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    A bill that would require school districts to post curriculum online received approval from a key Senate panel on Monday. The Senate Education Committee voted along party lines to advance House Bill 1332 to the chamber floor for consideration. “[The bill] allows parents to play a greater and more active role in the oversight of what their children are being...
    A legally-armed bystander is being heralded as a hero after he helped thwart a mall shooting in Pennsylvania. "I think that helped a lot. He is a good person, I think. I don’t know what he did before, but at that moment, he is the one that should be - he is a hero," Hana Ali, a witness of the...
    A 25-year-old Pennsylvania firefighter died by suicide at the fire station Thursday, authorities said. The woman's name was not released as of Saturday. Swatara police responding to the fire station found the victim around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, local police said. Officers met with firefighters at the scene and learned that a 25-year-old live-in firefighter had taken her own life in...
    A 25-year-old Pennsylvania firefighter died by suicide at the fire station Thursday, authorities said. The woman's name was not released as of Saturday. Swatara police responding to the fire station found the victim around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, local police said. Officers met with firefighters at the scene and learned that a 25-year-old live-in firefighter had taken her own life in...
                        Voter-fraud charges recently filed against a Philadelphia former judge of elections are spurring renewed emphasis by Pennsylvania legislators on enacting an election-integrity bill Gov. Tom Wolf (D) vetoed earlier this year. State Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) introduced the initial version of his legislation in June. The measure, whose...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff YORK COUNTY (KDKA) — The Wolf Administration wants people to remember fire safety as wildfire season begins. READ MORE: Duquesne University Extends President Dr. Ken Gormleys Contract On Friday, leaders were in a state park in York County talking about the increasing risk of wildfires. Typically, the fall wildfire season is in October and November in...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Wolf administration wants people to remember fire safety as wildfire season begins. READ MORE: Duquesne University Extends President Dr. Ken Gormleys Contract On Friday, leaders were in York County to talk about the increasing risk of wildfires. Typically, the fall wildfire season is in October and November in Pennsylvania. READ...
    (CNN)A southern Pennsylvania school board has reversed its decision to ban anti-racism books and resources.The Central York school board unanimously approved the reinstatement of a list of anti-racism books and resources, effective immediately, spokeswoman Julie Randall Romig confirmed to CNN.The reversal comes a week after a student protest and a heated virtual school board meeting about the "diversity resource list" that was banned from the...
    (AP) – An arrest affidavit says two hunters from Pennsylvania were trying to lure an elk in southwestern Colorado when one of them mistook a 31-year-old bow hunter for prey and fatally shot him. The Durango Herald reports Gregory Gabrisch of Houston died from a gunshot wound in the San Juan National Forest north of Rico on Friday morning. One...
    A Pennsylvania man was jailed last month and charged with a felony after allegedly underpaying for a bottle of Mountain Dew soda by 43 cents, a penalty due largely in part to the state's three-strikes law.  Joseph Sobolewski walked into a convenience store in Perry County where there was a special for 20-ounce Mountain Dew bottles: 2 for $3. Sobolewski took...
    A motorcyclist has died after a crash in York County, according to Pennsylvania State police. Scott Lee Dinger, 62, of Newmanstown, died at Reading Hospital on Tuesday night. Dinger was traveling southbound on his motorcycle in the area of 113 Richland Road when he "failed to properly negotiate a curve and crossed into northbound traffic," police said. Dinger was hit...
                        As Pennsylvania Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee Majority Chair Cris Dush (R-Wellsboro) investigates recent elections, Democratic lawmakers against tightening election security must contend with a withering 2019 audit of Pennsylvania’s voter registry. At his investigation’s initial hearing last Thursday, Dush announced his intention to hold the Department of State (DOS)...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Flyers will reach the 100% vaccinated against COVID-19 threshold by the beginning of the 2021-21 season, general manager Chuck Fletcher said Tuesday. Fletcher said all players, coaches, and hockey operations staff will “for sure” be fully vaccinated by the season’s start. The Flyers’ regular season opens on Oct. 15 against the Canucks at Wells Fargo...
    U.S. News & World Report has released its latest rankings of the best colleges in America. The University of Pennsylvania was ranked among the top 10 in the nation. The calculations were based on nine broad measures of quality: graduation and retention, graduation rate performance, graduate indebtedness, social mobility, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, student excellence, and alumni giving. The...
    BOSTON — The body of a U.S. Marine killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan has returned home to Massachusetts on the 20th anniversary of the attacks that led to the war. Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, was among the U.S. service members and Afghans killed in the Aug. 26 bombing near the Kabul airport. Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor...
