Pennsylvania

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June 20, 2018 - 1:39 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would ban “bump stock” attachments that make guns fire faster — a device that was used by the gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas last year. Just before the committee voted on the bill would...
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Tony Romeo
June 19, 2018 - 9:35 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania House has approved a bill intended to address a court ruling that put Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana research program in jeopardy. In a case brought by numerous dispensaries, growers and processors, a Commonwealth Court judge last month issued an...
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Activists and others look on as the state House Judiciary Committee votes Tuesday morning.
Tony Romeo | KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
June 19, 2018 - 9:23 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A key Pennsylvania House committee has begun taking votes on a package of bills aimed at reducing gun violence in Pennsylvania. More votes are scheduled Wednesday morning. The state House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Republican Rep. Ron Marsico, held a series of...
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Tony Romeo
June 19, 2018 - 1:33 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — In another sign of a painless budget season this year, the state House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday morning unanimously approved a new state spending plan with no new taxes that provides more money for education — and for school safety. It’s something pretty...
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Pennsylvania state troopers
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Eric Walter
June 19, 2018 - 1:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania State Police announced on Tuesday that three troops — in Uniontown, Avondale, and Somerset — will wear body cameras through the end of 2018 as part of a pilot program. Select patrol troopers will be trained to use one of 30 new body-worn cameras,...
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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.
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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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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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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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