List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Gov. Wolf is Sold on Value of Solar Energy Industry

05.28.15 | Bob Price

Philadelphia trails other major American metropolitan areas in its use of solar power, but Gov. Tom Wolf is hoping that the solar initiative proposal in his next statewide budget will light a fire for stronger policies here and across the ...

48 Handguns Stolen From Bradford County Store

05.28.15 | Bob Price

State and federal officials want to know who broke into a Bradford County gun store, stealing nearly 50 handguns in the process. The burglary happened over the long Memorial Day weekend at Fulmer's Sporting Goods on Route 6 in Wysox. The Federal ...

Pennsylvania teen ordered to tear down treehouse after neighbor complains

05.27.15 | Bob Price

An ambitious Pennsylvania teen who built a deluxe two-story treehouse in her front yard has been ordered to tear it down after a neighbor complained. Elisa Truchan, 14, built the elevated fort in the front yard of her family’s home in Leet ...

Bridge for "JoePa"

05.26.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Representative Michael Regan is preparing to propose a bill that will rename a bridge after legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. If passed, the bill would rename the Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge, that goes over the ...

Nonprofits in Pa. barely break even

05.26.15 | Bob Price

Six years since the official end of the Great Recession, demand for community-based nonprofits in Pennsylvania and nationwide continues to climb even as government support dwindles, a national survey found. “We're still seeing a lot of unmet ...

Pa. gaming industry's growth amplifies siren call for addicts

05.25.15 | Bob Price

Darlene Moulden of Carnegie started gambling when she was young, buying lottery tickets. When Pennsylvania expanded its legal gambling to casinos, she graduated to playing slots. Now Moulden, 50, a bookkeeper, is accused of stealing more than ...

Tunkhannock Area Teachers on Strike

05.22.15 | Bob Price

Teachers in the Tunkhannock Area School District will be on strike Friday. According to Paul Shemansky of PSEA, the strike is a result of the school board “rejecting their own tentative agreement with the teachers.” The board voted ...

Gov. Wolf: Decriminalize marijuana

05.22.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf told Channel 11’s Cara Sapida on Tuesday that he thinks marijuana should be decriminalized. “There are a lot of reasons to look at decriminalization. I think that’s something that I support," he ...

Drilling decline in Pennsylvania hurts funding for DEP regulators

05.21.15 | Bob Price

Low natural gas prices that have companies dispatching fewer drilling rigs to Pennsylvania’s fields and forests are taking a toll on the industry’s regulators, too. The state Department of Environmental Protection is exploring ...

Pa. bill would return lifeguards to state park beaches

05.21.15 | Bob Price

A Pennsylvania senator has reintroduced legislation to return certified lifeguards to all public beaches at state parks. Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/Perry) says unguarded beaches pose a safety risk to park visitors. In 2008, the state Department ...

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