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Contendors Lining Up For Maziarz Seat

07.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The fight to fill the seat of Republican State Senator George Maziarz is taking shape in the 62nd District. Maziarz, one of the most powerful senators in New York, is retiring after 19 years in office. He is also the subject of a federal ...

Libous Files Court Records In Lying Case

07.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Attorneys for Sen. Thomas W. Libous and his son are arguing the government’s accusations against them are so vague they cannot prepare an adequate defense without more information. Libous and his son, Matthew T. Libous, were indicted July 1 ...

America's Favorite Chocolate Maker Raising Prices

07.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A not so good news for chocolate lovers around the world: America's leading candy and chocolates producer Hershey Co announced an overall 8 percent price increase for its chocolates. That means buying your favorite Kit Kat or Reese will now cost ...

PA Lawmakers State Portraits Marked With Corruption Plaques

07.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Three former Pennsylvania state House speakers and one former Senate president pro tempore each have new information on the plaques beneath their official portraits hanging in the Capitol's corridors: details about their criminal convictions. The ...

Atheist to Give Invocation at Greece Town Board Meeting

07.15.14 | FL News Team

An atheist is set to deliver the invocation in a western New York community whose town board won a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding its right to open meetings with a prayer.Dan Courtney said he asked the town of Greece right after the 5-4 ...

Hydrofracking Delay Continues in New York

07.15.14 | Sarah Harnisch

   A judge Monday blocked attempts to force Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration to decide whether to authorize large-scale high volume hydofracking. It means there is no timeline  to decide on gas drilling in New York. Acting ...

Pennsylvania Bans Tanning Beds for Minors

07.15.14 | Terry Diener

 A state law that took effect this month requires tanning facilities to turn away customers younger than 17 and obtain written parental consent from 17-year-olds. Pennsylvania joins about three dozen states that regulate the indoor tanning ...

Hiko Energy Could Get the Boot in Pennsylvania

07.15.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The public utility commission in Pennsylvania has filed a formal complaint against a power company that provides electricity to several top electric providers-- like PPL. Hiko energy could get slapped with a $15 million fine and users could get a ...

New York National Guard readies for summer drills

07.14.14 | Bob Price

More than 2,000 soldiers from the New York National Guard are gearing up for annual summer training. The first deployment from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team gets under way this weekend and continues through mid-August. Troops are headed to ...

Former health secretary: Pa. failed to address fracking concerns

07.14.14 | Bob Price

Former state health secretary, Dr. Eli Avila, is telling the Associated Press he believes Pennsylvania has failed to address public concerns related to natural gas development. “The lack of any action speaks volumes,” ...

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