List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Wind turbine topples in Western PA

01.17.14 | Bob Price

When big wind turbines fall, they make a lot of noise. But not everyone hears the crash. Wayne Steyer, 75, of Clay Run Road in Mill Run, Springfield Township, was in his basement watching TV about 9 p.m. Wednesday when the power flickered. His ...

Oldest Benedictine convent in U.S. closing in Elk County

01.16.14 | Bob Price

The nation's first Benedictine convent, which opened more than a century ago, is closing after its 17 remaining members unanimously agreed it was time to dissolve the Pennsylvania community. The Benedictine Sisters of Elk County agreed this week to ...

Forecast for AccuWeather: Future to Include 24-Hour Weather Channel

01.16.14 | Bob Price

State College-based AccuWeather announced this week it will launch a 24-hour weather channel later this year. Founder and President Joel Myers says creating a 24-hour weather source that will be available on the web, mobile devices and television, ...

PA Lawmakers look to sharpen welfare oversight

01.15.14 | Bob Price

Two Republican state senators want more stringent oversight of Pennsylvania's public assistance programs. Senate President Joe Scarnati and Senator David Argall have announced plans to strengthen the integrity of the state's welfare department. ...

PA Judge : Girl Wrestler Allowed on Boys' Team

01.15.14 | Bob Price

A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction that allows a central Pennsylvania seventh-grader to be a member of the all-boys wrestling team at her middle school. U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann said the Line Mountain School District ...

81,000 in PA sign up for Obamacare

01.14.14 | Bob Price

More than 81,000 Pennsylvanians were among the 2.2 million Americans who signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, according to statistics released in Harrisburg. Halfway through the open enrollment period, federal ...

Bradford County Coroner: 87 Bones Found, Including Skull

01.14.14 | Bob Price

Northern tier officials have confirmed the human remains found in Bradford County this past weekend are bones.  Coroner Tom Carmen says 87 bones were recovered, including a human skull.  The remains were found just off a dirt road in ...

Pennsylvania Senate president targets welfare fraud

01.13.14 | Bob Price

The state Senate president plans to introduce legislation aimed at what he says is an outcry over welfare abuse. Among the proposals: increased penalties for fraud such as making the receipt of fraudulent benefits worth more than $1,000 a ...

Investigation into Remains Found in Bradford County Continues

01.13.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda say the remains were found in a wooded area just off Bennett Road in Burlington Township, right near the Burlington-Towanda Township line. While State Police continue to investigate, neighbors had mixed feelings ...

Penn State panel to vote on coach; reports point to Franklin

01.10.14 | Bob Price

Despite two reports that said he would become the next head football coach at Penn State, Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin gave no public indication Thursday that he would take the job. As Nittany Lions fans waited for Franklin to come aboard ...

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