List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A new study takes aim at the minimum wage in Pennsylvania

06.01.16 | Bob Price

It says the average low-income worker in the Keystone State would need to work more than 100 hours a week just to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment. The minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour in Pennsylvania.   Experts say the average...

A Facebook feud is what led to the death of an 18 year-old mother in Scranton, Pennsylvania

06.01.16 | Bob Price

Police say the violence was fueled by a Facebook fight over a guy. The 18-year-old is dead and a 16-year-old high school sophomore is being charged with homicide.

Wellsboro, Pennsylvania has made it to the top ten in a new contest promoting America's most influential main streets

05.31.16 | Bob Price

The Tioga county community could win $25,000. The goal of the Inaugural Independent We Stand "America's Main Streets" contest is to promote the importance and strong economic benefits of main streets and small businesses. The top ten were voted...

40,000 Verizon workers will return to work tomorrow

05.31.16 | Bob Price

They've been on strike since mid-April in nine eastern states including New York and Pennsylvania. The workers have agreed to end their job action after receiving a nearly 11 % pay raise over four years.

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office has canceled a news conference set for today

05.31.16 | Bob Price

We were supposed to learn the results of an investigation into inappropriate emails found on state servers and shared among state judges and prosecutors. The solicitor general says the report was not comprehensive enough and contained too much...

A northeastern Pennsylvania coroner is sounding the alarm about a dangerous new type of heroin

05.31.16 | Bob Price

At least 10 people in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area have died this year from taking this synthetic drug. It's a more potent form of the pain medication fentanyl and experts say it's more deadly than heroin. Officials suspect that drug dealers...

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will release the results of an investigation into lewd emails found on state servers that were sent and received by state leaders

05.30.16 |

Back in December, Kane ordered the review by former Maryland Attorney General Dougless Gansler on offensive, sometime raunchy material shared among judges and others in the criminal defense system.Gansler said in March that it was unlikely that...

A church employee is accused of stealing nearly $250,000 dollars from the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

05.30.16 | Bob Price

Police say 62 year-old Thomas Ross stole the money to fund his gambling addiction.   He was a fundraising coordinator for more than 20 years in that diocese.  

The CDC says a Pennsylvania woman is the first patient infected with a bacteria that is resistant to all known antibiotics

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

CDC Director Thomas Frieden said Thursday the patient is a 49-year-old woman who has a urinary tract infection. She had never left the country.  Frieden says the infection was not even controlled by an antibiotic they use when nothing else...

It's a mad dash to the budget finish line in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The budget deadline is June 30th, just a few weeks away. Will we see a repeat performance of the dysfunction last year? Pennsylvania Family Institute's Mike Geer says "no."  He thinks "some Democrats will work with Republicans to get a...

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