List by Author: Terry Diener

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...

A newly uncovered email indicates PA's top election official was forced out

11.21.17 | Terry Diener

Former Secretary of State Pedro Cortez was under pressure to step down due to allegations of voter fraud in the commonwealth. He told Democratic Governor Tom Wolf that he could not understand why he was being pushed out. In the email, Cortes...

Pennsylvania's 4-day bear hunt starts Saturday

11.14.17 | Terry Diener

The Game Commission estimates Pennsylvania's bear population at around 20,000, a high-water mark the population has held for the past two seasons, despite substantial harvests. The number of hunters buying bear licenses is on pace to reach...

A credit rating agency admits Pennsylvania's new gambling law could 'kill-off' casinos

11.10.17 | Terry Diener

Pro-family groups have been warning about it for years. The gambling expansion will allow up to 10 new mini casinos to start operating, as well as video gambling terminals in truck stops. Moody's analyst Peggy Holloway said the moves could...

Gov. Wolf and Hillary Clinton join speakers at this week's healthcare symposium at Geisinger

11.07.17 | Terry Diener

Gov. Wolf will address attendees Thursday afternoon during the national event, “From Crisis To Cure: Revitalizing America’s Healthcare System,” which runs November 8th through November 10th on the campus of Geisinger Medical...

A Penn State researcher recommends removing electronics from kids' bedrooms

11.03.17 | Terry Diener

Recommendations are outlined in a recent manuscript on digital media and sleep in childhood and adolescence. The document appears in the first-ever special supplement on this topic in Pediatrics. An associated professor at Penn State and...

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