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PA Parks Host New Years Day Hikes

12.30.14 | Terry Diener

As part of a nationwide America's State Parks First Day Hikes on New Year's Day, Thursday, Jan. 1, hikes will be held in 22 Pennsylvania state parks. Ellen Ferretti, secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says that ...

PA Homes Without Heat Doubled in Last Decade

12.30.14 | Terry Diener

The Public Utility Commission said last week that its survey shows that about 23,213 households didn't have heat-related utility service. The utility commission says that's up from 12,000 in 2003 and 19,653 last year. It also says some households ...

NY Lawmakers Consider $5B Windfall Spending

12.29.14 | FL News Team

Lawmakers returning to Albany in January are expected to focus on financial matters such as how to spend New York's $5 billion bank settlements windfall. Legislative leaders and Governor Cuomo are considering using the $5 billion from bank ...

Governor Cuomo Backs Southern Tier Casino

12.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially given his support behind a plan for a casino in the Southern tier. In a letter to the state gaming commission, the governor pressed for bidding to reopen for a 4th and final casino in New York State. The ...

Tom Wolf Tours PA

12.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has been touring Pennsylvania over the past week to drum out his message about state government's massive debt. Republicans want pension reform before they will consider any tax increase-- including a tax on natural ...

Education Funding Gap Widenes in PA

12.29.14 | Terry Diener

The gap between what wealthy districts and poor districts spend to educate children has widened dramatically in the four years since GOP Gov. Tom Corbett took office, amid deep budget-balancing cuts in state aid under Republican-controlled ...

Counselors On Hand In NEPA After 4 Teens Die In Crash

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Counselors will be on hand today at Palmerton Area High school— after 4 teenagers—two 16 year olds, a 17 year old, and a 13 year old girl—were killed in a car wreck in Carbon County over the weekend. The car was driven by the 17 ...

Fees For All Nearly PA Employees Who Need A License To Work Set To Go Up

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

People that cut hair, provide counsel, clean teeth, funeral directors-- those in construction- -and anyone else who has to have a license to do their job— will be paying more to renew next year. The State Board of Funeral Directors is one of ...

City In Upstate NY is the First To Ask The State For Cash To Get Rid of Deer

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The city of Syracuse is asking the State of New York for 100-thousand dollars—to take out deer. And it could revolutionize the way cities across the state handle deer removal. There are about 19 deer per every square mile in the city of ...

35-Thousand Stand In Support of the Family of 5 Year Old Kenneth White In NY

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

More then 35-thousand people across New York state kept their porch lights on over the weekend in honor of a 5 year old from the town of Berne, who was killed last week. The effort was organized on the "Lights for Kenneth White" Facebook page. ...

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