List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Rep. Chaka Fattah denies wrongdoing after indictment

07.30.15 | Bob Price

U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia vowed to remain in office and fight the charges against him after his indictment in an alleged racketeering case. Fattah denied wrongdoing and wrote that he's "confident" he'll be cleared of charges. ...

State Budget Almost Month Past Deadline

07.29.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate has now stretched to almost a month past the June 30th deadline. Governor Tom Wolf vetoed the budget republicans passed in the state legislature. On Tuesday, Newswatch 16 asked him in a satellite interview ...

Bucks County town declares state of emergency ahead of pope's visit

07.29.15 | Bob Price

Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia has already triggered a state of emergency in one Bucks County town.Middletown Township's board of supervisors recently voted to declare a state of emergency during the weekend of the pope's visit in September. ...

Pa. House speaker says overriding Wolf's budget veto 'an option'

07.28.15 | Bob Price

House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Marshall, said Monday that overriding Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of a no-tax-hike state budget is an option for the House to consider. Democrats said they'll stand firmly behind Wolf. Tuesday marks the 28th day of a budget ...

Wolf seeks review amid outcry over Planned Parenthood video

07.27.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf says his administration is taking steps to make sure that human fetal tissue isn't being sold commercially in Pennsylvania. Wolf said in an interview Friday on KQV-AM radio in Pittsburgh that the review is in response to an ...

Phone Companies Told To Offer Call Blocking In PA

07.23.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane and 44 other state attorneys general including New York’s, sent a letter Wednesday to the principals of five major phone companies in which they asked the companies to offer call-blocking technology ...

Tom Wolf's Chief of Staff Resigns

07.23.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Katie McGinty resigned Wednesday as Gov. Tom Wolf's chief of staff and is expected to make a run for U.S. Senate in the 2016 Democratic primary.  Her resignation took effect at the close of business and she no longer is on state payroll. She ...

Pennsylvania lawmakers seek Planned Parenthood inquiry

07.22.15 | Bob Price

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office has received a letter from Pennsylvania's top Republican lawmakers seeking an investigation of Planned Parenthood after the release of an undercover video showing its national medical director discussing ...

Wolf, lawmakers sound upbeat after 4-hour budget talk

07.22.15 | Bob Price

A nearly four-hour budget meeting in the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday left the governor and Republican leaders sounding upbeat even though they had no major breakthroughs to announce. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said negotiators made progress ...

Family in Mourning After Father Hits, Kills Toddler with SUV

07.21.15 | Bob Price

A family is dealing with the death of a 16-month-old little boy after his father hit and killed the little boy with the SUV he was driving Monday morning. While there is some suspicion about whether the father was under the influence, the family ...

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