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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 ...

PA Illegal Immigrants Rally for Driving Licenses

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

          Illegal immigrants rallied for the right to have a driver's license on the steps of the state Capitol in Harrisburg Yesterday. House Democrat Patty King is co-sponsoring house bill 1648. It ...

Corbett's Budget Leaves State Projects Unfunded

05.29.14 | Terry Diener

Cash-strapped schools desperate to replace leaky roofs and crumbling infrastructure will likely go without state construction money for a third year. Governor Tom Corbett's Budget proposal continues a moratorium on funding new projects. In 2012, ...

New York Unvails Aggressive Heroin Legislation

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Lawmakers have unveiled 25 different bills to curb heroin use. The senate's joint task force on heroin and opioid addiction released the bills Wednesday, saying they hope they'll address the heroin surge in the state. The bills would equip ...

Medical Marijuana Bill Soon a Reality in NY

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

         Senator John Defrancisco in New York says a medical marijuana bill will happen this session.  His statement is significant because he is a top rank republican senator who has opposed the ...

Push Continues to Ban Gifts for PA Lawmakers

05.28.14 | Bill Price

In the midst of a scandal that involved four Philadelphia representatives, the state voted to ban cash gifts to public employees. Now some Pennsylvania lawmakers are saying enough is enough. In April, the state senate passed a ban on all cash gifts ...

Montgomery County Legalizes Gay Marriage

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 The final Pennsylvania county which had been legally prevented from issuing same sex marriage licenses to gay couples will begin signing them at 8:30 this morning. This, after a Federal judge legalized gay marriage in the Keystone State last ...

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