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Flames Gut Home of Animal Rights Activist

03.30.15 | Bob Price

Flames engulfed the home of a well-known animal rights activist Sunday night. The alarm on Haven Lane in Clarks Summit went off just before Midnight. Lisa Walker, an animal rights activist, lived in the home and fears she may have lost valuable ...

Pa. town using signs to shame residents into cutting lawns

03.30.15 | Bob Price

A councilwoman in a small Pennsylvania borough says they're wrong for approving a form of public shaming to make sure residents cut their lawns this summer. Officials in 20,000-resident Chambersburg say they'll place signs amid the tall grass ...

Hard hat dispute pits Amish miners against Labor Dept.

03.27.15 | Bob Price

A Republican lawmaker is leading efforts to overturn a requirement that Amish workers wear hard hats at mining sites. In a dispute that pits religious freedom against workplace safety, Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) is pushing the Department of Labor ...

Voters upbeat so far about Wolf; 59% polled supporting his tax plan

03.26.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's registered voters are more optimistic about the state's future than they have been in five years, a poll released Thursday shows. Pollster G. Terry Madonna of Franklin & Marshall College's Center for Opinion Research said the ...

Penn State president panned for anti-war activist's visit

03.25.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania State University's president got a raft of criticism on Tuesday at a hearing on the university's budget - not over fiscal issues but from lawmakers angry about on-campus appearances by a co-founder of the violent anti-war group the ...

Corman: Pa. budget must include pension reform

03.24.15 | Bob Price

No pension reform, no state budget. A top Senate Republican said Monday that if Gov. Wolf doesn't address the state's skyrocketing pension costs during budget negotiations with the legislature, there will be no budget. Majority Leader Jake ...

Wolf's nominee for state police commissioner in political trouble

03.23.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf has doubled down on his support of state police commissioner nominee Marcus Brown amid growing pressure from Senate Republicans to withdraw the nomination. Noting that Col. Brown is under investigation on allegations of misdemeanor ...

Northeast gas pipeline progresses, to some landowner dismay

03.23.15 | Bob Price

The 124-mile Constitution Pipeline will likely bring some relief from high natural gas prices to residents of New York City and New England, but it will also bring anguish to some landowners in the wooded hills and valleys in its path. It will ...

Backyard sinkhole reveals mysterious room

03.20.15 | Bob Price

A sinkhole has unearthed a mystery in Lebanon. From above, the sinkhole looks about 10 feet long, four feet wide, and about seven feet deep, but look down inside and you will find there is much more. Stone walls make what appears to be some type ...

Eric Frein capture cost more than $11M

03.19.15 | Bob Price

The 48-day manhunt for Eric Frein who is charged in the homicide of a state trooper in Pike County cost more than originally projected, said the state police Wednesday. State police spent an estimated $11.7 million, about $700,000 more than the ...

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