List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Retired state trooper kills turnpike toll collector and guard in holdup

03.21.16 |

Former state trooper Clarence D. Briggs, a 26-year veteran with the state police from Newville, Cumberland County, attempted an armed robbery at the turnpike interchange that ended with him gunning down a turnpike employee and a turnpike contractor ...

A bruising budget battle is starting to take its toll on Pennsylvania Democrats

03.21.16 |

13 House Democrats have crossed the partisan divide and sided with Republicans in their attempt to over-ride Governor Wolf's budget veto. Just seven more are needed to end the 8 month stalemate. The standoff in Harrisburg has public schools ...

Pa Friars surrender to Police

03.18.16 | Bob Price

THREE FRANCISCAN FRIARS FROM JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA ...CHARGED WITH ALLOWING A PEDOPHILE TO HOLD A POSITION WHERE HE MOLESTED CHILDREN ..ARE SURRENDERING TO POLICE TODAY.THEY'RE CHARGED WITH CHILD ENDANGERMENT AND CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY. THE 3 WERE ...

IRS phone scam

03.18.16 | Bob Price

THERE'S A PHONE SCAM YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ....AND THE CALLER CLAIMS TO BE FROM THE I-R-S. UNFORTUNATELY, MANY IN OUR LISTENING AREA HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO IT .... AND BEEN RIPPED OFF. IRS SPOKESWOMAN PATRICIA VARNAS SAYS IN MANY CASES, THE ...

Pennsylvania House representatives passed the Senate bill to legalize medical marijuana

03.17.16 |

Yesterday's vote was the last one needed to send the package of changes back to the Senate for a final vote or to make changes before Gov. Tom Wolf can sign the medical marijuana bill into law. Rep. Matt Baker spoke in opposition of the bill ...

70 Miles-per-hour speed limit expanding to most of Pennsylvania’s Turnpike

03.17.16 |

The Pennsylvania Turnpike has had a pilot program for nearly two years-- with a 70 mile-an-hour speed limit on about 100 miles of its system in the south central part of the state. Now, the speed limit is expected to be raised to 70 on another ...

Eakin resigns from Pa. Supreme Court amid email criticism

03.16.16 |

The former Cumberland County district attorney is accused of violating conduct rules for judges. His ethics trial was scheduled for later this month in Philadelphia. The 67-year-old Republican has been on the State Supreme Court since 2002. ...

Medical marijuana may pass the Pennsylvania house today

03.16.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Yesterday was a busy day for lawmakers. They passed some of the 200 amendments attached to the bill, but paused before taking a vote on the final package. They did it while supporters were outside the door, rallying. Governor Tom Wolf went out to ...

A bill to restrict welfare for convicted drug dealers clears the Pennsylvania House

03.16.16 |

The state House Bill 222 was sent to the Senate by a vote of 170-20.The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland), who said his experience as a U.S. Marshal enabled him to see first-hand how prevalent this type of welfare ...

A stalled medical marijuana bill could soon pass the Pennsylvania House

03.14.16 | Bob Price

Lawmakers are poised to act this week on Senate Bill 3 that would pave the way for Cannabis legalization in the Keystone State. About 20 states, including New York have medical marijuana laws. Opponents argue the "science" behind medical ...

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