List by Category: Pennsylvania News

New Gas Drilling Documentary Opens Today

01.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

It's a 70-minute film called "Frack Nation" and it premiers at 9 tonight on Mark Cuban's AXS T.V. channel. The documentary is about the dishonesty of another documentary, one that was nominated for an Oscar, alled "Gasland." the pro-drilling film ...

Fracking becomes Self-Sufficient

01.21.13 | Bob Price

Advances in hydraulic fracturing technology have powered the American natural gas boom. And now hydraulic fracturing could be increasingly powered by the very fuel it has been so successful in coaxing up from the depths.

Pennsylvanians Buying More Weapons

01.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania, like much of the nation, has been arming up. Last month, amid the Sandy Hook shootings and President Barack Obama's calls for stricter gun control, the FBI processed 133,241 background checks before a firearm could be purchased in ...

PA Gov Wants To Pay For Roads & Bridges By Taxing Gas Stations

01.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is about to unveil a massive transportation overhaul plan that relies mostly on 2 billion dollars a year in taxes on gas stations. Corbett's office says he will unveil details next week. The centerpiece of the plan ...

Penn State Wants Mike McQueary's Lawsuit Tossed

01.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Penn State's lawyers have asked a judge to throw out a whistleblower and defamation lawsuit filed by a former assistant football coach. The university claimed in a court filing that Mike McQueary's lawsuit is too vague and does not meet legal ...

PA College Professors 'Close' On A Deal

01.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The union representing faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 public universities is reporting progress on contract talks. The union says it reached tentative agreements on compensation with state higher education officials. However, the Association of ...

Tour The PA Governor's Mansion Without Leaving Your Living Room

01.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

You can now go online and get a virtual tour of the Governor's mansion in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. First Lady Susan Corbett said many people across the state simply can't come for a physical tour, so she began looking for other options. The ...

Lottery Privatization Up For Discussion Today In The PA Senate

01.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Expect the hearing to be spirited today as Governor Tom Corbett's team explains to the state Senate while the lottery in Pennsylvania should be privatized. The hearing starts at 10 a.m. on Friday, Corbett spiced things up by awarding a contract to ...

Now, We Wait To Find Out if Sandusky Will Get His Appeal

01.11.13 | Sarah Harnisch

How did everything go with former Penn State Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky's hearing Thursday in Bellefont, Pennsylvania? Jerry Sandusky's lawyers argued Thursday that he deserves a new trial because his defense lacked sufficient time to prepare ...

Sandusky In Court Again Today

01.10.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Penn State Assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected to appear in person in a Pennsylvania courtroom today. Sandusky is launching an appeal on 45 counts of child abuse. His lawyers will explain they did not have enough time to ...

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