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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 ...

NY Department of Agriculture Okays Out-of-State Grapes for Winemaking

08.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Typically the practice is banned, but on Monday, the State Department of Agriculture and markets approved the sale-- because over 40-percent of the grape harvest statewide was destroyed in last year's harsh winter. The state hasn't permitted the ...

Two Dead After Train Collision

08.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Two men are dead following a train collision with a pickup truck in Lycoming County, in Clinton Township. Griffith Company, a construction company based in California, has confirmed that both men who died in the accident were working at the ...

Corbett Could Still Have a Shot at Second Term

08.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Brad Bumsted with the newspaper TribLive in Harrisburg says 9 in 10 pundits will tell you Tom Wolf will win in November. If so, Corbett will be the first governor not to win a second term in more then 4 decades. But Bumsted says Corbett may still ...

Push For Release of Attica Prison Break Records

08.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The whistle blower in the 1971 Attica, New York prison uprising is still pushing for all the records to be released-- 4 decades later. Ex-prosecutor Malcom Bell, now 82, has filed papers in support of opening the long-sealed investigation that left ...

Charges Filed Against Couple in Amish Kidnapping

08.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Today, investigators are gathering evidence at the home of Steven Howles Junior-- and his girlfriend Nicole Vaisey including computer hard drives. They will also likely face more charges-- after police found evidence they abused the girls before ...

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