Pennsylvania

In this April 23, 2010, file photo, workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near the Bradford County township of Burlington, Pa.
AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File
June 18, 2018 - 5:09 pm
New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making...
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The storm shredded homes, torn through several businesses and knocked down power lines and trees in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pennsylvania, the Luzerne County Emergency Management said.
CNN
June 14, 2018 - 6:39 pm
By Nicole Chavez and Ralph Ellis (CNN) - - Several homes and businesses in Wilkes-Barre Township in eastern Pennsylvania were destroyed or damaged Wednesday night by a tornado, a National Weather Service official confirmed Thursday. "We've been surveying the damage, it was definitely a tornado...
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U-Haul trucks parked on Mundy Street in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pa., are damaged after a strong storm moved through the area on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
Christopher Dolan/The Citizens' Voice via AP
June 14, 2018 - 10:38 am
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A strong storm pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging numerous businesses in a shopping plaza, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines. The storm struck the Wilkes-Barre Township shopping plaza late Wednesday night. The area was under a tornado warning at the...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 14, 2018 - 7:51 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Senate has advanced a bill already passed by the House that would prohibit abortions based on a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome, but it is not clear when or if it will come up for a vote in the full Senate. Currently in the state, abortion is...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 13, 2018 - 9:38 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A bill that would authorize a pilot program of cameras to catch speeders in Philadelphia is now headed back to the state Senate. The bill that would allow for speeding cameras in Pennsylvania highway work zones originated in the Senate. The House earlier added...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 13, 2018 - 7:35 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Over the strenuous objections of some Democrats, the state Senate has approved controversial legislation that could change the way congressional maps are drawn up — and the way Pennsylvania judges are elected. The bill proposes amendments to the Pennsylvania...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 12, 2018 - 9:01 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It appears Philadelphia is a step closer to getting automated cameras to catch speeders. The state Senate has already passed a bill that would authorize a pilot program of cameras to catch speeders on Roosevelt Boulevard. On Tuesday, the House added an amendment...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 12, 2018 - 9:00 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — As state lawmakers consider legislation on a new procedure for drawing up congressional maps, the Pennsylvania Senate has added language to change judicial elections that one Democrat calls a "poison pill." The legislation comes after a bitter battle over new maps...
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Dreamstime
Ian Bush
June 11, 2018 - 3:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Russian hackers tried to attack Pennsylvania's election in the run-up to the 2016 presidential vote. Now, the Wolf administration says it's taking action to secure the next election. "Hackers targeted voter registry systems. Fortunately, at least to the best of our...
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Eric Frein
Pennsylvania State Police
Ian Bush
June 09, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A common pleas court judge in Lackawanna County has ruled a wrongful death lawsuit can proceed against the parents of the man who murdered a Pennsylvania State Trooper. Eric Frein was 31 when he ambushed and shot Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounded Tpr. Alex Douglass...
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