List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Gov. Tom Wolf has jumped into a labor dispute in Erie

08.10.17 | Bob Price

Unionized General Electric workers aren't putting much hope in negotiations. Nearly 600 GE jobs could be gone soon from Erie. General Electric wants to shut down locomotive production there. The plant has existed in Erie since the days of...

A PA congressman says he supports a new bi-partisan effort to fix what ails Obamacare

08.09.17 | Bob Price

Congressman Glenn Thompson is part of a group of 40 lawmakers called the Problem-solvers Caucus. One of their goals is to save rural hospitals. Thompson says since Obamacare was enacted, nearly 100 rural hospitals nationwide have...

A gas driller accused of polluting water in PA has filed a five million dollar lawsuit

08.09.17 | Bob Price

Cabot Oil & Gas has filed the suit against two law firms and a Pennsylvania resident, claiming they tried to extort the company through a frivolous lawsuit. Authorities for Cabot say the defendants sought to harass the Houston-based...

A infant baby was abandoned inside a garbage bag behind a home yesterday in Elmira, NY

08.09.17 | Bob Price

The child was found alive by neighbors who heard crying from behind a home on Walnut Street. Police Sgt. William Solt says the neighbors "tried to wash it up and immediately called 911." The baby is in stable condition at a local hospital. The...

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is setting into motion a measure to prevent microchip implants

08.08.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic Representative Tina Davis of Bucks County has introduced a bill that would ban private employers and government groups in Pennsylvania from requiring employees to have microchips implanted in their bodies as a condition of employment...

PA patients may not be able to find enough doctors to dispense medical marijuana

08.08.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The state health department launched its medical marijuana registry program for doctors last month. Physicians who want to refer patients for the drug need to sign up and complete a training course. The Pennsylvania Medical Society, the state's...

A PA senator has introduced a new school voucher bill in Harrisburg

08.08.17 | Bob Price

Senator John DiSanto's bill would set up education savings accounts so parents can send their children to the school of their choice. Critics say the customized approach to education robs public schools of desperately-needed revenue.

Feds are assisting PA in the fight against a fly that's crippling the fruit and hardwood industries

08.07.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the Keystone State nearly $2 million for activities to control the spotted lanternfly and another $25,000 for public outreach. Control work began last month. A spokesperson for the state's Ag...

A former Phillies catcher and World Series champion has passed away

08.07.17 | Bob Price

Philadelphia Phillies and Florida Marlins catcher Darren Dalton succumbed to brain cancer Sunday.  He was 55 years old.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in the prevalence of lyme disease

08.04.17 | Bill Price

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says last year there were 11,000 lyme disease cases in Pennsylvania. Lyme disease is spread most often by ticks. Officials are encouraging Pennsylvanians to wear insect repellent when in the great...

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