List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Inmate Population In PA Growing

02.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Decades of rapid growth in the inmate population at the state correctional institutions appear to be ending, but state officials still seek more money next year to run the system. The 2014-15 budget proposed by Governor Tom Corbett calls for $77 ...

Roof Collapses Across PA

02.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

More snow is on the way today for winter-weary Pennsylvania, as roofs sag and the price of road salt goes through the roof. Most of eastern Pennsylvania saw at least a couple inches of new snow on Saturday, with as many as 7 inches reported by the ...

PA Students Aren't Going Into Teaching

02.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

In an era of layoffs, high-stakes testing and crowded classrooms, many college students in Pennsylvania are saying no thanks to careers in education. All across the state, at public and private institutions, the number of students enrolled in ...

Noontime Vote For Penn State's Next President

02.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Penn State is expected to name new president today in a noontime vote. The word is the candidate is a familiar face on campus. Eric Barron is the current president of Florida State president, but he was previously a 20 year faculty member and ...

Train hauling crude oil, propane derails in Vandergrift

02.14.14 | Bob Price

A train hauling crude oil and propane derailed in Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, Thursday morning. More than 21 cars on a Norfolk Southern rail line between Vandergrift and East Vandergrift derailed around 8:30 a.m.   One of the ...

Blow Torch May Have Sparked Nanticoke House Fire

02.14.14 | Bob Price

Fire crews believe someone was trying to unfreeze pipes in their home with a blow torch when a fire started in Luzerne County Wednesday evening. Authorities said the fire broke out around 5:30 at a home in the 100 block of Loomis Street in ...

Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to punish online gamblers

02.13.14 | Bob Price

As Pennsylvania studies the potential of legalizing online gambling, state representative Mario Scavello wants to set up a road block to web-based wagering. The Monroe County Republican has outlined a plan to penalize people ...

Corbett scales back goal in Pa. pension overhaul

02.12.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett is making a new effort to persuade lawmakers to pare back public employee pension benefits, but the scale of the savings and changes he's seeking appear more modest. Corbett's budget secretary, Charles Zogby, said Monday the ...

Gov candidate Schwartz: Decriminalize marijuana in PA

02.12.14 | Bob Price

Only one Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate supports the full legalization of marijuana, but the rest could probably be split up into who’s for decriminalizing small amounts of the stuff, and who isn’t. During a lengthy discussion ...

Home-schooler's mom sues over PIAA ban keeping her son off Christian school's sports teams

02.11.14 | Bob Price

Saying the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is misinterpreting its own rules, an East Shore mother is waging a court fight to get her home-schooled son on a local Christian school's soccer and basketball teams. So far, according ...

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