Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:20:14 GMT
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission wants to go after trucking companies and others who refuse to pay tolls and fees, but they need the Pennsylvania General Assembly's approval first. There are 24 companies that have racked up more than $20,000 each in unpaid Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls and fees.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:08:08 GMT
When Pennsylvania voters go to the polls in less than two weeks, they should evaluate the proposed constitutional amendment to raise the judicial retirement age on its merits and not accept several news outlets' and columnists' invitation to vote down the amendment to protest the controversial wording on the ballot.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:02:54 GMT
To paraphrase great 19th-century orator Daniel Webster, government which cannot administer the affairs of the people without producing so frequent alterations in the ordinary occupations and pursuits of life has little claim to the regard of the community. Welcome to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and its continuing attempts to freelance the law as it seeks to regulate the Keystone State's shale gas and oil industry out of existence.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:27:00 GMT
High-level officials in Moscow had authorized Russian hackers to breach the Democratic National Committee and other campaign-related websites, including voter registration databases. "The recent disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts," Clapper's announcement read.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:37:55 GMT
"Get your hands up," an officer screamed twice at the robbery suspect, the scene recorded by a patrol cruiser's dashboard camera. Medina-Pena dropped to his knees with his hands up but looked confused at the commands from the men with guns.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:48:06 GMT
Ending more than two years of uncertainty, state lawmakers have passed legislation that for the first time grants permanent authority for ride-hailing companies such as Uber, Lyft and Yellow Cab of Pittsburgh's zTrip to operate in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Senate voted, 47-1, Monday evening in favor of Senate Bill 984, which for the first time establishes a state regulatory framework governing so-called transportation network companies.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:14:11 GMT
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wave as they arrive at a rally at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wave as they arrive at a rally at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:14:10 GMT
Even as his path to the presidency narrows, a defiant Donald Trump is insisting he is "winning" and urging his supporters to defy what he is calling an establishment conspiracy to deny the White House to his populist movement. Trump, in the middle of a three-day swing through battleground Florida as thousands began voting there in person, hammered the "disgusting" media on Monday for its "phoney polls" that he claimed were the latest signs of a "rigged election."
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:05:19 GMT
The widow of a state trooper killed by a driver who allegedly smoked marijuana before the crash is making an emotional plea against a ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana. The widow of a state trooper killed by a driver who allegedly smoked marijuana before the crash is making an emotional plea against a ballot question that would legalize recreational marijuana.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:03:12 GMT
With two weeks to go before the presidential election, the Pennsylvania Republican Party has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the state's law regarding poll watchers is unconstitutional. The challenge comes as polls show a tight race between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:31:26 GMT
U.S. Senate candidates Democrat Katie McGinty and Republican Sen. Patrick J. Toomey prepare for a recent debate in Pittsburgh. Toomey repeatedly declined to say whether he would vote for Donald Trump.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:44:25 GMT
Kane, a Scranton-area Democrat, will learn if she is goin... . Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives at Montgomery County courthouse for her scheduled sentencing hearing in Norristown, Pa., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:08:36 GMT
Classes resumed Monday after the union representing more than 5,000 faculty members and coaches reached a tentative contract agreement Friday with the State System of Higher Education. The new contract provides raises for all employees but also requires them to pick up a greater share of their health care costs.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:44:40 GMT
Still, an ongoing drilling boom has lowered dependence on imports of fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas. In 2015, the U.S. relied on net imports for about 24 percent of petroleum use, the lowest level since 1970.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:37:13 GMT
The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center Inc. , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has honored the Northern Lancaster County Authority with the 2016 William M. Heenan Jr. Recycling Markets Development Award for its commitment to creation of new markets for recycled mixed colored glass. RMC recognized NLCA, based in Denver, Pennsylvania, for its use of recycled glass as a growing medium for the reed bed filtration system at the authority's Beam Road Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:36:19 GMT
Dan Peterman, of Jacobus, plays checkers with his grandson Odin Speaks, 3, as they wait for their train ride Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Heritage Village, in Lower Chanceford Township. Amanda J. Cain photo PHOTOS: Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Heritage Village Dan Peterman, of Jacobus, plays checkers with his grandson Odin Speaks, 3, as they wait for their train ride Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Heritage Village, in Lower Chanceford Township.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:29:59 GMT
Com... . FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, Democratic California U.S. Senate candidate Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez speaks during a debate against California Attorney General Kamala Harris, not shown, in Los Angeles.