List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office has canceled a news conference set for today

05.31.16 | Bob Price

We were supposed to learn the results of an investigation into inappropriate emails found on state servers and shared among state judges and prosecutors. The solicitor general says the report was not comprehensive enough and contained too much ...

A northeastern Pennsylvania coroner is sounding the alarm about a dangerous new type of heroin

05.31.16 | Bob Price

At least 10 people in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area have died this year from taking this synthetic drug. It's a more potent form of the pain medication fentanyl and experts say it's more deadly than heroin. Officials suspect that drug dealers in ...

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will release the results of an investigation into lewd emails found on state servers that were sent and received by state leaders

05.30.16 |

Back in December, Kane ordered the review by former Maryland Attorney General Dougless Gansler on offensive, sometime raunchy material shared among judges and others in the criminal defense system.Gansler said in March that it was unlikely that the ...

A church employee is accused of stealing nearly $250,000 dollars from the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

05.30.16 | Bob Price

Police say 62 year-old Thomas Ross stole the money to fund his gambling addiction.   He was a fundraising coordinator for more than 20 years in that diocese.  

The CDC says a Pennsylvania woman is the first patient infected with a bacteria that is resistant to all known antibiotics

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

CDC Director Thomas Frieden said Thursday the patient is a 49-year-old woman who has a urinary tract infection. She had never left the country.  Frieden says the infection was not even controlled by an antibiotic they use when nothing else ...

It's a mad dash to the budget finish line in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The budget deadline is June 30th, just a few weeks away. Will we see a repeat performance of the dysfunction last year? Pennsylvania Family Institute's Mike Geer says "no."  He thinks "some Democrats will work with Republicans to get a ...

Some incoming freshmen at Penn State are getting a deal on tuition

05.26.16 | Bob Price

Due to high enrollment, the school is offering huge discounts to certain students. In-state students who attend any one of Penn State's 18 satellite campuses could receive $10,000 off tuition.   Out-of-state students may be in line for ...

New York and Pennsylvania have launched new advertising campaigns to remind folks about the dangers of the Zika virus

05.26.16 | Bob Price

Television and radio spots will be airing soon to educate the public about how to guard against the disease that is running roughshod in South America. Pennsylvania Congressman Glenn Thompson is confident the bugs carrying Zika there will not come ...

Gun rights groups rallied at the Pennsylvania state capitol Tuesday in support of the second amendment

05.25.16 | Bob Price

They lobbied for legislation that would eliminate the conceal carry permit requirement.   One speaker said, "We're a free people, and free men do not ask permission to bear arms."Under current state law, no license is required for guns ...

A scathing report today out of Pennsylvania shows one in five calls made to the state's Child Abuse Hotline goes unanswered

05.25.16 | Bob Price

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale SAYS, "Any single one of those calls could have lead to a life or death situation for a child."42,000 calls to the Child Abuse Hotline went unanswered last year.  The state's Child Abuse Hotline has been ...

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