List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Police continue to investigate the tragic drowning of an 8 year-old boy at the Knoebels Amusement Park in Pennsylvania

07.18.16 | Bob Price

The child was found unresponsive over the weekend in the shallow end of a pool.       Park patrons were shocked to learn the news.Knoebels spokesman Karl Beagle says, "When anything happens in the park we take it very ...

Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro Rivera predicts the commonwealth with be the standard bearer for future education reform

07.18.16 | Bob Price

Rivera met with education stakeholders in Harrisburg recently to talk about Pennsylvania’s effort to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. The new federal law replaces No Child Left Behind.     ...

Pa students at state universities to see $89-per-semester tuition hike

07.15.16 | Bob Price

Students attending Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities will see an $89-per-semester increase in tuition this fall. The increase approved Thursday by the State System Board of Governors means base tuition will be $7,238 a year for ...

Pa. distributing Zika prevention kits to pregnant women

07.15.16 | Bob Price

The state Health Department is distributing Zika prevention kits to pregnant women. The kits contain insect repellent for skin, spray repellent for treating clothing and shoes, standing water tablets for killing mosquito larva, condoms to prevent ...

Pennsylvania has a state budget nearly nine months sooner than last year

07.14.16 | Bob Price

Last night, the House and Senate agreed on a revenue package that will pay for the 31-and-a-half billion dollar spending plan.The bipartisan funding package does not include any increase in the state sales or income tax, but Pennsylvanians will be ...

Turnpike toll cheats are costing Pennsylvania taxpayers about $43 million a year

07.14.16 | Bob Price

Residents we spoke to say that's just not fair.Representative Mike Carroll says habitual toll cheats need to be punished by having their driver's license revoked.According to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, most of the toll cheats are drivers ...

Drug overdose deaths have jumped nearly 25% the past year in Pennsylvania

07.13.16 | Bill Price

In more than half of those cases, the drug of choice was heroin. Fentanyl-related deaths in Pennsylvania have spiked 93% since 2014.

A Pennsylania politician has introduced "blue lives matter" legislation

07.13.16 | Bob Price

Representative Frank Burns says his bill would elevate assaults on police to hate-crime status. It puts employment as a law enforcement officer on par with race, color, religion and national origin as covered classes under the commonwealth's hate ...

Pennsylvania lawmakers are nearing a deal to fully fund the budget which took effect at midnight

07.12.16 | Bob Price

The Senate and House are both in session today to try and shore up the deficit-riddled package. Standard & Poor's is warning of a downgrade to the state's credit, and $600 million in aid to public universities across Pennsylvania remains in ...

The Pennsylvania Senate is set to vote today on pro-life legislation

07.12.16 | Bob Price

The measure would ban abortions after 20 weeks and criminalize the dismemberment of babies in the womb. The bill, sponsored by Northern Tier Republican Kathy Rapp was "born out" of the abundance of scientific evidence that children in the womb, ...

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