List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA To Look At Marcellus Cash Flow To See If It Helps Families

09.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

For the first time researchers are looking at whether money from the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom helps Pennsylvania children and families. Research by a Penn State sociology professor will compare northeastern Pennsylvania communities ...

Study: PA’s debt would cost taxpayers $14,500 each to pay off today

09.02.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania is famous for its potholes, but it has an even bigger sinkhole problem that could cost taxpayers way more than minor car repairs caused by pock-marked roads. Truth in Accounting, an economic think tank based in Chicago, released ...

Marcellus Shale drillers under-reported waste by nearly 95,000 tons, DEP says

09.02.14 | Bob Price

EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013. But landfills in southwestern Pennsylvania told a different story. Six ...

PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane's Office Faces Several Subpoenas

09.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A special prosecutor is investigating whether the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane leaked confidential grand jury material to a newspaper in a bid to strike back at former prosecutors in the office who had been ...

PA Governor Goes After Pollster

09.01.14 |

Governor Tom Corbett's campaign went after a top Pennsylvania pollster over the release of a poll showing the Republican incumbent trailing challenger Tom Wolf by 25 points. Campaign manager Mike Barley said last week’s release from the ...

Edgy Billboard Put up by Church

08.29.14 |

A billboard that says God loves sex was put up Thursday in northeastern Pennsylvania. It was placed there by a church. A one-year-old non-denominational church with a congregation of 100 in Wilkes-Barre put up the billboard along Route 309 and it's ...

Pennsylvania DEP Releases Water Contamination Report

08.29.14 | Terry Diener

After years of delays and confusion Pennsylvania has released details of 243 cases where regulators determined that oil or natural gas drilling or related activities ruined private drinking water wells. The Department of Environmental Protection ...

New Wave of Thefts Hits Pennsylvania

08.28.14 |

The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors said Wednesday that homeowners should be cautious of people who come to the door claiming to be surveyors. A rash of so-called “distraction thefts” has hit Pennsylvania, leaving some people ...

PA Has Heightened Highway Patrols For Holiday Weekend

08.28.14 | Terry Diener

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," is in full swing in Pennsylvania-- through Labor Day. Last year, there were 150 alcohol-related crashes, 47 drug related crashes and 9 fatalities. It means PA DUI task forces will have checkpoints and roving ...

Trucker Shortage in Pennsylvania

08.26.14 | Terry Diener

According to the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, there is a shortage of about 23,000 licensed truck drivers nationwide, and if the shortfall continues to grow, the gap could be 10 times larger by 2023. In Western Pennsylvania, the shortage is ...

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