List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The next Centre Co. DA wants the state to take over the Penn State hazing case

11.22.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Bernie Cantorna says he has a conflict of interest and will ask the attorney general’s office to take over prosecution of the Beta Theta Pi case. 26 people face charges in the death of 19-year-old pledge Timothy Piazza in February. The...

The PA House is expected to vote next month on legislation to tax Marcellus shale gas production

11.22.17 | Bob Price

The commonwealth is the only natural gas producing state that does not impose a severance tax on the energy industry. Critics contend a severance tax would cripple gas production in Pennsylvania.

A suspected cop killer is in custody in the suburbs of Pittsburgh

11.21.17 | Bob Price

29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt was apprehended without incident early this morning after a 3-day manhunt. Police say he shot to death New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw during a traffic stop last Friday night. Shaw, a 25-year-old rookie...

A newly uncovered email indicates PA's top election official was forced out

11.21.17 | Terry Diener

Former Secretary of State Pedro Cortez was under pressure to step down due to allegations of voter fraud in the commonwealth. He told Democratic Governor Tom Wolf that he could not understand why he was being pushed out. In the email, Cortes...

PA's governor has ordered flags lowered in honor of a fallen cop in the suburbs of Pittsburgh

11.20.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

As troopers continue to such for the gunman who killed rookie police officer Brian Shaw, the state flags are flying at half-staff through sunset Wednesday. The 25-year-old policeman was fatally shot Friday night following a traffic stop...

PA's controversial medicinal marijuana program is picking up steam

11.17.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

More than 6,000 patients and 300 caregivers have registered for Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program in the time span of two weeks. The law gives people under a doctor's care access to medical marijuana if they have qualifying...

An important gerrymandering case goes before the PA Supreme Court next month

11.17.17 | Bob Price

The League of Women Voters claims the way Pennsylvania's political boundary lines were drawn after the 2010 census violates the state constitution. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says the state's top court is heavily...

Pennsylvania's AG is seeking input from both sides of the gun debate

11.16.17 | Bob Price

Eugene DePasquale is seeking input to find common-sense solutions to reduce gun violence. Last year there were over 1,000 firearm-related deaths in Pennsylvania, two-thirds of those deaths were suicides. Nearly 40% of Pennsylvanians own a...

A new survey shows Pittsburgh, PA is the number one retirement spot in all of America

11.15.17 | Bob Price cited the "Steel City" for it's affordability, low crime rate, and overall friendliness. Boston; Los Angeles; Denver; and Providence, Rhode Island round out the top five.

PA House Speaker Mike Turzai is running for governor

11.15.17 | Bob Price

The 58 year-old will face-off against at least three other Republicans in next May's primary for the right to challenge Governor Tom Wolf a year from now.

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