It now joins 111 other communities in Pennsylvania and 3,400 throughout the nation as Tree ...
HARRISBURG--Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Thursday announced that no new criminal charges would be filed in connection with the ...
(Butler, PA) Kimberly Gardner, of Second Street, was among Ellwood City residents whose academic achievements were recognized by Butler County Community College on Tuesday during student Awards Day.
The air in the main concourse of banker's Life Fieldhouse was heavy with gratitude.
Man Wanted in Pennsylvania Shooting Caught in New Jersey. Authorities say a man who said he was shot in New Jersey's largest city was actually shot in Pennsylvania. | April 28, 2017, at 10:29 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel.
... whose jobs depend on the plastic bag recycling and manufacturing industry," House Minority White Mike Hanna, a Democrat who sponsors the bill, told City&State PA. Philadelphia City Council members have long considered regulating plastic bag sales.
New Castle, PA - April 22, 2017 - We are proud to announce that the Opening and Closing team from Lawrence County CTC has, once again, brought home the gold medal from the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania competition on April 19-21, 2017; this is the second ...
A year after declaring that Harrisburg looked like "a war zone," President Donald Trump returns to Pennsylvania's capital city on Saturday for a rally and his 100th day in office. As a candidate, Trump drew thousands to the Pennsylvania farm Complex ...
The Library will be hosting a "Poetry Party" on Saturday, April 29 at 11:00 am. The PA One Book, Every Young child Literacy Program selection, Daniel Finds a Poem by Micah Archer, winner of the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Award will be the focus of the Poetry ...
Philip Horn, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Council on the arts, introduces Jeff Parks, PCA Chair before Pennsylvania's First Lady, Frances Wolf, who came to Lancaster's Fulton Theater to announce Lancaster will host The 2017 Governor's Award for the ...
The Kansas City Star | KansasCity.com ... Northeast Pennsylvania, where smoke from residential and industrial coal fires once was thick in the air, generally has scored well in the most recent air quality assessment by the nonprofit, nonpartisan ...
A bell tolled the fate of a gunman after a jury on Wednesday condemned him to die for shooting two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks in a late-night ambush, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries.
A fight is brewing in the Pennsylvania Senate over whether state and federal dollars should reimburse family planning services at Planned Parenthood clinics.
Pennsylvania health officials Wednesday released a partial list of companies looking to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana beginning next year.
Philadelphia - The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has reversed some decisions of a trial court regarding the case of a Philadelphia man who sustained injuries when his motor scooter struck an exposed and discontinued trolley track in 2013.
Harrisburg, PA. (CBS) - The state House and Senate this week each passed their own versions of legislation to revive a law - struck down by a court ruling - that made it easier for gun rights activists and groups to sue Municipalities like ...
After realizing the devastating financial effects all the local vacant properties would have on the Borough, Christina Hoffmeier of Hoffmier Holdings LLC, a family owned and operated company, was determined to make a difference in the local real estate ...
Convergys Corp. is opening a technical center for mobile phone services that will employ 250 people in western Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf's office announced the Cincinnati-based company will open the center in Lower Yoder Township, near Johnstown.
New Pennsylvania Department of Health rules require school students to be fully vaccinated within five days of the beginning of the school year.
Pennsylvania is cracking down on illegal gambling machines at businesses. The Pennsylvania state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement says it conducted inspections Tuesday in 48 bars and clubs around western Pennsylvania, resulting in the ...
Kingston, Pennsylvania // Ask Chuck Molinari what he thinks of Donald Trump's first 100 days in office and a smile works its way across his face.
District to Close wells, Use City Water After Lead Issue. A western Pennsylvania school district is scrapping water wells and opting for city-treated water so it can reopen an elementary school shuttered after high levels of lead and later bacteria ...
"The bills will almost certainly result in either the NRA or any member of the gun groups across the state suing our town," says Rob Conroy, director of organizing for CeasFirePA, a nonprofit working to end gun violence. "Obviously, we at CeaseFirePA ...
