pennsylvania

Pittsburgh considers stricter gun laws after synagogue attack

(Reuters) - The Pittsburgh City Council began considering a package of gun-control laws on Tuesday, including a ban on assault-style rifles, nearly two months after a gunman shouting anti-Semitic messages killed 11 people in a synagogue. The measure would also ban certain types of ammunition and...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 4:22pm

Pennsylvania pitches 6% tax on craft beers in 2019

Pennsylvania is set to implement a new tax on local breweries in the state who sell craft beer in their taprooms and during tastings. As announced by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue in a recent bulletin, the tax has been in law since 1971, but will be enforced starting July 1, 2019. "...

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 9:42am

DA warns residents in Quakertown of hidden explosives

Bucks County DA Matthew Weintraub has issued a warning to residents in Quakertown, Pennsylvania to be on the lookout for explosives. Weintraub made the announcement on Tuesday. "This is just to caution the public. This is an FYI, not an S.O.S.," Weintraub shared. Adding, "They may...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 3:49pm

Pennsylvania woman finds kidney donor through Twitter

Stefani Jones of Collegeville, Pennsylvania has found a kidney donor in the most unlikely of places - social media. Jones, who is currently in renal failure due to a renal disease, has been waiting for the vital organ for the last two years on a list that is six years long. "Dialysis every...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:02pm

Big 5 basketball: Which Philly teams will make NCAA Tournament?

It's March, and in a typical year that means local college basketball teams are gearing up for an NCAA Tournament run. But the odds are long for the vast majority of teams in Philadelphia this season, with a bigger than ever before drop off between Villanova and the rest of the Big 5. ...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 2:43pm

Conor Lamb: Everything you need to know

Conor Lamb is the Democratic candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania's 18th District. The 33 year old is making news for running an unusually tight race in a traditional Republican district, significantly outraising his GOP opponent in a special election that will be decided on March 13. Who is...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 1:19pm

What are America’s biggest fears?

There are many things to be frightened of in today’s world, especially in the wake of this weekend’s false alarm about an inbound ballistic missile threat in Hawaii, but did you ever wonder what Americans are really scared of? If you’re thinking the answer might include recent...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:48pm

Human traffickers used violence, drugs to coerce women into prostitution: AG

Two alleged human traffickers who coerced six women into prostitution using drugs, violence and threats have been arrested for human trafficking in four Pennsylvania counties and New Jersey. According to Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office, Kenneth Crowell, 34, and Barry “Bear...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:27pm

The people behind the South Philly version of ‘Ghostbusters’

Philly has always been an off-the-radar gem for filmmakers. Films and TV shows often show Philly some love by having the story actually set here, instead of, well, New York. Hits like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Silver Linings Playbook” put city pride...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:06am

Chamber seeks to grow Pennsylvania

For as long as I can remember, I have had an immense sense of pride for the state that I have always called home. I remember learning about the treacherous winter 1777 in Valley Forge where George Washington was headquartered during the midst of the Revolutionary War, thinking about the Battle of...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:35am

Teen driver shot in head in road rage incident in Pennsylvania

An 18-year-old woman was shot in the head in a road rage incident in Chester County and now a manhunt is underway to find her killer. Authorities said Bianca Nikol Roberson, 18, of West Chester, Pennsylvania was driving in her green Chevrolet Malibu on Thursday, attempting to merge when she got...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:02pm

FBI releases new photos of Mass. man wanted for 1980 murder

The FBI has released new photos of a Massachusetts man wanted for a 1980 murder. Donald Eugene Webb, who would be 85 years old now, is the only fugitive in the United States wanted for the murder of a police chief, according to FBI Boston. The new photos released Thursday were taken on a...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:09pm

Uber raises fares in some states in order to pay for driver injury insurance

Uber riders in eight states will see a rate hike as the ride-hailing company rolls out a pilot program that provides injury-protection insurance to drivers. The program will be available in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, South Carolina, Delaware, Illinois, Arizona and Oklahoma....

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 5:05pm

Trump supporter feels ‘betrayed’ by health care plan

Kraig Moss, aka the “Trump Troubadour,” was one of Donald Trump’s staunchest — and most vocal — supporters while the businessman was running for president.Moss put his life and business on hold, even stopping his mortgage payments, to sing his support while stumping for Trump on the campaign trail...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:01pm

Ex-state trooper charged in fatal shooting of pregnant wife in 2014

Montgomery County prosecutors have charged a former state police trooper with fatally shooting his wife and their unborn daughter, two years after the shooting.Joseph Miller, 36, was arrested Friday on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of his pregnant wife, Joanna, Montgomery...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 2:24pm

These are the cities where women are closing the gender gaps

With International Women’s Day and the “A Day Without a Woman” strike upon us, thousands of women across the country are uniting to shine a spotlight on women’s achievements — and issues.Women continue to fight many of the same battles they’ve been fighting since the first International Women's Day...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:40pm

Everything you need to know about Toomey's Facebook town hall

Sen. Pat Toomey held his second town hall of the year Monday afternoon, but his constituents could only participate by tuning in on CBS Philadelphia's social media channel.Broadcast via Facebook Live, Toomey's scant 15-minute question-and-answer portion, with Eyewitness News anchor Jessica Dean,...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 5:46pm

Sen. Pat Toomey to hold Facebook Live town hall following protests

Sen. Pat Toomey will be in Philadelphia Monday for a town hall event — but you won't be able to attend in person.At 2:10 p.m., the highly criticized senator will broadcast the event on Facebook Live fromthe CBS3studios. Any questions and comments to the senator can be posted in the comments on...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 8:02am

Sen. Casey plans town halls across Pennsylvania

Democratic Sen. Bob Casey announceda series of town halls across the state, beginning later this month, citing growing calls from constituents for the face-to-face meetings.The time and place of the first, which will be in Philadelphia on March 12, is still to-be-determined, Casey said in a tweet."...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 3:23pm

And the best state in the US is...

What makes a state the best? Is it great education, or access to and affordability of health care? Or do safety and infrastructure top the list?Turns out, it's all of the above, and more.Massachusetts apparently has what it takes to be a superlative state, according to theU.S. News and World Report...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 9:49am