Pennsylvania News

Pa. Gov. Cites Denied Insurance Claims as Reason Not to Defy Shut-Down Orders

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The administration of Gov. Tom Wolf issued a warning Monday to businesses that choose to open in defiance of the pandemic shutdown, saying they could be jeopardizing their insurance coverage. With several counties in open rebellion against …

Environmental Contamination Shuts Down Pennsylvania Schools

Students at three Pennsylvania schools were told to stay home Thursday amid ongoing concerns over lead and asbestos contamination, as state police investigate what former district officials did to address problems with tainted water. One day after Gov. Tom Wolf …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Hires Clark Lawrence as Vice President of Marketing, Eastern Region

San Diego, CA, December 9, 2014 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, welcomes Clark Lawrence as the new vice president of marketing for the eastern region. In his new role, Lawrence will be responsible for …

Pennsylvania County Wrongly Estimated Blood Alcohol Levels

People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county. Somerset County District Attorney Lisa Lazzari-Strasiser tells the Daily American that a hospital has been testing drivers’ blood serum, not whole …

Fatal Farm Accidents Involving Kids not Uncommon in Pennsylvania

The accidental drowning death of a Leacock Township teen Saturday was tragic, but unfortunately, not unique. Fifteen-year-old Jonas King was operating a skid loader when it overturned into a manure pit, trapping the boy under the heavy machinery. Three years …

Pennsylvania Driver License Suspensions Delayed by Clerical Errors

Driver’s license suspensions in hundreds of criminal cases since 2008 are being carried out now as because of what York County officials say was an oversight. The York Dispatch reported Wednesday that defendants in about 2,000 cases who were convicted …

Pennsylvania Wax Plant Fire Deemed Accidental

State and federal fire investigators say an explosion and fire at a northwestern Pennsylvania wax plant was accidental, though they haven’t described the specific cause. A state police fire marshal says investigators from that agency and the federal Bureau of …

Improperly Vented Propane Heater Blamed for 5 Deaths

State police are tentatively blaming an improperly vented propane heater as the cause of death for five people who likely succumbed to carbon monoxide fumes while asleep in a small Pennsylvania cabin. Trooper Angela Bieber at the state police barracks …

Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Rates to Decline for Some This Month

The Pennsylvania Departments of Insurance and Labor & Industry announced a 5.15 percent workers’ compensation rate reduction, effective April 1. “As a result of this action, we estimate that Pennsylvania employers will experience annual savings in workers’ compensation insurance costs …

Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Convictions Increase by 24%

According to fraud statistics compiled by the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority, suspected insurance fraud referrals increased by 9 percent in 2013 while criminal convictions increased 24 percent. In the latest issue of Pennsylvania Fraud Stories, Ralph Burnham, executive director …