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9th Year of Goodies For Our Troops

07.22.13 | Abby Lutcher

The “Goodies for Our Troops” crew was at it again this weekend wrapping snacks and such to send to local soldiers overseas.

Indoor Smoking Bans Have Changed A Lot in 10 Years

07.22.13 | Abby Lutcher

New York marks the 10th anniversary of its landmark indoor smoking ban this week with advocates saying thousands of lives were saved while even opponents say most of their concerns were blown away.

Police Department Temporarily Out of Service

07.19.13 | Abby Lutcher

A community in Northumberland County is without its police force, all because of what appears to be an issue with insurance.

University Shuts Down Buildings To Reduce Power Demand

07.19.13 | Abby Lutcher

One college campus in Luzerne County was one of hundreds of businesses and intuitions that voluntarily turned off power at buildings to reduce the demand on the power grid during the heat wave.

NY Unemployment Rate Dips to 7.5 Percent

07.19.13 | Abby Lutcher

The unemployment rate in New York ticked down last month, dropping to 7.5 percent from 7.6 percent in May.

New Yorkers Asked to Cut Energy Use During Heat Wave

07.19.13 | Abby Lutcher

New Yorkers are being asked to reduce electricity use as this week's heat wave is driving near record demand for power.

Stores Selling Out Of AC Units

07.18.13 | Abby Lutcher

The fight to stay cool continues Wednesday as we face humidity and high temperatures into the overnight hours. If you haven't prepared your home in this severe heat, you may be out of luck.

Hearing Looks at State Gun Purchasing Laws

07.18.13 | Abby Lutcher

A woman whose son was among the victims of a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school in December is urging Pennsylvania state lawmakers to change a state law that allows private sales of rifles to be conducted without background checks.

Sales Tax Drop Spurs County Hiring Freeze

07.18.13 | Abby Lutcher

What's being called a huge drop in sales tax revenue is going to be a game changer for the way local government operates.

Governor Tom Corbett Hires 3rd Chief of Staff

07.18.13 | Abby Lutcher

Gov. Tom Corbett says he's hiring his third chief of staff and his third secretary of legislative affairs in as many years as he struggles to improve his public image and his clout inside the Capitol.

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