List by Author: Terry Diener

The PA game commission says 25 wild deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease

05.16.17 | Terry Diener

Those 25 deer more than doubled the number of sick deer found in Disease Management Area 2 from 2012 to 2015. The area includes parts of Bedford, Blair, Somerset, Fulton, Cambria, and Huntingdon counties. The positive deer included 13 road-killed...

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns in the classroom?

05.10.17 | Terry Diener

Those opposed to that idea rallied yesterday in Harrisburg. House Bill 224 would amend the Public School Code to provide civil immunity. Bus drivers and crossing guards would have to complete a training program developed by the state Health...

Demographers in PA have noticed a troubling trend that could create future fiscal challenges

05.08.17 | Terry Diener

Already one of the nation's oldest states, the growth of Pennsylvania's retirement age population is projected to balloon in the coming decade, while its working-age population shrinks. The projections, by the Pennsylvania State Data Center, were...

The city of Pittsburgh is getting 'smart' garbage cans

05.04.17 | Terry Diener

Pittsburgh City Council has approved the purchase of software necessary for garbage cans that have sensors to gauge garbage volume and send a wireless signal when they're full.  The Department of Public Works proposed the $580,000 purchase...

A rally at the PA state capital this week urged lawmakers to raise the legal age for buying tobacco products

05.03.17 | Terry Diener

The American Lung Association says Pennsylvania should follow the lead of California and Hawaii and raise the legal sales age from 18 to 21. It says tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and most adult...

First responders tested their terrorism readiness yesterday in Williamsport, PA

05.01.17 | Terry Diener

Authorities staged a mock truck attack into a crowd of pedestrians while a simulated hostage situation was on going, just blocks away.James W. Slotterback, the emergency preparedness coordinator for UPMC Susquehanna said there were a lot of...

The state Senate is doing something about limited healthcare in rural parts of PA

04.27.17 | Terry Diener

Lawmakers have passed a bill that lets nurse practitioners provide health care independent of a doctor. By a vote of 39-10, the chamber embraced a measure that would allow nurses to practice on their own after fulfilling a three-year, 3,600-hour...

The nationwide manhunt for the man who posted a murder on Facebook ends in Erie

04.18.17 | Terry Diener

The man police say posted a video of himself on Facebook killing an elderly man,  shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit by Pennsylvania State Police today.Steve Stephens was accused of shooting seventy-four year old Robert Godwin Sr...

A new Penn State study reveals women are more represented in the healthcare field in PA than any other industry

04.17.17 | Terry Diener

Women make up about 88% of the state's health care support workers.   Women in most health care professions also tend to earn closer to the same amount as men in their fields.  Support workers earn more than 80 cents for every...

Today is the deadline to register to vote in PA if you want to take part in the May 17th Primary Election

04.17.17 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania primary elections next month feature a number of contests for school boards and county and municipal government, as well as a handful of appeals court races. Public interest may not be what it was last year, when Pennsylvania was a...

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