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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 ...

Pennsylvania DEP Fines Cabott Oil for Gas Leak

08.20.14 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday it fined Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. more than $76,000 for losing control of a well at its Huston pad in Brooklyn Township, Susquehanna County. Regulators say the well released ...

Senator Bob Casey Heads Up Caregiver Bill

08.12.14 | Terry Diener

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania plans to introduce a bill that would lead to the creation of federal guidelines for training volunteers who help social services agencies. Casey outlined the bill after a hearing in Lackawanna County on the ...

Corbett, NCAA Request More Time In Sex-Abuse Settlement

08.08.14 | Terry Diener

Lawyers for the NCAA, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and others involved in a lawsuit about the Penn State penalties over child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky are asking a judge to give them a month to work on a possible ...

PA Courts Consider Microfilm Records

08.05.14 | Terry Diener

A new law could help counties in Pennsylvania modernize the way they store and preserve court records, by giving them the option to store those records electronically, not just through paper copies or microfilm.The proposal to update methods by ...

DEP Awarded Million Dollar Grant

08.05.14 | Terry Diener

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded a $1.4 million grant to PA Cleanways, also known as Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), to increase community involvement with waste issues through illegal dumping abatement, public ...

Geisinger Looking for New CEo

07.29.14 | Terry Diener

Geisinger Health System officials said Monday they have begun searching for a CEO to replace Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., who will leave at the end of next June. Steele, who is seventy, has headed the Danville, Pa.-based system since 2001. He will remain ...

PA Republicans Challenge Corbett's Budget Vetoes

07.24.14 | Terry Diener

Republicans who control the Senate have hired outside counsel to decide whether -- or even how -- to challenge Corbett's veto of roughly $7.2 million in legislative earmarks in a budget-related bill called the fiscal code. The code is often ...

PA Police Failing to Fingerprint

07.22.14 | Terry Diener

An independent news group called Public Source is reporting that Pennsylvania police are failing to fingerprint thousands of suspects every year, jeopardizing background check systems at the state and federal levels.Lawmakers are uncertain what ...

Corbett Adminstration Concerned About Migrant Health Risks

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

Speaking in a radio interview, Corbett said the Obama administration hasn't called to discuss its plans to find places for the children to stay. The governor said he’s worried that state dollars would be necessary to care for children coming ...

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