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Ambush Suspect Eric Freen's Hearing Moved

12.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A preliminary hearing for the man charged in the fatal ambush of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper has been rescheduled after one of his lawyers withdrew from the case. A judge Friday granted a defense request to move Eric Frein's (FREEN'S) ...

PA Governor-Elect Tom Wold Miscalculates The Benefit of A Tax on Natural Gas

12.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor-elect Tom Wolf might have been off the mark by hundreds of millions of dollars when he said during his campaign that a new severance tax on natural gas drillers would raise more than $1 billion. His estimate that the levy would raise $1 ...

New York Lawmakers Consider Assisted Suicide Bill

12.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Manhattan state senator is proposing to allow doctors to assist certain patients with suicide-- a move that would make New York the fifth state in the nation where it's legal. Democrat Brad Hoylman said it would permit doctors to prescribe lethal ...

Pro-Public School Rally After Call for More Charter Schools

12.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A pro-charter school group Tuesday released a report showing 11 percent of students in upstate New York attended a failing school this year- that's 249-thousand students statewide- and just 3 percent of high school students in Rochester are college ...

NY Region Counsel Awards Next Week

12.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Empire State plans to give out more than $700 million in grants-- and tax breaks-- at an event next week in Albany. It happens December 10th. The Southern tier has raked in 170 million dollars the past 2 years, and created 1500 jobs. The ...

PA's Thanksgiving Driving Accidents Increased this Year

12.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

More than one thousand accidents and a few hundred injuries were recorded in Pennsylvania this Thanksgiving driving season, an increase in comparison to numbers logged during last year's four-day holiday period. State police investigated 1,268 ...

NY Life Insurance Holders Still Covered if Insurers Go Under

12.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that lifts a cap on a state fund used to pay out benefits to state residents with insolvent companies. Since 1985, New York lawmakers required insurance companies to pay into a fund that would pay state ...

Labor and Religious Groups Ask For Minimum Wage Increase In Albany

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Labor advocates and religious leaders gathered Tuesday at the state Capitol to deliver a message to state lawmakers: Don't raise your pay without raising the minimum wage. Leaders in the state Senate and Assembly have pledged support for ...

Buffalo Bills Stadium Ready For The Game Sunday

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Buffalo Bills say they're stadium is "good to go" for this weekend's contest against the Cleveland Browns. After being shut down for most the week under a blanket of six feet of snow - "the Ralph" is back in business this weekend. Buffalo Bills ...

PA In The Running For Google Space Competition

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have taken the wraps off a lunar rover they hope will win their team $20 million in a Google-sponsored international competition. The LunarX prize will go to the team which first can get their rover to the ...

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