List by Month: 2-2013

The Federal Government Takes A Peek At Issues With PA Unemployment Program

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's unemployment insurance program is in hot water. The U.S. Department of Labor has written a letter to the state naming serious issues in the operation of the program, everything from aging phone and computer systems to losing millions ...

Lawmaker Wants To Legalize Marijuana In Pennsylvania

02.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to legalize marijuana in the Keystone state, and remove all threats of criminal prosecution. Senator Daylin Leach says "we'd only legalize it for people over 21. It would, in fact, only treat marijuana almost exactly ...

Youth Football May Be Banned In New York State

02.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Lawmakers in New York are considering a proposal to limit youth football across the state. Assemblyman Michael Benedetto introduced a bill last week to prohibit all kids in the state under 11 years old from playing. He said he's concerned about ...

Lightening Strikes St. Peter's Basilica Hours After Pope Announces Retirement

02.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Lightening struck the roof of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome last night, hours after pope benedict said he'd be retiring, the first pope to retire in 600 years. Meanwhile, many are wondering what will happen to the pope when Benedictine the 16th ...

Trustee Wants Penn State Investigation Of Sandusky Reopened

02.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Penn State trustee has called on the board to take a second look at the Freeh report. That's the school's investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. Trustee Alvin Clemens said the critique released by Joe Paterno's family raises ...

Friday's Storm Lives Up To It's Fury

02.11.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Did Friday's snowstorm stack up to the reports? In a word, yes. Parts of western New York logged 11 inches of snow, 6 in the Southern Tier, and 8 inches for Ithaca. 40 inches were charted in Hamden Connecticut, enough to bury a small child. ...

New Jerry Sandusky Report Out Today Disputes Freeh Report

02.11.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Late Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno's wife Sue will give an interview today, refuting the findings of the Freeh report that tarnished the Paterno name. She will tell Katie Couric "we have five children and seventeen grandchildren, our lives ...

NY Has Had The Reports To Finish Their Hydrofracking Probe For 6 to 8 Weeks

02.11.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York has been waiting on a report by three outside experts to move forward on whether or not to allow high volume hydrofracking. Apparently, their report has been done for over a month. Those were details the State Health Department didn't ...

It Costs You An Extra Quarter A Gallon To Fill Up

02.11.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Gas prices have jumped nearly a quarter in the last 2 weeks. And that's bad news in New York and Pennsylvania, where we're both already well above the national average. Nationally, a gallon of regular gas is 3-59. The rise, due to a spike in ...

Man Behind Firing Of Joe Paterno Is Leaving

02.08.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Penn State trustee who fired football coach Joe Paterno over the phone has announced he is leaving the board. John Surma was vice chairman of the board of trustees when he told Paterno that he was being ousted as Penn State's head coach after ...

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