List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Oh, baby! Mom delivers 13-pound, 10-ounce baby at Pittsburgh hospital

05.11.15 | Bob Price

Talk about a big bundle of joy. An Ellwood City woman delivered a 13-pound, 10-ounce baby in West Penn Hospital, doctors with Allegheny Health Network said Friday. Isaac Michael Hall, who measured 25 1⁄2 inches, was born via a scheduled ...

Pennsylvania Senate expected to pass public employee pension overhaul

05.11.15 | Bob Price

A Senate vote this week on a bill to eliminate guaranteed pension benefits for state and school employees sets the stage for budget negotiations between Republicans controlling the legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat. Curbing pension ...

Anglers Concerned After Bass Caught In Susquehanna River Tests Positive For Cancer

05.07.15 | Bob Price

There’s an alert for area fishermen and fisherwomen as bass season is set to start next month. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says a smallmouth bass with a large growth on its lip has now tested positive for a rare cancer. The ...

Property-tax debate looms in Pa. House

05.07.15 | Bob Price

A ranking House Republican said Wednesday that party leaders were ready to put to a vote a hotly debated property-tax-relief proposal, shifting the spotlight to an issue certain to become a key point in this year's budget talks. Majority ...

Is Cannabis a Rx for PA?

05.06.15 | Bob Price

State lawmakers are considering making marijuana legal to treat illnesses such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. State senators could vote on a bill as early as next week. It would have to clear the State House. Republicans control both houses ...

Pennsylvania House votes to cut own ranks, trim Senate

05.06.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania state representatives took a step Tuesday toward trimming dozens of members from the Legislature, the latest move in a campaign to amend the state constitution that for several years has frustrated its supporters. The House voted ...

Medical Cannabis Bill Sent To Pennsylvania Senate

05.05.15 | Bill Price

Legislation to legalize medical cannabis in Pennsylvania has cleared a third committee and could come up for a vote on the Senate floor as early as this week. The Senate Appropriations Committee reported out Senate Bill 3 by a vote of 21-4. The ...

Pa. House Committee Votes To End Seniority-Based Teacher Layoffs

05.05.15 | Bill Price

The House Education Committee has voted to end teacher layoffs that are based strictly on seniority. House Bill 805 would require school districts to use teacher performance first when making furlough decisions. The performance ratings would be ...

Small-town police struggle to survive as tax bases shrink

05.04.15 | Bob Price

With a rusty frame and a failing transmission, Scottdale's 9-year-old police car was on its last legs. But times were tough, money was tight, and borough officials were not sure where they would find the extra cash for a new cruiser. So residents ...

No Butts About it: Smoking Ban Pilot Program

05.01.15 | Bob Price

There’s something serene about hanging out at one of Pennsylvania’s many state parks. However, every so often you will come across something less serene: trash. To help clear that up, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and ...

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