List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A Scranton church is making a concerted effort to reach refugees

11.21.16 | Bob Price

St. Paul's United Methodist Church has begun an outreach campaign to minister to 20 displaced residents of war-torn Congo. Many of them have relocated to Scranton, in search of a better life. Pastor Scott Miller says the opportunity seems to be...

PA's Gov. Wolf says unemployment call centers will close

11.18.16 | Terry Diener

Tom Wolf had called on the Senate to approve the bill, which would have pumped $57.5 million into the state Department of Labor and Industry's system next year.  He called the Republican-controlled body's inaction "incredibly disappointing...

PA's top fiscal watchdog says he's looking forward to another term as auditor general

11.18.16 | Bob Price

Eugene DePasquale outlined his agenda for the coming year at a press conference Thursday in Harrisburg.DePasquale says he will focus on six key areas of fiscal accountability in 2017.  This includes drug reform, child protection, college...

More than a million homes throughout the northeast are now getting their power from natural gas supplied by Pennsylvania

11.17.16 | Bob Price

A processing plant near Williamsport has just gone online. It's just second in the Keystone State that converts gas from Marcellus Shale drilling into home-heating fuel. Lycoming County state Representative Garth Everett hopes more of these...

Cash-strapped Pennsylvania is going deeper into debt

11.17.16 | Terry Diener

The state Treasury Department has had to borrow another $600 million to keep from defaulting on that debt.That puts Pennsylvania $2.2 billion in debt to the treasury as it draws money on a credit line until more tax collections flow in.  The...

A western PA school district has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by three transgender students

11.16.16 | Bob Price

They're challenging the district's bathroom policy. The Pine-Richland" School District argues that the U.S. Constitution offers no "special" protections for transgendered individuals.

Significant snow is headed our way late Sunday into Monday

11.16.16 | Bob Price

The jury's still out on who gets what and where. The Northern Tier of Pennsylvania--places like Coudersport, Smethport, and Warren look to bare the brunt of the storm. Local emergency officials say "now" would be a good time to make sure your...

A PA state trooper shot and killed a driver on I-83 in York County this afternoon

11.15.16 | Bill Price

It happened after the man fled a traffic stop and then tried to drag the trooper into a concrete median barrier. Authorities say the trooper stopped the driver for a traffic violation.  When the man fled the trooper got stuck to the left...

Pennsylvania's state government got more sobering fiscal news today

11.15.16 | Bill Price

The legislature's independent budget analyst projected that more big deficits are looming--as in a budget shortfall.         The Republican-controlled legislature has fought Democratic Governor Tom Wolf's...

Man Shot by Police After Attacking Officers with Ax, Bat: Troopers

11.14.16 | Bob Price

State police say a man was shot by police after he attacked them inside his home in Columbia County. Troopers said Johnathan M. Young, 38, locked himself inside his home on Lackawanna Avenue in Scott Township near Bloomsburg just before 2 p.m...

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