List by Category: Pennsylvania News

State Pension Changes Looming In Pennsylvania

01.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is likely to ask that future state pensions get cut when he presents his budget next week. His top budget chief, Charles Zogby, told a press club that deep cuts in education are inevitable unless the rising cost of ...

The Marcellus Shale Gas Boom Can Now Be Viewed From Outer Space

01.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Oil companies at the heart of the U.S. Shale oil boom are burning off enough gas to power all the homes in Chicago and Washington combined. There is actually so much gas being drilled that some of it is being flared off. In North Dakota, flare ...

PA University Allowed To Keep Morning After Pill Vending Machines

01.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The U.S Food and Drug Administration says it has finished its investigation, and it won't take any regulatory action against a vending machine at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania that dispenses the morning-after birth control pill; a pill ...

PA To Look At Radioactivity From Marcellus Shale Drilling

01.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says it will undertake a study to look at naturally occurring levels of radioactivity in by-products associated with oil and natural gas development. In the coming weeks, DEP will seek a peer ...

PA's Professors Still Negotiating

01.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's no labor deal yet for college professors across Pennsylvania. The board chairman of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities and a union leader speaking for 6,000 faculty members on Thursday each accused the other side of being ...

Frostbite Symptoms Laid Out

01.24.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Last night was the most bitter night of the year so far. Temperatures dropped another ten degrees in some parts of the listening area. Erin Cornell, the Communications Director for the Red Cross in southwestern New York, checked in with our ...

NRA To Pull Out of Gun Show In PA

01.24.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The National Rifle Association is joining the growing list of vendors who are pulling out of the eastern sports and outdoors show in Harrisburg next month. In a statement on its website, the NRA says it tried unsuccessfully to have Reed ...

PA Photo ID Law To Be Heard In Court This Summer

01.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A legal challenge to the Pennsylvania law mandating photo identification for voters is tentatively scheduled for trial this summer. A state judge says the trial will begin July 15 in Harrisburg. The judge says he'll decide by March 21 whether to ...

Don't Toss Your T.V. In The Trash In PA

01.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

This week, people in Pennysylvania will no longer be able to throw away their electronic devices with their trash. The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA) requires that you not dispose computers, laptops, computer monitors, televisions ...

Corbett To Unveil Bill To Help Disabled Live On Their Own

01.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is going to announce plans this morning for more cash to help disabled people across the state of Pennsylvania live independantly. In his budget in February, he's plannin to request 20 million dollars more to pay ...

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