List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A major public corruption case is brewing in Pennsylvania

07.22.16 | Bob Price

The state's former auditor general and state treasurer, Barbara Hafer has just been indicted for reportedly lying to federal authorities in their "pay to play" investigation of state government.The scandal could cost Hafer her pension and even her ...

The Penn State Board of Trustees is expected to give final approval today to a more than 2% tuition increase for students next year

07.22.16 | Bob Price

In-state students on the main campus in State College will pay "north of" $28,000 a year. That's almost $700 more than last year for full-time students. Smaller tuition increases have been proposed for Penn State's branch campuses.

Pennsylvania's governor has ordered flags lowered to half-staff to honor a Luzerne County prison guard who fell to his death this week

07.21.16 | Bob Price

25 Year-old Chris Moles died along with an inmate when they fell down an elevator shaft during a fight at the Luzerne County Jail in Wilkes-Barre.Moles' college baseball coach Chris Penzack says he always knew the star athlete would choose a career ...

A Northern Tier community is in mourning today following a tragic two-car crash that took the lives of three

07.21.16 | Bob Price

A young child is among the dead in the Bradford County, Pennsylvania accident. Two of the dead, Cliff and Sarah Heasley leave behind five children. For whatever reason, a car driven by Philip Frisbie of Towanda crossed the center line in ...

New bill aims to protect police from attacks

07.20.16 | Bob Price

In response to recent violence against police officers, state Representative Frank Burns introduced the “Blue Lives Matter,” bill but opponents say it’s a law that just isn’t necessary. Under Pennsylvania law, an assault ...

PA Turnpike toll to increase in 2017

07.20.16 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a six percent toll increase for both E-ZPass and cash customers on Monday.  The increase is set to take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2017. PTC Chairman Sean Logan said this toll increase ...

It's still illegal for local police in Pennsylvania to use radar guns to enforce speed limits

07.19.16 | Bob Price

But that could soon change.   Lawmakers are working on a plan that would equip local departments with these devices as soon as next year. Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that still bans municipal police from using radar.  ...

A prison guard and an inmate are dead after a fight at a county jail in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

07.19.16 | Bob Price

WYOU TV's Britanny Sweeney reports the two fell down the elevator shaft after an altercation. The Luzerne County lockup was put on lock-down following the fatal altercation.

Police continue to investigate the tragic drowning of an 8 year-old boy at the Knoebels Amusement Park in Pennsylvania

07.18.16 | Bob Price

The child was found unresponsive over the weekend in the shallow end of a pool.       Park patrons were shocked to learn the news.Knoebels spokesman Karl Beagle says, "When anything happens in the park we take it very ...

Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro Rivera predicts the commonwealth with be the standard bearer for future education reform

07.18.16 | Bob Price

Rivera met with education stakeholders in Harrisburg recently to talk about Pennsylvania’s effort to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. The new federal law replaces No Child Left Behind.     ...

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