List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Gov. Wolf has allowed a nearly $32 billion state budget to become law without his signature

07.11.17 | Bob Price

Tom Wolf had until midnight Monday to sign, veto, or strike out some of the spending provisions, but the governor did none of the above. The budget is not in balance and lawmakers have failed to come to an agreement on how to fund it.

A PA politician is facing multiple drunk driving charges

07.10.17 | Bob Price

Representative John Maher, a Republican from the suburbs of Pittsburgh, was charged this past week for the June 13th incident in Cumberland County. His blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.

The Weis supermarket in Tunkhannock, PA reopens to the public this week

07.10.17 | Bob Price

In June, an employee shot three co-workers before taking his own life. A benefit was held Sunday in Tunkhannock for the three victims' families. Weis is planning a low-key 6 a.m. Thursday reopening.

A food plant will be bringing new jobs to PA’s Schuylkill County

07.07.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Tyson Foods plans to spend nearly $60 million on an expansion at its distribution center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. The renovation is expected add another 164,000 square feet to its existing cold-storage distribution warehouse for...

PA counties begin accepting applications Monday for antlerless deer hunting licenses

07.07.17 | Terry Diener

Hundreds of thousands of the familiar, oversized, pink envelopes will be dropped into mailboxes across the state Friday and Saturday. The doe license application process is one of the only non-electronic application processes still in place...

The state budget passed by PA politicians a week ago still sits on the governor's desk

07.07.17 | Bob Price

The legislation is in limbo because it does not contain a fix-it plan for the state's more than $2 billion budget shortfall. Governor Wolf has until midnight Monday to veto the bill, sign it, or let it become law without his signature.

The PA Turnpike Commission is giving drivers a chance to pay their overdue tolls before a new law takes effect

07.06.17 | Bob Price

Turnpike CEO Mark Compton says toll cheats have a month to avoid stiffer penalties. This is for people with six or more toll violations or $500 worth of toll fees. You can find out more about the toll cheat amnesty program at www.paturnpike.com.

Consultants hired to review PA's financially strapped university system plan to present findings next week

07.06.17 | Terry Diener

The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems had been scheduled to present an interim report to the State System of Higher Education on July 12th, but officials say the consultants will share their actual findings and...

PA's drilling industry is showing signs of life

07.05.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

So far this year, natural gas producers have already drilled more than twice the number of shale wells than last year. Natural gas prices have nearly doubled since 2016. A spokesman for the Marcellus Shale Coalition says "there's a cautious...

Penn State has filed a lawsuit against former assistant football coach Bob Shoop for breach of contract

07.05.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The school says he owes the university nearly $900,000 dollars. According to the lawsuit filed in June, Shoop was required to pay the university half his base salary for any remaining term if he decided to leave early. Shoop's contract ran 'til...

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