Local lawmakers lobby for nuclear bill

Apr. 05, 2019 /

SALEM TWP. — Higher electricity prices and loss of jobs. That’s what will happen if the nuclear energy industry continues to struggle and nuclear power plants shut down, state lawmakers from both parties said Thursday.

Lawmakers push to save nuclear power

Jan. 14, 2019 /

Pennsylvania’s nuclear power industry, including the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station in Salem Twp., faces a challenging future and needs help, according to a bipartisan group of state lawmakers.

I-Team: Improving Checks and Balances

Mar. 08, 2018 /

(WBRE/WYOU-TV) - The investigation of the West Hazleton Fire company once again raises questions about what -- if anything can be done-- to prevent possible misuse of funds by non-profits , like fire companies. Legislation has been introduced in Harrisburg in recent years that would mandate certain checks and balances be in place for these groups-- but they've died on the vine.

Hemp, lanternflies among topics at farmers’ breakfast

Feb. 12, 2018 /

CONYNGHAM — Area farmers learned about industrial hemp research in the state, the threat of the spotted lanternfly and other issues affecting them at an annual breakfast hosted by state Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-116, Butler Twp., at Tom’s County Kitchen on Friday morning.

SPECIAL REPORT: State of the Child

Jan. 08, 2018 /

SPECIAL REPORT: State of the Child Pennsylvania's child welfare system is broken. Those are the harsh words from the state's auditor general, who says Children and Youth Services is struggling to keep our children safe. In some cases, it's even turned deadly.