List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Congressman Lou Barletta may be in line for a post in the Trump administration

11.28.16 | Bob Price

The 11th District Republican Representative is meeting today with the President-Elect. Barletta, the former mayor of Hazelton, currently sits on the House Homeland Security and Transportation committees. He is rumored to be the "odds on ...

It's the opening day of deer season today in Pennsylvania

11.28.16 | Bob Price

More than 9,000 sportsmen are expected to take part in the two-week hunt which ends December 10th. Last year, 27% of the total deer harvest and nearly 50% of the buck harvest came on the opening day of Rifle Season.

Seven Left Homeless after Thanksgiving Day Fire

11.25.16 | Bob Price

Smoke could be seen pouring from a building in Freeland Thursday evening. The fire at the home on the 600 Block of Hemlock Street in Freeland Street is currently under investigation. Officials say the seven people who lived in the house were not ...

Maverick Democrat Jim Burn to challenge Gov. Wolf?

11.25.16 | Bob Price

As Pennsylvania Democrats grapple with the aftermath of the Nov. 8 election, leaders can expect criticism from a familiar source: former state Democratic chair Jim Burn, who says he’s weighing a challenge to Gov. Tom Wolf in the Democratic ...

Pennsylvania’s AG office has announced 50 arrests for insurance fraud

11.22.16 | Terry Diener

Changing insurance policies before reporting a fender-bender. Working while receiving disability benefits. Lying about who was behind the wheel during a crash. These were some of the alleged crimes for which the Pennsylvania attorney general's ...

The Pennsylvania AG says a review of offensive emails found no evidence that the administration of justice had been undermined

11.22.16 | Bill Price

Bruce Beemer says a new report flags 38 people as "high-volume" senders of inappropriate emails. He says 13 of those were judges or senior government officials. No names were announced at today's press conference in Harrisburg. The scandal led ...

PA politicians are reminding residents about help to pay for heat

11.21.16 | Bob Price

Northern Tier Representative Matt Baker notes the federal program helps individuals and families pay their heating bills.   He says, "It also provides crisis grants to help residents in the event of a home heating emergency due to broken ...

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 a ...

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 and ...

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 ...

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