List by Author: Terry Diener

Pike County Killer Sought By Federal Authorities

09.19.14 | Terry Diener

A federal magistrate judge has issued an arrest warrant for Eric Matthew Frein, the Monroe County man accused in the slaying of state police Cpl. Bryon Dickson and critically injuring Trooper Alex Douglass outside the Blooming Grove barracks last ...

Byron Dickson Funeral Draws Hundreds to Scranton

09.18.14 | Terry Diener

The 38 year-old father of two was shot last week outside the police barracks in Blooming Grove, PA. Police from across the country are expected to be at the service honoring this 7-year veteran of the State Police force. Meanwhile, the search for ...

New Study Shows Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Cause of Water Pollution

09.16.14 | Terry Diener

A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead. The study finds that eight hydraulically fractured wells in Pennsylvania and ...

PA Police Shooter Likely Had Firearms Training

09.16.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania State Police say the gunman who ambushed two troopers outside their barracks, killing one, used a rifle and might have had formal firearms training through the military or law enforcement. Lt. Colonel George Bivens said Monday that ...

PENNDOT, StateFarm Collaborate to Offer Motorists Safety Patrols

09.11.14 | Terry Diener

PennDOT officials have announced a three-year deal with State Farm to sponsor the agency's roving safety patrol. It offers motorists free assistance on select roads in the state. Officials did not give a specific amount on how much State Farm would ...

Study to Show How Water Labs Analyze Drill Water

09.10.14 | Terry Diener

State environmental regulators will participate in a gas industry-funded study aimed at developing standards for testing groundwater near drilling sites for the presence of methane.  The study will examine how a dozen laboratories — ...

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 ...

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