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PA Scraps Medical Marijuana Bill

06.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

   Medical marijuana is likely a no-go in Pennsylvania-- for now. At first glance it appeared a bill may have the chance of passing-- after Governor Tom Corbett announced last month he would support a medical study of it's effects. But ...

Tom Wolf Ahead in PA Polls

06.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

In the first public poll since the May 20 primary, Democrat Tom Wolf holds a 20-point lead over Republican Governor Tom Corbett. Rasmussen Reports, of New Jersey, a media company specializing in polling, said Wolf holds a 51-31 percent lead over ...

Robert Mericle Starts Prison Time Today

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the key figures in the “Kids for Cash” scandal in Luzerne County has to report to prison today. In April, Robert Mericle  was sentenced to one year behind bars, plus a year of probation and a $250,000 fine.  He will ...

Judge to Ramp Up Case Against Penn State Administrators

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Jerry Sandusky has been convicted and sentenced and lost an appeal, but the prosecution of three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sex-abuse complaints about the former assistant football coach has been in legal limbo. ...

Pelosi, Slaughter Embark on Bus Tour

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and New York Democrat Louise Slaughter have launched a bus tour together. The pair was seen Sunday in Seneca Falls-- highlighting economic issues important to women. They were standing on the future ...

New York to Build Masive Medical Database

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 New York is quietly building one of the nation's largest computer databases of medical records-- a system that, when finished, will allow patients and doctors to see complete health histories in one place. 71 percent of New York's hospitals ...

Corning Native Ties For First Place In The Scripps National Spelling Bee

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Sriram Hathwar has been crowned co-champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. He won the title Thursday night in Washington, D.C.It was a nail-biter back and forth the whole way. Sriram and Ansun Sujoe both missed words in the same round at one ...

Central New York Mourns After Motorist Deliberately Runs Over State Trooper

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The motorist who struck and killed a trooper Thursday during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 81 did so intentionally, state police said. Almond Upton, 60, of Melrose, Fla., was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Trooper ...

Goodbye, Mandatory High School Graduation Testing In PA. Maybe.

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill that would eliminate a key component of the state's Common Core curriculum - passing proficiency tests to graduate from high school is again up for consideration in the Pennsyvlania Legislature. It’s Senator Andrew ...

Electric Rates To Spike In PA June 1st

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Some electricity users in Pennsylvania will see their rates go up in just a few days. It is set to happen June 1st. How much rates go up depends on the provider. Rates go up every quarter. This time around they are going up more than usual to help ...

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