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PA Passes Slew of Laws In Response To Jerry Sandusky Scandal

01.02.15 | Sarah Harnisch

A slew of bills developed in response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at Penn State University went into effect this week, changing the way abuse is reported and managed in Pennsylvania.  Dr. Rachel Berger, a pediatrician at ...

FAFSA Applications Due for College-Bound

12.31.14 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is advising college-bound high school seniors and their families to prepare for submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible after January 1st, ...

Price Hike on PA Turnpike

12.31.14 | Terry Diener

For the seventh straight year, drivers will pay more in the new year to ride on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Tolls are increasing by five percent for all customers, whether paying with cash or EZ Pass. The hike will take effect this coming Sunday. ...

PA Parks Host New Years Day Hikes

12.30.14 | Terry Diener

As part of a nationwide America's State Parks First Day Hikes on New Year's Day, Thursday, Jan. 1, hikes will be held in 22 Pennsylvania state parks. Ellen Ferretti, secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says that ...

PA Homes Without Heat Doubled in Last Decade

12.30.14 | Terry Diener

The Public Utility Commission said last week that its survey shows that about 23,213 households didn't have heat-related utility service. The utility commission says that's up from 12,000 in 2003 and 19,653 last year. It also says some households ...

Tom Wolf Tours PA

12.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has been touring Pennsylvania over the past week to drum out his message about state government's massive debt. Republicans want pension reform before they will consider any tax increase-- including a tax on natural ...

Education Funding Gap Widenes in PA

12.29.14 | Terry Diener

The gap between what wealthy districts and poor districts spend to educate children has widened dramatically in the four years since GOP Gov. Tom Corbett took office, amid deep budget-balancing cuts in state aid under Republican-controlled ...

Counselors On Hand In NEPA After 4 Teens Die In Crash

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Counselors will be on hand today at Palmerton Area High school— after 4 teenagers—two 16 year olds, a 17 year old, and a 13 year old girl—were killed in a car wreck in Carbon County over the weekend. The car was driven by the 17 ...

Fees For All Nearly PA Employees Who Need A License To Work Set To Go Up

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

People that cut hair, provide counsel, clean teeth, funeral directors-- those in construction- -and anyone else who has to have a license to do their job— will be paying more to renew next year. The State Board of Funeral Directors is one of ...

Governor Elect Tom Wolf Says Gas Drilling Stays in PA

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Elect Tom Wolf visited northeastern Pennsylvania Thursday. Wolf is going around the state talking about the financial future of the commonwealth. He was in Kingston to bring the message that Pennsylvania is facing a $2 billion deficit in ...

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