This may not come as a surprise to those who live and commute there, but a new study has ranked Pittsburgh's drivers the worst in the country -- tied with those in New York City. The study by EverQuote, an insurance company, looked at 11 months of ...
Pennsylvania Senate Again Takes Aim at Local Firearm Laws. The Pennsylvania Senate is reviving legislation that's designed to make it easier for gun owners and organizations like the National Rifle Association to challenge cities' firearms ordinances ...
Opponents, including environmental groups and most major municipal organizations, said cities and towns have traditionally had the right to address quality of life issues like litter on a local basis.
For decades, Monessen, Pa., had a thriving steel industry that employed thousands of people. That all changed when the mill shut down in 1987.
A Park City man who was refused a lung transplant at the University of Utah after doctors found a trace of marijuana in his system died Saturday at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Riley Hancey and his family celebrated his 20th birthday ...
The door-knockers were working for Giant food stores gathering signatures for a ballot question that would remove East Bradford Township, Chester County, from the ranks of 684 "dry" or "partially dry" Municipalities in Pennsylvania that prohibit all or ...
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, a woman holds a sign at a rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco. The Trump administration is moving beyond rhetoric in its effort to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with ...
Annette John-Hall is the WHYY reporter for Keystone Crossroads, a statewide public media initiative focused on the problems facing Pennsylvania's cities and possible solutions. Before coming to WHYY, Annette was an award-winning metro columnist for the ...
Wilkes-Barre - Four residents of the region joined panels from across Pennsylvania to pepper U.S. Sen. Bob Casey with questions at a televised town hall event Wednesday night. Casey, a Democrat from Scranton and the state's senior senator, sat in a ...
As the city continues to grow, Philadelphia is reexamining its historic preservation ordinance to help ensure all the historic landmarks in the city are not put to the wayside. Mayor Jim Kenney Thursday officially launched a Historic Preservation Task ...
A Pennsylvania township and county will pay $285,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the family of a shoplifter fatally shot by police outside a Kmart in 2012.
(WBRE/WYOU) On Wednesday Evening WYOU / WJET / WTAJ / WHTM hosted a live Town Hall meeting with U.S. Senator Bob Casey.
Pennsylvania state police are looking for a man who stole some sports bras and other exercise clothing from a clothes line outside the victim's residence.
At issue for Oxford Village, a student housing complex built in 2003-04 by Beech InterPlex Inc. to help Temple University with a housing shortage at the time: Does it provide enough of its services for free?
An eastern Pennsylvania city has narrowly approved an ordinance banning future planting of a fast-growing form of bamboo and levying penalties against those who don't contain existing plants.
Harrisburg, PA. (AP) - Pennsylvania's attorney general's office says it is preparing to file charges against a dozen people and 14 businesses as part of an ...
Some residents of the 5th Congressional district have been asking Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, since January to hold a town hall meeting, and once again they have decided to schedule their own and invite Thompson to attend. The town hall ...
A proposal in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to end out-of-school suspensions for most elementary students comes as Pittsburgh public schools is exploring a plan of its own for its youngest learners.
A manhunt has been warranted in several states after suspect, Steve Stephens, shot and killed an elderly man midday Easter Sunday and uploaded the killing to his facebook page.
Pennsylvania cities and towns, frustrated by the state's inaction, have adopted commonsense policies to keep their communities safer.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Local officials in a Pennsylvania city will decide whether they'll throw their weight behind an effort to build a community college in town. At least one member of the Erie City Council has said she supports the effort to establish a ...
The town hall with Senator Bob Casey, hosted by several local news organizations, will help to bridge the divide between two often-feuding parties; the media ...
The final day to register to vote to participate in Pennsylvania's May 16 primary election has arrived. Monday is the registration deadline and voters have to be registered in one of the major parties to be able to help pick nominees.
In western Pennsylvania, the company is closing stores at the Cranberry Mall; the Grove City Premium Outlets; the Shenango Valley Mall in Hermitage; the Indiana Mall; the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills in Frazer Township; and the Tanger Outlet Center ...
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Area school Board member Roger Willingham has resigned his seat after 15 months of a four-year term. Willingham, 60 ...


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