List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Former P.A. Governor Says Politicians Won't Take Chances Anymore

06.15.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is out promoting his new book "Nation of Wusses."  He made a trip back to Harrisburg Thursday, saying he chose the title because "Washington is really in deep trouble because politicians are nto willing ...

Kids Start Skipping School In Kindergarten, Study Shows

06.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

When do kids start choosing to miss school? Rochester, New York did a study, and they learned it's as early as kindergarten. The city has the lowest attendance rate in the state; some 4-thousand kids a year miss classes. District officials say they ...

Documentary Marks 40 Years Since Hurricane Agnes

06.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

This month marks the 40-year anniversary of Hurricane Agnes, also called the "Flood of '72."  The storm killed 128 people nationwide, caused 2-billion dollars in damage, and destroyed 43-thousand structures in New York and Pennsylvania. In ...

P.A. Governor Tom Corbett Having A Rough Time With Popularity

06.11.12 |

Tom Corbett is not Pennsylvania's most popular Governor. 18 months into his term, he's hit a glass ceiling on favorability. He has yet to crack the all-important 50-percent mark in his approval ratings among state voters. He may still be a 2-term ...

Gas Prices Drop 25 Cents In A Month In NY, PA Falling Too

06.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York gas prices continue to fall. The average price for a gallon of gas has fallen in Chemung County by 25 cents in just the last month. Officials from the website "GasBuddy.com" say prices could fall to as low as 3-50 a gallon by the end of ...

How Does 20-Thousand More Jobs For Pennsylvania Sound?

06.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The United States has added about 170-thousand jobs a month the past few months, which makes this a pretty sweet deal for Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Corbett is giving Shell Oil a 1.7 billion dollar tax break, if they come to Pennsylvania. It's a 25 ...

Two Former P.A. House Speakers Jailed In The Same Cell

06.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Here's a bizarre irony. Apparently, two former Pennsylvania state lawmakers-- are sharing the same cell in prison. Former Democratic State Representative Bill DeWeese, and former Republican State Representative John Perzel are bunkmates at the Camp ...

Jury Selection Starts In Jerry Sandusky Case

06.05.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Jury selection for former Penn State Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky's trial starts today. Sandusky has been charged on 52 counts of child sex abuse. They're going to have to find people who are impartial to the case, and finding jurors who ...

Gas Prices Down, But Not Enough.; P.A. Markets Gasoline Alternative

06.05.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Gas prices have dropped more then 30-cents since early spring. Binghamton, New York is logging gas at $3.59, down from $4.09 just two months ago. In fact, in two states, it's already under 3-dollars a gallon. Experts say there's not a good reason ...

NY, PA Logs As Much Rain In 3 Days Of June As All Of May

06.04.12 | Sarah Harnisch

June has started off soggier then normal. In fact, we may log more rain in the first week then the entire month of May. That's what the National Weather Service is saying for New York and Pennsylvania. In Rochester, 1.38 inches was recorded in the ...

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