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Probing a pipeline in Pennsylvania

11.13.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Governor Wolf's administration came to issue permits for construction on a Mariner East natural gas pipeline project. Federal agents have reportedly interviewed current and former state...

Straight party voting is now a thing of the past in Pennsylvania

11.13.19 | Terry Diener

No longer can voters go to the polls and simply make a single mark on a general election ballot to vote for every candidate of that party. It was an option that hundreds of thousands of voters exercised for the last time in last week’s...

Sen. Bob Casey and others introduce plan to save pensions for miners

11.12.19 | Terry Diener, Brandon Dickson

Casey and a bipartisan group of senators have put forth a bill called the American Miners Act.  It would allow the transfer of funds to the 1974 pension plan, which is in danger of becoming insolvent following the 2008-2009 financial crisis...

School districts in PA are struggling with a shortage of bus drivers

11.12.19 | Terry Diener

A decline in the number of licensed school bus drivers statewide has some districts scrambling to get students to and from school.   According to Mike Berk, executive director of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association, which represents...

Penn State ranks among least affordable "flagship" universities in the U.S.

11.11.19 | Terry Diener

The term flagship refers to public universities built with significant government and taxpayer help with the goal of helping people from working and otherwise financially-modest backgrounds become contributors to a well-educated workforce...

Tricky travel through Tuesday as winter weather continues on its way

11.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

Meteorologist says west central New York will see the bulk of snow totals.  Areas including Buffalo, Rochester through Syracuse will see the most snow.  By tomorrow morning, eight to twelve inches could be on the ground. He says some...

A Scranton school is scrapping its men's basketball team

11.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

Lackawanna College says it had no choice, but to cancel the season after members of the basketball team allegedly attended a planned fight as supporters. The fight sent three people to the hospital, and the school says members of the basketball...

PA pro-life forces push for "humane disposal" of miscarried babies

11.08.19 | Bob Price

Planned Parenthood opposes the effort and Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says it's because the bill "highlights the dignity of the unborn child." Republican Representative Frank Ryan authored the Fetal Remains Bill out of...

Protecting nonprofits in Pennsylvania

11.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf has signed a House bill into law to assist nonprofits with safety and security measures. It comes after an increase of attacks against the Jewish community--notably, the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh last...

Winter weather is on its way to NY and PA

11.07.19 | Bill Price, Brandon Dickson

Meteorologist Kevin Williams says the next 12 to 18 hours will see some slight snow with dropping temps that could make for slippery travel tonight and tomorrow. But, he says this is just the opening act. A stronger system is in the works for...

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