List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA House Republicans are doubling down on their 'no new taxes' budget

04.05.17 | Bob Price

The $31.5 billion spending plan must be reconciled with the state Senate and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf.

New legislation in PA eliminates out-of-school suspensions for elementary school students

04.05.17 | Bob Price

Sponsors say those suspensions put a burden on families, with parents having to take time off from work or pay for day-care.

A jury verdict in a decade-long natural gas fight has been thrown out in Dimock, PA

04.03.17 |

That jury last year ordered Cabot Oil & Gas pay two families from Dimock more than $4 million.         The case centered around a water contamination controversy in Susquehanna County. But a federal judge...

A 36-year-old PA woman has died after crossing the finish line of the Scranton Half Marathon Sunday

04.03.17 | Bob Price

Lindsay Doherty of Clarks Summit was one of 2,000 runners taking part in the 13-mile race.  Doherty was rushed to the Geisinger Medical Center after collapsing at the finish line. No word yet on what caused her death.

The trial of accused cop-killer eric frein gets underway today in Milford, PA

04.03.17 | Bob Price

A jury from the suburbs of Philadelphia has been bused in to hear the case. Frein is accused of killing a state trooper and injuring another, and then leading police on the largest man-hunt in state history.

The PA-based Crayola crayon company is saying farewell to the dandelion crayon

03.31.17 | Bob Price

Crayola made the announcement to replace Dandelion Yellow during a Facebook Live event in Times Square today, despite a leak on Twitter yesterday. Today is National Crayon Day and this marks the first time Crayola has retired a color. The...

The public utility commission in PA has urged Congress to continue programs that President Trump wants to get rid of

03.31.17 | Terry Diener

President Trump’s budget proposal asks Congress to eliminate federal funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program to help boost spending on the military. In a letter to members of...

PA lawmakers are moving to beef up funding for the state's unemployment system

03.30.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Legislation heading to the state House would free up $15 million to upgrade service in the Keystone State's unemployment compensation centers. This week, state senators voted 39 to 8 to approve the bill. The move comes after nearly 500 workers...

The Pennsylvania DEP has sued two tiny towns that banned frack water wells

03.30.17 | Bob Price

The sites in question are shale-gas wastewater disposal sites. The legal action sets the Keystone State on a collision course with municipalities over who governs oil and gas operations within a town's local boundaries.The lawsuits were filed...

PA lawmakers have unveiled bills to reform the state's domestic violence statutes

03.29.17 | Bob Price

The measures require defendants facing orders of protection to surrender their firearms. Police would also be required to take a more active role in assisting domestic violence victims. And the courts would have the authority to make it harder...

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