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NY Graduation Rate Inches Up

06.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Three out of four New York high-school students graduated on-time last year, but a large gap in graduation rate continues to exist between white students and black or Hispanic students, according to data released Monday by the state Education ...

Woman In Fatal Ithaca Wreck Identified

06.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Amanda Bush, 27, was working at Simeon's on the Commons when she was killed by a tractor-trailer car hauler that struck the restaurant, leaving five others injured. The truck was carrying seven vehicles when it struck the southeast corner of 224 ...

How Did New York's Legislative Session Wrap Up?

06.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The state’s legislative session included a fourth on-time budget in a row in March and ended with deals to limit teacher evaluations, legalize medical marijuana and toughen anti-heroin laws. The Legislature finished its six-month session ...

PA Police Dogs Getting Bulletproof Vests

06.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Police dogs across Pennsylvania are getting more protection with bulletproof vests. This, after a K-9 nine named Rocco was killed in the line of duty in Pittsburgh earlier this year. The vests comes from Vested Interest in K-Nine ...

Former PA Governor Suffers Stroke

06.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former U.S. Attorney General and Former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh has been hospitalized in Pittsburgh after suffering a mild stroke. The stroke happened Saturday at their weekend home in Ligonier. The 81 year old Thornburgh is resting ...

PA Bill Could Recruit Doctors to State

06.20.14 | Terry Diener

A bill headed to the governor's desk will allow the Pennsylvania National Guard to offer cash stipends to help recruit and retain medical professionals. The bill approved  by the state Senate would authorize $1,000 monthly stipends for ...

PA Budget out of Balance

06.20.14 | Terry Diener

 A new audit reveals the General Assembly sits on a $153 million uncommitted surplus, grist for a state budget debate likely to go past the June 30 due date. With Pennsylvania facing a $1.4 billion revenue problem, Gov. Tom Corbett and ...

NY Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

06.20.14 | FL News Team

Late last night,  Medical Marijuana passed in New York State.The bill, however, prohibits patients from smoking the drug. Instead, doctors can only prescribe edibles, tinctures or vaporizers. Of the 22 other states that have legalized medical ...

NY to Delay Common Core Teacher Evaluations

06.20.14 | Bob Price

   New York legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo have finalized a deal to delay Common Core-related teacher evaluations. The bill essentially delays for two years common core test results from teacher evaluations, shielding them ...

Santai-Gaffney Challenge's PA Gay Marriage Ruling

06.19.14 | Terry Diener

 U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III on Wednesday denied a county row officer's request to intervene and appeal his ruling overturning Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban. Schuylkill County Register of Wills Theresa Santai-Gaffney had asked ...

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