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New Exibit at Buffalo Zoo

02.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Buffalo zoo is opening a new polar bear exhibit today. The 14 million dollar exhibit, set to open next year, will feature underwater viewing and more space for the zoo's 1 year old polar bear cub, Luna, and her visiting playmate Kali. The ...

Madoff Collegue on Trial

02.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A former co-worker of Bernie Madoff appeared in federal court Tuesday. He testified that he trusted his boss for decades before Madoff was convicted of orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme. Daniel Bonaventre is on trial himself, accused of changing ...

Plans to Split NY State into Two Regions

02.18.14 | Jeremy Miller

 A movement is afoot to split New York into two regions - upstate and downstate - to acknowledge the gaping philosophical differences and improve representation.         The state would remain united for ...

NY Lawmakers On Break

02.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York lawmakers get a break this week, after just a month of work. The state legislature is not scheduled to go into full session until February 25th. Lawmakers have been in session in Albany two or three days a week since January 13th.

Penn State Picks A President

02.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Penn State University trustees have unanimously appointed their next president, Florida State’s Eric Barron. Barron, who has strong ties as a longtime professor and dean at Penn State was introduced Monday after Penn State’s trustees ...

Inmate Population In PA Growing

02.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Decades of rapid growth in the inmate population at the state correctional institutions appear to be ending, but state officials still seek more money next year to run the system. The 2014-15 budget proposed by Governor Tom Corbett calls for $77 ...

Grape Damage Worst In 30 Years In NY

02.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Help is on the way for New York state grape-growers. After sub-zero temperatures damaged grape crops, Senator Chuck Schumer is asking the Department of Agriculture to assist upstate vineyards come spring. Farmers won't know the full affect this ...

Winter Weather Costs NY State

02.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The winter weather is taking a financial toll on towns across the Empire state. State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli says paying for extra supplies and employees has been really tough on municipal budgets. While the state can help towns and villages buy ...

Roof Collapses Across PA

02.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

More snow is on the way today for winter-weary Pennsylvania, as roofs sag and the price of road salt goes through the roof. Most of eastern Pennsylvania saw at least a couple inches of new snow on Saturday, with as many as 7 inches reported by the ...

PA Students Aren't Going Into Teaching

02.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

In an era of layoffs, high-stakes testing and crowded classrooms, many college students in Pennsylvania are saying no thanks to careers in education. All across the state, at public and private institutions, the number of students enrolled in ...