List by Month: 8-2014

Edgy Billboard Put up by Church

08.29.14 |

A billboard that says God loves sex was put up Thursday in northeastern Pennsylvania. It was placed there by a church. A one-year-old non-denominational church with a congregation of 100 in Wilkes-Barre put up the billboard along Route 309 and it's ...

Pennsylvania DEP Releases Water Contamination Report

08.29.14 | Terry Diener

After years of delays and confusion Pennsylvania has released details of 243 cases where regulators determined that oil or natural gas drilling or related activities ruined private drinking water wells. The Department of Environmental Protection ...

NY Times Slams Cuomo Campaign

08.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

In another snub to the governor, the Times has endorsed Tim Wu for New York lieutenant governor over Kathy Hochul, forcing Cuomo's running mate to go on the defensive as the primary race enters its final weeks. In an endorsement published online, ...

New York Releases Teacher Evaluations

08.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

It was supposed to go live last October-- but finally, after much contention, late last night, the State Education Department made its preliminary statewide 2012-2013 teacher evaluation results public,  after putting in place educator privacy ...

NICE Bucket Challenge

08.28.14 | Terese Main

Are you up for the challenge?

New Wave of Thefts Hits Pennsylvania

08.28.14 |

The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors said Wednesday that homeowners should be cautious of people who come to the door claiming to be surveyors. A rash of so-called “distraction thefts” has hit Pennsylvania, leaving some people ...

PA Has Heightened Highway Patrols For Holiday Weekend

08.28.14 | Terry Diener

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," is in full swing in Pennsylvania-- through Labor Day. Last year, there were 150 alcohol-related crashes, 47 drug related crashes and 9 fatalities. It means PA DUI task forces will have checkpoints and roving ...

Greece Unveils School Security System

08.28.14 |

People who visit Greece Central Schools will have to present a valid, government-issued photo ID to be scanned through the National Sex Offender Registry. Director of school safety and security Steve Chatterton said, “It gives us the ability ...

News Names on New Yorks FAll Ballot

08.28.14 | Bill Price

New York voters could see as many as 12 parties putting up candidates for governor this fall.State election officials say six independent parties are petitioning to join the more familiar democratic... republican... and green parties on the ballot. ...

Trucker Shortage in Pennsylvania

08.26.14 | Terry Diener

According to the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, there is a shortage of about 23,000 licensed truck drivers nationwide, and if the shortfall continues to grow, the gap could be 10 times larger by 2023. In Western Pennsylvania, the shortage is ...