List by Month: 8-2013

Lockdown In Upstate NY Town Over

08.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Authorities were warning residents to stay inside and lock their doors in Bovina, about 55 miles southwest of Albany, as police negotiated with a man with a gun. Bovina is a small farming town of 600 people. A New York alert notification was ...

Food Stamps Cuts To Affect Over A Million Pennsylvanians

08.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Life may get hungrier for 1.3 million people in Pennsylvania on November 1st, when food-stamp benefits will be cut overnight for the first time in U.S. history.  That's 21 lost meals per month for a family of four. The program is called SNAP, ...

Firearms Maker Becomes First In The State To Leave NY Due To SAFE Act

08.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The firearms maker will move its corporate offices because of the state's new gun law, the SAFE Act, enacted last January. Kahr Firearms in White Plains says it's looking for a friendlier place for business, and will be setting up shop on a 620 ...

All Gas Wells In PA Now Have To Follow Strict Air Quality Rules

08.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says shale oil or gas wells will no longer be exempt. The DEP said Thursday that oil and gas well sites in Pennsylvania had been granted blanket exemptions from obtaining approvals since 1996. ...

Flags to Fly At Half Staff Across Parts of PA This Weekend

08.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett has ordered Pennsylvania state flags at the Capitol  and at commonwealth facilities in Monroe County to fly at half-staff for three days, beginning Sunday, in honor of the shooting victims in Monroe County. Three men, ...

Dogs Find Potential Cancer Patients In PA

08.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Dogs are helping to sniff out ovarian cancer. Using tissue samples donated by patients, the University of Pennsylvania's Working Dog Center has started training 3 canines to sniff out the signature compound that indicates the presence of the ...

Reaction to Common Core Results

08.08.13 | Bob Price

Thirty-one percent of New York students in elementary and middle schools were proficient in math and reading on state exams administered last spring, state officials announced Wednesday. That's down from about 65 percent in math and 55 percent in ...

PA Hires New College Chief

08.08.13 | Bob Price

Frank T. Brogan, a higher-education executive and former Florida lieutenant governor, was picked Wednesday to be the next chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14-university State System of Higher Education.  The system's board of governors unanimously ...

Gas Drilling Giant Gives up Fight with NY

08.08.13 | Bob Price

Chesapeake Energy has given up a two- year legal fight to retain thousands of acres of natural gas drilling in New York State.The company held the gas rights to nearly 230 thousand acres across eight counties in the Finger Lakes region, including ...

Gunmaker Revolts Against SAFE Act

08.08.13 | Bob Price

A firearms manufacturer says it's moving its corporate offices out of New York partly because of the state's strict new gun control law. Kahr Firearms Group of Pearl River is the first gunmaker in the state to blame the law for its departure. The ...

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