List by Category: Pennsylvania News

New judge assigned to Kane perjury trial in Montgomery County

01.05.16 | Bob Price

Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s trial on perjury-related charges will be overseen by a former female prosecutor turned judge who will take over the reins of the case from the county’s president judge. Montgomery ...

Kathleen Kane's absolute immunity challenged in court

01.04.16 | Bob Price

Absolute immunity. Those two words, taken from common law of ancient England, mean the public musings of government officials are infallible in the eyes of the Pennsylvania courts. The officials cannot be sued — successfully — by ...

PA Police Department Gets 10K Donation

12.31.15 | Sarah Harnisch

A northeastern Pennsylvania police department is in the money, thanks to one anonymous donor. West Hazleton mayor Frank Schmidt tells WNEP-TV he received a check for $10,000 in the mail Monday. He says it came with a note saying it was for the West ...

PA To Tax Tobacco

12.31.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania will now tax the tobacco used by smokers to make their own rolled cigarettes. Governor Tom Wolf signed the new tobacco tax into law this week. Currently, consumers can make two cartons of their own cigarettes for about half the price ...

Fire Chief From PA Saves Man From Burning Car

12.30.15 | Sarah Harnisch

A car slammed into a pole, the driver was trapped inside and it caught on fire. York Township Fire Department chief 19, Nate Tracey, was the first on scene. As he pulled up, he ran out of his truck and dragged the driver out of the car to safety. ...

Missed The Details On The PA Budget? Check Them Out Here

12.30.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Gov. Tom Wolf's decision on Tuesday to veto parts of a $30.3 billion Republican-crafted budget resulted in lot of losers. But there were some winners in this $23.4 billion stopgap budget too, at least in some instances for the short term until ...

Attorney General Kathleen Kane Probed By State Commission For The First Time

12.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Attorney General Kathleen Kane now faces an investigation by the State Ethics Commission, in addition to criminal charges, a Senate removal process and various civil lawsuits. The commission initiated the investigation in response to a ...

PA Governor To Decide On The Budget Today

12.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf is expected to announce what he’ll do with the budget bill on his desk today. Wolf could veto the bill, sign it to end the budget impasse or allow it to become law without his signature. Signing the spending bill or ...

It's Official: The Warm Temps On Christmas Eve Broke Records

12.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

At least four locations in Pennsylvania on Thursday surpassed their record high temperatures on Christmas Eve. Thursday (Christmas Eve's) temperature of 63 fell a few degrees shy of the record high of 66 for Dec. 24, set in 1932, according to the ...

PA Gov's Big Decision: To Sign or Veto Bill in 6-month Impasse

12.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

After butting heads with the Republican-controlled Legislature, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf faces perhaps the biggest decision of his short tenure: Sign a budget that falls short of everything he's sought or risk more damage to the schools and social ...

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