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Labor and Religious Groups Ask For Minimum Wage Increase In Albany

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Labor advocates and religious leaders gathered Tuesday at the state Capitol to deliver a message to state lawmakers: Don't raise your pay without raising the minimum wage. Leaders in the state Senate and Assembly have pledged support for ...

Buffalo Bills Stadium Ready For The Game Sunday

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Buffalo Bills say they're stadium is "good to go" for this weekend's contest against the Cleveland Browns. After being shut down for most the week under a blanket of six feet of snow - "the Ralph" is back in business this weekend. Buffalo Bills ...

PA In The Running For Google Space Competition

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have taken the wraps off a lunar rover they hope will win their team $20 million in a Google-sponsored international competition. The LunarX prize will go to the team which first can get their rover to the ...

PA Wants Judge To Toss Federal Lawuit On Female State Trooper Tests

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania says it's committed to recruiting women into the state police force and accuses the federal government of overstepping its authority over the physical fitness tests administered to trooper candidates. The state wants a federal judge ...

NY Casino Decision Expected Soon

11.25.14 | Bill Price

A decision on where up to four casinos will be located in upstate New York is expected December 17th. ... Is expected December 17th. That's the date a board reviewing casino applications is expected to meet for the final time. That board is tasked ...

New York Legalizes Small Fireworks, Sparklers

11.25.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The governor signed a modified bill after vetoing it twice earlier. The law will ban the sale of any fireworks in New York City-- and to anyone under 18. Towns have to opt into the law for it to be legal-- but since many may not hit it at their ...

PA Bear Season Opens with Big Harvest

11.25.14 | Terry Diener

The first day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season resulted in a harvest of 1,623 black bears, according to preliminary totals released Monday by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Archery and other early bear season harvest data still is ...

Thanksgiving Storm on the Way

11.25.14 | Terry Diener

A nor'easter is expected to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their Thanksgiving destinations. Robert Sinclair Jr., of AAA New York says the storm, forecast to dump rain along the coast and snow ...

Planning for PA's Gubernatorial Inauguration Underway

11.24.14 | Terry Diener

Event coordinators have two months to prepare a ceremony, gala and other activities for Governor-elect Tom Wolf, that will be attended by thousands of people. Mary Isenhour, who is helping plan Wolf's inauguration that's scheduled for Tuesday, ...

PA To Open New Community College

11.24.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania lawmakers will spend $1.2 million this year to establish a community college for the state's northwest corner even as critics question the need for a new state-sponsored school amid budget cuts. Trustees of the unnamed rural community ...

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