List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Gov. Wolf takes the wraps off his budget blueprint in just three weeks

01.17.17 | Bob Price

Tom Wolf is not expected to call for any new taxes to tackle a more than $2 billion dollar deficit.

Pennsylania's senior citizen population is booming

01.16.17 | Bob Price

For the first time ever, the number of Keystone State residents 65 years and older exceeds two million.Pennsylvania ranks fifth in the nation for the percentage of seniors within its borders.many of them will require nursing home care at some ...

The low-income home energy assistance program, or 'LIHEAP,' is now open for business in PA

01.16.17 | Bob Price

Qualifying home-owners can apply for heating grants so they don't have to choose between turning up the thermostat or buying groceries.McKean County Representative Marty Causer says you can find out what the income eligibility guidelines are for ...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a plan to invest $25 million to improve rural health-care

01.13.17 | Bob Price

Wolf says the morbidity rate, suicide rate and drug addiction rate are all higher in rural areas than the big cities.   The governor says half of all the hospitals in Pennsylvania's rural communities are in danger of going ...

PA state police are no longer requiring recruits to take lie-detector tests

01.13.17 |

The agency says it's lost too many good applicants because the exams prolong the hiring process. The state police said Thursday its review of why some applicants were taking other jobs found the polygraphs contributed to the problem by causing ...

A flu outbreak has caused overcrowding at hospitals in NY and PA

01.13.17 | Bob Price

Dr. John Trainer, Chief of Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center says this year's strain of flu is coinciding with a nasty stomach bug.Trainer says the best advice to stop the spread of flu is to stay home from work or ...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf says 700,000 residents will lose their insurance if the A.C.A. is repealed

01.12.17 | Bob Price

He says under Obamacare, Pennsylvania's uninsurance rate has gone from 20% to 6%. Skeptics point out that a big reason for that is because under the A.C.A., if you don't get insurance, you have to pay a fine.

PA Rep. Lou Barletta wants state officials to delay a decision on prison closures

01.12.17 | Terry Diener

Barletta says the officials should take time to consider a forthcoming report detailing the impact of the closure on local communities. Officials announced plans last week to close two state correctional institutions this year as part of a ...

Parts of I-81 in PA were closed for several hours last night due to icy weather

01.11.17 | Bob Price

Six tractor trailers jack-knifed in the southbound lanes near Clarks Summit last night. At least one of them caught fire.

The flu bug is getting worse in Pennsylvania

01.11.17 | Terry Diener

There have been 4,546 confirmed flu cases.  Allegheny County has the most cases at 671, and Berks County is second with 297 cases.  Since the current flu season began, nine people have died from the flu in Pennsylvania.  Seven of ...

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