List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pa. House says no, 193-0, to Gov. Wolf's tax plan

06.02.15 | Bob Price

House Republicans called up Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's tax-shifting plan on Monday, and the House shot it down by a unanimous vote. Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Oakmont, called the vote on an amendment that contained Wolf's tax plan “a ...

Pocono Medical Center, Lehigh Valley Health Plan Merger

06.01.15 | Bob Price

A major medical merger is in the works in the Poconos. Pocono Medical Center is merging with the Lehigh Valley Health Network. Employees at Pocono Medical Center found out Thursday morning that their employer signed a letter of intent to merge ...

State College Ranked Best Town In Pennsylvania

06.01.15 | Bob Price

Residents already knew the secret, but it’s out now: State College is the best town in Pennsylvania. In the 2015 rankings from Niche, State College topped the state list for “best towns” and came in at 14th in the nation. Niche ...

Pa. lawmaker wants state to regulate tattoo shops

05.29.15 | Bob Price

If you want to cut and dye hair in Pennsylvania, you need a license. “I had to attend a beauty school for 1,250 hours and at the end of the 1,250 hours I had to apply to take a state board exam, written and practical,” said Jessica ...

Gov. Wolf is Sold on Value of Solar Energy Industry

05.28.15 | Bob Price

Philadelphia trails other major American metropolitan areas in its use of solar power, but Gov. Tom Wolf is hoping that the solar initiative proposal in his next statewide budget will light a fire for stronger policies here and across the ...

48 Handguns Stolen From Bradford County Store

05.28.15 | Bob Price

State and federal officials want to know who broke into a Bradford County gun store, stealing nearly 50 handguns in the process. The burglary happened over the long Memorial Day weekend at Fulmer's Sporting Goods on Route 6 in Wysox. The Federal ...

Pennsylvania teen ordered to tear down treehouse after neighbor complains

05.27.15 | Bob Price

An ambitious Pennsylvania teen who built a deluxe two-story treehouse in her front yard has been ordered to tear it down after a neighbor complained. Elisa Truchan, 14, built the elevated fort in the front yard of her family’s home in Leet ...

Bridge for "JoePa"

05.26.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Representative Michael Regan is preparing to propose a bill that will rename a bridge after legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. If passed, the bill would rename the Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge, that goes over the ...

Nonprofits in Pa. barely break even

05.26.15 | Bob Price

Six years since the official end of the Great Recession, demand for community-based nonprofits in Pennsylvania and nationwide continues to climb even as government support dwindles, a national survey found. “We're still seeing a lot of unmet ...

Pa. gaming industry's growth amplifies siren call for addicts

05.25.15 | Bob Price

Darlene Moulden of Carnegie started gambling when she was young, buying lottery tickets. When Pennsylvania expanded its legal gambling to casinos, she graduated to playing slots. Now Moulden, 50, a bookkeeper, is accused of stealing more than ...

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