FLN News Articles

Dangerous "Giant Hogweed" in Bloom Across New York

08.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The plant is described as a massive version of Queen Anne's lace-- it can grow 15 feet tall, with white flowers the size of dinner plates. But its clear, watery sap causes second and third degree burns, permenant scarring, and blindness if touched. ...

New York Casino Applications Posted By Accident

08.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Gaming Commission posted the applications of each bidder online at about 11:30 a.m.-- applications for Lago resort in Tyre, Traditions Resort in Union, and a bid from Tioga Downs in Nichols. All were removed at 5:15 p.m. for what ...

American Pickers to Pick Through Pennsylvania

08.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

With the cameras rolling, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of the History Channel's "American Pickers" reality show, will spend two weeks-- August 11th through the 24h-- driving their trademark white van through the commonwealth and picking ...

PPL Proposes 725-Mile Regional Power Line

08.01.14 | FL News Team

Pennsylvania power company PPL says it's planning to build a new 725-mile system of electric transmission lines. A PPL spokesman says the mega-line would make electric service more reliable during power outages and reduce the cost of electricity to ...

Tom Wolf Gaining in Polls

07.31.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The race is tightening. A new poll from the New York Times and CBS shows Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett losing to Tom Wolf by a narrower margin. The poll still shows Corbett losing, but the margin is 33 percent to Wolf's 42 percent. The single ...

Temple University Cuts Standadized Test Requirements

07.31.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Philadelphia school will become the first public research university in the northeastern U.S. to drop the requirement that applicants submit an SAT or ACT score, starting in fall 2015. In a release announcing the decision, Temple's President ...

Job Website Helps NY Find Employment

07.31.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The state has set up a site called "Jobs Express"-- and there are over 8-thousand positions listed on it right now, from Buffalo to Binghamton. You can search by location, company, or job type. Businesses have used the site to fill more than ...

Fingerlakes Winemakers Asking Cuomo to Deny Permits for Gas Storage

07.31.14 | Bill Price

Opponents of the project say it would endanger one of the state's largest supplies of drinking water, the local economy, and the region's wine and tourism industry. The project, which would expand natural gas storage capacity and add underground ...

NY Post: Pegula Bids More Than $1 Billion for Bills

07.30.14 | Bob Price

Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula has bid more than $1 billion in his initial bid for the Buffalo Bills, according to a report in the New York Post. Pegula has never officially voiced his interest in bidding for the Bills, but he recently hired an ...

Pennsylvania is being sued over physical fitness exam for State Troopers

07.30.14 | Bob Price

The federal government is suing Pennsylvania over physical fitness tests given its applicants for state trooper positions, saying it illegally discriminates against women. The Justice Department's lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in ...

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