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Dog Wardens Cracking Down in PA

04.17.14 | Terry Diener

That knock at the door could be a warden checking to make sure your dog is properly licensed in Pennsylvania. Dog wardens will canvass homes across the Keystone state over the next couple of months, to ensure dog owners have a valid license for ...

Data Shows Water Not Greatly Affected by PA Gas Drilling

04.17.14 | Bob Price

The State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources which oversees the state parks and state forests, says water quality is the resource that most people cite when expressing their concerns about shale gas production. Although incidents have ...

New Tax Proposed on High-Producing Gas Wells

04.16.14 | Terry Diener

 Another Republican state lawmaker in the Republican-controlled Legislature is lining up behind a proposal to impose a new tax on Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry.Monroe County Rep. Mario Scavello asked fellow lawmakers Tuesday to ...

PA Governor Tom Corbett Signs Bills to Improve Abuse Reporting

04.16.14 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Corbett signed four more bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals into law on Tuesday.  The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, which trains people to recognize and report ...

New York's Local Police Departments Receive State Grant

04.16.14 | FL News Team

Eight police and sheriff departments across Central New York are receiving a boost to help reduce burglaries and larcenies. It's part of $1 million in grants going to 31 law enforcement agencies across the state through the State's Division of ...

NY To Enter National Popular Vote Agreement

04.16.14 | FL News Team

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to enter New York in an interstate agreement to award its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote. The National Popular Vote agreement is triggered when ...

NY Health Dept Shows Drop in State Abortion Rate

04.15.14 | Bob Price

 New vital statistics from the New York State Health Department show the abortion rate has never been lower. Jim Harden, CEO of Compass-Care, a pregnancy help center in Rochester, says that 2012 represented the lowest rate of abortions since ...

NY Budget Increases Pay for Caretakers of Disabled, Elderly

04.15.14 | Bob Price

      New York's new budget will increase pay 2 percent for about one hundred thousand caretakers of the disabled. They'll get a second cost of living adjustment next April, too along with about 30,000 caretakers, nurses ...

Pennsylvania Businesses Pushing for Liquor Privatization

04.15.14 | Terry Diener

Business groups including drugstores, grocery stores and some beer distributors are asking lawmakers to approve sale of Pennsylvania's state stores and enact a full-scale liquor privatization plan by June 30. Business people behind the push say a ...

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 26th

04.15.14 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs Saturday, April 26th, as part of National Prescription Drug take-back day. Take-back day is a National Initiative, conducted in partnership with the U.S. Drug ...

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