List by Category: Pennsylvania News

16 counties in south-central PA are getting a new area code

11.10.16 | Bob Price

Numbers already being used in the 717 area code won't be affected. The region has been designated for the 223 area code once there are no 717 numbers left.  That should happen before the end of next year.  

The bulk of PA elk hunters this year have taken home a trophy

11.09.16 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced Tuesday that 97 elk were taken by hunters during the regular one-week elk season that ended November 5th.  And for those licensed to hunt antlered elk, also known as bulls, the success rate was 96...

Republican Pat Toomey holding onto his U.S. Senate seat out of Pennsylvania

11.09.16 | Bob Price

He narrowly beat Democrat Katie McGinty. The race was the most Senate contest expensive in the nation. Toomey won his bid for reelection by 2 points, 49 to 47%.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is working to prevent another turnpike shutdown

11.08.16 | Terry Diener

Winter storm Jonas swept through Pennsylvania on January 22nd, 2016 leaving some drivers stranded on the turnpike for two days. Trucks, cars and buses carrying hundreds of passengers were frozen in place. Officials who oversee the turnpike have...

Pennsylvania petroleum products will be flowing again by the end of the week

11.08.16 | Bob Price

Sunoco says a pipeline that was breached during flash floods near Williamsport last month is nearly fixed. The company has had 160 people working around the clock replacing the line that was broken by a slab from a bridge washed away by flash...

Pennsylania's judicial conduct board has issued an advisory

11.07.16 | Bob Price

The advisory warns judges about the types on online activity that can get them into trouble. The advisory stems from questions the board received from judges following the so-called "porngate" scandal that ripped through the state's legal...

A major health-care provider in PA is pulling out of insurance marketplace for "Obamacare"

11.07.16 | Bob Price

Pittsburgh-based Highmark is cancelling coverage plans in 27 counties in 2017. That amounts to about 70% of the customers enrolled in the so-called Affordable Care Act. The move comes after the government reported that Obamacare premiums will...

A federal judge in PA says "no" to a request for poll workers at all precincts on Election Day

11.04.16 | Bob Price

The GOP requested the move to reduce the chance of voter fraud.          Yesterday, state police raided the Philadelphia headquarters of a grassroots group that works to "Get out the Vote" for...

A PA high school football program is being forced to change a pre-game tradition

11.04.16 | Bob Price

The Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a complaint against the Dunmore School District because long-time Head Coach Jack Henzes was leading his team in a pre-game prayer.          Most in Dunmore...

The candidates for president plan to spend much of today in Pennsylvania

11.04.16 | Bob Price

Just four days until the election. Clinton has a rally this afternoon in Pittsburgh. Trump stumps tonight in Hershey and is pleased with the crowds he's drawing. Correspondent Nancy Cordes says the Clinton strategy in the closing days of the...

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