List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Bear Crashes Party At PA College

06.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

A college party got a little wild when a black bear showed up in eastern Pennsylvania over the weekend. The black bear, weighing between 300 and 400 pounds, crashed the party early Saturday near the campus of Lehigh University. Lehigh University ...

GOP budget bill facing Wolf's veto heads to Senate

06.28.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved an approximately $30 billion Republican-crafted budget bill on Saturday as the Wolf administration and top GOP lawmakers positioned themselves for a government shutdown and the first veto of an ...

New medical marijuana legislation in PA House

06.25.15 | Bob Price

State Rep. Ron Marsico said Wednesday he will introduce a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. The Dauphin County Republican hopes the bill will be assigned to the House judiciary committee, which he heads. That could open a path to ...

Negotiations over taxing Pennsylvania gas drillers break down

06.25.15 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf wants to tax Pennsylvania's natural gas drillers and have that money go to education. Republicans don't. Wednesday's negotiation session didn't bring the two sides any closer. Members of Wolf's Cabinet met with Democratic and ...

Slot Machines May Be On Their Way To PA Airports

06.24.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Slot machines could be on their way half a dozen airports in Pennsylvania. An Allegheny County lawmaker has proposed allowing slot machines in the six international airports in Pennsylvania. They include: Harrisburg, Erie, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, ...

PA House Passes Teacher Layoff Bill

06.24.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives is sending the Senate a bill that would allow public schools to factor in performance when laying off teachers and cut staff during hard economic times. The House voted 100-91 on Tuesday to approve the ...

PA Budget Deadline Looms

06.22.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The new fiscal year for Pennsylvania state government begins July 1 and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature are meeting regularly in an effort to reach agreement on granting the state another year of ...

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's Office Inundated With Probes

06.22.15 | Sarah Harnisch

As Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waits to hear whether she will face criminal charges, she is presiding over an office awash in backbiting, anxiety, and fear. Current and former staffers say it's a workplace where supervisors go ...

NCAA again defends handling of Sandusky

06.19.15 | Bob Price

College sports' governing body has again defended its decision to penalize Pennsylvania State University after the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. Sandusky's abuse of children "fell squarely within" its authority, the NCAA contended in a ...

Prosecutor's agents descend on Attorney General Kathleen Kane's offices in Harrisburg

06.19.15 | Bob Price

Agents from the Montgomery County District Attorney's office visited Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office in Harrisburg's Strawberry Square complex Thursday. Their presence was confirmed to PennLive by Kane's spokesman, Chuck Ardo, though he ...

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