List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Despite Strict New PA Law, Most Abortion Clinics Staying Open

06.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Just one of twenty-two Pennsylvania abortion clinics will be closing its doors because of a new law that took effect today. The law requires abortion clinics to have the same surgical standards as hospitals because of squalid conditions found in a ...

Sandusky trial's second week to turn to defense

06.18.12 | Bob Price

The defense in Jerry Sandusky's child sexual abuse trial could begin putting on its own witnesses early this week, and one of them could be the former Penn State assistant football coach himself.

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 ...

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