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Cell Phone Company In NEPA Gives 100-Thousand Backpacks To Kids

08.04.14 |

A company in Pensylvania helped thousands of kids get a good start on their school year over the weekend. Cellular connection locations in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties gave any kid who stopped by any of their three locations in Pittston, Dallas, ...

Dangerous Hogweed Plant Spreads Across Upstate NY

08.04.14 |

The giant Hogweed plant is spreading in New York state. If touched, the plants watery liquid takes away the body's ability to protect itself-- for years-- from sunlight, leading to third degree burns. The DEC now says Hogweed is found in every ...

Senator Chuck Schumer Wants Private Drones Better Regulated Over U.S. Soil

08.04.14 |

One top New York lawmaker says he knows what to do about the proliferation of drones in the skies over the U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer says he wants to see them better regulated. Schumer says privately operated drones pose not only a safety issue, ...

Dangerous "Giant Hogweed" in Bloom Across New York

08.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The plant is described as a massive version of Queen Anne's lace-- it can grow 15 feet tall, with white flowers the size of dinner plates. But its clear, watery sap causes second and third degree burns, permenant scarring, and blindness if touched. ...

New York Casino Applications Posted By Accident

08.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Gaming Commission posted the applications of each bidder online at about 11:30 a.m.-- applications for Lago resort in Tyre, Traditions Resort in Union, and a bid from Tioga Downs in Nichols. All were removed at 5:15 p.m. for what ...

American Pickers to Pick Through Pennsylvania

08.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

With the cameras rolling, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of the History Channel's "American Pickers" reality show, will spend two weeks-- August 11th through the 24h-- driving their trademark white van through the commonwealth and picking ...

PPL Proposes 725-Mile Regional Power Line

08.01.14 | FL News Team

Pennsylvania power company PPL says it's planning to build a new 725-mile system of electric transmission lines. A PPL spokesman says the mega-line would make electric service more reliable during power outages and reduce the cost of electricity to ...

Tom Wolf Gaining in Polls

07.31.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The race is tightening. A new poll from the New York Times and CBS shows Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett losing to Tom Wolf by a narrower margin. The poll still shows Corbett losing, but the margin is 33 percent to Wolf's 42 percent. The single ...

Temple University Cuts Standadized Test Requirements

07.31.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Philadelphia school will become the first public research university in the northeastern U.S. to drop the requirement that applicants submit an SAT or ACT score, starting in fall 2015. In a release announcing the decision, Temple's President ...

Job Website Helps NY Find Employment

07.31.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The state has set up a site called "Jobs Express"-- and there are over 8-thousand positions listed on it right now, from Buffalo to Binghamton. You can search by location, company, or job type. Businesses have used the site to fill more than ...

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