List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Wolf calls on state colleges to freeze tuition

03.05.15 | Bob Price

After years of flat or declining funding, Pennsylvania’s state universities and community colleges would see significant increases in their budgets under Gov. Wolf’s proposed spending plan unveiled Tuesday. But as Wolf said in his ...

Pa. high court upholds stay of execution

03.04.15 | Bob Price

A man on death row will not be executed Wednesday, after the state's highest court denied the Philadelphia district attorney's request to an expedited decision on a petition seeking to overturn Gov. Wolf's temporary reprieve. Terry Williams, 48, ...

Bill restricting union dues collection fails but not dead yet in Pa. Senate

03.04.15 | Bob Price

An attempt to pass a controversial amendment to a bill that would restrict union dues collection from state and school employees' paychecks narrowly failed in the state Senate. But most likely, we haven't seen the last of this amendment ...

Wolf's budget looks to be big, bold and controversial

03.03.15 |

The details have been kept under lock and key, but when Gov. Wolf unveils his first budget early this week, all signs point to its being big, bold - and highly controversial. For days now, there has been chatter in political circles in the ...

Liquor privatization faces uncertain future after passing House

03.02.15 | Bob Price

For the second straight legislative session, state House Republicans say it’s time to privatize liquor and wine stores. One key lawmaker is proclaiming the government monopoly on adult beverages is destined to fall. “There is an ...

Pirates sickened by pic of 'Jihadi John' wearing Bucs ball cap

03.02.15 | Bob Price

He would be the Pittsburgh Pirates' most unwanted and unwelcome fan. A photograph surfaced Friday of Mohammed Emwazi, identified as the Islamic State terrorist known as “Jihadi John” and linked to several beheading videos, wearing a ...

Wolf administration to show how it’ll challenge gas industry

03.02.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf, who ran last year with the backing of environmental groups, will soon be giving a first glimpse at how his administration will approach the powerful Marcellus Shale natural gas industry. Next week, Wolf’s Department of ...

Runaway Rail Car Rolls Through Scranton

02.27.15 | Bob Price

Investigators are looking into what led to a runaway train car that finally stopped in Scranton late Thursday afternoon. Officials with the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad Company said the train car was in Archbald, loaded with lumber, when it rolled ...

Pennsylvania allows students to "opt out" of standardized testing

02.27.15 | Bob Price

State law allows Pennsylvania students to cite a religious exemption from testing. To opt out, families must write a letter to the school principal or superintendent, stating the exemption. They don't need to list their religion, and the state ...

Pipe replaced, but water problems continue in Bradford

02.26.15 | Bob Price

Most residents in Bradford, PA are without water following a water main break at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Crews were able to replace the pipe that burst Tuesday, but they say it could be days before services are restored. "It's ...

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