    President Joe Biden arrived at Ground Zero Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.  There, he'll be joined by other former President Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and former first ladies Michelle Obama and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Biden won't speak at the ceremony in New York.   Later in the day, Biden will travel to...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management has opened a multi-agency resource center for residents impacted by the remnants of Ida. This comes as Pennsylvania waits to find out if it will be approved for federal emergency disaster relief. At the Gustine Recreation Center in East Falls, people impacted by flooding can get help with their recovery as many...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Communities continue to clean up the damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Pennsylvania is waiting on President Joe Biden to approve its request for federal disaster aid. Although things are getting back to normal, there are still a lot of families without homes and business owners without businesses. A major question is how much longer before...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philly favorite was recognized Thursday by state officials. State Representative Jared Solomon presented a citation from the State House to Terrill Haigler, better known as “Ya Fav Trashman.” Haigler is a former Philadelphia Sanitation Department worker. He’s been on a mission to help with COVID precautions for the city’s essential workers, and for his continuing work...
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will visit Bridgeport Wednesday to tour the damage from the remnants of Ida. You can watch on CBSN Philly beginning at 2:30 p.m. WHAT: Governor Wolf to visit ​areas​ impacted by the remnants of Ida in the Borough of Bridgeport WHEN: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Time: 2:30 p.m. WHERE: In the...
    EAST NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – A Pennsylvania State trooper was injured after getting hit by a car. Chopper 3 was over the scene Tuesday morning on Little Elk Creek Road, near 5th Street in East Nottingham. Officials say the trooper was directing traffic when he was struck. Officials say the trooper was conscious and alert when he was transported...
    Hurricane Ida brought heavy rains, flooding, thunderstorms, tornadoes and now it could bring home improvement scams. Homeowners should watch out for scammers who may target them with fake contracts, or phony government loans/grants, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says. CONSUMER ALERTAs PA recovers from Hurricane Ida damage — stay cautious of home repair scams. https://t.co/gkIqP4LJa1— AG Josh Shapiro (@PAAttorneyGen) September...
    Multiple creeks throughout central Pennsylvania overflowed causing roads to temporarily close. The Swatara Creek was already four feet over its normal level, which contributed to one person drowning last weekend, as Daily Voice previously reported. It is estimated that it took on several more feet of water, leading it to over flow onto nearby roads on Wednesday night. Swatara Creek...
    41 people were rescued from a Pennsylvania school bus Wednesday after it was trapped in floodwaters caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida . Torrential rain caused streams and creeks to overflow onto several roadways in the western part of the state, including Seavey Road in Shaler Township outside of Pittsburgh, trapping a bus carrying 40 students and one...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One Pennsylvania state senator’s campaign to carry out former President Donald Trump’s vision of a “full forensic investigation” into last year’s election has blown up into an intra-party war and a political opening for Democrats. It is also something Republican officeholders can seemingly no longer ignore. READ MORE: Around 25 Afghan Refugees Settled In Philadelphia Metro...
    A Pennsylvania woman wanted on a felony warrant was shot dead after a police chase along a highway in Tennessee, according to police, but her family and friends cast doubt on that version of events. Katelyn Lee Harris (also known as Katelyn Lee McColl Honaker), 29, previously of Lancaster and Chester counties, was shot and killed by Sullivan County police...
    The Mars Area, Pennsylvania School Board voted unanimously to pass a "Patriotism Amendment" to the district's mission statement Tuesday night in a move that is designed to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory. The new statement adds to the district's mission to promote "Informed, Engaged and Patriotic Citizens," as the Cranberry Eagle reports.The addition prohibits "the teaching of concepts...
    Pennsylvania this week set an Oct. 1 target for 80% of nursing home staff to become fully vaccinated. It’s a goal that just 12.5% of the state’s skilled nursing facilities have reached, so far, said Department of Health Executive Deputy Secretary Keara Klinepeter. “As COVID-19 cases rise, we are committed to helping prevent outbreaks by stopping COVID-19 from entering a...
    Pictured: Afshar's 5-year-old granddaughter Zipporah, left, and 8-year-old grandson, Darius, right A Pennsylvania grandfather is accused of killing himself, his son and two young children by setting their home ablaze in what investigators believe was a horrific murder-suicide.   PennLive reports that 67-year-old Jafar Afshar torched the family's Steelton apartment on fire Friday morning, killing himself and his son Saeed, 36, as well...
    OCEAN CITY, Maryland -- A 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl suffered injuries after an apparent shark bite in Maryland left her with 42 stitches for 20 cuts, family members said.Jordan Prushinski and her family of Plains Township, Luzerne County were on vacation Monday at the beach in Ocean City when Jordan went into knee-deep water. She was swimming with her family when...
