List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Wolf garners more opposition to plan replace drilling fee

04.24.15 | Bob Price

An organization of Pennsylvania’s municipalities is joining counties in opposing Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to replace a variable fee on Marcellus Shale natural gas wells with a flat annual payment to local governments in drilling ...

Scranton Police Officer Helps Deliver Baby on City Sidewalk

04.23.15 | Bob Price

It certainly wasn`t the average day on the job for a Scranton police officer. Officer James Golden was on patrol last Friday when his role quickly shifted from patrolman to stork. He responded to a call for a woman in labor and ended up delivering ...

State parties lean on Hispanic officials to reach Latino voters

04.23.15 | Bob Price

Hispanic voters will receive plenty of attention from both political parties as Pennsylvanians get ready for the 2016 presidential and U.S. Senate elections. State Democrats said Monday that Shamaine Daniels, an immigration attorney and the first ...

Pa. to eliminate asset test for food stamps

04.22.15 | Bob Price

The controversial test, initiated by former Governor Tom Corbett in 2012, ties federal food-stamp benefits - now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP - to people's bank accounts and car ownership. Corbett saw the ...

Judge sets focus of AG Kane's hearing for contempt of court

04.22.15 | Bob Price

A Montgomery County judge has set ground rules for a hearing to determine whether Attorney General Kathleen Kane violated a protective order by firing a top lawyer who testified against her. To find Kane in contempt, Judge William Carpenter said, ...

Penn State Alumni Trustees Ask Court For Access To Freeh Docs

04.21.15 | Bill Price

Seven alumni-elected members of Penn State’s board are asking a county judge for access to documents used by the team of former FBI director Louis Freeh that produced a report about how university leaders handled complaints about Jerry ...

State Lawmakers Cracking Down On Animal Cruelty in Pennsylvania

04.21.15 | Bill Price

Tethering dogs outdoors for long periods of time could result in animal cruelty charges under legislation introduced Monday by two Pennsylvania senators. Senate Bill 373 would make tethering a dog to a stationary object illegal unless the dog ...

The Pro-Life Raucus over Wolf's nominee for Secretary of State

04.20.15 | Bob Price

Majority Co-Chairs Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren) and Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) joined with more than 40 members of the bipartisan Pennsylvania House and Senate Pro-Life Caucus in sending the following letter to Gov. Tom Wolf today regarding his ...

Tim Tebow agrees to deal with Philadelphia Eagles

04.20.15 | Bob Price

Sources tell Action News that Tim Tebow has agreed on a deal with the Eagles. Tebow is expected to sign a 1-year deal on Monday. Tebow came to Philadelphia back in March to workout with the team. The former Heisman Trophy winner was a first-round ...

Dozens of Acres Burning in Carbon and Lehigh County

04.19.15 | Bob Price

A brush fire is ripping through the woods in Carbon and Lehigh counties. Officials say dozens of acres have burned on Blue Mountain near Bowmanstown. More than 100 firefighters have been called in to battle the fire. Helicopters have been ...

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