List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A PA senator has introduced a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood

04.06.17 | Bob Price

Senate Bill 300, introduced by Pennsylvania state Senator John Eichelberger,  re-directs state funds away from family planning services that perform abortions. Pennsylvania lawmakers are also debating two fetal pain awareness bills that...

PA’s House has voted to pass a bill to increase donations to pediatric cancer research

04.06.17 | Terry Diener

House Bill 46 would establish a check-off box on Pennsylvania’s state income tax form to allow taxpayers to designate a contribution for childhood cancer research. The donations, deducted from the taxpayers’ refunds, would go to...

NY authorities are working to extradite a teen charged with arson from Butler, PA

04.06.17 | Bob Price

19 Year-old Jonathon Young is in custody in western Pennsylvania. He's charged with setting 12 fires throughout the Jamestown area. Mayor Sam Terici says the arson attack had his city on edge for weeks.  The suspected fire-bug is facing up...

School districts across NY and PA are debating whether cursive writing should still be taught

04.06.17 | Bob Price

Common Core does not require it and many educators say they don't have time to teach it. As districts focus more on math and science, cursive writing is on the decline. That's too bad, according to Naples, New York Superintendent Matthew...

PA House Republicans are doubling down on their 'no new taxes' budget

04.05.17 | Bob Price

The $31.5 billion spending plan must be reconciled with the state Senate and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf.

New legislation in PA eliminates out-of-school suspensions for elementary school students

04.05.17 | Bob Price

Sponsors say those suspensions put a burden on families, with parents having to take time off from work or pay for day-care.

A jury verdict in a decade-long natural gas fight has been thrown out in Dimock, PA

04.03.17 |

That jury last year ordered Cabot Oil & Gas pay two families from Dimock more than $4 million.         The case centered around a water contamination controversy in Susquehanna County. But a federal judge...

A 36-year-old PA woman has died after crossing the finish line of the Scranton Half Marathon Sunday

04.03.17 | Bob Price

Lindsay Doherty of Clarks Summit was one of 2,000 runners taking part in the 13-mile race.  Doherty was rushed to the Geisinger Medical Center after collapsing at the finish line. No word yet on what caused her death.

The trial of accused cop-killer eric frein gets underway today in Milford, PA

04.03.17 | Bob Price

A jury from the suburbs of Philadelphia has been bused in to hear the case. Frein is accused of killing a state trooper and injuring another, and then leading police on the largest man-hunt in state history.

The PA-based Crayola crayon company is saying farewell to the dandelion crayon

03.31.17 | Bob Price

Crayola made the announcement to replace Dandelion Yellow during a Facebook Live event in Times Square today, despite a leak on Twitter yesterday. Today is National Crayon Day and this marks the first time Crayola has retired a color. The...

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