List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Liquor privatization faces uncertain future after passing House

03.02.15 | Bob Price

For the second straight legislative session, state House Republicans say it’s time to privatize liquor and wine stores. One key lawmaker is proclaiming the government monopoly on adult beverages is destined to fall. “There is an ...

Pirates sickened by pic of 'Jihadi John' wearing Bucs ball cap

03.02.15 | Bob Price

He would be the Pittsburgh Pirates' most unwanted and unwelcome fan. A photograph surfaced Friday of Mohammed Emwazi, identified as the Islamic State terrorist known as “Jihadi John” and linked to several beheading videos, wearing a ...

Wolf administration to show how it’ll challenge gas industry

03.02.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf, who ran last year with the backing of environmental groups, will soon be giving a first glimpse at how his administration will approach the powerful Marcellus Shale natural gas industry. Next week, Wolf’s Department of ...

Runaway Rail Car Rolls Through Scranton

02.27.15 | Bob Price

Investigators are looking into what led to a runaway train car that finally stopped in Scranton late Thursday afternoon. Officials with the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad Company said the train car was in Archbald, loaded with lumber, when it rolled ...

Pennsylvania allows students to "opt out" of standardized testing

02.27.15 | Bob Price

State law allows Pennsylvania students to cite a religious exemption from testing. To opt out, families must write a letter to the school principal or superintendent, stating the exemption. They don't need to list their religion, and the state ...

Pipe replaced, but water problems continue in Bradford

02.26.15 | Bob Price

Most residents in Bradford, PA are without water following a water main break at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Crews were able to replace the pipe that burst Tuesday, but they say it could be days before services are restored. "It's ...

Doctors debate caution vs. medical need for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania

02.26.15 | Bob Price

To former Pennsylvania Medical Society president Bruce MacLeod, the oath physicians take to “do no harm” means proceeding with caution when it comes to legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. “History will judge us harshly ...

Business burns in Honesdale

02.25.15 | Bob Price

Crews are battling flames at a business in Wayne County. Calls came in just before 10 p.m. Tuesday night. Flames could be seen shooting from the roof of the building that houses George W. Kinsman Inc. on Main Street in Honesdale. There is no ...

Wolf admits 'poor word choice' in describing Pa's biggest economic challenge.

02.25.15 | Bob Price

Fresh off his trip to the National Governors Association meeting in Washington, D.C., where he declared Pennsylvania suffers from low self-esteem, Gov. Tom Wolf admits it was "probably a poor choice of words." In an impromptu news conference ...

"Paycheck protection" returns to Harrisburg

02.24.15 | Bob Price

The battle to end government collection of union dues is on again in Pennsylvania. The Senate State Government Committee on Monday voted 6-5 along mostly partisan lines to approve a proposed constitutional amendment that would ...

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