List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Wind energy muscled out of state market

05.19.15 | Bob Price

After a decade of growth, Pennsylvania's wind energy industry finds itself in the doldrums. No new wind farms have come online in more than a year, and no development is expected soon. Advocates say cheaper fossil fuels have muscled wind out of ...

Pa. bill calls for earlier presidential primary

05.19.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania’s presidential primary would be held a month earlier under a new bill pending in the General Assembly. Rep. Keith J. Greiner (R-Lancaster) said he introduced legislation Monday to change the presidential primary date from the ...

Pa. rep, river advocates call on DEP to save the Susquehanna

05.18.15 | Bob Price

A state representative and advocates for the health of the Susquehanna River are calling on the Department of Environmental Protection to take immediate steps to begin a clean-up following the discovery of a cancerous fish. State Rep. Sue Helm ...

Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service

05.18.15 | Bob Price

As Amtrak trains begin rolling between New York and Philadelphia for the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, officials are vowing to have safer trains and tracks while investigators are trying to determine the ...

PA Supreme Court candidates hit the airwaves

05.14.15 | Bob Price

Candidates for Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court are spending large amounts of money on air time for campaign TV ads as the primary approaches. A week before the May 19th primary, the total was about $1.5 million. The nonpartisan groups Justice at ...

Pa. beekeepers lose more than half their colonies

05.14.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania beekeepers reported losing 61 percent of their colonies to Colony Collapse Disorder between April 2014 and April 2015, according to a federal survey released Wednesday. Nationally, beekeepers reported losing 42.1 percent of their ...

House approves Pa. GOP's plan for property tax cuts

05.13.15 | Bob Price

A plan to replace nearly $5 billion in the property taxes that are used to fund public education in Pennsylvania with higher sales and income taxes passed the state House on Tuesday, placing the issue squarely before lawmakers at the start of peak ...

At least 5 dead, 65 hospitalized in Amtrak train derailment

05.13.15 | Bob Price

At least five people are dead and dozens of others injured after an Amtrak train derailed and overturned in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.The accident has closed the nation's busiest rail corridor between New York and Washington as ...

Mother Accused of Throwing Child from Bridge Now Charged With Homicide

05.12.15 | Bob Price

A mother was charged with homicide Monday after allegedly throwing her one-and-a-half year old off a bridge in Allentown. Authorities say Johnesha Perry, 19, of Allentown tossed her son into the Lehigh River and then jumped in on May 3. Both were ...

GOP pensions bill advances in Harrisburg

05.12.15 | Bob Price

Republicans are advancing a legislation designed to overhaul benefits in Pennsylvania’s major public pension systems, over the protests of Democrats who say they’ve not had a chance to even read it. The 410-page bill passed the Senate ...

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