    A 12-year-old girl was bitten by a shark earlier this week. Jordan Prushinski, of Luzerne County, left her landlocked state and headed to Maryland earlier in the week for a family vacation at the coast. "I was on the beach and I was bleeding everywhere,” she told WBRE News. It all started when she was swimming at the 19th Street...
    A woman in Perry County died from a dog attack, according to Pennsylvania State police. A passer-by found a woman lying on a front yard while three dogs ran around. Police were called 29 Henry Road in Miller Township on July 28. “When emergency medical personnel and state troopers arrived on scene, it was apparent that the woman was deceased,"...
    A Pennsylvania woman has died after being mauled by three pit bulls she was taking care of for her roommate, police say.  Rhoda Wagner, 60, was found lying in the yard of a home in Miller Township outside of State College on July 28 after investigators received a call from a passerby, Pennsylvania State Police said in a statement obtained by...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MILLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – State police say a woman was killed by three dogs she was taking care of in Perry County. READ MORE: Dollar General Lounge Chairs Recalled Over Injury, Amputation Concerns According to CBS affiliate WHP-TV, the three pit bull terriers attacked and killed Rhoda Marie Wagner in Miller Township. READ MORE: COVID-19...
    Police in Pennsylvania shot and killed a 22-year-old man shortly before midnight on Tuesday after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers who were responding to a report of a stabbing and found the man's mother with multiple wounds, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele.  Officers were called to an apartment complex at 11:30 p.m. in Plymouth Township,...
    (CNN)A Pennsylvania Republican's effort to launch a ballot audit of the 2020 results in the Keystone State has hit a roadblock after three counties declined to hand over their election materials and voting machines.Earlier this month, Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano asked Philadelphia County, Tioga County and York County to voluntarily turn over materials ranging from router logs to voter...
    A Pennsylvania police officer was busted in an underage sex sting conducted by a group of "concerned citizens" posing as children, police said.  Clifford Horn, a 54-year-old corporal for the Central Bucks Regional Police Department, had little to say when approached in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Sunday by a man who runs Colorado Ped Patrol — a group that attempts...
    At least nine women were secretly video-recorded from inside King of Prussia Mall dressing rooms, authorities said. At least two tiny, hidden devices were used, Upper Merion Township police said.  Police said a 14-year-old girl found inside the Hollister dressing room.  The alleged suspect used a tiny pen to film people changing in two separate store dressing rooms at the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A bill allowing local police to pull over any driver holding a cell phone to crack down on distracted driving has raised concerns about racial profiling. Although texting while driving is prohibited in Pennsylvania, drivers can still hold their cell phones and talk. READ MORE: Ross Township Homeowner Fed Up After Home Floods Again But that could...
    Severe weather has claimed the life of a Pennsylvania man, who was struck by lightning during a round of golf. Joseph Slivinski, 71, of Lackawanna County, was struck by lightning while playing golf on Friday at Pine Hills Golf Course, according to the county coroner. Slivinski was attempting to find shelter when he was fatally injured, he died at the...
    BRISTOL, Pa. (CBS) – Gov. Tom Wolf will be spending his Friday afternoon in the Philadelphia region. He will get a look at the damage left behind, by Monday’s devastating flooding in Bucks County. This as the cleanup continues in some of the hardest-hit areas. Wolf will be in Bristol to talk about CHIRP funding, that’s the state’s COVID recovery...
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two men apparently killed themselves, police said, in a suite at the Miami Beach hotel that Gianni Versace turned into his mansion, nearly 24 years to the day after the fashion designer died on the building’s front steps. Their bodies were found by housekeeping on Wednesday, the eve of the anniversary of Versace’s slaying by...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It is decision day for parents in Pennsylvania who may want their child to repeat a grade. Pennsylvania officials are giving parents the option for their child to repeat their previous grade after the pandemic abruptly forced students across the state into virtual learning. But, the decision must be made by Thursday, July 15. READ MORE: 3...
    Donald Trump's former attorney general has pushed back against suggestions from the former president that federal authorities were ordered not to aggressively investigate claims of fraud during the 2020 presidential election. Trump reportedly argued in a statement that William McSwain, the former US attorney in Philadelphia, was blocked from pursuing claims of election tampering. His statement was accompanied by a two-page letter from McSwain,...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey on Tuesday were facing another round of rain one day after they were swamped by a series of storms that the National Weather Service said caused a rare flash flood emergency. According to forecasters, Monday’s storms dumped 6 to 10 inches of rain in just 3 to 4 hours, swelling the...
    To boost the Pennsylvania dairy industry, legislation allowing milk processors more flexibility with dating products was recently passed by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Tom Wolf. Act 62 of 2021, introduced as Senate Bill 434, will allow milk processors to use a “best by” date instead of “sell by” date, as recommended by the Dairy Future Commission. For Pennsylvania...