List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Historic changes are coming to pension plans in Pennsylvania

06.13.17 | Bob Price

Governor Wolf has signed Senate Bill One. The measure overhauls the retirement system for school teachers and state workers.The reforms will require employees hired after 2019 to choose between partial or full 401-style pension plans.

PA politicians are closing in on historic pension reform legislation

06.09.17 | Bob Price

The House has passed a Senate-approved measure and sent to the governor legislation that enacts major changes to the retirement plans of school teachers and state workers. The governor has said he'll sign it.

A vigil was held last night outside the Wyoming County Courthouse in Tunkhannock to remember the victims in a workplace shooting

06.09.17 | Bob Price

Those victims include: 63-year-old Terry Sterling of Montrose, 47 year-old Brian Hayes of Springville, and 25 year-old Victoria Brong of Factoryville. Police say the gunman responsible for the murders of three people at a Weis Market in...

Shooting at Weis Market in Wyoming County Leaves Four Dead, Including Shooter

06.08.17 | Bob Price

State police say four people are dead after a murder-suicide in Wyoming County. Troopers say they received a call just before 1 a.m. Thursday that a man was shooting at people inside the Weis Market along Hunter Highway near Tunkhannock. State...

Pennsylvania House OKs biggest gambling expansion in years

06.08.17 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday night passed sprawling gambling legislation, unveiled just hours earlier, to expand casino-style gambling to the internet, airports, bars and elsewhere in a move that could shape how the...

The University of Pittsburgh is weighing new options on how to deal with its struggling campus in Titusville

06.07.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

University officials are considering plans to either eliminate campus residence halls, change offered programs, or close the campus altogether.  Numbers show enrollment at Pitt-Titusville has dropped 40% over the past decade.  Pitt...

Ghost teachers are 'haunting' Pennsylvania public schools

06.07.17 | Bob Price

These are teachers who are on the payroll but off the job so they can perform union duties. Much of these tasks are to promote liberal causes. Education reform activist Brad Blakeman calls it a taxpayer...

Al Pacino will take on the role of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming HBO film about the Jerry Sandusky scandal

06.06.17 | Bob Price

The Oscar-winning actor will team-up with Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson who also serves as executive producer of the project. Paterno became the winningest coach in college football history but was fired after being embroiled in the...

Historic pension reform legislation is on a fast-track to approval in PA

06.06.17 | Bob Price

The state House is expected to act within days on Senate legislation that overhauls the debt-saddled pension system for state workers and school teachers. Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman says the bill's key component "is to shift the risk...

State police in PA are seeing more drug-related DUIs

06.05.17 | Bob Price

Corporal Scott Davis tells Family Life that in states that permit medical marijuana, there is and increase of DUIs.According to AAA, half of all the DUI arrests last year in Pennsylvania were for "drugged" driving, not "drunk"...

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