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An elderly man was killed in a motorcycle accident yesterday on Interstate-81 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

05.24.16 | Bob Price

The biker in his mid-70s collided with a stopped tractor trailer. It happened around 5 p.m. in the south-bound lanes near the Tremont Exit. Traffic was backed up for about three miles.

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is teaming up with several other state agencies to develop a 5-year housing strategy for the poor, elderly and those with learning disabilities

05.24.16 | Bob Price

Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas insists there are "way too many people who are living in nursing homes, state hospitals or state centers for folks with intellectual disabilities and today is about starting a process to change all ...

Pennsylvania's largest refugee resettlement program is slated to close next month

05.23.16 | Bob Price

Lutheran Children and Family Services helps to settle about 100 refugees a year in the Lehigh Valley, but it plans to shutdown at the end of next month due to a lack of funding. The not-for-profit will end most of its social services by June ...

Pennsylvania politicians have just over a month to finish work on a more than $30 billion state budget

05.23.16 | Bob Price

Republican Representative Kathy Rapp says education spending will be the key sticking point to these negotiations.The last state budget was the latest in commonwealth history. Lawmakers will be hoping to avoid a repeat performance when budget ...

A Pennsylvania politician has proposed a fix to late budgets in the commonwealth

05.20.16 | Bob Price

Senator Rob Teplitz  is trumpeting a series of bills he calls the "budget impasse prevention package." The reforms require open budget negotiation "status meetings" on the first of each month leading up to the June 30th deadline. This way, ...

Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania is hoping to capitalize on the fracking ban across the border in New York

05.20.16 | Bob Price

A meeting was held in Montrose yesterday to try and lure businesses away from the southern tier of New York and to the northern tier of the Keystone State. Mike German relocated his business to Susquehanna County three years ago and says he's ...

As expected, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has vetoed a measure that would have allowed school districts to furlough teachers based on merit instead of seniority

05.19.16 |

The legislative effort would have ended the age-old practice of "first hired, last fired," which reformers say rewards bad educators and punishes good teachers. But the governor said the bill relies too heavily on a single score from the new ...

A Pennsylvania teenager already accused of supporting ISIS is now facing fresh terrorism charges

05.19.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

According to an indictment filed Wednesday in Harrisburg, Jalil Aziz used Twitter accounts to release the names, addresses, photographs and military branches of the U.S. service members. Aziz's defense attorney claimed the new charges are based on ...

Why Pennsylvania Could Decide The 2016 Election

05.18.16 | Bob Price

When most people think of battleground America, they think of Florida and Ohio, two of only three states (along with Nevada) that have voted for the winner of every presidential election since 1996. They tend not to think of Pennsylvania as a ...

Six-Year-Old Girl Killed in Pike County Crash

05.17.16 | Bob Price

A six-year-old girl is dead after a crash in Pike County. State police say the girl died when two vehicles collided on Interstate 84 near Milford Monday afternoon. Three other people were hurt. The little girl who died was from ...

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