List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The turnpike hike packs another wallop to the wallets of PA motorists

01.09.17 | Bob Price

A week after the highest-in-the nation gas tax was enacted, drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike are now forced to pay 6% more to travel that 550-mile highway.The toll hike took affect Sunday.   It's to cover the cost of rebuilding and ...

Penn State continues to pay the price for the Sandusky child abuse scandal

01.09.17 | Bob Price

The school has doled out more than a quarter billion dollars so far in legal bills related to the five-year-old criminal investigation.   The university has settled 33 lawsuits in connection to the scandal.

Pennsylvania is shutting down two prisons this summer to save money

01.09.17 | Bob Price

The exact ones have not been announced yet. That determination will be made in three weeks. Corrections Secretary John Wetzel says the group will still stay focus on the mission of creating "a safer Pennsylvania, by releasing people less likely ...

Pro-lifers in Pennsylvania are pleased with new abortion statistics

01.05.17 | Bob Price

They show the abortion rate is at an all-time low in the Keystone State. Tom Shaheen is with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says he thinks "it's a combination of good pro-life laws in addition to changing attitudes and the availability of ...

PA state trooper Landon Weaver is being laid to rest today in Altoona

01.05.17 | Bob Price

The 23 year-old rookie cop was killed in the line of duty last week while responding to a domestic disturbance in Juniata Township. A fund has been set up to benefit his wife at a bank in the Altoona-area.

Lake flakes are piling high in ski country today

01.05.17 | Bob Price

A snow warning ...in effect thru Friday night down-wind of the Great Lakes. The wind-blown snow is making for a slow go out on those highways. New York state police report "blizzard-like" conditions in some places south of Buffalo today.While the ...

The lake effect snow machine is going to be working overtime this week

01.04.17 | Bob Price

A winter storm warning takes effect at one O'clock this afternoon for the western Twin Tiers and will remain in effect right thru Friday evening. Some parts of the listening area could get over a foot of snow by then. Most of us will only see a ...

There's a healthy debate over school property taxes in PA as lawmakers return

01.04.17 | Bob Price

There's an effort afoot in Harrisburg to eliminate school property taxes entirely and replace them with a higher sales and personal income tax. This would mean shifting about $14 billion in tax revenue in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania politicians elected new leaders for the 2017 legislative session

01.04.17 | Bob Price

Republican Representative Mike Turzai was re-elected to a second term as House speaker.  He says, "we're going to reach across the aisle and get things accomplished."202 legislators were sworn-in yesterday.   Republicans have their ...

A great game that ended in heartache for the Nittany Lions

01.03.17 | Bob Price

A 46-yard field goal on the final play of the game gave the University of Southern California a dramatic 52-to-49 comeback win over Penn State in the Rose Bowl yesterday.   U.S.C. scored 17 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to rally for ...

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