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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 ...

Gun goes off in Altoona church during Easter Vigil mass

04.06.15 | Bob Price

Police say a gun went off at about 11 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona, Blair County. Jason Wagler was sitting with his fiancee at Mass and heard the gunshot. "We were standing for a few minutes and just before ...

Reforms to Pa Animal Cruelty Laws

04.03.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvanians convicted of animal cruelty would have to give up the animals they harmed under legislation pending in the state legislature. Under current law, owners may be required to give up animals they abused or neglected at sentencing. Under ...

Bat's Threatened Listing Will Bring Changes to Pa Timber Industry

04.03.15 | Bob Price

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will list the northern long-eared bat as threatened and install new protections for the mammal. The service said it’s trying to protect the bat, whose population has been decimated by the disease ...

11 Looking for New Homes After Flames Gut Apartment House

04.02.15 | Bob Price

Nearly a dozen people need new homes after flames hit an apartment house early Thursday morning in Moosic. The apartment house on Corey Street was gutted leaving only a charred shell of remains behind. Authorities ...

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