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Pa. bill would return lifeguards to state park beaches

05.21.15 | Bob Price

A Pennsylvania senator has reintroduced legislation to return certified lifeguards to all public beaches at state parks. Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/Perry) says unguarded beaches pose a safety risk to park visitors. In 2008, the state Department ...

State Police Warn about Fake PennDOT Fines Email

05.20.15 | Bob Price

State police say PennDOT is being used right now in a scam circulating the Internet. They said the subject line reads: “Action Required, Fine for Traffic Violations.” The notice says you were caught on a traffic camera going through a ...

Gaughan pulls away to victory

05.20.15 | Bob Price

Local attorney Kelly Gaughan pulled away to victory in the Republican Party primary race for district attorney over incumbent Ray Tonkin on Tuesday night, in a politically shocking outcome. Tonkin, who is in the middle of a high profile death ...

Wind energy muscled out of state market

05.19.15 | Bob Price

After a decade of growth, Pennsylvania's wind energy industry finds itself in the doldrums. No new wind farms have come online in more than a year, and no development is expected soon. Advocates say cheaper fossil fuels have muscled wind out of ...

Pa. bill calls for earlier presidential primary

05.19.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania’s presidential primary would be held a month earlier under a new bill pending in the General Assembly. Rep. Keith J. Greiner (R-Lancaster) said he introduced legislation Monday to change the presidential primary date from the ...

Pa. rep, river advocates call on DEP to save the Susquehanna

05.18.15 | Bob Price

A state representative and advocates for the health of the Susquehanna River are calling on the Department of Environmental Protection to take immediate steps to begin a clean-up following the discovery of a cancerous fish. State Rep. Sue Helm ...

Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service

05.18.15 | Bob Price

As Amtrak trains begin rolling between New York and Philadelphia for the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, officials are vowing to have safer trains and tracks while investigators are trying to determine the ...

PA Supreme Court candidates hit the airwaves

05.14.15 | Bob Price

Candidates for Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court are spending large amounts of money on air time for campaign TV ads as the primary approaches. A week before the May 19th primary, the total was about $1.5 million. The nonpartisan groups Justice at ...

Pa. beekeepers lose more than half their colonies

05.14.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania beekeepers reported losing 61 percent of their colonies to Colony Collapse Disorder between April 2014 and April 2015, according to a federal survey released Wednesday. Nationally, beekeepers reported losing 42.1 percent of their ...

House approves Pa. GOP's plan for property tax cuts

05.13.15 | Bob Price

A plan to replace nearly $5 billion in the property taxes that are used to fund public education in Pennsylvania with higher sales and income taxes passed the state House on Tuesday, placing the issue squarely before lawmakers at the start of peak ...

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