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Proposed PA campus gun policy needs work

01.10.14 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is hearing from supporters and opponents of a proposed policy to allow weapons in limited areas of its 14 campuses, but officials say they need more time to work on the plan. The system's executive ...

Corbett open to FDA medical marijuana legalization

01.09.14 | Bob Price

Sensitive to the characterization that he doesn’t care about sick Pennsylvanians who believe they could benefit from medical marijuana, Gov. Tom Corbett moved to softened his opposition today. Although Corbett, a former state attorney ...

Pirates ditch pirate as main logo

01.09.14 | Bob Price

The scowling, one-eyed buccaneer with a red bandana and a gold earring is no longer the face of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team has decided the gold "P" on its cap will become its primary logo, replacing the pirate logo, the Pirates announced ...

Appeals Court Decides City Can't Ban Guns From Erie Parks

01.08.14 | Bob Price

A big win Tuesday for the Erie man, who took the city of Erie to court for a city ordinance, which banned the right to carry guns in city parks.The Commonwealth Court on Tuesday, ruled the city's ordinance is "unlawful and unenforceable."  ...

Portions of Paterno lawsuit against NCAA can move forward

01.08.14 | Bob Price

The Paterno family and Penn State supporters scored a win over the NCAA on Tuesday, as some of their claims survived the first round of the legal battle and can proceed to the discovery phase. The Paternos, in a statement, hailed Senior Judge John ...

Wind chills could set records in region

01.07.14 | Bob Price

A wind chill warning through 7 p.m. Tuesday for Central New York and northeastern Pennsylvania has led to the closure of most area schools, and the bitter cold could be one for the record books. The National Weather Service forecasts wind chills as ...

1 dead, 8 have swine flu in Pittsburgh hospitals

01.07.14 | Bob Price

Pittsburgh hospital officials say an older woman with an underlying medical condition has died and eight others have been so seriously sickened by the H1N1 flu strain that they require machine assistance. Dr. Donald Yealy, chief of emergency ...

RULING: environmental group can challenge eminent domain provisions in PA natural gas drilling law

01.07.14 | Bob Price

An environmental group can pursue a legal challenge to eminent domain provisions in the state natural gas drilling impact fee law, thanks to a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling. The highest court drew widespread attention last month when it ...

Man Trying To Thaw Pipes Sparks Marion Twp. Fire

01.06.14 | Bob Price

A man trying to thaw the pipes with a blow dryer and heater in his Beaver County home sparked a large fire last weekend. The single-story home, built on stilts because of its proximity to a nearby creek and the creek’s tendency to flood, was ...

PennDOT Testing Beet Juice For Treating Icy, Snowy Roads

01.06.14 | Bob Price

Could something from the garden help PennDOT deal with the snow and cold temperatures on the roads?  In the coming days, PennDOT in Butler County plans on testing a new and improved version of the beet juice they used to help treat the roads a ...

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