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PA state police are no longer requiring recruits to take lie-detector tests

01.13.17 |

The agency says it's lost too many good applicants because the exams prolong the hiring process. The state police said Thursday its review of why some applicants were taking other jobs found the polygraphs contributed to the problem by causing ...

A flu outbreak has caused overcrowding at hospitals in NY and PA

01.13.17 | Bob Price

Dr. John Trainer, Chief of Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center says this year's strain of flu is coinciding with a nasty stomach bug.Trainer says the best advice to stop the spread of flu is to stay home from work or ...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf says 700,000 residents will lose their insurance if the A.C.A. is repealed

01.12.17 | Bob Price

He says under Obamacare, Pennsylvania's uninsurance rate has gone from 20% to 6%. Skeptics point out that a big reason for that is because under the A.C.A., if you don't get insurance, you have to pay a fine.

PA Rep. Lou Barletta wants state officials to delay a decision on prison closures

01.12.17 | Terry Diener

Barletta says the officials should take time to consider a forthcoming report detailing the impact of the closure on local communities. Officials announced plans last week to close two state correctional institutions this year as part of a ...

Parts of I-81 in PA were closed for several hours last night due to icy weather

01.11.17 | Bob Price

Six tractor trailers jack-knifed in the southbound lanes near Clarks Summit last night. At least one of them caught fire.

The flu bug is getting worse in Pennsylvania

01.11.17 | Terry Diener

There have been 4,546 confirmed flu cases.  Allegheny County has the most cases at 671, and Berks County is second with 297 cases.  Since the current flu season began, nine people have died from the flu in Pennsylvania.  Seven of ...

A flood watch takes effect tomorrow in ski country

01.11.17 | Bob Price

Warmer weather is melting the snow.  That combined with a healthy dose of rain means those rivers and streams will be rising fast.          A flood watch is in effect from tomorrow morning through ...

Senator Bob Casey from PA is demanding House Republicans drop plans to defund Planned Parenthood

01.10.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, the senators say they are prepared to "protect millions of people who rely on Planned Parenthood."   But pro-lifers are fighting back.  Maria Gallagher, legislative director for the Pennsylvania ...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is teaming up to promote the next generation of farmers

01.10.17 | Bob Price

More than 5,000 Future Farmers of America were Wolf's guests at the Pennsylvania Farm Show yesterday for the state's F.F.A. mid-winter convention. Wolf says a minimum of 75,000 new and replacement jobs will be needed in the agriculture industry ...

The turnpike hike packs another wallop to the wallets of PA motorists

01.09.17 | Bob Price

A week after the highest-in-the nation gas tax was enacted, drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike are now forced to pay 6% more to travel that 550-mile highway.The toll hike took affect Sunday.   It's to cover the cost of rebuilding and ...

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