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NY Senator Tom Libous Has A Challenger

08.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Someone is running against the second most powerful Republican in New York state: Binghamton Senator Tom Libous. A mid-level appeals court Thursday reversed a lower court's decision to throw out petition signatures of Republican state Senate ...

Philadelphia Students To Receive Free Lunches

08.21.14 |

Starting this school year, all city schools students, regardless of family income, will receive free lunch through the Community Eligibility Provision of the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs. Students already were receiving free ...

Teachout Still in Primary Race After Residency Case

08.21.14 | Bill Price

Zephyr Teachout has survived another attempt by supporters of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to knock her off next month's democratic primary ballot. On Wednesday, a panel of appellate judges upheld a lower court's decision that Teachout is ...

NY High School Cancels Varsity Football Season

08.21.14 | Bill Price

The Pine Valley Central School District canceled their upcoming varsity football season because the school couldn't fill its roster, and the school was still divided over safety issues. Pine valley is working with neighboring schools to provide an ...

Pennsylvania DEP Fines Cabott Oil for Gas Leak

08.20.14 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday it fined Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. more than $76,000 for losing control of a well at its Huston pad in Brooklyn Township, Susquehanna County. Regulators say the well released ...

PA Bill to Eliminate School Property Taxes Could Move Forward

08.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

State Senator David Argall, a Schuylkill County Republican, who is one of the main sponsors of the measure acknowledged it doesn't have the support to emerge from committee. But he says there's a simple strategy taking shape - just amend the ...

Cuomo Supporters in Court Tuesday in Teachout Case

08.20.14 | Bill Price

Cuomo supporters say Teachout doesn't meet the state constitution's... five-year residency requirement to run. Teachout says that claim is a "frivolous" attempt by the Cuomo camp to silence opposition to his re-election. The Fordham university law ...

Authorites Probe Church Vandalism

08.19.14 |

State police are trying to figure out who fired two shots through the front doors of a small church in Port Allegany, in western Pennsylvania. Police say whoever the assailant was, they used two guns, with one of the bullets ending up on a pulpit ...

PA Sees Increase in Natural Gas Production

08.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's shale-gas wells produced 1.9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas during the first half of this year, according to data released Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. That's up slightly. It puts ...

Erie County Must Reveal Conditions in Jails

08.19.14 | Bill Price

A two year investigation by the justice department found evidence of staff-inmate violence and sexual misconduct between staff and inmates since 2003. Nine inmates have committed suicide and at least 15 others have attempted it at the Erie county ...

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