List by Author: Terry Diener

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...

PA's Senate is advancing legislation that would set ground rules for school districts that allow employees to possess a gun on school grounds

06.29.17 | Terry Diener

Senators approved the bill 28-22 Wednesday after an emotional hour-long debate. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Don White, says he wants to give school districts as many tools as possible to protect children from would-be killers. Sen. Daylin...

PA's liquor control coard is highlighting reductions in binge drinking but a troubling trend of alcohol use by very young children

06.01.17 | Terry Diener

The board Wednesday released a biennial report required by lawmakers on trends in underage and high-risk drinking and prevention strategies. Officials said Pennsylvania is below the national average for reported binge drinking by eighth and 10th...

A moving military tribute is underway at PA's Gettysburg National Cemetery

05.31.17 | Terry Diener

One Hundred Nights of Taps runs between Memorial Day and Labor Day to honor those who have served the United States from the Civil War to modern times. The event’s founder has some lofty goals for the future. Wendy Allen would like to...

William Penn's once-a-decade makeover is underway in Philadelphia

05.18.17 | Terry Diener

 It is time for the 37-foot tall bronze statue of the founder of Pennsylvania sitting high atop City Hall in Philadelphia to get the sculpture version of a spa day treatment with a bath, a laser treatment, wax and buff. But this treatment...

Nearly half a million dollars will help veterans in PA transition from military service

05.17.17 | Terry Diener

The Troops to Teachers grant program will create a network of teacher preparation programs around the commonwealth supporting veterans as they earn their teaching certifications. The program, in partnership with high-poverty and/or...

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...

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