List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Turnpike toll to increase in 2017

07.20.16 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a six percent toll increase for both E-ZPass and cash customers on Monday.  The increase is set to take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2017. PTC Chairman Sean Logan said this toll increase ...

It's still illegal for local police in Pennsylvania to use radar guns to enforce speed limits

07.19.16 | Bob Price

But that could soon change.   Lawmakers are working on a plan that would equip local departments with these devices as soon as next year. Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that still bans municipal police from using radar.  ...

A prison guard and an inmate are dead after a fight at a county jail in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

07.19.16 | Bob Price

WYOU TV's Britanny Sweeney reports the two fell down the elevator shaft after an altercation. The Luzerne County lockup was put on lock-down following the fatal altercation.

Police continue to investigate the tragic drowning of an 8 year-old boy at the Knoebels Amusement Park in Pennsylvania

07.18.16 | Bob Price

The child was found unresponsive over the weekend in the shallow end of a pool.       Park patrons were shocked to learn the news.Knoebels spokesman Karl Beagle says, "When anything happens in the park we take it very ...

Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro Rivera predicts the commonwealth with be the standard bearer for future education reform

07.18.16 | Bob Price

Rivera met with education stakeholders in Harrisburg recently to talk about Pennsylvania’s effort to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. The new federal law replaces No Child Left Behind.     ...

Pa students at state universities to see $89-per-semester tuition hike

07.15.16 | Bob Price

Students attending Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities will see an $89-per-semester increase in tuition this fall. The increase approved Thursday by the State System Board of Governors means base tuition will be $7,238 a year for ...

Pa. distributing Zika prevention kits to pregnant women

07.15.16 | Bob Price

The state Health Department is distributing Zika prevention kits to pregnant women. The kits contain insect repellent for skin, spray repellent for treating clothing and shoes, standing water tablets for killing mosquito larva, condoms to prevent ...

Pennsylvania has a state budget nearly nine months sooner than last year

07.14.16 | Bob Price

Last night, the House and Senate agreed on a revenue package that will pay for the 31-and-a-half billion dollar spending plan.The bipartisan funding package does not include any increase in the state sales or income tax, but Pennsylvanians will be ...

Turnpike toll cheats are costing Pennsylvania taxpayers about $43 million a year

07.14.16 | Bob Price

Residents we spoke to say that's just not fair.Representative Mike Carroll says habitual toll cheats need to be punished by having their driver's license revoked.According to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, most of the toll cheats are drivers ...

Drug overdose deaths have jumped nearly 25% the past year in Pennsylvania

07.13.16 | Bill Price

In more than half of those cases, the drug of choice was heroin. Fentanyl-related deaths in Pennsylvania have spiked 93% since 2014.

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