List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Wilkes-Barre Triathlon

08.19.13 | Bob Price

Hundreds of athletes tested their mettle today in the Wilkes-Barre Triathlon, held in the back mountain of Luzerne County. It’s the kind of hometown race that gives competitors a chance to run, bike and swim in and around Harveys Lake. The ...

Sandusky Settlement Reached

08.19.13 | Bob Price

The first settlement between Penn State and one of Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse victims marks a legal milestone after negotiations that have lasted nearly a year. The attorney for a 25-year-old suburban Philadelphia man who testified at Sandusky's ...

Santorum Considers 2016 Run For President

08.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is eyeing a repeat run for President in 2016. The conservative culture warrior said at the Iowa state fair, quote "I'm not doing anything inconsistant with running-- how's that?" He said he plans to reach ...

Natural Gas Production In PA Is Changing The Way America Does Oil

08.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Gas production is rising fast in Pennsylvania-- faster then energy experts had predicted.It's having an impact on how the United States does energy. Bentek, a Colorado company that analyzes energy trends, said 2013 production is up about 50 percent ...

President Obama To Tour Family Life Listening Area To Talk Economy

08.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

President Barack Obama will spend the latter part of next week riding a bus through New York and Pennsylvania to talk about the economy and building the middle class. The White House says the president will make stops next Thursday and Friday in ...

PA Considers Free College

08.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

One Pennsylvania lawmaker has an idea to make college more affordable for people in the Keystone state. Attend for free; but give back a portion of your paycheck for 20 to 25 years. The money would go into a fund to pay for future student's ...

Gas Prices Down In NY and PA

08.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

An oversupply of gas is driving prices down across the country.  According to the latest Lundberg Survey, in the past two weeks, prices fell more than seven-cents a gallon, settling at an average of three-dollars-59-cents a gallon.  ...

Food Stamps Cuts To Affect Over A Million Pennsylvanians

08.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Life may get hungrier for 1.3 million people in Pennsylvania on November 1st, when food-stamp benefits will be cut overnight for the first time in U.S. history.  That's 21 lost meals per month for a family of four. The program is called SNAP, ...

All Gas Wells In PA Now Have To Follow Strict Air Quality Rules

08.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says shale oil or gas wells will no longer be exempt. The DEP said Thursday that oil and gas well sites in Pennsylvania had been granted blanket exemptions from obtaining approvals since 1996. ...

Flags to Fly At Half Staff Across Parts of PA This Weekend

08.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett has ordered Pennsylvania state flags at the Capitol  and at commonwealth facilities in Monroe County to fly at half-staff for three days, beginning Sunday, in honor of the shooting victims in Monroe County. Three men, ...

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