List by Category: Pennsylvania News

System to monitor immunization records of Pa school children is flawed

04.10.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Health officials say the system designed to track the number of Pennsylvania schoolchildren immunized against contagious diseases like measles and pertussis is flawed. They admit that the revelation, as well as current immunization ...

Kane Blames Fired Staffer for Grand Jury Leak

04.10.15 | Bob Price

Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who could be charged criminally for grand jury leaks, said Thursday that responsibility for leaks from an unspecified “sitting grand jury” fell to a supervisor she fired. James Barker, whom Kane fired ...

Judge rejects $50M proposed settlement in dairy farming case

04.10.15 | Bob Price

A judge has rejected a proposed settlement between Northeastern U.S. farmers and the Dairy Farmers of America over an alleged effort to drive down prices paid to farmers. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss opposed the $50 million settlement ...

Pa. AG Kane fires official who testified before grand jury

04.09.15 | Bob Price

Attorney General Kathleen Kane fired the head of her appeals office Wednesday and had armed agents escort him from the office. Kane spokeswoman Carolyn Myers said James Barker's firing was part of a restructuring of the criminal division. Barker ...

Gov. Wolf tests state universities' board with tuition freeze ultimatum

04.09.15 | Bob Price

A representative for Gov. Tom Wolf told the board that governs the system of 14 state universities in no uncertain terms on Wednesday that Wolf's proposed $45.3 million increase in state funding comes with an ultimatum. Either the State System of ...

Penn State To Vote To Settle One of 3 Remaining Lawsuits From Jerry Sandusky Victims

04.08.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Penn State University this week is looking to end one of the remaining lawsuits filed by a victim of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, according to sources. The school's board of trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday morning to discuss ...

Amish To Lose Quarry Jobs Due To New PA Hardhat Rule

04.08.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Federal regulators are willing to bend on a safety requirement involving hard hats but not far enough for a Clearfield County company to keep its Old Order Amish employees in its sandstone quarries. The Mine Safety and Health Administration wrote ...

Teen Reports to Jail Early in Rock Throwing Case

04.07.15 | Bob Price

One of the four teenagers charged with throwing a rock onto Interstate 80 in Union County and severely injuring a woman reported to jail Friday, one week before his formal sentencing. Brett Lahr said he wanted to get an early start on his expected ...

Pa Voters support Medical Marijuana

04.07.15 | Bob Price

According to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released Monday, Voters in three critical swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, support legalization of medical marijuana by margins of 5-1 or more and also support legalization of ...

Kathleen Kane's chief of staff resigns after 4 months on the job

04.06.15 | Bob Price

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's chief of staff resigned on Friday, four months into the job. Blake Rutherford, who took the position in December, follows others who left key positions under the embattled state prosecutor. Four aides quit last ...

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