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DeMint To Head The Heritage Foundation

12.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Tea Party leader Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is stepping down from Congress on January 1st. He will become the head of the Heritage foundation, a conservative thinktank with an 80 million dollar a year budget. DeMint is just 2 years into a ...

42 Year Old Basketball Player Plays On College Team In PA

12.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Brian Rice quite possibly the oldest college basketball player in the history of the country, and he's playing in western Pennsylvania. The retired navy officer is playing for the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes this season, at the ripe old age of ...

Parents, Teachers Converge On NY Capitol Over Education Funding

12.06.12 |

More then 700 public school students, parents, and educators marched Wednesday to the New York state capitol, angry over the property tax cap that limits what schools can raise to cover their bills. Elmira Teachers Union Vice President, Jen Curley ...

Just 7-Percent of the Country Is Covered In Snow

12.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The snow cover across the country is at its lowest for December since forecasters started keeping records. The snow line has been staying just north of the border in Canada. In the lower 48, only 7-percent of the country is covered with snow. ...

When Will Gas Drilling Start In NY? Group Speculates...

12.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Shale gas drilling isn't likely to happen in New York State until the end of 2013, at the earliest. That's what the State Association of General Contractors told the press Wednesday. They say the environmental review and new regulations for Shale ...

The Election Isn't Till 2014, But The PA Governor's Race Is All Abuzz

12.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There may soon be a republican name in the hat to run against Tom Corbett in the race for governor in Pennsylvania in 2014.  A republican who opposed Corbett when he was elected Attorney General in 2004 says he may take the governor on in the ...

Binghamton Files Legal Paperwork Over Gas Drilling Rights

12.05.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Should towns be able to ban high volume hydrofracking in New York? In a move with statewide implications, the city of Binghamton is mounting an appeal of the landmark decision that struck down its moratorium on oil and gas drilling. Attorneys for ...

Group Says Minimum Wage Increase In NY Would Cost 22-Thousand Jobs

12.05.12 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the topics sure to come up in the New York State Legislature in 2013 is a minimum wage increase, from 7-25 an hour to 8-50. But a business group said Tuesday the hike would do irreperable damage to small businesses across the state. The ...

Towns In NY, PA See 10-Degree Temperature Drops In 20 Minutes

12.05.12 |

And now, people of Pennsylvania and New York, your regularly scheduled winter has started. It came in with a boom, one moment, towns like Bath, New York were logging temperatures of 72 degrees, then minutes later, the winds rolled in, temperatures ...

Spanier Asks To Have His Passport Reinstated

12.05.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier wants to travel out of state as he awaits his trial in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Spanier's said his domestic travel needs included visits to his second home in New York City and holidays with relatives ...

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