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New Tax Proposed on High-Producing Gas Wells

04.16.14 | Terry Diener

 Another Republican state lawmaker in the Republican-controlled Legislature is lining up behind a proposal to impose a new tax on Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry.Monroe County Rep. Mario Scavello asked fellow lawmakers Tuesday to ...

PA Governor Tom Corbett Signs Bills to Improve Abuse Reporting

04.16.14 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Corbett signed four more bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals into law on Tuesday.  The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, which trains people to recognize and report ...

Pennsylvania Businesses Pushing for Liquor Privatization

04.15.14 | Terry Diener

Business groups including drugstores, grocery stores and some beer distributors are asking lawmakers to approve sale of Pennsylvania's state stores and enact a full-scale liquor privatization plan by June 30. Business people behind the push say a ...

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 26th

04.15.14 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs Saturday, April 26th, as part of National Prescription Drug take-back day. Take-back day is a National Initiative, conducted in partnership with the U.S. Drug ...

PA Anglers Take to the Streams

04.14.14 | FL News Team

After a long, cold and snowy winter, Pennsylvania anglers were in their favorite fishing holes Saturday for the statewide opening of trout season. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocked lakes and streams with 3.2 million adult brook, ...

Franklin Regional High School to Resume Classes Post Stabbing

04.14.14 | FL News Team

 The high school where 21 students and a security guards were injured in a stabbing rampage last week will resume classes Wednesday, one week after the attacks. Franklin Regional School District announced the reopening plans on its website ...

More Autonomy for PA's State Schools

04.11.14 | Terry Diener

The board of governors for Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities Thursday gave member schools greater autonomy to create minors and certificate programs and approved additional tuition price flexibility experiments. The board also voted to ...

Bill for Landowner's Rights Approved in PA Senate

04.11.14 | Terry Diener

Over 20 Injured in Murraysville Stabbing

04.10.14 | FL News Team

One adult and 21 students were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville Wednesday morning.  Two other students were injured in the incident, officials said.Police said Alex Hribal, 16, ran through the school, slashing or ...

Northampton County Parents Sueing School Over Son's Valentine's Card

04.10.14 | FL News Team

A couple is taking on the Nazareth Area School District in Northampton County over a dispute about their first-grader's Valentine's Day cards. "It's really impacted him personally," said Matt Sharp, an attorney who is representing Donald and Ellen ...

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