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Wolf will seek another $200M for public schools

02.03.16 |

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he’ll ask the Republican-controlled Legislature for another $200 million for public schools next year, while he still fights for more money in this year’s budget. Wolf made the announcement Tuesday, a week ...

New details in PSP Academy cheating scandal

02.03.16 |

If the Pennsylvania State Police Academy had commandments, one of them would definitely be Thou Shalt Not Cheat. And that commandment’s been shattered, sources say, by dozens of cadets in the 144th class which is scheduled to graduate in ...

Groundhog Day 2016: Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow?

02.02.16 |

Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog meteorologist of central Pennsylvania, didn't see his shadow this morning — and so, according to legend, 2016 will be an early spring. But if you want more snow, take heart. Phil isn't a particularly ...

Pennsylvania judge tries to put an end to pajamas in the courtroom

02.02.16 |

A judge in central Pennsylvania is trying to put a kibosh on a rash of people wearing pajama bottoms in court. WNEP-TV reports that Magisterial District Judge Craig Long of Columbia County has even put a new sign in his Catawissa Township office ...

Pennsylvania urged to read zika virus travel advisories

02.01.16 |

Over the past couple of weeks, the mosquito-borne Zika virus has leapt into the headlines — and therefore, as so many ailments suddenly have, the fears of Americans. In a conference call Friday afternoon, Pennsylvania health officials ...

Groundhog Day roots extend beyond Pennsylvania

02.01.16 |

This year marks the 130th Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. But the tradition of employing animals to predict the weather at this time of year goes back much farther than that. February 2nd is Candlemas — a Christian ...

To repair or replace Penn State's Beaver Stadium?

01.29.16 |

Beaver Stadium’s future is to be improved – but not new. That was the message of Phil Esten, Penn State’s No. 2 person in athletics, when he spoke on Thursday to State College business leaders. “Our desire, our ...

Strangers band together to save truck driver teetering over PA Turnpike hill

01.28.16 |

Locked arm and arm with each other, complete strangers saved the life of a driver whose tractor-trailer lost control during the weekend snowstorm and was teetering over the edge of a hillside. "It was a mess, dangerous. The truck was smoking, ...

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders meet with focus to table contentious issues and finish budget

01.28.16 |

Remember that incomplete state budget? Pennsylvania's Republican legislative leaders proposed a new way to try to tie it off Wednesday, hopefully before Gov. Tom Wolf launches debate on his 2016-17 proposal, which is now scheduled for a Feb. 9 ...

PA can fine drivers for snow on your vehicle

01.27.16 |

The windshield is clear and the driveway is down to just a trace of snow. Good enough to get on the road. But you forgot one thing: there’s 30 inches of snow sitting on top of your car that makes it look like you’re hauling a stack of ...

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