| Feb 10, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Five people -- including a 4-month-old boy -- died in Allentown's massive gas explosion and fire, authorities confirmed at a Thursday afternoon news conference.
And later Thursday, fire officials reported they found the fifth of the bodies in the...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 4:00 PM
The widow of the Quakertown deer hunter allegedly shot to death by lawyer David M. Manilla filed a wrongful death lawsuit against him Monday and asked Bucks County Court for an injunction to reverse Manilla's recent asset transfers to his relatives....
| May 28, 2011
| 5:24 AM
PPL Electric Utilities crews have worked since Thursday night to restore power to more than 100,000 customers throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania. Efforts to restore power to an additional 25,000 customers are expected to continue through Sunday....
| Sep 8, 2011
| 1:49 PM
In anticipation of expected flooding on the Susquehanna River, PPL has shut down the Holtwood hydroelectric plant in Lancaster County, evacuated plant workers and secured the construction area for the plant's ongoing expansion project.
| Aug 29, 2011
| 2:16 PM
High winds and torrential winds left a path of destruction across Central Pennsylvania.
“In 20 years this is the second largest storm we’ve seen since Isabel,” said Jim Nulton, Harrisburg Regional Spokesperson for PPL Electric.
| Oct 28, 2011
| 1:08 PM
PPL Electric Utilities is preparing for a pre-Halloween storm that could bring heavy, wet snow to all areas of its service territory Saturday, potentially causing significant system damage.
The utility worked Friday to adjust its staffing schedules to...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 6:37 AM
utage Update: As of 9 a.m. PPL Electric Utilities had more than 2,700 repair cases affecting 193,000 customers throughout our service area.
Crews working through the night restored power to about 15,000 customers. Since the beginning of the storm,...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 3:20 AM
While hundreds of thousands of people have had their power restored, the news is not all good for everyone. Met-Ed is telling some people they may be without juice until Sunday as they continue to try and find and fix the mass amounts of downed lines....
| Jul 22, 2011
| 6:31 PM
On Friday, PPL Electric announced record power output due to record high temperatures.
Terri MacBride, PPL spokesperson, said on Friday, “The demand was huge today.”
According to the PPL power outage website, only a few hundred homes lost...
| Mar 11, 2012
Jim Lett knew his house was leaking money, especially during winter. Of course, he couldn't actually see heat slipping out of wiring conduits, exhaust fans, the attic. But he could feel the pain in his wallet as sure as the draftiness that compelled him...
| Mar 11, 2012
It must be a little bit tough to be Tom Murphy.
By day, the co-director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research crunches numbers and looks at reports coming from the region's booming natural gas industry — all of which show...