List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Wolf administration to tighten methane rules for drillers

01.22.16 |

A proposal to require natural-gas drillers to reduce methane emissions will help make Pennsylvania a “national leader” in efforts to combat global warming, the Wolf administration said on Wednesday. Plugging methane leaks at well pads, ...

Third suspect in casino scam is arraigned

01.22.16 |

The man prosecutors allege was the “mastermind” of a scheme to defraud Mohegan Sun Pocono out of hundreds of thousands of dollars was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on Thursday with bail set at a half-million ...

Local flocks under threat of flu from migrating birds

01.21.16 |

Think "flu season" in January, and you are probably looking at your coughing co-workers or feeling your kid's feverish head. But people aren't the only ones who might be feeling under the weather. Let's not forget about chickens. No, not for a ...

PA counsel wants Kane to go without law license Indefinately

01.21.16 |

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's law license suspension should remain in place pending the resolution of criminal charges against her, the chief counsel for the Disciplinary Board advised the state Supreme Court on Wednesday. Kane had sought ...

Court orders background checks to resume for most state university faculty

01.20.16 |

For now, faculty at the 14 state universities who teach a 100-level course will have to submit to a criminal background and child abuse clearance just as teachers and school volunteers must do. That was the upshot of Commonwealth Court Senior ...

Senate leader urges Gov. Wolf, House into budget talks

01.20.16 |

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A top Pennsylvania Republican senator suggested Tuesday that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will need to accept changes to a bipartisan budget agreement if he wants to get it past opposition in the House of Representatives and ...

Dad leaves 3 kids in freezing car to watch football, cops say

01.19.16 | Famiy Life News Team

A western Pennsylvania man apparently got so caught up in the big game this weekend that he left his three young sons, ages 9-months to 7-years, inside his freezing car while he watched the NFL playoffs at a friend's house. It happened in ...

Pennsylvania may play a more crucial role in 2016 races

01.19.16 | Bob Price

Already, 2016 is proving to be the sort of election year in which anything can happen. A reality TV star leading his party’s field of presidential candidates! A Pennsylvania Attorney General eyeing a re-election bid while under ...

Wolf to target methane emissions from oil and gas industry

01.19.16 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf will make a major announcement Tuesday about his administration’s efforts to combat climate change. He is expected to target methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Gretchen Dahlkemper of the group Moms Clean Air ...

Abortions increased slightly statewide in Pennsylvania

01.15.16 | Bob Price

“Even a slight increase in the abortion totals is troubling,” said Maria Gallagher, legislative director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, the state affiliate of National Right to Life. “Eighteen more preborn children ...

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