List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Addiction treatment execs charged with profiiting off addicts

03.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Accusations stem from the alleged fraudulent billing of insurance companies for millions of dollars with little seeming regard for the welfare of the addicted patients. The charges announced by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro against 11...

PA farmers swamped by last year's record rainfall may be eligible for relief

03.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

It's all thanks to a disaster declaration from the federal Farm Service Agency. Governor Wolf is urging eligible farmers to apply for assistance in advance of the next growing season. You are welcome to contact your local FSA office for more...

Average US price of gas jumps 16 cents per gallon, to $2.66

03.25.19 | Bob Price

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline shot up 16 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.66. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says the rise comes as supplies tighten while refineries undergo...

Bodies of father and son found in Susquehanna River

03.25.19 | Bob Price

Athens Township Police have identified the father and son that were found in the Susquehanna River. Police say the bodies of 29-year-old Derek Marshall of Athens, and his one-year-old son, Maddox Marshall were found at 3:15 p.m. on...

A bio-ethical issue in Abany

03.22.19 | Bob Price

Liberal lawmakers want to include in the state budget a bill to permit "contractual surrogacy." Pro-family advocate Jason McGuire says, New York is essentially looking to "allow women to rent out their wombs."  He notes that Mario Cuomo...

A Honesdale, PA HS transgender-friendly bathroom policy is getting alot of attention

03.22.19 | Bob Price

It all started when a 10th grader complained about a boy changing in the girls' locker room. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says the school is not making any accommodation for the girl who complained, "or any of the girls...

Pro-lifers in PA take wraps off the Down Syndrome Protection Act

03.21.19 | Brandon Dickson

State Senator Kathy Rapp says, "there's simply no justifiable or convenient excuse for aborting a child diagnosed with Down syndrome." Representative Paul Schemel notes this measure will help ensure that Down babies are protected, unlike the...

The PA Turnpike is in debt and drivers are paying for it

03.21.19 | Bill Price

The auditor general's office has released its latest audit into the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Toll prices have gone up for the past 11 years and are expected to continue rising until the year 2044. Those hikes are largely due to a $450...

Beto O'Rourke heads to NH after addressing Penn State students

03.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

During his Tuesday visit to State College, the former Texas congressman hit on everything from the economy, to immigration, to health care--and the border wall. He said his town, which has 3 million immigrants on the Texas border is safe. He...

Former PA pediatrician is set for sentencing in assault of 31 kids

03.18.19 | Brandon Dickson

Dr. Johnnie Barto of Johnstown will be sentenced on dozens of counts today. Prosecutors say he spent decades abusing children, most of them patients. Cops failed to stop Barto when they had the chance nearly two decades ago. Barto has...

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