List by Author: Terry Diener

The PA Supreme Court has ruled on mandatory reporting laws for convicted child abusers

07.20.17 | Terry Diener

On Wednesday, the high court said a man convicted in Cumberland County of indecent assault of a 12-year-old girl won’t have to register for life. The defendant was convicted in 2007 but wasn’t sentenced until 2014. That’s two...

Last year hackers made more than 90 billion cyber intrusions against the commonwealth of PA

07.19.17 | Terry Diener

A spokesperson for the Department of State, said that such disclosure could potentially provide useful information to hackers and draw attention to the application, resulting in even more intrusion attempts. The 90 billion figure applies to all...

Women politicians in PA are more effective at getting legislation passed than their male counterparts

07.18.17 | Terry Diener

Researchers have found that female lawmakers were responsible for 10% of the 3,800 bills signed into law the past two years. Women make up only 17% of Pennsylvania's general assembly.

The head of PA's state-owned university system is leaving his post after four years

07.18.17 | Terry Diener

The State System of Higher Education says Chancellor Frank Brogan will retire on September 1st from the position that pays him $346,000 a year. Brogan, who is 63 years old, told the board of his decision last week, shortly before a meeting in...

A new telephone scam has led to a warning from the state treasurer of PA

07.14.17 | Terry Diener

Joe Torsella says scammers portray themselves as Treasury employees threatening victims with arrest if they do not immediately pay unpaid taxes.  He says the Pennsylvania Treasury does not collect taxes or seek payments via telephone, and...

PA voters have the chance to decide this fall whether to amend the state constitution

07.13.17 | Terry Diener

The Senate vote this week clearing the way for the question to appear on the November statewide ballot. The bill also passed the House, as well as both chambers in the last two-year session of the Legislature. Under the referendum question...

PA counties begin accepting applications Monday for antlerless deer hunting licenses

07.07.17 | Terry Diener

Hundreds of thousands of the familiar, oversized, pink envelopes will be dropped into mailboxes across the state Friday and Saturday. The doe license application process is one of the only non-electronic application processes still in place...

Consultants hired to review PA's financially strapped university system plan to present findings next week

07.06.17 | Terry Diener

The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems had been scheduled to present an interim report to the State System of Higher Education on July 12th, but officials say the consultants will share their actual findings and...

A new report ranks PA's rural roads among the most deadly in the nation

07.03.17 | Terry Diener

The non-profit group TRIP, which reviews transportation data, released the report. Pennsylvania’s rural roads were ranked the eighth worst in the country; rural bridges were the third worst. Of the 1,200 people killed in traffic accidents...

A PA man has been fined $3,500 for killing two bald eagles on his farm in New York

06.30.17 | Terry Diener

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Rochester says 68-year-old William Wentling, of Rothville, Pennsylvania, mailed a container of the pesticide Furadan to his farm in Addison, New York, and told workers to pour it on sheep carcasses in order to kill...

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