List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pa fracking activist fights to change trespassing law

03.25.14 | Bob Price

A high-profile anti-fracking activist who gives tours of natural gas drilling sites in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region has asked a judge for relief from an order barring her from 300 square miles of land owned by one of the ...

Gov Corbett Introduces New Protections for Assualt Victims

03.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is expected to sign a bill this week that would give victims of sexual violence the ability to ask a judge for a protective order that could bar perpetrators from calling, visiting, or contacting ...

PA Homewners Hit by Rising Flood Insurance

03.24.14 | Bob Price

 Thirty thousand homeowners and businesses in the Keystone state will see their flood insurance rates rise as the Federal Government tries to shore up the national flood insurance program. There are 57 Pennsylvania cities or towns where at ...

400% JUMPS: PA House hearing eyes variable electric rates

03.21.14 | Bob Price

Skyrocketing electric bills have been shocking consumers all across the region this winter, and now lawmakers are getting involved. "Everybody knows that there is a problem," said Pa. Rep. Bob Godshall, R-Montgomery Co. On Thursday,  the ...

Prosecutor: More Penn State officials knew for years about Sandusky abuse

03.21.14 | Bob Price

Seven months before Jerry Sandusky's arrest, investigators believed they were on the verge of a bigger bombshell: that top officials at Pennsylvania State University had for years protected a serial sex abuser who assaulted young boys on ...

Pa. Senate OKs bill to help schools with snow days

03.20.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's public schools are closer to getting more flexibility in making up snow days after a vote in Harrisburg. The state Senate approved the bill unanimously Wednesday, sending it to the state House of Representatives. The sponsor, Sen. ...

Penn State Sees New Initiatives to Fight Sex Abuse

03.20.14 | Bob Price

Penn State’s partner in fighting child abuse reports positive results. The steps began after the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.The University says their partnership with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and National Sexual Violence ...

Bill to curb local gun restrictions goes to Pa House

03.19.14 | Bob Price

Gun owners and groups like the National Rifle Association would be able to take municipalities to court over their local gun laws under a measure that passed a House committee with overwhelming support Tuesday. The bill would give challengers of ...

Irish Eyes Are Smilin’ in Wilkes-Barre

03.17.14 | Bob Price

The freezing weather didn’t keep people away from the annual Saint Patrick’s parade in Wilkes-Barre, Sunday. The bagpipers played through the Diamond City. Lots of people lined South Main Street to watch all the groups in the parade. ...

Gosnell Clinic Worker Sentenced in Philadelphia

03.14.14 | Bob Price

One of Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s medical assistants has been sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison for her role in the death of an abortion patient. 54 year-old Sherry West sobbed with her head down on the defense table, after a ...

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