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Major changes are being proposed to public education in PA

12.19.16 | Terry Diener

At issue in Harrisburg is a de-emphasis on state tests.Calling it the Future Ready Grading Index, state education officials say the new grading system is meant to tell a more accurate story about Pennsylvania's 500 school districts. While...

PA Gov. Wolf will eliminate thousands of unfilled positions in state government

12.16.16 | Bill Price

As the state faces a large budget deficit, the Wolf Administration is telling cabinet agencies to limit the size of the state workforce to the number of positions now filled. The decision will affect thousands of positions, and it's not known...

The bone-chilling cold is jolting the system

12.16.16 | Bob Price

The coldest day of the season thus far. Dr. Bob Glatter at the University of Rochester Medical Center says in sub-zero wind chills it doesn't take long for frost-bite to set in.  He says to cover your head, neck, and ears. Another day of...

The PA Dept. of Corrections has awarded $1.5 million to agencies that provide treatment for drug addiction disorders

12.16.16 | Terry Diener

The funding targets counties – particularly in rural areas – with high overdose rates and offenders with substance abuse disorder in an effort to address the problem before it leads to more serious crime or overdose death.   The...

Not only is the gas tax going up in PA, but so too are tolls on the turnpike

12.15.16 | Terry Diener

A 6% toll increase, approved in July, takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on January 8th on both cash and E-ZPass tolls. A turnpike spokesman says the higher rates are needed to help the turnpike meet its funding obligations.  Those obligations...

The world-famous Hershey Chocolate factory in PA is preparing to welcome it's 100 millionth visitor

12.15.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The free attraction in central Pennsylvania offers a behind-the-scenes look at the history of the chocolate company, and officials are planning to commemorate the milestone visit. The 100 millionth visitor will receive a year's supply of...

The arctic blast descends on NY and PA tonight

12.14.16 | Bill Price

Temperatures will plummet to their lowest levels of the season. The bitter cold will kick-up lake effect snows in ski country. Lake effect warnings are up through Friday when another foot of snow could fall in areas near Lake Erie and Lake Ontario

Pennsylvania motorists will see another tax increase at the gas pump

12.14.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The gas tax hike has been phased in as part of a 2013 state law to improve roadways.  Pennsylvania already imposes the nation's highest gas tax. Come January 1st, he price will go up about 8 cents per gallon. Drivers will be paying about...

PA state police are recruiting candidates to fill about 500 job openings

12.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Officials are looking for more troopers and liquor control officers. State residents have less than three weeks to apply for the openings which offer beginning salaries of nearly $43,000  for a liquor control officer and nearly $59,000 for...

A six-year-old PA boy with terminal cancer is giving back to his community

12.12.16 | Bob Price

This courageous lad from Lackawanna County is hosting a hot cocoa stand to raise money for pediatric cancer research.Matt McDonald's mother, Linda says, "this is his way of giving back, showing his love, and shining his light for God." Matthew...

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