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Virginia Passes Law Requiring An ID To Vote

08.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's Voter I.D. law has been closely watched by the nation. It requires you to have a photo id to vote this November. On Monday, another state passed the same law. You are now required to have a photo id to vote in Virginia. Pundits say ...

Two Massive Health Networks To Track The Sick In P.A. Marcellus Territory

08.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Two powerful healthcare networks in Pennsylvania are conducting the first systematic study of the health effects of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling. Guthrie Health, based in Sayre, Pennsylvania and the Geisinger Health System, based out of ...

New York May Be Poised To Announce Hydrofracking Decision

08.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The wait may soon be over. A decision on whether or not to allow hydrofracking in New York state could come just after Labor Day. Dan Fitzsimmons is President of the New York State Landowner's coalition, one of the largest groups in the state that ...

215-Year-Old Old Ironsides Sails In Boston Harbor

08.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The U.S.S. Constitution, or "Old Ironsides", is the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned warship afloat. And it's still spry enough to go for a quick sail. The 215-year old boat sailed across the Boston Harbor at a brisk pace of 2 miles an hour for 17 ...

Want A Mild Winter? Head To Rochester, New York

08.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Weather Channel said the Rochester area is among the safest places in the nation this winter for weather. They said outside of harsh winters, the area escapes many of the other weather plagues, and is one of the two safest places in the ...

Drought Hits Pet Owners

08.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The American Veterinarian Medical Association says there is going to be a 1-billion-dollar rise in the cost of pet products, especially pet food, because of the drought, over the next several months. Meanwhile, Americans aren't owning as many pets. ...

Rover Uses Laser To Blast Rock On Mars

08.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Mars rover "Curiosity" zapped its first rock with a laser on Sunday. Curiosity emitted a million watts of power 30 separate times at the fist-sized rock, burning a hole in it to check out the rock's characteristics. It's the first rock on any ...

P.A.'s Voter ID Ruling Appealed Within 24 Hours of Judge's Decision

08.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Lawyers for peoples rights groups have officially appealed the decision on Pennsylvania's voter id law.  The groups suing filed the appeal Thursday afternoon. They asked the high court for a speedy review, with oral arguments during the ...

Wegmans Yanked Soups For Plastic Fragments

08.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Wegmans is recalling their Wegman's brand Chicken and Dumpling soup and Italian Wedding style soup, Because it may contain fragments of plastic. No one has been hurt, but the store has gotten numerous reports of people finding plastic in their ...

Pennsylvania Logs Its 7th Case of West Nile; We Have Tips To Keep You Safe

08.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

It's an all-out ariel assault in Texas on mosquitos that are carrying the West Nile virus. Dallas County, Texas started using crop sprayers to spray mosquitos. That hasn't happened since 1966.  230 people have been infected in that one county, ...

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