List by Month: 4-2013

Heating Aid Deadline Extended In Pennsylvania

04.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

LIHEAP in Pennsylvania has extended the deadline for applying for heating assistance. It's because they still have cash left. You can now apply until April 26th. The cutoff was supposed to be this Friday, April 5th.

PA Senator Bob Casey Says He Now Supports The Gay Rights Movement

04.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's senior senator is now supporting same sex marriage. Bob Casey is a devout Catholic, and has been a strong supporter of traditional marriage since he first ran for office. Casey has released a statement saying he believes elected ...

Boy Scouts Sending Out Surveys Ahead of Key Vote On Gay Scouts In May

04.02.13 |

The Boy Scouts are awaiting survey results before they take a vote on whether or not to allow gay scouts and leaders. The group has sent out a 13-question survey to 1.4 million parents, leaders, and scout alumni. They asked if a gay man should be ...

SAFE Act To Stay The Way It Is For Now

04.02.13 |

There likely won't be any more changes to SAFE Act this year. Lawmakers in Albany said Monday it seems any more changes to the much debated gun-control bill is off the table for the rest of this year. The issue likely won't be brought up again this ...

NY Program To Hand Out Air Conditioners This Summer

04.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Normally, H.E.A.P. funding pays to keep your house warm in the winter. Now, in New York, the same program is distributing air conditioners this summer to those with medical conditions. The program is supported by $3 million dollars from the home ...

Hobby Lobby Wins Appeal Hearing Over HHS Mandate

04.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The 10th circuit court of appeals has granted Christian craft store Hobby Lobby a full hearing on its appeal over the HHS mandate, which requires the store to offer abortive care to all employees, or face a hefty daily fine. It means the case now ...

PA Governor Tom Corbett Tries To Win Support For More Cash For Domestic Violence Prevention

04.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Gov. Tom Corbett has made a plea for a proposed increase in state spending to combat the domestic violence that claims an average of one life every three days in Pennsylvania. Corbett's appearance with anti-domestic violence advocates in ...

Spring Should Be Here Next Week In NY, PA

04.01.13 |

The arrival of something like spring may be at least another week away. Accuweather meteorologists in Northeastern Pennsylvania say they can confidently predict the Keystone and Empire states will bid a final goodbye to winter, and next week will ...

New York's Farm Industry Is Booming

04.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's farming industry is on the rebound. In 2008, there were 36-thousand farms covering 1.7 million acres of land statewide. That's 1600 more farms then the state had in 2006.  The state says the yogurt boom is providing a tremendous ...