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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 ...

Noontime Vote For Penn State's Next President

02.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Penn State is expected to name new president today in a noontime vote. The word is the candidate is a familiar face on campus. Eric Barron is the current president of Florida State president, but he was previously a 20 year faculty member and ...

College For Prisoners

02.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new plan Sunday to help those in state prisons earn college degrees. He said 4 in every 10 prisoners in the state end right back up where they started, and this would help keep them out of prison. The ...

Common Core Vote Today

02.11.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Board of Regents votes today on whether or not to delay testing for the Common Core standards. If passed, it means kids won't be held back from graduation if they test poorly until 2022.  There are 19 recommendations being discussed ...

PA's New Road Conditions Website Is A Stunning Success

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's new traffic website was enormously successful during this week's twin winter storms. Originally, the 511 website could only monitor about 29-hundred miles of road, but its new expansion was put to the test Wednesday. Some 37-thousand ...

Former P.A. Senator Jane Orie Is Leaving Prison

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Republican state Senator Jane Orie will be released from state prison on Sunday, barely 20 months after she was sentenced for using her taxpayer-funded legislative staff to do campaign work and forging defense exhibits to try to cover it up. ...

Penguin Books Plant To Close in Kirkwood, NY

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Penguin Random House distribution center in Kirkwood, New York is closing by January 2015, as part of a merger. It will cost 300 people their jobs. The plant in Pittston, Pennsylvania is also closing because of the closure of the Kirkwood ...

How Does Your Bridge Rate?

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

This week, the New York State Department of Transportation released a report showin a third of the state's 17-thousand bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. But what about the bridge you take to work? There's a new search ...

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