On its first day back following the Summer recess, the state House voted to amend Senate-passed legislation regarding lawsuits for victims of child sexual abuse. The measure would provide a two year window for adults to file civil claims regarding abuse which occurred when they were children. Under current law the alleged victim has until the age of 30. Representative Mark Rozzi authored the amendment. Opponents, include Representative Michael Corr, say it's unconstitutional. If it wins final passage the amended bill would return to the Senate for concurrence.
A Senate bill which would expand telemedicine in Pennsylvania was passed by the House Professional Licensure Committee Monday. The bill would allow for the regulation of telemedicine and require insurance coverage for telemedicine services. Philadelphia Representative Joanna McClinton is hopeful the full House will pass the bill. Supporters say the legislation would also help to reduce travel time and costs. The Senate unanimously approved the telemedicine bill in June.
Southern Columbia 54 – Central Columbia 27
Berwick 21 – Selinsgrove 7
South Williamsport 32 – Bloomsburg 7
Danville 34 – Milton 0
Dallas 42 – Wyoming Valley West 6
Valley View 35 – Honesdale 14
Hazleton Area 34 – Wallenpaupack 32
Williamsport 49 – Crestwood 26
North Schuylkill 33 – Mount Carmel 21
Shamokin 27 – Lewisburg 7
Jersey Shore 35 – Shikellamy 13
Warrior Run 14 – Mifflinburg 12
Montoursville 24 – Loyalsock 7
Scranton 28 – Abington Heights 16
Lake-Lehman 35 – Northwest 21
BERWICK, Pa. -- Seven people were sent to the hospital after the roof of a vacant building came tumbling down in Berwick.
The building used to house the offices and studio's of the former WFBS, now WBWX, AM 1280.
A 2016 audit of the Scranton Area School District has led to criminal charges against a former top official. Radio PA's Tory Gates reports. The report from Auditor General Eugene DePasquale uncovered spending irregularities stemming from a no-bid contract for mechanical work, that former Scranton District Fleet Manager Daniel Sansky allegedly funneled through a body shop that he owned. As a result of DePasquale's findings, the state Attorney General has charged Sansky with dealing in unlawful proceeds and related offenses. More arrests are possible.
The Phillies are in the Rockies to play the Rockies this week. First pitch is at 8:40 Eastern. The Phillies On Deck show starts at 8:05 on the WHLM stations.
In Major League Baseball on Sunday it was the Braves over the Phillies 2-1, the Brewers over the Pirates 13-6, the Orioles over the Yankees 6-3, and the Mets over the Washington Nationals 8-6.
The Berwick football team's 21-7 win over Selinsgrove on Friday not only kept the Bulldogs unbeaten, but it set the stage for their biggest game of the regular season. This Friday at Crispin Field, Berwick will play unbeaten Valley View in a rematch of last year's District 2 Quad A final won by Valley View 24 to 17 in double overtime.