A 24/7 telephone hotline where callers can report suspected child abuse or neglect saw a 10% increase in phone calls between March and May but reports are still far fewer than calls made during that time span in 2019, according to state Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller.
HAZLETON — Area residents have to change the way they think about education to keep young people here, a state representative says.
The words of Grace Packer’s brother, Josh, calling for his sister’s short life to be honored by better protecting other children from abuse, moved state Rep. Tarah Toohil, who hung a photo of the girl in her legislative offices.
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.
SUGARLOAF TWP. — Farmers were not shy about pressing Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding on a number of issues during a forum Thursday morning.
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.
(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.
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
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.