Local legislators react to Wolf’s gift ban request

Local legislators react to Wolf’s gift ban request

At a news conference on Thursday, Gov. Wolf called on the legislature to champion good government and curb the influence of special interests.Wolf him...

March 20th, 2016 |  


Grand jury: 2 bishops hid sex abuse of hundreds of children

Grand jury: 2 bishops hid sex abuse of hundreds of children

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Two Roman Catholic bishops who led a central Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children b...

March 1st, 2016 updated: March 1st, 2016. |  


Capitol Roundup: State Rep. Gerald Mullery looks to ease reporting and fundraising burdens on club licensees

Capitol Roundup: State Rep. Gerald Mullery looks to ease reporting and fundraising burdens on club licensees

State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, has introduced legislation that would help ease the reporting and fundraising burdens on club licensees...

February 27th, 2016 |  


Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announces she will not run for re-election

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announces she will not run for re-election

SCRANTON — Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Tuesday she won’t seek re-election during a press conference on...

February 16th, 2016 updated: February 16th, 2016. |  


Slow but promising start for new program aimed at helping ex-cons

Slow but promising start for new program aimed at helping ex-cons

As a convicted bank robber with poor credit, Casey Carrick wasn’t exactly a prime candidate for a bank loan.Yet, last fall, nearly two years aft...

February 15th, 2016 |  


Philadelphia police union boycotts Dorney Park over treatment of special needs worker

SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — One of the country’s largest police unions is refusing to hold its annual picnic at Dorney Park after learning ...

February 11th, 2016 |  


Low pay, government red tape hampering treatment of children with behavior issues

Low pay, government red tape hampering treatment of children with behavior issues

WILKES-BARRE — Outdated licensing laws and stagnant pay rates are making it difficult for behavioral health care providers to help children in L...

February 7th, 2016 |  


Philly’s return to ‘sanctuary city’ status under new mayor riles Toomey

Philly’s return to ‘sanctuary city’ status under new mayor riles Toomey

PHILADELPHIA (TNS) — One of Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators on Wednesday derided a decision by Philadelphia’s new mayor to return t...

January 6th, 2016 |  


For Democrats, US Senate race could hinge on mood of voters

For Democrats, US Senate race could hinge on mood of voters

HARRISBURG — Unseating first-term Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey won’t be easy, and the Pennsylvania Democrats vying for the party nomina...

January 3rd, 2016 |  


Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission reminds drivers toll increases take effect Sunday

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission reminds drivers toll increases take effect Sunday

HIGHSPIRE — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission reminds customers that a 6 percent toll increase for E-ZPass and cash customers will take effec...

December 30th, 2015 |