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Deadline Nears for PA Elk LIcense Lottery

07.24.14 | FL News Team

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says July 31st is the deadline for hunters to enter the lottery to receive one of 108 elk licenses to be issued this year. The deadline is about a month earlier than normal because game officials are holding the ...

PA Republicans Challenge Corbett's Budget Vetoes

07.24.14 | Terry Diener

Republicans who control the Senate have hired outside counsel to decide whether -- or even how -- to challenge Corbett's veto of roughly $7.2 million in legislative earmarks in a budget-related bill called the fiscal code. The code is often ...

PA's Auditor General Says State-Wide Drilling Needs Better Monitoring

07.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Auditor General Eugene Depasquale says the D.E.P. tried hard, but when Pennsylvania's gas industry boomed, there wern't enough inspectors to keep an eye on all the new wells. Hi audit took place from 2009-2012 and found no standard policy for when ...

Formers PSU Coaches Sue Penn State Over Dismissal

07.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Jay Paterno and another former assistant football coach at Penn State are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O'Brien was hired as head coach two years ago. Paterno and William Kenney have filed a lawsuit in ...

Founder of RIT'S Institute for the Deaf Passes Away at 94

07.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Robert Panara died of natural causes Sunday in Rochester. He was 94. When he was 10, he contracted meningitis and became deaf. His disability gave him the drive to found Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the ...

HSLDA Urges People In NY, PA To Protest United Nations Disability Treaty

07.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a vote taking place in a u.s. Senate committee today that would affect parent's rights. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, poised to vote on the United Nations Disabilities treaty. The Homeschool Legal Defense Organization says it will ...

PA Police Failing to Fingerprint

07.22.14 | Terry Diener

An independent news group called Public Source is reporting that Pennsylvania police are failing to fingerprint thousands of suspects every year, jeopardizing background check systems at the state and federal levels.Lawmakers are uncertain what ...

Tom Reed Launches Campaign Ads Early

07.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Reed says his early t.v. ads-- that cost over 17-thousand dollars and began running last month-- reflect the way congressional campaigns have changed. "There is no more normal in politics anymore", his spokesman said-- "campaigns start earlier and ...

Fruit Recall Hits New York

07.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A national recall of peaches, nectarines and plums has affected grocers nationwide-- and now is hitting Trader Joe's and Wegmans. Both are removing from their stores a variety of fruit packaged by a California firm that showed possible ...

53-Thousand Western New Yorkers To Undergo Medicaid Switch

07.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

BlueCross Blueshield of Western New York is cutting Medicaid programs. It will affect the healthcare of 53-thousand people. The health network says it's withdrawing its medicaid programs due to financial concerns. It will affect residents in Erie, ...

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