List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Bill seeks to create list of strip club employees

07.21.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying to put more regulations on an industry that typically is in the business of taking it all off. Under a new bill that supporters say will aid in the prevention of sex trafficking, strip clubs and other ...

Turnpike Commission to remove emergency call boxes

07.20.15 | Bob Price

They’re relics of the time before cell phones, and they could soon be removed from the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The Turnpike Commission is trying to determine how many if any, emergency call boxes they still need along the road. They pop ...

Increasing the speed limit in Pa ?

07.20.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania motorists who gravitate toward the left lane may have to wait a bit longer to learn whether state policymakers consider it safe to increase interstate speed limits to 70 mph. A Penn State study of crash and speed data in pilot areas ...

GOP lawmaker proposes income tax increase, severance tax to break impasse

07.17.15 | Bob Price

Saying it's time to break the impasse, a Republican lawmaker on Thursday offered a budget package that he claimed would meet Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and GOP leaders halfway in the 17th day of a stalemate. “I think it needs to stop,” ...

Pa. studies link fracking with health problems

07.16.15 | Bob Price

For all the talk about what hydraulic fracking might mean for human health, there has been little scientific evidence. That is slowly starting to change. Research released Wednesday from the University of Pennsylvania found that as more wells ...

PA legislator reloads bill allowing NRA to sue over local gun laws

07.15.15 | Bob Price

Legislative gymnastics doomed a 2014 law that allowed interest groups such as the National Rifle Association to sue local municipalities over their firearms ordinances, but a central Pennsylvania lawmaker is reloading the legislation. State ...

Top Aide to Pennsylvania Governor Considers Senate Run

07.14.15 | Bill Price

Gov. Tom Wolf’S top aide attended a weekend retreat of national Democrats as she considers running for U.S. Senate in 2016. A spokesman for Katie McGinty said she spent the weekend in Martha’s Vineyard with senators, donors and other ...

Former Harrisburg Mayor Indicted by Grand Jury

07.14.15 | Bill Price

Former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed has been indicted by a grand jury. Sources tell us that Reed will be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. It is not known what charges Reed will face, but sources said he is devastated by the indictment. Those ...

Pa. man faces 500 rape charges

07.13.15 | Bob Price

A Hughesville, Pa., man faces multiple charges of rape over a seven-year period involving a child, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda. Ricky Carter, 37, is charged with 500 counts of rape, 300 counts of statutory sexual assault, 300 ...

UPDATE: Scranton Police Confirm Officer Dies from Injuries

07.13.15 | Bob Price

Scranton’s police chief said early Sunday morning officer John Wilding, who was critically injured Saturday morning while chasing robbery suspects through the city’s west side, has died. According to police, Wilding died at 1:28 Sunday ...

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