Monthly Archive for: "March, 2016"

LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 20, 2019

In Harrisburg, Senate Republicans have highlighted a package of bills to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic.  The package includes seven bills that take aim to improve prescription drug monitoring, limit opioid prescriptions, and target drug dealers, along with other steps to limit the damage inflicted by the addiction crisis in Pennsylvania communities.  Beginning […]

LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 19, 2019

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has been recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, earning 8th position on the annual U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.  Nationally, UPMC is ranked for excellence in all ten (10) specialty areas and is among the top ten (10) hospitals […]

LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 18, 2019

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says 123 additional free-ranging deer have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania since last year, and Disease Management Areas 2 and 3 have been expanded again as a result.  With CWD testing from the 2018 deer seasons now complete, there now have been a total of 250 known […]

LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 17, 2019

Area roadwork continues this week.  PennDOT says the Route 322 eastbound ramps will be closed at the Burnham interchange beginning today (Monday, June 17th). The closures are scheduled to be in effect for eight days—through June 25th. During the ramp closures, Route 322 eastbound traffic will continue to the Electric Avenue/522 North interchange. After taking […]

LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 14, 2019

The state Senate Banking and Insurance Committee has approved a measure that would ensure Stage IV metastatic cancer patients have access to medications and treatments prescribed by their doctor, according to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Judy Ward (R-30).  In current practice, insurance companies may limit coverage for prescriptions, or require patients to try other insurance-mandated […]