List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Teacher strike threats remain in Western Pennsylvania

03.16.15 |

The threat of a teachers' strike in Steel Valley is over, but several school districts in Western Pennsylvania do not have contracts in place. Teachers in Sto-Rox, Derry Area, Belle Vernon, South Butler, California Area, Chartiers-Houston, ...

Wolf backs Delaware River Basin moratorium

03.13.15 |

Gov. Tom Wolf supports a moratorium on gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin, his spokesman confirmed a day after the issue came up in a legislative committee hearing. “This is a regional decision between Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New ...

Fayette County man admits threatening lives of Obama and family

03.12.15 | Bob Price

A Fayette County man admitted Wednesday in federal court to threatening President Obama and his family. Joseph H. Savage, 35, of North Union was awaiting trial on unrelated state charges when he mailed a letter to the White House, said Assistant ...

2 Pa. lawmakers, former House member arrested on corruption charges

03.11.15 | Bob Price

An influence-peddling case that Attorney General Kathleen Kane rejected has netted six arrests of public officials on bribery charges and the Philadelphia district attorney's investigation continues, a lead prosecutor said Tuesday. “It's ...

Settlement reached in Kids-for-Cash class action suit

03.11.15 | Bob Price

Kids-for-cash figure Robert J. Powell has reached a $4.75 million settlement with juveniles improperly jailed in a detention center he co-owned, according to documents filed in court Tuesday. Powell served an 18-month prison sentence in the case ...

Pa. Supreme Court to take up Kane's challenge to special prosecutor

03.10.15 | Bob Price

Is Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane trying to put herself beyond the reach of the law? Or is it a special prosecutor who is operating in illegal territory? That's the issue Pennsylvania's Supreme Court will take up Wednesday as it ...

Wolf's budget proposals could lead to an overhaul of the Pa. jail system

03.10.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections would take the opportunity to completely restructure and reorganize itself if Gov. Tom Wolf's budget plans pass the General Assembly, said Secretary John Wetzel. Wolf has proposed consolidating ...

Shenandoah Declares ‘Disaster Emergency’

03.09.15 | Bob Price

Borough leaders declared a disaster emergency Friday because of the number of frozen water lines in the municipality. Municipal officials said because of the number of frozen water lines, the ‘small number of work crews’ and ...

Mercyhurst University police carrying guns after incidents

03.06.15 | Bob Price

Police at Mercyhurst University are now carrying guns in response to an uptick in gun violence in Erie and the suicide of a non-student who shot himself on campus. Mercyhurst police Chief Robert Kuhn tells the Erie Times-News (...

Drilling group says Wolf overestimates expected tax revenue

03.06.15 | Bob Price

Revenue from Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed natural gas extraction tax — slated to pay for millions in education funding — could fall far short of projections because his estimates are based on higher gas prices in other parts of the country, ...

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