List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA's top fiscal watchdog says he's looking forward to another term as auditor general

11.18.16 | Bob Price

Eugene DePasquale outlined his agenda for the coming year at a press conference Thursday in Harrisburg.DePasquale says he will focus on six key areas of fiscal accountability in 2017.  This includes drug reform, child protection, college...

More than a million homes throughout the northeast are now getting their power from natural gas supplied by Pennsylvania

11.17.16 | Bob Price

A processing plant near Williamsport has just gone online. It's just second in the Keystone State that converts gas from Marcellus Shale drilling into home-heating fuel. Lycoming County state Representative Garth Everett hopes more of these...

Cash-strapped Pennsylvania is going deeper into debt

11.17.16 | Terry Diener

The state Treasury Department has had to borrow another $600 million to keep from defaulting on that debt.That puts Pennsylvania $2.2 billion in debt to the treasury as it draws money on a credit line until more tax collections flow in.  The...

A western PA school district has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by three transgender students

11.16.16 | Bob Price

They're challenging the district's bathroom policy. The Pine-Richland" School District argues that the U.S. Constitution offers no "special" protections for transgendered individuals.

Significant snow is headed our way late Sunday into Monday

11.16.16 | Bob Price

The jury's still out on who gets what and where. The Northern Tier of Pennsylvania--places like Coudersport, Smethport, and Warren look to bare the brunt of the storm. Local emergency officials say "now" would be a good time to make sure your...

A PA state trooper shot and killed a driver on I-83 in York County this afternoon

11.15.16 | Bill Price

It happened after the man fled a traffic stop and then tried to drag the trooper into a concrete median barrier. Authorities say the trooper stopped the driver for a traffic violation.  When the man fled the trooper got stuck to the left...

Pennsylvania's state government got more sobering fiscal news today

11.15.16 | Bill Price

The legislature's independent budget analyst projected that more big deficits are looming--as in a budget shortfall.         The Republican-controlled legislature has fought Democratic Governor Tom Wolf's...

Man Shot by Police After Attacking Officers with Ax, Bat: Troopers

11.14.16 | Bob Price

State police say a man was shot by police after he attacked them inside his home in Columbia County. Troopers said Johnathan M. Young, 38, locked himself inside his home on Lackawanna Avenue in Scott Township near Bloomsburg just before 2 p.m...

Election results might shake up leadership in Pa. legislature

11.14.16 | Bob Price

State lawmakers return to Harrisburg this week for closed-door caucus leadership elections, and the results might shake up who leads legislative Democrats for the next two years. Republicans, who expanded their ranks in last week's general...

Pennsylvania's reelected U.S. Senator Pat Toomey is ready to get back to work

11.11.16 | Terry Diener

Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is preparing for a new six-year term following his narrow Pennsylvania victory and says he continues to have reservations about President-elect Donald Trump, though he expects a good working relationship. Toomey...

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