| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Pennsylvania Turnpike officials remind us that their annual rate increase is coming down the road fast, with prices set to rise at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5. The trend of jacking up the tolls much higher for cash customers compared to E-ZPass payments...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 12:58 PM
It is downright heartwarming the way Allentown's city fathers want to do everything in full public view.
"I think we were pretty darn open," Mayor Ed Pawlowski was quoted as saying Thursday, in a story on how he arranged more than $4 million in fees to...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:10 PM
After the end of World War II, everybody was overjoyed and deeply disturbed at the same time, as vivid reports emerged about Adolf Hitler's atrocities.
Also at that same time, people talked about one of Hitler's great accomplishments, the no-speed-limit...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Q: The Hamilton Boulevard bridge over the Turnpike near Minesite Road needs some tender loving care. Previous cracks in the concrete have now turned into holes, and cracks are developing in other sections. It may be time to lock the door before the horses...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:09 PM
A second burst of snow in three days is forecast Tuesday, potentially lengthening the weekend for schoolchildren one more day and clouding the morning commute.
Several inches of snow, with smaller chances of half a foot or slightly more, are forecast...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Snow and ice that had been moving their way across the country since last week, finally arrived in the nation’s Mid-Atlantic region, creating power outages and traffic woes up through the Northeast on Monday.
Snowfalls of up to a foot were...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:34 PM
A series of snowy and icy storms swept through the southern and northeastern United States over the weekend, leaving at least six people dead and causing the cancellation of more than 2,500 flights Sunday — including more than 1,000 at Dallas/Fort...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:20 PM
The juxtaposition of two seemingly unrelated events this week ought to have taxpayers recoiling in horror.
Both events involved schemes by politicians to grab "upfront cash" to make themselves look good while in office, so that when most of the bills...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Pennsylvania’s early migratory bird seasons have been approved, and changes this year will increase the number of birds hunters can keep in their possession. The early seasons for mourning doves, Canada geese, woodcock and other migratory bird...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Less than 50 miles from the Lehigh Valley, as the crow flies, is the only museum dedicated entirely to the world's most important document.
The National Constitution Center is two blocks from Independence Hall, where the U.S. Constitution was signed...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Pennsylvania may soon get one of its most revealing insights ever into how its venal political system operates.
On Tuesday, following a six-day hearing on charges against former Pennsylvania Turnpike officials and a former state Senate leader,...