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Pennsylvania lawmakers will meet in special session on Monday to address the emerging public opiod overdose health crisis

06.24.16 | Bob Price

In the rural 10-county Northern Tier, there has been a more than 500% increase in hospitalizations for opiod overdoses since the year 2000.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf must call a special election within 10 days to fill a congressional seat left vacant by the conviction of Democrat Chaka Fattah

06.24.16 | Bob Price

The 11 term representative resigned from Congress yesterday, two days after being found guilty in Philadelphia racketeering case.

A proposed wind farm is not sitting well with some concerned citizens in Carbon County, Pennsylvania

06.24.16 | Bob Price

A large crowd showed up at last night's zoning board meeting in Penn Forest Township to discuss the pro's and con's of erecting 40 turbines in the heart of the Poconos.Those opposed to the wind farm project far outnumbered those who support ...

Pennsylvania pro-family activists worry new LGBT legislation meant to prevent discrimination "could" be misapplied to infringe upon the rights of Christians in the public square

06.23.16 | Bob Price

 A Senate panel on Wednesday advanced a measure that would allow the state to impose penalties on organizations found guilty of discrimination. Michael Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute encourages Christians to pray.   He said, ...

The death penalty is "still on the table" for accused cop-killer Eric Frein in Pike County, Pennsylvania

06.23.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Judge Gregory Chelak denied the motion of Eric Frein's defense team to remove the death penalty option.  But Frein's attorneys argued the death penalty is unconstitutional. 33 Year-old Frein was arrested after a 40-plus day manhunt through ...

Extra food left-over from the U.S. Open near Pittsburgh will be used to feed hungry people in western Pennsylvania

06.22.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Chicken, fresh pineapple and cantaloupe are a few of the foods that will soon make it onto the plates of hungry children and adults at soup kitchens in the Keystone State. The end of the 116th U.S. Open Golf Championship left a 25,000 pound food ...

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has lost another bid to have her perjury case dismissed before her trial beginsthis summer

06.22.16 | Terry Diener

On Tuesday, a Montgomery County judge rejected Kane's legal argument that the case should be thrown out on the assertion that she is a victim of selective and vindictive prosecution.The ruling follows a similar decision state Superior Court and ...

Pro-life legislation is moving foward in Pennsylvania

06.22.16 | Bob Price

A House panel has passed a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks.     The bills' author Kathy Rapp of the Northern Tier said, "We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life--the unborn."Rapp's legislation recognizes ...

A Pennsylvania law designed to make it easier for the NRA to challenge local firearm bans has received a fatal blow

06.21.16 | Bob Price

The State Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday to void the 2014 law.   Gun rights groups call it a significant infringement on the Second Amendment.

Joblessness is up in Pennsylvania for the 4th straight month in a row

06.21.16 | Bob Price

The May unemployment number was 5 1/2%. Employers cut more than ten thousand jobs last month in Pennsylvania.

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