List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Al Pacino will take on the role of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming HBO film about the Jerry Sandusky scandal

06.06.17 | Bob Price

The Oscar-winning actor will team-up with Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson who also serves as executive producer of the project. Paterno became the winningest coach in college football history but was fired after being embroiled in the...

Historic pension reform legislation is on a fast-track to approval in PA

06.06.17 | Bob Price

The state House is expected to act within days on Senate legislation that overhauls the debt-saddled pension system for state workers and school teachers. Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman says the bill's key component "is to shift the risk...

State police in PA are seeing more drug-related DUIs

06.05.17 | Bob Price

Corporal Scott Davis tells Family Life that in states that permit medical marijuana, there is and increase of DUIs.According to AAA, half of all the DUI arrests last year in Pennsylvania were for "drugged" driving, not "drunk"...

Health officials are warning about an explosive growth in the tick population in NY and PA

06.05.17 | Bob Price

Insect experts say the mild winter and wet spring has the creepy critters crawling, and that's increased the risk for dangerous infections like Lyme disease. New York Senator Chuck Schumer says the federal government needs to implement a law...

Blossburg Debuts Replica Vietnam Memorial Wall

06.02.17 | Bob Price

A replica of the Vietnam Memorial debuted at the Blossburg State Coal Festival.      An opening ceremony was held to honor all the living and deceased Vietnam veterans from Tioga County.      While the wall may be...

Sentencing day for Graham Spanier

06.02.17 | Bob Price

Will Graham Spanier go to jail? This we know. There is no agreement on the question in the legal briefs filed in advance of the former Penn State's president's scheduled sentencing in Dauphin County court Friday for child...

PA's liquor control coard is highlighting reductions in binge drinking but a troubling trend of alcohol use by very young children

06.01.17 | Terry Diener

The board Wednesday released a biennial report required by lawmakers on trends in underage and high-risk drinking and prevention strategies. Officials said Pennsylvania is below the national average for reported binge drinking by eighth and 10th...

To bail out or not bail out nuclear power? That’s the question at the Pa Capitol

06.01.17 | Bob Price

Three Mile Island has been a powerful presence in the Midstate. It employs nearly 700 people and nuclear provides 37 percent of Pennsylvania’s power. It’s reliable energy. It does not emit greenhouse gases. It’s in...

Bill Byham, Sportscaster and LLWS Announcer, Dead at 88

06.01.17 | Bob Price

Family and friends are mourning a man who was a sports fixture in central Pennsylvania. Bill Byham died Tuesday. Byham was a sportscaster and announcer at Little League World Series games. In fact, the press section at Volunteer Stadium in...

Time is running out for Pennsylvanians who wanna pay their back taxes without penalties

05.31.17 | Bob Price

The state's tax amnesty program ends at midnight June 19th. Already, the state has received more than 21,000 applications worth an estimated $72 million.

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