List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Budget Deadline Looms

06.22.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The new fiscal year for Pennsylvania state government begins July 1 and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature are meeting regularly in an effort to reach agreement on granting the state another year of ...

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's Office Inundated With Probes

06.22.15 | Sarah Harnisch

As Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waits to hear whether she will face criminal charges, she is presiding over an office awash in backbiting, anxiety, and fear. Current and former staffers say it's a workplace where supervisors go ...

NCAA again defends handling of Sandusky

06.19.15 | Bob Price

College sports' governing body has again defended its decision to penalize Pennsylvania State University after the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. Sandusky's abuse of children "fell squarely within" its authority, the NCAA contended in a ...

Prosecutor's agents descend on Attorney General Kathleen Kane's offices in Harrisburg

06.19.15 | Bob Price

Agents from the Montgomery County District Attorney's office visited Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office in Harrisburg's Strawberry Square complex Thursday. Their presence was confirmed to PennLive by Kane's spokesman, Chuck Ardo, though he ...

About 70 percent of Pennsylvania school districts plan to raise property taxes

06.18.15 | Bob Price

About 70 percent of Pennsylvania school districts plan to raise property taxes in the 2015-2016 school year, according to a recent survey. Conducted by the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials and the Pennsylvania Association of ...

Kane case still big question for Ferman

06.17.15 | Bob Price

There's little doubt where Risa Vetri Ferman will be in January: The longtime Montgomery County district attorney is a strong candidate to win a seat on the County Court bench. But as the clock ticks down on her career as a local prosecutor, the ...

Joe Paterno to be inducted into Pa. Sports Hall of Fame

06.17.15 | Bob Price

Joe Paterno will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The late Penn State football coach is one of three Nittany Lions to receive the honor Oct. 24. Former quarterback Chuck Fusina and former kicker Matt Bahr will be inducted ...

New poll shows majority of Pennsylvanians favor fracking

06.16.15 | Bob Price

A new poll reveals more than half of Pennsylvanians favor fracking. The survey, performed by Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, shows 57.1 percent of Pennsylvanians support the natural gas drilling technique, which has drawn significant ...

Embattled Pa. state police nominee withdraws

06.16.15 | Bob Price

Following months of controversy, Gov. Wolf's embattled choice to lead the Pennsylvania State Police on Monday withdrew his name from consideration. Acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown's decision was announced in a statement from the ...

Lock Haven Man Gets Struck by Lightning…Again

06.15.15 | Bob Price

A man is recovering after he was struck by lightning Friday night in Clinton County and it wasn’t the first time. The old saying goes “lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice.” Clearly, whoever came up with that ...

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