List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Storm Cleanup Continues After Tornado Touches Down

02.28.17 | Bob Price

The cleanup continued Monday after a tornado tore through part of our area this weekend. Parts of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties were hit particularly hard after the twister touched down Saturday afternoon. One place affected in particular is ...

Almost 600 Penn State employees accept voluntary retirement offer

02.28.17 | Bob Price

David Yukelson didn’t waste time deciding to accept Penn State’s voluntary retirement incentive offer. “I looked at my wife and said, ‘Whoa,’ ” Yukelson said, thinking back to the first day of September when he ...

State police reveal cost of local police coverage: $600M

02.27.17 | Bob Price

The top official with Pennsylvania State Police this week estimated it costs the agency nearly $600 million for troopers to provide police services to places with no full-time force. The total breaks down to roughly $234 per resident of ...

NWS Confirms Tornado Hit Luzerne, Lackawanna Counties

02.27.17 | Bob Price

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado hit part of Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties Saturday afternoon. The NWS said the tornado touched down near Bald Mountain Road in Plains Township around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. “The tornado did ...

Multiple Families Displaced after Building Collapse in Towanda

02.24.17 | Bob Price

Several families in Towanda have been evacuated from their apartments after a portion of their building unexpectedly collapsed.      At least 8 apartments were condemned. A corner portion of the back of a building on Bridge ...

Will Bob Casey try to block Trump's Supreme Court pick?

02.24.17 | Bob Price

On most of President Trump’s biggest moves, Sen. Bob Casey has been firm and clear in opposing him. But on perhaps Trump’s most significant step yet, Casey is hedging. The Pennsylvania Democrat has been careful in his statements on ...

Pro-life forces in PA continue to put pressure on state lawmakers to support bills banning late-term abortions

02.23.17 | Bob Price

Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says the goal is to get an override in the House and Senate, since Gov. Wolf has promised to veto the legislation.The fetal pain awareness bills, Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 77, ban abortions ...

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier has refiled his breach of contract suit against the university

02.23.17 | Bob Price

He alleges multiple violations in their separation agreement from 2011. Spanier was terminated as Penn State's president in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. Spanier will go on trial next month. He's accused of trying to ...

Pennsylvania budget hearings began this week in Harrisburg

02.22.17 | Bob Price

Lawmakers say priority number one is offsetting a more than two billion dollar fiscal hole. Senator John Blake of Lackawanna County says the issue will be a big part of the discussion moving forward.The governor has proposed balancing the budget ...

A PA school district has agreed to remove a 'Ten Commandments' statue

02.22.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Freedom from Religion Foundation says it received a signed settlement last week from the New Kensington-Arnold School District. The district will shell out $164,000 to cover a fine and legal fees. The challenge to the 6-foot-high monument was ...

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