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PA A-G promises to investigate price-gouging allegations

03.12.14 | Bob Price

After customers complained their electric companies were artificially inflating prices in some markets, Attorney general Kathleen Kane says she will investigate the accusations.  In some parts of Lackawanna County, electric ...

Dottie Sandusky on the "Today Show"

03.12.14 | Bob Price

Speaking publicly for the first time since her testimony at her husband's criminal trial, Dottie Sandusky appeared this morning on the NBC "Today" show.  She insisted her husband is innocent. The interview was the first on camera for ...

Pa. teacher misconduct bill stalls

03.11.14 | Bob Price

It’s called “passing the trash.” A teacher faces discipline for misconduct, resigns before repercussions, and ends up teaching in another district, the suspect history left behind and undisclosed to the new employer.   A ...

Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016

03.10.14 | Bob Price

If Rick Santorum takes another stab at a the GOP presidential nomination, the former Pennsylvania Senator will have a powerful deep-pocketed, ally in his corner. Foster Friess, the billionaire who backed Santorum's dark-horse run in 2012 says he'll ...

Pa. Universities Might Scrap Uniform Gun Policy

03.10.14 | Bob Price

The group that oversees Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities might scrap a plan to institute a uniform weapons policy at all 14 campuses. Frank Brogan, chancellor of the State System of Higher Education tells the Pittsburgh ...

PA Senate proposes Meth Lab Cleanup Legislation

03.07.14 | Bob Price

Years after The Valley started fighting a rising meth problem, some former meth houses are now back on the market. But sellers can keep that history a secret. Now there is a new effort to make sure home buyers don't unknowingly end up living with ...

Penn State Recommends Hike in Room and Board Fees

03.07.14 | Bob Price

Penn State’s student housing and meal plan costs will jump $200 per semester in 2014-15 for the typical University Park undergraduate, according to a schedule of fees presented to trustees for approval Friday. If the plan passes as ...

U.S. Justice Dept. sues Philly school district over beard-length rule

03.06.14 | Bob Price

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia, claiming a rule regulating the length of employees’ beards constitutes religious discrimination. According to the suit ...

Lancaster mother spends nearly eight hours shoplifting from Wal-Mart with her three young kids

03.06.14 | Bob Price

A Lancaster woman was arrested early Wednesday morning after police said she spent nearly eight hours shoplifting from a Wal-Mart as her three young children accompanied her. Heather Lynne Defreitas, 40, is accused of stealing items worth $575 from ...

PA universities expect state, students to pick up tab on rising tuition

03.05.14 | Bob Price

State universities contend they will have no choice but to raise tuition unless they get more from taxpayers, but that doesn’t mean students will get more for their money. Funding for Pennsylvania’s four major state-related ...

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