List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PennDot is taking aim at human trafficking

03.07.17 | Bill Price

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is now training it's employees who work at driver license centers across the state to spot possible victims of human trafficking. Officials say the training will include what to look for and who to ...

Gov. Wolf proposes plan to “aggressively” keep jobs in Pennsylvania

03.06.17 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf wants to make sure Pennsylvania companies keep their jobs in the Commonwealth, and he plans on taking an aggressive approach holding them to their promises. Wolf, entering his third state budget cycle, said in a recent Twitter ...

Pa. bill: Students should learn how to spot fake news

03.06.17 | Bob Price

A state lawmaker says Pennsylvania’s schools should be teaching students how to spot fake news on social media. State Rep. Tim Briggs (D-Montgomery) introduced legislation this week that would require the Department of Education to establish ...

A PA judge has denied a request to have child endangerment charges dropped for 3 former Penn State officials

03.02.17 | Bob Price

The Dauphin County judge says the felony charge will stay in the case against ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier, former Vice President Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley. Jury selection in Harrisburg begins March ...

PA is about to pump a whole lot of money into highway and bridge repair projects

03.02.17 | Bob Price

The $2 billion, 10-year investment will fund interstate improvements and rural road repairs.Penndot Secretary Leslie Richards says roads in rural areas will get much-needed attention.  She insists interstate highways are also in need of ...

Longest Serving University of Scranton President Dies

03.01.17 | Bob Price

Reverend Joseph Panuska, the University of Scranton's longest serving president, has died. Father Panuska died Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia. He was 89-years-old. Father Panuska was the 22nd president of the University of Scranton. He served ...

Turzai: Pa. budget process isn't sustainable

03.01.17 | Bob Price

As the General Assembly begins another budget season, it's time to admit that Pennsylvania needs to overhaul state government. In the midst of a 21st-century economy driven by new technology and fundamental changes in the markets, we are still ...

Storm Cleanup Continues After Tornado Touches Down

02.28.17 | Bob Price

The cleanup continued Monday after a tornado tore through part of our area this weekend. Parts of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties were hit particularly hard after the twister touched down Saturday afternoon. One place affected in particular is ...

Almost 600 Penn State employees accept voluntary retirement offer

02.28.17 | Bob Price

David Yukelson didn’t waste time deciding to accept Penn State’s voluntary retirement incentive offer. “I looked at my wife and said, ‘Whoa,’ ” Yukelson said, thinking back to the first day of September when he ...

State police reveal cost of local police coverage: $600M

02.27.17 | Bob Price

The top official with Pennsylvania State Police this week estimated it costs the agency nearly $600 million for troopers to provide police services to places with no full-time force. The total breaks down to roughly $234 per resident of ...

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