List by Author: Terry Diener

The Old Farmer's Almanac forecasts what could be in store for this winter

08.17.17 | Terry Diener

If the report is to be believed, the northeast will see "normal" temperatures this winter. But old man winter could be particularly harsh this year. Snow is predicted to be anything but normal. The report indicates "from the great lakes into...

Gettysburg has not received complaints about its Confederate monuments

08.15.17 | Terry Diener

More than 1,300 monuments, markers and plaques are housed at the park to memorialize the historic battle, including a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and a Confederate flag on display in the museum. The park maintains that the...

A spokesman for the PA House says lawmakers will have questions about a Senate plan to close the gap in the state budget

07.28.17 | Terry Diener

House Republican spokesman Stephen Miskin says the Senate plan was "not shared, nor agreed to" by House leaders prior to passage, "so a review of what's actually in these bills is necessary." He says there's no timetable for the House to return...

One PA school settles a lawsuit after a principal yelled at pro-life teens

07.28.17 | Terry Diener

As part of a settlement to avoid being sued in court, the Downingtown Area School District will take immediate steps to prevent incidents like the one that occurred in April when a 40-year-old administrator physically intimidated and shouted...

PA has launched a registry for doctors who want to administer cannabis products to their patients

07.27.17 | Terry Diener

Those physicians must hold a valid medical license, apply to the state, and complete a four-hour course on medical marijuana before they can begin participating in the program. Like many medical marijuana programs across the country, doctors do...

The AG spoke Monday to Pennsylvania police chiefs

07.25.17 | Terry Diener

Attorney General Josh Shapiro spoke at the Pennsylvania Police Chief Association Conference. He told officers his top priority is fighting the heroin and opioid epidemic. He said, last year it took the lives of over 4,600 people in the...

A bookstore in Wellsboro, PA could by yours for just $75 and a well written 250-word essay

07.24.17 | Terry Diener

Kevin and Kasey Coolidge have decided after 10 years it is time to leave the bookstore business, so he can concentrate on writing children's books. They've come up with a novel way to find someone to take over the business: an essay contest. The...

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.

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