List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Coyote bounty gains momentum in PA

12.13.13 | Bob Price

A bill that would authorize the Pennsylvania Game Commission to set a bounty on coyotes is advancing in the Legislature after winning the approval of the state House of Representatives. Named the “coyote control incentive program,” ...

PA teacher drug screening bill

12.12.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would require drug testing for prospective teachers and other school employees in the Keystone State. The bill, sponsored by Allegheny County Democrat Tony DeLuca, would ...

The Roaring Spring, PA chicken ban

12.11.13 | Bob Price

In Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, you've got to lose the birds, but you can keep the bees. The Altoona suburb has voted to curtail in-town agriculture while carving out legal exceptions for gardeners and beekeepers.  The borough council ...

PA girl, 18, attacked by bear while hunting

12.11.13 | Bob Price

A black bear attacked a teenager in central Pennsylvania as she hunted deer on a family farm. Camille Marie Bomboy of Mill Hall, suffered severe bites on her arms and shoulders, and a deep cut on her head. She was hunting with a large group on ...

Pa. gets extension on CHIP-to-Medicaid switch

12.10.13 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Corbett’s administration says the federal government isn’t enforcing a Jan. 1 deadline to shift tens of thousands children from a health insurance program for children to Medicaid. Corbett’s office said Monday the ...

PA trial ends when juror faints at the site of blood

12.06.13 | Bob Price

The trial for three young men charged with fatally shooting a western Pennsylvania college student during a drug-related robbery ended abruptly when one juror fainted because of a bloody crime scene photo and another remembered knowing one ...

Overhaul of child abuse laws planned in PA

12.05.13 | Bob Price

A bill at the center of a package of child abuse reforms has passed unanimously through a Senate committee. The legislation could get a full Senate vote as early as next week. The proposal is the legal centerpiece of a huge overhaul of the state's ...

Ed Rendell slams Obamacare rollout

12.05.13 | Bob Price

Former Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Ed Rendell says the inability to ensure a smooth rollout of the Obamacare exchange website amounts to the greatest failure of management by any Democratic president.  Rendell, the former mayor of ...

PA county clerk defends gay-marriage licenses

12.03.13 | Bob Price

A court clerk in suburban Philadelphia who defied Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage by signing licenses for scores of gay couples is urging the state's highest court to overturn an order that required him to stop. Lawyers for D. Bruce Hanes, ...

PA gubernatorial race ... still wide open

12.02.13 | Bob Price

Political pundits in Pennsylvania say the race for governor is still wide open with six months to go until primary day. A new survey by the Pittsburgh “Tribune Review” gives the edge for the Democratic ...

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