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Tunkhannock Area Teachers on Strike

05.22.15 | Bob Price

Teachers in the Tunkhannock Area School District will be on strike Friday. According to Paul Shemansky of PSEA, the strike is a result of the school board “rejecting their own tentative agreement with the teachers.” The board voted ...

Gov. Wolf: Decriminalize marijuana

05.22.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf told Channel 11’s Cara Sapida on Tuesday that he thinks marijuana should be decriminalized. “There are a lot of reasons to look at decriminalization. I think that’s something that I support," he ...

Drilling decline in Pennsylvania hurts funding for DEP regulators

05.21.15 | Bob Price

Low natural gas prices that have companies dispatching fewer drilling rigs to Pennsylvania’s fields and forests are taking a toll on the industry’s regulators, too. The state Department of Environmental Protection is exploring ...

Pa. bill would return lifeguards to state park beaches

05.21.15 | Bob Price

A Pennsylvania senator has reintroduced legislation to return certified lifeguards to all public beaches at state parks. Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/Perry) says unguarded beaches pose a safety risk to park visitors. In 2008, the state Department ...

State Police Warn about Fake PennDOT Fines Email

05.20.15 | Bob Price

State police say PennDOT is being used right now in a scam circulating the Internet. They said the subject line reads: “Action Required, Fine for Traffic Violations.” The notice says you were caught on a traffic camera going through a ...

Gaughan pulls away to victory

05.20.15 | Bob Price

Local attorney Kelly Gaughan pulled away to victory in the Republican Party primary race for district attorney over incumbent Ray Tonkin on Tuesday night, in a politically shocking outcome. Tonkin, who is in the middle of a high profile death ...

Wind energy muscled out of state market

05.19.15 | Bob Price

After a decade of growth, Pennsylvania's wind energy industry finds itself in the doldrums. No new wind farms have come online in more than a year, and no development is expected soon. Advocates say cheaper fossil fuels have muscled wind out of ...

Pa. bill calls for earlier presidential primary

05.19.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania’s presidential primary would be held a month earlier under a new bill pending in the General Assembly. Rep. Keith J. Greiner (R-Lancaster) said he introduced legislation Monday to change the presidential primary date from the ...

Pa. rep, river advocates call on DEP to save the Susquehanna

05.18.15 | Bob Price

A state representative and advocates for the health of the Susquehanna River are calling on the Department of Environmental Protection to take immediate steps to begin a clean-up following the discovery of a cancerous fish. State Rep. Sue Helm ...

Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service

05.18.15 | Bob Price

As Amtrak trains begin rolling between New York and Philadelphia for the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, officials are vowing to have safer trains and tracks while investigators are trying to determine the ...

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