List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Faculty and coaches at the 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania are officially on strike

10.19.16 | Bob Price

It started at 5 o'clock this morning and it is a major inconvenience for all involved.         The job action affects some 100,000 students and 5,500 professors. Ken Mash represents the union...

The Pennsylvania House has approved legislation to punish communities that declare themselves sanctuary cities

10.19.16 | Bob Price

These are communities that provide safe haven to illegal immigrants Republican Daryl Metcalfe said Pennsylvanians want their interests protected over the interests of foreign nationals that are here illegally.

Just a day to go before a strike deadline in Pennsylvania--the state system of higher education and its faculty members have agreed to a media blackout while they try to negotiate a contract

10.18.16 | Bob Price

Both sides say they're hopeful that minimizing distractions will help them achieve a deal.            5,500 faculty and coaches at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities will strike tomorrow...

Insurance companies say Obamacare policies for individuals are going up.

10.18.16 | Bob Price

On average, there will be a 32.5% increase next year in Pennsylvania.  Small group insurance plans will increase an average of 7%. The health-care increases are due to more insurance companies leaving the federal exchange program. Open...

A school in Scranton is closed after a bad air quality test

10.17.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

This time it's George Bancroft Elementary.School officials say the building's first floor tests showed higher levels of  micro-particles.Superintendent Alexis Kirijan says being proactive and catching the problem early helps the district do...

It's debate night in Pittsburgh between U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty

10.17.16 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Senate contest could determine whether Republicans maintain control of the Senate after the election.The hour-long debate is being taped at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh for broadcast at 7 p.m.  It will also be available to stations...

Biden to Campaign for Hillary Clinton in Luzerne County

10.16.16 | Bob Price

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Luzerne County, the Clinton campaign announced. According to the campaign website, Biden will speak at a public event on Friday, October 21. The venue has not yet been...

Ex-Attorney General May Seek Non-Jail Sentence For Perjury

10.16.16 | Bob Price

Lawyers for former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane are hinting they will seek probation or house arrest when she is sentenced on perjury and obstruction charges. They have filed papers asking for a home confinement assessment. The...

Talks went into the night last night for faculty members at 14 state run universities in Pennsylvania

10.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

We are now five days away from hundreds of professors walking off the job. They have been without a contract since 2014. A strike would affect tens of thousands of college students across the Keystone State. A spokesman for the state system...

Indiana Governor Mike Pence made a campaign pit stop in Reading, Pennsylvania yesterday

10.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Republican vice presidential candidate visited the lunch crowd at the Peanut Bar on Pence street in Reading.  He spent about 15 minutes chatting with voters and left with an order of wings and some pretzel pie.

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