List by Author: Terry Diener

Deer hunters have helped a PA nonprofit that distributes to food banks set a new record

12.15.17 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says nearly 3,000 deer harvested by hunters in 2016-17 were donated to a nonprofit that distributes the venison to food banks. The donation sets a record for the nonprofit, Hunters Sharing the Harvest, now in its...

Gov. Wolf applauds passage of a measure to address the opioid epidemic

12.14.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Bill 446 will give the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs regulatory authority to license or certify recovery homes that receive public funds or referrals from state, county, or federal agencies. Before that legislation...

PA's top court has agreed to hear an appeal by an electric supplier

12.14.17 | Terry Diener

In taking the case, the state's Supreme Court will answer the question of whether the $1.8 million fine imposed on HIKO Energy by the state Public Utility Commission is "grossly disproportionate" to penalties other energy firms have received for...

A plan to let students use state money to pay for private school is getting closer to the Senate floor

12.13.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Bill 2 would create education savings accounts, similar to private school vouchers, that would let students in the lowest-performing public schools use the money the state would have spent on their education for alternative school options...

A chronically-absent Democrat has PA politicians up in arms

12.12.17 | Terry Diener

Monday’s absence by Democratic Representative Kevin Haggerty of Lackawanna County was recorded as unexcused. The House last recorded Haggerty as “present” on July 22nd. House members could vote to hold him in contempt after...

Christmas has come early for one family in northeastern PA

12.11.17 | Terry Diener

They lost their Northumberland County home in a fire last week. The firefighter, his wife and five year old daughter had no home for the holidays. WNEP reports that’s where Joe Miller, a total stranger, comes in. His mother passed away...

A major damage claim stemming from a runaway Army blimp in PA has been settled

12.08.17 | Terry Diener

PPL confirmed the settlement Thursday but said it could not provide details because of a confidentiality agreement. The electric utility's claim was among the 35 totaling $1.5 million the Army reported receiving after the aerostat broke loose...

PennDOT is looking to build 'diverging diamond' interchanges in PA

12.01.17 | Terry Diener

Diverging diamonds are a departure from standard diamond or clover leaf designs -- instead of making left turns across oncoming traffic to enter highway on-ramps, they are designed to weave traffic through the interchanges, eliminating...

PA motorists will be able to keep a closer eye on PennDOT plows this winter

11.30.17 | Terry Diener

This winter, all of the more than 2,200 PennDOT-owned and rented plow trucks will be equipped with technology that allows the public to view the trucks on interstates and expressways at www.511PA.com. PennDOT started the program in 2014 on a...

State College ranks as PA's 'drunkest city'

11.27.17 | Terry Diener

The financial news website 24/7 Wall St. said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show that 22.3 percent of State College residents binge drink or drink heavily, well above the state average of 18.1 percent and national average of 18...

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