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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 ...

Gambling Isn't Fixing Property Taxes In The Keystone State

09.15.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New data shows casino revenues are not providing school property tax relief to Pennsylvanians as promised by Governor Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers back in 2004. An Associated Press analysis of state Education Department data shows that ...

Common Core Comment Period Rolls Out Next Month In PA

09.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The head of the Pennsylvania Department of Education says a website should be up next month to collect public comment on aspects of the state's new Common Core reading and math standards. Acting Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq to the State ...

U.S. Capitol Flag From 9-11 Donated To Pennsylvania

09.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has donated the flag that flew atop the U.S. Capitol on 9/11 to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania. At a ceremony in Shanskville on Thursday, Hastert says the Capitol may not have remained standing ...

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 ...

The State Museum of Pennsylvania to Offer "Homeschool Day"

09.11.14 |

The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s is offering its first “HomeSchool Day” in 2 weeks. They'll offer a backstage pass to history, archaeology, paleontology and fine arts. The event, tailored for families that teach in a home ...

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 — ...

Critics Question Corbett's Motives for Common Core Crackdown

09.10.14 |

Corbett called on the state board of education to hold the hearings on the year-old Pennsylvania Core standards for grades k through 12. His policy chief is playing down the political implications... saying it's a final review to clear up any ...

PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane Warns of IRS Scam

09.09.14 |

Victims of the IRS scam are told that they are entitled to large refunds or that they owe money and must pay the IRS immediately. The IRS always sends written notification of any tax due by mail and never asks for credit card, debit card or prepaid ...

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