List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The next mayor of Tamaqua, PA will be a 19-year-old

11.09.17 | Bob Price

Nathan Gerace just graduated high school last year. The Republican mayor-elect says he's looking forward to his new job. Gerace ran essentially unopposed, beating out two write-in candidates for mayor. He says one of his goals is to get more...

There's been a major shake-up in two statewide political races in PA

11.09.17 | Bob Price

Republican Jeff Bartos has dropped out of the U.S. Senate race and joined the gubernatorial ticket of state Senator Scott Wagner. That decision clears the path for congressman Lou Barletta to secure the Republican nomination against incumbent...

Penn State has suspended some and expelled other students involved in February's hazing death

11.08.17 | Bob Price

Eighteen students were initially charged in connection to the tragic death of fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza. The incident has led to an overhaul of the entire fraternity system at Pennsylvania's largest public university.  

A PA state trooper is in critical condition after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop yesterday

11.08.17 | Bob Price

Captain Rick D'Ambrosio, outside St. Luke's hospital in Bethlehem, says the trooper has the will to live." D'Ambrosio describes yesterday's shooting, about 80 miles north of Philadelphia, as a "knock-down, drag-out" fight. A 22-year-old suspect...

It's election day and NY voters must decide a referendum

11.07.17 | Bob Price

The referendum appears on the ballot just once every 20 years: whether to convene a constitutional convention to rewrite the laws governing the state. Fred Floss, political pundit at Buffalo State, says it's a check on the power of the governor...

A federal grant will help Lycoming College in Williamsport better fight sexual assault

11.07.17 | Bob Price

Students we spoke to say the funds will be put to good use. Thanks to a $300,000 federal grant, Lycoming College will be able to expand it's sexual assault prevention program. Experts say instances of assault and abuse on U.S. college campuses...

Gov. Wolf and Hillary Clinton join speakers at this week's healthcare symposium at Geisinger

11.07.17 | Terry Diener

Gov. Wolf will address attendees Thursday afternoon during the national event, “From Crisis To Cure: Revitalizing America’s Healthcare System,” which runs November 8th through November 10th on the campus of Geisinger Medical...

Two statewide referendums are on the Election Day ballot in NY and PA

11.06.17 | Bob Price

In New York, voters must decide whether to convene a constitutional convention. Dr. Ralph Kerr with the Teaching and Learning Institute says $336 million gathering would likely pit downstate and upstate priorities against each other.   In...

Fast internet speed is a literal a pipe dream in rural PA

11.06.17 | Bob Price

Now, advocates for rural broadband want the state to invest a $140 million in federal funds so residents in sparsely populated areas can live-stream, telecommute and do video-conferencing. The FCC plans to distribute the funds through an...

NY authorities are seeking the extradition of a Mansfield, PA man

11.06.17 | Bob Price

Curtis Burrows is accused of shooting to death a Chemung County resident Friday morning. 60-year-old Timothy Webster was killed in a car-jacking following a botched kidnapping that started in corning and ended a day-and-a-half later in...

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