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70 Miles-per-hour speed limit expanding to most of Pennsylvania’s Turnpike

03.17.16 |

The Pennsylvania Turnpike has had a pilot program for nearly two years-- with a 70 mile-an-hour speed limit on about 100 miles of its system in the south central part of the state. Now, the speed limit is expected to be raised to 70 on another ...

Eakin resigns from Pa. Supreme Court amid email criticism

03.16.16 |

The former Cumberland County district attorney is accused of violating conduct rules for judges. His ethics trial was scheduled for later this month in Philadelphia. The 67-year-old Republican has been on the State Supreme Court since 2002. ...

Medical marijuana may pass the Pennsylvania house today

03.16.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Yesterday was a busy day for lawmakers. They passed some of the 200 amendments attached to the bill, but paused before taking a vote on the final package. They did it while supporters were outside the door, rallying. Governor Tom Wolf went out to ...

A bill to restrict welfare for convicted drug dealers clears the Pennsylvania House

03.16.16 |

The state House Bill 222 was sent to the Senate by a vote of 170-20.The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland), who said his experience as a U.S. Marshal enabled him to see first-hand how prevalent this type of welfare ...

A stalled medical marijuana bill could soon pass the Pennsylvania House

03.14.16 | Bob Price

Lawmakers are poised to act this week on Senate Bill 3 that would pave the way for Cannabis legalization in the Keystone State. About 20 states, including New York have medical marijuana laws. Opponents argue the "science" behind medical ...

Pennsylvania House Republicans are calling on Governor Wolf to release education funds in order to prevent the closure of public schools

03.14.16 | Bob Price

Dr. Ralph Kerr with the Teaching and Learning Institute says the threat of school closures might incentivize some deal-making.Governor Wolf has called for historic tax increases to pay for his budget proposal.Some schools say barring a deal, they ...

DiGiorno Pizzas and Stouffer's Lasagna recalled

03.11.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Nestle is recalling some of its frozen food products because of concerns they might contain glass pieces.  The company, which makes DiGiorno Pizza, Lean Cuisine, and Stouffer's--sold in New York and Pennsylvania--says they believe the glass ...

Pennsylvania's Auditor General is urging the General Assembly to pass medical marijuana legislation

03.10.16 |

          Eugene Depasquale says drug reforms are needed to cut down on prison costs. He claims the imprisonment of nonviolent marijuana offenders costs the Commonwealth $2.5 million a ...

Five are dead after a shooting spree in a Pittsburgh-area neighborhood

03.10.16 |

Two gunmen ambushed a backyard party in Wilkensburg, PA.  The men opened fire on a crowd of people. Allegheny Police said ballistic evidence on the scene leads investigators to believe that two different weapons were fired from two different ...

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