List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pa. studies link fracking with health problems

07.16.15 | Bob Price

For all the talk about what hydraulic fracking might mean for human health, there has been little scientific evidence. That is slowly starting to change. Research released Wednesday from the University of Pennsylvania found that as more wells ...

PA legislator reloads bill allowing NRA to sue over local gun laws

07.15.15 | Bob Price

Legislative gymnastics doomed a 2014 law that allowed interest groups such as the National Rifle Association to sue local municipalities over their firearms ordinances, but a central Pennsylvania lawmaker is reloading the legislation. State ...

Top Aide to Pennsylvania Governor Considers Senate Run

07.14.15 | Bill Price

Gov. Tom Wolf’S top aide attended a weekend retreat of national Democrats as she considers running for U.S. Senate in 2016. A spokesman for Katie McGinty said she spent the weekend in Martha’s Vineyard with senators, donors and other ...

Former Harrisburg Mayor Indicted by Grand Jury

07.14.15 | Bill Price

Former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed has been indicted by a grand jury. Sources tell us that Reed will be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. It is not known what charges Reed will face, but sources said he is devastated by the indictment. Those ...

Pa. man faces 500 rape charges

07.13.15 | Bob Price

A Hughesville, Pa., man faces multiple charges of rape over a seven-year period involving a child, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda. Ricky Carter, 37, is charged with 500 counts of rape, 300 counts of statutory sexual assault, 300 ...

UPDATE: Scranton Police Confirm Officer Dies from Injuries

07.13.15 | Bob Price

Scranton’s police chief said early Sunday morning officer John Wilding, who was critically injured Saturday morning while chasing robbery suspects through the city’s west side, has died. According to police, Wilding died at 1:28 Sunday ...

Tuition Increasing at Pennsylvania State Universities

07.10.15 | Bill Price

Tuition is going up at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities. The board voted to increase tuition by $240 per year starting this fall. Annual tuition will now be $7,060. Administrators say the increase is to make up for millions of ...

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Vetoes Pension Bill

07.10.15 | Bill Price

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed legislation to require retirement plans for new state and school employees like those he used for his employees in a York County kitchen cabinet distribution business, Republican legislative leaders said. The bill ...

Battle Continues Over Marcellus Shale Taxes, Education Dollars

07.09.15 | Bill Price

School funding in Pennsylvania is complicated and a mixed bag. The numbers tell conflicting stories. At $29 billion overall and $15,000 per pupil, Pennsylvania is well above the national average in its support of K-12 public schools. But on ...

Pennsylvania AG Blasts Wolf Death Penalty Stand

07.09.15 | Bill Price

Pennsylvania’s attorney general says Gov. Tom Wolf’s death penalty moratorium is blatantly unconstitutional and wants the state Supreme Court to clear the way for the state’s first execution since 1999. Attorney General Kathleen ...

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