List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Wolf likely facing fight on controversial State Police Commissioner

02.16.15 | Bob Price

Of all the new Wolf administration nominees awaiting confirmation, few face a challenge quite like acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown. The veteran officer, who until recently headed the Maryland State Police, is not facing scrutiny just ...

PA To Consider Rule Change On Vaccination Exemptions

02.16.15 | Sarah Harnisch

There is a proposal in the works in Pennsylvania that would set limits on what court records you can see. Pennsylvania court records have a readership any writer would envy, with 59 million state court dockets accessed online last year alone. ...

PA Considering Limiting What You Can See On Court Records

02.16.15 | Sarah Harnisch

There is a proposal in the works in Pennsylvania that would set limits on what court records you can see. Pennsylvania court records have a readership any writer would envy, with 59 million state court dockets accessed online last year alone. ...

Plumbers warn about frozen pipes as barbaric cold settles in

02.13.15 | Bob Price

As temperatures drop, there is a greater chance your pipes could freeze, a potentially costly hazard for your home. Senior Plumbing Technician Mike Towers of Ryan Plumbing said, "We get busy with all the other plumbing that we do, and on top of ...

PA lawmakers aim to eliminate philosophical vaccination exemption...

02.13.15 | Bob Price

Some state lawmakers are in the process of garnering support for a bill that would eliminate philosophical exemptions for vaccines like MMR for measles. Currently, the state allows immunization exemptions for school-aged children for medical, ...

Now Someone Can Manage Your Facebook Account After You Die

02.13.15 | Bob Price

Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife. The world's biggest online social network said Thursday that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were ...

Corman urges probes into NCAA role in Penn State case

02.12.15 | Bob Price

Sen. Jake Corman (R., Centre) said he would fire NCAA president Mark Emmert if he could. He also said Congress and the NCAA should investigate a "rush to judgment" against the school and its leaders. The Quinnipiac poll began Jan. 22 - one week ...

Wolf unveils 5% natural gas tax proposal

02.12.15 | Bob Price

With public sentiment behind him and a deficit on the horizon, Gov. Wolf on Wednesday unveiled his plan to impose on natural gas drilling a 5 percent tax that he said could generate $1 billion for the state's public schools. Bracing for ...

PA Governor Tom Wolf Says He's On Board With A Higher State Minimum Wage

02.11.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf says passage of a higher minimum wage in Pennsylvania is a priority of his in the current legislative session. At an impromptu news briefing after speaking before a closed-door meeting sponsored by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, Wolf ...

PA Supreme Court Rules On Life Sentences For Juvenilles

02.11.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania highest court has overturned a law that said juveniles convicted of rape and other serious sex offenses could be on the Megan's law sex offender list for life. The State Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional. There are around 100 ...

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