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A plan to let students use state money to pay for private school is getting closer to the Senate floor

12.13.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Bill 2 would create education savings accounts, similar to private school vouchers, that would let students in the lowest-performing public schools use the money the state would have spent on their education for alternative school options...

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is teaming up to study the effects of medical pot on kids with autism

12.12.17 | Bob Price

This is the first major effort in these United States to link the controversial therapy with the developmental disorder. More than 200,000 cases of childhood autism are diagnosed every year in America. Pennsylvania's medicinal marijuana program...

A gas driller's ongoing feud with a PA homeowner is back in court

12.12.17 | Bob Price

Cabot Oil & Gas claims Dimock resident Ray Kemble and his lawyers tried to extort the company through a frivolous lawsuit. The federal lawsuit, which was filed in April but withdrawn two months later, accused Cabot of polluting Kemble's...

A chronically-absent Democrat has PA politicians up in arms

12.12.17 | Terry Diener

Monday’s absence by Democratic Representative Kevin Haggerty of Lackawanna County was recorded as unexcused. The House last recorded Haggerty as “present” on July 22nd. House members could vote to hold him in contempt after...

A new week starts a second round of lake effect snow

12.11.17 | Brandon Dickson

Residents south and east of the Great Lakes got pummeled Sunday. And, the wintry weather made for some lively action at the Bills' game in Buffalo. They're already calling the game against the Colts "Snow Bowl 2017." Tonight and tomorrow most...

Christmas has come early for one family in northeastern PA

12.11.17 | Terry Diener

They lost their Northumberland County home in a fire last week. The firefighter, his wife and five year old daughter had no home for the holidays. WNEP reports that’s where Joe Miller, a total stranger, comes in. His mother passed away...

A major damage claim stemming from a runaway Army blimp in PA has been settled

12.08.17 | Terry Diener

PPL confirmed the settlement Thursday but said it could not provide details because of a confidentiality agreement. The electric utility's claim was among the 35 totaling $1.5 million the Army reported receiving after the aerostat broke loose...

PA education officials are reducing standardized testing days

12.07.17 | Bob Price

Governor Wolf says schools are spending too much time "teaching the test" and that's not the way education works. Starting next spring, standardized testing will be done over two weeks, not three, and the exams will be doled out later in the...

A dumping of snow is expected in towns south of Buffalo

12.07.17 | Bob Price

Today through early Friday, the south towns of Buffalo are expected to be covered with 12-18 inches of wind-blown snow. Those lake-effect snow bands off Lakes Erie and Ontario are starting to shift south.

A religious freedom case is brewing in the capital region of Pennsylvania

12.07.17 | Bob Price

A 20-year veteran of the Pennsylvania police force has been suspended for 10 days for going to church while he was on duty. Mark Hovan went to services twice in uniform at a Catholic church in Middletown, some 10 miles outside Harrisburg. Hovan...

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