List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A federal appeals court has stopped the merger of Harrisburg-based Pinnacle Health System and Penn State Hershey Medical Center

09.27.16 | Bob Price

Today the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a May 9th federal court ruling that allowed the deal to go through between both health systems. Both the Federal Trade Commission and the state attorney general’s office have opposed ...

The race for president is tightening in Pennsylvania

09.26.16 | Bob Price

Just hours before the first presidential debate, a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Poll shows a narrow gap between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump amid rising support for Trump within his own party. Clinton still leads ...

A strike date is set for faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities

09.26.16 | Bob Price

Union leaders say faculty members will go on strike Wednesday, October 19th unless a new contract agreement is reached that they say is fair to students and faculty. Class size, health-care, and pension reform are some of the key sticking ...

Pennsylvania landowners will rally in Harrisburg next week for gas royalty rights

09.23.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Bradford County commissioners are inviting residents to attend a rally next Tuesday in support of House Bill 1391.  It requires gas companies follow a decades-old law when it comes to royalty rights.    Northern Tier residents say ...

Pennsylvania auditor general eugene depasquale has some strong words of condemnation when it comes to charter schools in the Keystone State

09.23.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The commonwealth's top fiscal watchdog says there's a gross lack of oversight and accountability. DePasquale says private individuals connected to charter school education are making crooked deals to pad their pockets at the expense of students ...

Legislation in the works in Harrisburg would streamline and speed up the adoption process throughout Pennsylvania

09.22.16 | Bob Price

The House bill would cut in half the period of time that a birth mother has to revoke her consent for adoption.

Some good police work has netted a huge drug bust in western Pennsylvania

09.22.16 | Bob Price

75 felony arrests were made as undercover cops spent six months investigating a drug trafficking ring. Attorney General Bruce Beemer says some of the product the dope-dealers were peddling included "heroin, crack cocaine and prescription ...

Pennsylvania lawmakers are putting local gun laws in the crosshairs again

09.21.16 | Bob Price

The move is on To re-enact legislation that would let the NRA and other gun-right" groups challenge local firearm restrictions. The House Judiciary Committee has voted to advance the gun-friendly legislation that was thrown-out by the courts last ...

Spotlight on Supreme Court as battle over judges' retirement age

09.20.16 | Bob Price

By the end of the year, 19 judges statewide could be forced to retire, including the chief justice of Pennsylvania's Supreme Court. By the end of next year, 28 more would be expected to join their ranks. Voters could change that in November, with ...

Several RV’s Burn in Schuylkill County

09.20.16 | Bob Price

Multiple RV’s caught fire in Schuylkill County Monday night. Flames broke out around 10 p.m. on Pole Road in East Union Township near Ringtown. At least a dozen fire companies responded. According to the fire chief, four RV’s burned, ...

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