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Former State Treasurer Rob McCord Offered Plea Bargain In Extortion Case

Former Pennsylvania treasurer Rob McCord is expected to plead guilty in a plea agreement proposed Monday by federal officials in an extortion case. McCord stands accused of utilizing threats to attempt to obtain contributions for his campaign for Governor last year.  The case became public late last week just after McCord had announced his resignation…

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State Health Officials Urge Pennsylvanians To Get Measles Vaccines

Even though most of the hundreds of measles cases about which we are starting to hear have been reported on the West Coast, Pennsylvania health officials are advising our state’s residents to be immunized against measles as soon as possible. The state’s Health Department has warned of the possibility of the exposure to measles in…

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Jamel Artis Records 32 Points As Pitt Edges Bryant 72-67

Led by a career-high 32 points from Jamel Artis, the Pitt Panthers edged the Bryant Bulldogs 72-67 in non-conference play on Monday night at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Artis went 11-for-17 as Pitt improved to 15-8. Dan Garvin led Bryant (10-11) with 24 points, also a career high. Pitt will next face Syracuse…

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Mid-Winter Is A Down Time For Blood Donations

This is the time of year when donations to local blood banks usually dwindle, but officials say the need is always present. The recent Christmastime holidays followed by a wintry January combine to make this a difficult time of year to get people to donate blood.  Representatives of state blood banks tell Radio PA News…

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New Powerball Lottery Jackpot Estimate – $317 Million

And the big prize gets even bigger! Lottery officials are now estimating the annuity value of Wednesday night’s Powerball Lottery jackpot at $317 million.  The one-time cash value of the prize is currently estimated at $220.6 million. No one matched every number drawn in Saturday’s Powerball game.  Four Pennsylvania players will win $10,000 apiece after…

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State Senate Creates Coal Caucus

A new committee in the state Senate wants to emphasize the relevance of Pennsylvania’s coal industry. The Coal Caucus will be chaired by Republican Senator Gene Yaw and Democrat John Wozniak.  Members say they want to ensure that coal remains a vital part of Pennsylvania’s economy and its industrial base. Senator Yaw pointed out to…

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Franklin Chamber To Accept Man And Woman-Of-The-Year Nominations Through February 11

The Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce says they will continue to accept nominations for their Man and Woman-of-the-Year Awards through Wednesday, February 11. The two residents selected for the honors will be recognized at the Chamber’s 102nd annual dinner scheduled for Thursday, March 12 at the Quality Inn and Conference Center in Franklin. The awards…

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Brady Earns Third MVP In Patriots’ 28-24 Super Bowl Win Over Seattle

Rookie Malcolm Butler intercepted a pass at the goal line with 20 seconds remaining in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, preserving New England’s 28-24 victory over defending champion Seattle. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named for the third time as the big game’s Most Valuable Player.  Brady completed 37-of-50 passes for 328 yards with four…

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Bettis Elected To Pro Football Hall-Of-Fame

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis has been named as one of the newest inductees into the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame in Canton, Ohio. Bettis will enter the Hall  this summer along with Junior Seau, Tim Brown, Charles Haley, Will Shields, “contributors” Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, and senior committee pick Mick Tinglehoff. In 13…

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Former State Treasurer McCord Likely To Face Charges; Christopher Craig Becomes Interim Treasurer

State treasurer Rob McCord, who resigned last week, has acknowledged that he is facing federal corruption charges. McCord was halfway through his second term as treasurer when he made his resignation announcement, and the decision was to have become effective later this month.  Now, McCord reportedly faces the possibility of charges related to fundraising abuses…

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