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A PA state senator hopes to crack down on drug abuse by making it harder for addicts to gain access to opioids

03.13.17 | Terry Diener

Senator Richard Alloway is working on Senate Bill 299.  Paper prescriptions for opioids could soon be a thing of the past if his bill becomes law.  He hopes to make it tougher for those addicted to doctor shop or forge prescriptions. ...

Prepping For Tuesday’s Winter Storm

03.13.17 | Bob Price

The parking lot at the Shoprite in Mount Pocono was full, inside, the store was packed. Crowded deli counters, shopping carts filled up and long lines at the registers. People prepping for the Nor`Easter expected to hit our region early Tuesday. ...

JC Penney plans to close nearly 150 stores because of poor sales

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania stores could take a huge hit. As many of six of the state's 34 Penney's department stores are at risk.   The chain hasn't released a list of which stores it will close yet. Big box stores like JC Penney, Kmart, Sears and Macy's ...

Jury selection continues today in the trial of accused cop killer Eric Frein in PA

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Two out of three of the jurors questioned so far in Chester County say they're familiar with the case, even though the crime happened 100 miles away in Pike County.   District Attorney Ray Tonkin says he's looking forward "selecting a fair ...

The death penalty trial of Eric Frein is underway today in Chester County, PA

03.09.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Due to media publicity, the jurors are being selected from the suburbs of Philadelphia.   It could take weeks for a jury to be picked from a pool of nearly 1,200 people. Once jurors are chosen, they will be bused to Pike County for the trial, ...

The cyber-attack that shut down the computers of PA Senate Democrats for days is lasting longer than expected

03.09.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa said the situation is more complex than originally thought, and it’s not clear when it will be resolved. The FBI is investigating and Microsoft is working to figure out how the network was penetrated and ...

PA's governor is considering casino expansion to bring in revenue for the state's coffers

03.08.17 | Bob Price

But some lawmakers warn that a gambling expansion bill could "cannibalize" existing forms of gambling in the commonwealth. The Wolf budget is banking on a quarter billion dollars in revenue from gambling this year without identifying a source for ...

A Pennsylvania politician is proposing a bill that makes it difficult to raise taxes

03.08.17 | Bob Price

Senator John DiSanto says Pennsylvania has the 15th-highest state and local tax burden of any state in the country. He thinks instead of raising taxes lawmakers should reform government and control spending. His bill would force lawmakers to get ...

PennDot is taking aim at human trafficking

03.07.17 | Bill Price

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is now training it's employees who work at driver license centers across the state to spot possible victims of human trafficking. Officials say the training will include what to look for and who to ...

Gov. Wolf proposes plan to “aggressively” keep jobs in Pennsylvania

03.06.17 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf wants to make sure Pennsylvania companies keep their jobs in the Commonwealth, and he plans on taking an aggressive approach holding them to their promises. Wolf, entering his third state budget cycle, said in a recent Twitter ...

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