List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Rally For Royalties Planned In Towanda

02.10.14 | Bob Price

Bradford County Commissioners are inviting landowners in the county to a rally on the steps of the courthouse in Towanda. The rally is to show support for State House Bill #1684 to protect the gas royalty interests of landowners. The ...

Great Lakes Ice Cover At Highest Level Since 1996

02.10.14 | Bob Price

One effect of the persistently cold winter of 2013-2014 is showing up on the world's largest group of freshwater lakes.According to a recent analysis by the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, ice covered 78.7 percent of the Great Lakes ...

PA's New Road Conditions Website Is A Stunning Success

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's new traffic website was enormously successful during this week's twin winter storms. Originally, the 511 website could only monitor about 29-hundred miles of road, but its new expansion was put to the test Wednesday. Some 37-thousand ...

Former P.A. Senator Jane Orie Is Leaving Prison

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Republican state Senator Jane Orie will be released from state prison on Sunday, barely 20 months after she was sentenced for using her taxpayer-funded legislative staff to do campaign work and forging defense exhibits to try to cover it up. ...

PA's Attorney General says Sandusky scandal delayed by lost emails

02.06.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General says erased emails has hampered her investigation into tom Corbett's handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Democrat Kathleen Kane says a time-consuming effort to reconstruct erased e-mail messages has ...

Power Problems in Pennsylvania

02.06.14 | Bob Price

Wednesday’s snow-and-ice storm left more than a million people in the dark - the vast majority of them in Pennsylvania.  The vast majority of Pennsylvania's power problems were in the Philadelphia area.  Close to 8-hundred-thousand ...

Toomey: CBO Findings On Obamacare "Devastating"

02.05.14 | Bob Price

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement about today's nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that says the President's health care law will reduce the number of full-time workers by about 2.5 ...

Corbett hopes to raise $75M through natural gas leases in state forests, parks

02.05.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett wants to end a three-year ban on new leases for natural gas drilling beneath state forests to be able to raise $75 million, a proposal in his budget on Tuesday that angers some critics who say it endangers sensitive ...

Corbett says he will sign legislation allowing cameras to be mounted on police officers' bodies

02.04.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to sign legislation that would allow Pittsburgh police to use its long-dormant $143,000 stockpile of small helmet- and lapel-mounted video cameras. The state House and Senate passed Senate Bill 57 last week, which ...

Grab the shovel: A foot of snow on the way

02.04.14 | Bob Price

Fire up the snow blower and be careful on the roads: a foot of snow is on the way. The National Weather Service at Greater Binghamton Airport is forecasting 10 to 14 inches of snow throughout the region, expected to start between 10 p.m. and ...

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