List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Winter Storm Hones In On NY, PA

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The first day of spring is Wednesday. Before we usher it in though, another snowstorm is on its way. It'll start this afternoon, mostly as sleet and freezing rain. Utica, New York could see 12 inches of snow; 6 to 8 inches of snow is due for ...

Environmentalists In PA Want Changes In Shale Drilling Industry

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania environmental officials want drillers to use waste water from coal mining to extract gas from the marcellus shale region. Every day, 300 million gallons of polluted mine water enters Pennsylvania streams and rivers, turning many into ...

Changes Coming For Public School Students In PA

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

As expected, the Pennsylvania Board of Education has adopted a more rigorous curriculum known nationally as the Common Core Standards. The board also voted to require students to pass the Keystone Exams before they graduate from high school. The ...

Gas Spill In Tunkhannkock PA Prompts Evacuations

03.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Workers have capped a malfunctioning natural gas well in northeastern Pennsylvania that spilled wastewater and prompted evacuations. State Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Colleen Connolly says the well in Wyoming County was ...

Burn Bans Start In NY And PA Proclaims Wildfire Prevention Week

03.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

All outdoor residential bush burning in New York has been prohibited by the D-E-C as wildfire season gets underway. The season begins on March 16th and ends on May 14th. The restriction was put in place back in 2009 to prevent wildfires and to ...

The Nitty Gritty On The Huge PA Turnpike Scandal

03.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new 88-page state report charges a former state senator, three former top Turnpike Commission officials and four others with running a years-long "pay-to-play scheme" that forced companies to make campaign contributions or provide gifts to them ...

There Are Plenty Of Family Docs In P.A.

03.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Not only are there enough family doctors in Pennsylvania, but most are willing to care for the uninsured. The information, among the findings of survey results released this week by the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. They interviewed ...

PA Family Institute To Lead "March For Marriage" On Nation's Capitol

03.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Family Institute is sponsoring a bus trip to the nations' capital in two weeks to stand up for traditional marriage, ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court case that will decide the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.Mike Geer ...

Sandusky Appeal Coming Soon

03.12.13 |

In court documents filed Monday, attorneys for Jerry Sandusky outlined plans for future appeals of his child sex abuse conviction. They listed seven grounds for appeal that the former Penn State assistant coach will pursue through appellate ...

New Scientific Study Out On Shale Drilling In Pennsylvania

03.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The National Academies of Sciences published a scientific study Monday finding no evidence a all of toxic chemical spills from Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania. They looked at almost 5-thousand gas drilling sites across the state, but ...

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