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Big changes are coming to how Pennsylvanians purchase liquor and wine

06.08.16 | Bill Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

The state House voted Tuesday to allow grocery stores and other venues to sell wine. House Majority Leader Dave Reed says it's good for the economy.  He said, "I believe the fiscal note will come in at about $150 million" with room for ...

A World War I vet's long-lost purple heart has been returned to his 92-year-old daughter in Dunmore, PA

06.07.16 | Bob Price

Clarence Singer's medal was located by a group that's sole purpose is to reunite lost purple hearts with service members or their descendants. The Vermont-based Purple Hearts Reunited, hopes to return 100 medals earned in World War I by next ...

The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's property tax rebate program is being extended to December 31st

06.07.16 | Bob Price

Participants get an additional six month to apply this year. Revenue Secretary Eileen McNulty said, "Last year, nearly 600,000 people benefited from the program. Distribution of rebates starts July 1, so eligible Pennsylvanians are encouraged to ...

Brewing up a Budget: Will state spending plan pass on time?

06.06.16 | Bob Price

Workers at Little Amps Coffee Roasters in downtown Harrisburg know all about brewing coffee. Sitting in the shadow of the State Capitol, they know a thing or two about the state budget as well. Lawmakers and lobbyists make up a large chunk of ...

Pa. bill would require gun locks

06.06.16 | Bob Price

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced a package of legislation that would require gun owners to keep firearms under lock and key. Rep. Leslie Acosta (D-Philadelphia) said her legislation would prevent accidental shootings. House Bill 1963 would ...

Gov. Tom Wolf tells folks in Philadelphia his $34 million budget request for the opioid epidemic is “a start”

06.03.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Wolf spoke at Temple University's Center for Substance Abuse. His goal is to create 50 outpatient treatment centers that could serve up to 11,000 people a year. Only a few weeks remain for lawmakers to pass a budget for the July first new ...

Penn State University says the settlements in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal should stay sealed

06.03.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The college is opposing a move by a coalition of media organizations to unseal court records surrounding settlements its paid to end claims by Sandusky's accusers. The university is arguing the records contain information that came out as part of ...

The Pottsgrove School District bans prayer during graduation

06.02.16 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania public high school is ending its long tradition of offering a prayer during its graduation ceremony on June 15th. Its because there was a complaint after a student last year invoked the name of Jesus during the benediction. The ...

Something is killing the fish at a state park in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

06.02.16 | Bob Price

One visitor insist, "There were dead fish all over the place." Wildlife officials say it does not appear to be pollution, and they don't think the public is at any risk.  Still, the smell is overwhelming according to one Kingston ...

A new study takes aim at the minimum wage in Pennsylvania

06.01.16 | Bob Price

It says the average low-income worker in the Keystone State would need to work more than 100 hours a week just to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment. The minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour in Pennsylvania.   Experts say the average ...

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