List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pa. gaming industry's growth amplifies siren call for addicts

05.25.15 | Bob Price

Darlene Moulden of Carnegie started gambling when she was young, buying lottery tickets. When Pennsylvania expanded its legal gambling to casinos, she graduated to playing slots. Now Moulden, 50, a bookkeeper, is accused of stealing more than ...

Tunkhannock Area Teachers on Strike

05.22.15 | Bob Price

Teachers in the Tunkhannock Area School District will be on strike Friday. According to Paul Shemansky of PSEA, the strike is a result of the school board “rejecting their own tentative agreement with the teachers.” The board voted ...

Gov. Wolf: Decriminalize marijuana

05.22.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf told Channel 11’s Cara Sapida on Tuesday that he thinks marijuana should be decriminalized. “There are a lot of reasons to look at decriminalization. I think that’s something that I support," he ...

Drilling decline in Pennsylvania hurts funding for DEP regulators

05.21.15 | Bob Price

Low natural gas prices that have companies dispatching fewer drilling rigs to Pennsylvania’s fields and forests are taking a toll on the industry’s regulators, too. The state Department of Environmental Protection is exploring ...

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 ...

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