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Polls are open in PA and NY as voters decide judicial seats and mayoral races

11.05.19 | Bill Price, Brandon Dickson

New systems are in place in the commonwealth. Mark Walters with York County Communications calling on voters to be "patient" as ballot station workers labor long today. Also in the Keystone State, voters will determine whether crime victims...

Pennsylvania fines the nation's largest health insurer for denying claims

11.05.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania's Insurance Department is still tallying how many customers of "UnitedHealthcare" must be reimbursed, and how much they are owed as a result of denied or delayed claims. UnitedHealthcare is the largest health insurer in the United...

The PA Turnpike moves to $129 million cashless toll system

11.04.19 | Terry Diener

Although the system won’t take cash after the fall of 2021, the agency expects to continue using toll booths at some exit ramps across the state until 2026. The project also means the elimination of jobs for 600 remaining toll collectors...

The Pennsylvania Senate has pased a telemedicine proposal

11.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

The bill would require health insurance companies to cover remote medical services. The measure now goes to the state House Health Committee where it may face a roadblock. A similar plan failed to advance to a vote last year after getting...

Major election reforms have been signed into law in the Keystone State

11.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

Among the new reforms is the elimination of the straight-party voting option. Representative Malcolm Kenyatta says he voted against the bill because voters like the ease of selecting the party that "best reflects their values." But, Governor...

Wicked winds wreaking havoc all across NY and PA

11.01.19 | Bill Price

Jon Hitchcock at the National Weather Service in Buffalo says the highest gust clocked in this storm measured 65-miles-per-hour along near the Buffalo Coast Guard. Over 420,000 power outages in New York and Pennsylvania this morning. A number of...

PA goes back on "lunch shaming" ban

11.01.19 | Terry Diener

Language within this year’s school code bill allows districts to withhold hot meals from students who accrue more than $50 in lunch debt. The practice typically affects students who don’t qualify for free or reduced-price lunch...

PA kicks off it's low-income home energy assistance program

10.31.19 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller says eligible homeowners can receive cash assistance in paying their heating bills. Last winter, the program dispersed more than $90 million with the households receiving an average of $276...

3 PA lawmakers urge felllow Democrat Gov. Wolf to fire DOC secretary

10.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

They're demanding the dismissal of Secretary John Wetzel after he said "honestly, we're just making it look like I'm paying attention. I just want people to think that I'm paying attention." It happened over an open microphone during a recent...

Pittsburgh planning an appeal after gun control laws were tossed

10.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

On Tuesday, a judge struck down gun restrictions that the city council imposed after the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting. The legislation would have restricted military-style assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle cops say was used in the...

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