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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 ...

Texting Ban Works In PA

03.11.13 |

One year after the texting and driving law was implemented in Pennsylvania, local and state officials have said the law is difficult to enforce, but has prevented some people from pulling out their phones while driving. Preliminary data from the ...

Sandusky's Charity Looks To Sell Its Headquarters

03.11.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A children's charity founded by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky wants to sell the building where its headquartered. Sandusky started "The Second Mile" in 1977 to help at-risk children, but the charity has been a casualty ...

Penn State Sues Insurance Carrier Over Sandusky Claims

03.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Penn State alleges in a new lawsuit that its insurance carrier has not been honoring its legal obligation to cover claims related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The university says in an 18-page complaint filed in Bellefonte that it has been sued ...

Railroads Are Now Eyeing PA's Marcellus Shale Gas

03.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania produces almost a tenth of the nation's natural gas, courtesy of the Marcellus Shale. Now, there just might be another buyer in the market. BNSF Railway, one of the country's biggest consumers of diesel fuel, plans this year to test ...

Pennsylvania Is Finally Creating Jobs Again

03.05.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new study says the end of the employment cliff for Pennsylvania is finally in sight.  On Monday,  IHS Global Insight issued its latest forecast of when states will return to "peak employment" levels-- the level attained before the ...

Frontrunner Emerges To Challenge Tom Corbett

03.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The name of a five term Congresswoman is being touted as a democratic front runner to challenge Tom Corbett in the next Pennsylvania Gubernatorial election. Montgomery County congresswoman Allyson Schwartz has yet to declare her candidacy, but has ...

PA Judges Sue To Waive Forced Age of Retirement

03.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania judges are required to retire at age 70. Now, eight county judges from across the state are fighting the requirement in a federal court. They have filed two age discrimination lawsuits. The mandate has stood for 43 years.

Gun Owners In PA May Be Required To Buy Insurance

03.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There is a bill before the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee that would require anyone with a license to carry a concealed firearm to buy $1 million in liability insurance. The thinking, according to the bill's sponsor, is to encourage ...

Scholarship Fund Put In Place For Slain Nanticoke Corrections Officer

03.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A viewing will be held today for a 34 year old corrections officer who was killed by a prisoner using a homemade weapon this week. Eric Williams was killed at a federal prison near Waymart in Wayne County.The viewing is today from 4 to 8 at Greater ...

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