List by Month: 4-2014

Soldier From Upstate NY Killed In Afghanistan

04.30.14 | Bill Price

The family of a Fort Drum soldier from eastern New York says he has been killed while serving his second tour in Afghanistan. Relatives of 24-year-old Sgt. Shawn Farrell tell local media that he was shot Monday during an attack in an eastern ...

NY Raises Tuition Assistance Maximum

04.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York has raised the state’s maximum college tuition grant for the coming academic year to $5,165. The $165 increase is the first in 14 years. Nearly 400,000 state residents received Tuition Assistance Program, or TAP, awards last ...

Ny Regents Approve Safety Net For Teaching Hopefuls

04.30.14 | Bill Price

New York’s education policymakers on Tuesday agreed to temporarily ease certification requirements for new teachers, after a number of colleges and labor unions publicly raised concerns about a new exam. The state Board of Regents ...

Gun Rights Activists Hold Rally In Harrisburg

04.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A few hundred gun rights advocates took their cause to Pennsylvania lawmakers on Tuesday as part of Second Amendment Action Day, an annual event that focuses on one of the state's most divisive political issues. The rally brought dozens of ...

Appeals Court Upholds Retirement Age for PA Judges

04.30.14 | Bill Price

A federal appeals court Tuesday refused to strike down Pennsylvania's law that requires judges in the state to retire at age 70. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals took that stance in affirming an order U.S. Middle District Judge John E. Jones ...

Federal Appeals Court Uphold's PA Retirement Age For Judges

04.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal appeals court Tuesday refused to strike down Pennsylvania's law that requires judges in the state to retire at age 70. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals took that stance in affirming an order U.S. Middle District Judge John E. Jones ...

Changes to Compassionate Care Act Could Make Vote Likely

04.29.14 | FL News Team

 Recent changes to the State Senate's version of the Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, make a vote likely, according to several legislative sources.The medical marijuana bill has been stalled in the ...

NY Regents Set to Make Cheerleading a Sport

04.29.14 | FL News Team

A state Board of Regents committee on Monday unanimously approved making competitive cheerleading an official interscholastic sport, which would make New York the 35th state to do so.The regulation change would subject cheer teams to limits on ...

Hershey's Unwraps Environmentally Friendly Packaging

04.29.14 | Terry Diener

The Hershey Company says it is saving a small forest each year with its new packaging design for Hershey's Miniatures. The new packaging is hitting retail shelves this week. The wrappers have bolder graphic designs but also are lighter than the old ...

PA Voter Registration in Decline

04.29.14 | Terry Diener

In the midst of a closely watched gubernatorial race that could impact everything from jobs to education, fewer Pennsylvania residents are registering to vote than in comparable years. According to data provided by Pennsylvania's State Department, ...

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