List by Month: 6-2014

Wolf Tops Corbett in Gubernatorial Polls

06.04.14 | Bill Price

          Two new political polls show Democrat Tom Wolf has opened up a sizable lead over incumbent Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race. The Public Policy Institute has Tom Wolf ahead, 55% ...

Pennsylvania to Downsize State Government

06.04.14 | FL News Team

 Two bills passed the state Senate on Tuesday that would affect all three branches of government. Senators are signaling support for amending the constitution to get rid of top state government offices including Lieutenant governor and two ...

Upton Waives Right to Preliminary Hearing

06.03.14 | FL News Team

Almond Upton,  the man accused of intentionally hitting and killing State Trooper Christopher Skinner will not appear in court Tuesday.It had originally been scheduled in the Town of Chenango court for Tuesday morning.The 60-year-old from ...

New York Dems Seek Minimum Wage Hike

06.03.14 | Bill Price

 Emboldened by promises of support from Cuomo, liberals are re-doubling  efforts to raise New York's minimum wage from $8.00 to $10.00 an hour. Senate democrats said they're counting on the governor's support to pass the wage increase. ...

PA Scraps Medical Marijuana Bill

06.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

   Medical marijuana is likely a no-go in Pennsylvania-- for now. At first glance it appeared a bill may have the chance of passing-- after Governor Tom Corbett announced last month he would support a medical study of it's effects. But ...

Tom Wolf Ahead in PA Polls

06.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

In the first public poll since the May 20 primary, Democrat Tom Wolf holds a 20-point lead over Republican Governor Tom Corbett. Rasmussen Reports, of New Jersey, a media company specializing in polling, said Wolf holds a 51-31 percent lead over ...

Robert Mericle Starts Prison Time Today

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the key figures in the “Kids for Cash” scandal in Luzerne County has to report to prison today. In April, Robert Mericle  was sentenced to one year behind bars, plus a year of probation and a $250,000 fine.  He will ...

Judge to Ramp Up Case Against Penn State Administrators

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Jerry Sandusky has been convicted and sentenced and lost an appeal, but the prosecution of three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sex-abuse complaints about the former assistant football coach has been in legal limbo. ...

Pelosi, Slaughter Embark on Bus Tour

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and New York Democrat Louise Slaughter have launched a bus tour together. The pair was seen Sunday in Seneca Falls-- highlighting economic issues important to women. They were standing on the future ...

New York to Build Masive Medical Database

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 New York is quietly building one of the nation's largest computer databases of medical records-- a system that, when finished, will allow patients and doctors to see complete health histories in one place. 71 percent of New York's hospitals ...

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