List by Author: Terry Diener

Pennsylvania DEP Releases Water Contamination Report

08.29.14 | Terry Diener

After years of delays and confusion Pennsylvania has released details of 243 cases where regulators determined that oil or natural gas drilling or related activities ruined private drinking water wells. The Department of Environmental Protection ...

PA Has Heightened Highway Patrols For Holiday Weekend

08.28.14 | Terry Diener

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," is in full swing in Pennsylvania-- through Labor Day. Last year, there were 150 alcohol-related crashes, 47 drug related crashes and 9 fatalities. It means PA DUI task forces will have checkpoints and roving ...

Trucker Shortage in Pennsylvania

08.26.14 | Terry Diener

According to the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, there is a shortage of about 23,000 licensed truck drivers nationwide, and if the shortfall continues to grow, the gap could be 10 times larger by 2023. In Western Pennsylvania, the shortage is ...

Pennsylvania DEP Fines Cabott Oil for Gas Leak

08.20.14 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday it fined Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. more than $76,000 for losing control of a well at its Huston pad in Brooklyn Township, Susquehanna County. Regulators say the well released ...

Senator Bob Casey Heads Up Caregiver Bill

08.12.14 | Terry Diener

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania plans to introduce a bill that would lead to the creation of federal guidelines for training volunteers who help social services agencies. Casey outlined the bill after a hearing in Lackawanna County on the ...

New York Rebate Checks to Arrive Soon

08.11.14 | Terry Diener

The state plans to start rolling out its two tax rebate programs in late September: first, a 350-dollar check for families with children, then a check to refund residents for this year's growth in school property taxes. The 740-million-dollar ...

Pennsylvania Air Quality Improves

08.11.14 | Terry Diener

The state Department of Environmental Protection has labeled just four days so far this year as air quality alert days -- compared to 28 last year and 75 the year before. A spokeswoman with the DEP says ozone is primarily the cause for air quality ...

Corbett, NCAA Request More Time In Sex-Abuse Settlement

08.08.14 | Terry Diener

Lawyers for the NCAA, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and others involved in a lawsuit about the Penn State penalties over child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky are asking a judge to give them a month to work on a possible ...

PA Courts Consider Microfilm Records

08.05.14 | Terry Diener

A new law could help counties in Pennsylvania modernize the way they store and preserve court records, by giving them the option to store those records electronically, not just through paper copies or microfilm.The proposal to update methods by ...

DEP Awarded Million Dollar Grant

08.05.14 | Terry Diener

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded a $1.4 million grant to PA Cleanways, also known as Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), to increase community involvement with waste issues through illegal dumping abatement, public ...

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