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PA Prosectutors Crack Down on Two-County Drug Circle

12.12.14 | Terry Diener

Twenty-four suspected drug dealers selling mostly heroin were charged by state narcotics agents Thursday. This, after a street-level sweep that brought together more than a dozen law enforcement agencies to fight heroin trafficking in Armstrong and ...

PA Governor-Elect Wolf Announces Transistion Team

12.12.14 | Terry Diener

Governor-elect Tom Wolf on Thursday named 34 people he appointed to catch him up on the state of state agencies.The members of Wolf's transition team will act as review heads for state agencies and issue areas, attempting to identify challenges in ...

NY Counties Hit by Storm Could Get Help from FEMA

12.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the cost of the storm that hammered Buffalo and Western New York in November was 46 million dollars. Towns collectively only need 27 million dollars to get federal grants from FEMA-- the Federal Emergency ...

No Raise for NY Lawmakers Until They Nod to Finance Reforms

12.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Cuomo said he's pushing legislative leaders for public finances of campaigns, limits on outside income, and stronger campaign finance laws-- but says they have resisted. Lawmakers want to hold a special session before year's end-- so they can get ...

NY Senate Dems Call for Special Prosecutor in Police Death Cases

12.11.14 | FL News Team

Following the death of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, there are growing calls in Albany for a special prosecutor to investigate police encounters with unarmed citizens that end in the death of the person. Now, the leader of the Senate Democrats has a ...

NY's Ed Commissioner King to Take Post With Obama Admin

12.11.14 | FL News Team

New York's Education Commissioner John King is stepping down from his post to take a job with the Obama administration according to the state teacher's union.King, who was appointed to the commissioner position in 2011 led the state through the ...

D-E-P Expands PA Forests

12.11.14 | Terry Diener

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is adding 971 acres to Pennsylvania’s state forest system by adding seven separate tracts to Bald Eagle, Gallitzin, Lackawanna, Rothrock, Tiadaghton and Tuscarora state forests. These ...

PA Governor-Elect Wolf Staffs Cabinet

12.11.14 | Terry Diener

Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has begun filling key positions on his senior staff roster. Wolf on Wednesday announced he had selected John Hanger to be his new secretary of Policy and Planning, a high-profile job that involves helping the governor ...

PA's Attorney General Kane Makes Staff Adjustments

12.10.14 | Terry Diener

As she faces a grand jury probe into alleged leaks, Attorney General Kathleen Kane is once again reshuffling her top staff. On Tuesday, Kane named a former top aide to the Arkansas attorney general as her chief of staff. Kane also said she will be ...

Some PA Drilling Companies to Pay Workers Backwages

12.10.14 | Terry Diener

Following a two-year U.S. Department of Labor investigation, a newly released report says contractors involved in natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania and West Virginia must pay nearly $4.5 million in back wages to ...

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