List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Not As Many PA Teachers Are Joining The Union

09.14.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Teachers union membership in Pennsylvania has declined in recent years, and a growing number of members are opting out because they don't like how the union uses their dues, according to a conservative policy group in Harrisburg. “I didn't ...

Trooper Douglass Reflects On Shooting Anniversary

09.14.15 | Bob Price

September 12th marks one year since an attack on state police barracks in Pike County. Trooper Alex Douglass was left seriously injured and Corporal Bryon Dickson was killed. Recently, Trooper Douglass, who is also a member of Ryan's Run, spoke ...

With Pa. budget impasse ongoing, lawmakers turn to 'Plan B'

09.14.15 | Bob Price

Counties, schools, and social service providers are slowly starting to see the impact of the state's three-month budget impasse. Many have dipped into their reserves, taken out loans, frozen hiring, or suspended services. Some predict layoffs by ...

Death-penalty moratorium sparks lively court hearing in Philadelphia

09.11.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf's death-penalty moratorium stirred a lively discussion at a Pennsylvania Supreme Court hearing in Philadelphia. A top lawyer in the Philadelphia district attorney's office argued Thursday that Wolf's use of a reprieve to block the ...

Pro-Kathleen Kane rally draws small crowd

09.11.15 | Bob Price

About 20 citizens rallied in the state Capitol Thursday to voice support for embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Some of Kane's supporters called on the state Supreme Court not to suspend Kane's license until her criminal trial on a perjury ...

Kathleen Kane supporters organize rally at the Capital

09.10.15 | Bob Price

Kathleen Kane supporters have organized a rally Thursday inside the Capitol Rotunda to oppose efforts to force the attorney general out of office. The organizers, who could not be reached for comment Wednesday, have also put forward a ...

Pa barbershop fined $750 for refusing to cut a woman's hair

09.09.15 | Bob Price

A Washington County barbershop has been fined $750 for refusing to cut a woman's hair. Barbiere advertises itself as a high-end gentlemen's barbershop and offers complimentary beers and spirits. The Washington barbershop was recently fined by the ...

No budget? Then no pay, Pennsylvania senator says

09.08.15 | Bob Price

State Sen. Rob Teplitz hasn’t taken a paycheck since June, and he thinks it’s time other lawmakers and state officials do the same. Teplitz, D-Dauphin, has authored a bill that would cut off compensation for the General Assembly, the ...

Teachers Plan to Go on Strike in Northumberland County

09.07.15 | Bob Price

Students in the Shamokin Area School District would normally spend the weekend getting ready to go back to school, but not this year. Unionized teachers say they're going on strike Tuesday morning. The strike notice is also on the school ...

PA Man Dies In Explosion At Lamoka Lake

09.07.15 | Bob Price

A man is killed Labor Day weekend at Lamoka Lake after a homemade cannon exploded. Shrapnel from the explosion hit and killed James Whitney, age 81 of Austin, PA. The Schuyler County Sheriff's office responded to the home on Taylor Road in the ...

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