List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Is Cannabis a Rx for PA?

05.06.15 | Bob Price

State lawmakers are considering making marijuana legal to treat illnesses such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. State senators could vote on a bill as early as next week. It would have to clear the State House. Republicans control both houses ...

Pennsylvania House votes to cut own ranks, trim Senate

05.06.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania state representatives took a step Tuesday toward trimming dozens of members from the Legislature, the latest move in a campaign to amend the state constitution that for several years has frustrated its supporters. The House voted ...

Medical Cannabis Bill Sent To Pennsylvania Senate

05.05.15 | Bill Price

Legislation to legalize medical cannabis in Pennsylvania has cleared a third committee and could come up for a vote on the Senate floor as early as this week. The Senate Appropriations Committee reported out Senate Bill 3 by a vote of 21-4. The ...

Pa. House Committee Votes To End Seniority-Based Teacher Layoffs

05.05.15 | Bill Price

The House Education Committee has voted to end teacher layoffs that are based strictly on seniority. House Bill 805 would require school districts to use teacher performance first when making furlough decisions. The performance ratings would be ...

Small-town police struggle to survive as tax bases shrink

05.04.15 | Bob Price

With a rusty frame and a failing transmission, Scottdale's 9-year-old police car was on its last legs. But times were tough, money was tight, and borough officials were not sure where they would find the extra cash for a new cruiser. So residents ...

No Butts About it: Smoking Ban Pilot Program

05.01.15 | Bob Price

There’s something serene about hanging out at one of Pennsylvania’s many state parks. However, every so often you will come across something less serene: trash. To help clear that up, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and ...

Groom Arrested Right After Ceremony in Carbon County

04.30.15 | Bob Price

Right after saying, “I do,” a man was arrested in Carbon County. Officers in Weatherly said they arrested Todd Sandefer, 42, of Milnesville after his wedding ceremony, but before his reception on Saturday. Police were tipped off that ...

300 Pa. State Police personnel to aid in Baltimore

04.30.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania State Police is sending 300 troopers and other personnel to help authorities in Baltimore as they try to maintain peace and prevent a repeat of looting and arson that erupted earlier this week. The approximately 6,000-employee ...

Montgomery County D.A. to investigate Kane aide's firing

04.29.15 | Bob Price

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman says her office will investigate why state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane fired a top lawyer who had testified against her before a grand jury investigating whether Kane leaked ...

Report: Pa. Town Named Second Safest In America

04.29.15 | Bob Price

Do you feel safe in your hometown? According to a list by SafeWise.com, eight Pennsylvania and New Jersey cities are the top 25 safest towns in America. The list finds that Hibbing, Minnesota is the safest city in America with .25 violent crimes ...

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