List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A lawyer who sued former attorney general Kathleen Kane is getting his job back

10.28.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Attorney General Bruce Beemer, Kane's successor, has announced James Barker will rejoin the office November 2nd. Kane was sentenced to 10 months in jail Monday after being convicted of perjury and obstruction for leaking grand jury files. Barker ...

A former co-worker of Jerry Sandusky just won a major lawsuit against Penn State

10.28.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The 12-member jury, including two Penn State employees, ruled that Penn State is guilty of defamation and misrepresentation. The former assistant football coach sued the university for firing him in 2012. His lawyers argued Mike McQueary was ...

Pennsylvania's McGinty/Toomey Senate race beats all others in expense

10.27.16 | Terry Diener

That distinction is largely due to the effect of outside groups that, thanks to the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision back in 2010, can spend millions on campaigns with little disclosure of the source of that money. According to the Center ...

Pension reform efforts have snagged in Pennsylvania

10.27.16 | Bob Price

The measure to overhaul retirement benefits for public workers is stalled in the Pennsylvania General Assembly as the legislative session winds down. Neither the House nor the Senate held a vote last night. Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman says ...

Toll cheats are costing the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission a lot of money

10.26.16 | Terry Diener

Only eight of the top commercial violators are from Pennsylvania.The top 24 together owe more than $1.5 million dollars in unpaid tolls and fees.PTC Chairman Sean Logan said a single New Jersey trucking company owes the turnpike almost $700,000 in ...

PA is finalizing rules for medical pot

10.26.16 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania health department is working to finalize rules governing the state's new  medical marijuana law.   This includes regulations on how dispensaries will operate and how fees will be paid to growers and pot processors. ...

Former Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane is free on bail

10.25.16 | Bob Price

Kathleen Kane is free on bail as she appeals her prison sentence.          The ex AG had asked for leniency so she could raise her children under house arrest.         ...

The candidates for a pivotal Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race debated last night

10.25.16 | Bob Price

Democrat Katie McGinty and Republican Pat Toomey focused their fire-power on abortion, police brutality, and negative advertising.The candidates also weighed in on student debt, gun control and combating ISIS.McGinty and Toomey debated in an ...

State and federal officials are on the scene today of a ruptured gas-line in Lycoming County Pennsylvania

10.24.16 | Bob Price

It was triggered by last week's epic rainstorm that swamped hundreds of homes and killed a 65 year-old man. Governor Wolf toured the flood damage over the weekend.  He says, "we all need to work as hard as we can to make sure people recover ...

It's judgement day for Kathleen Kane

10.24.16 | Bob Price

The 50 year-old former Pennsylvania attorney general will be sentenced today in Norristown. Kane was convicted in August of leaking grand jury material and then lying about it under oath. The sentence could range from probation to as much as 12 ...

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