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NY Teacher's Union President Ousted

04.07.14 | Terry Diener

 New York's powerful statewide teacher's union has ousted its 3-term president.The union represents 600-thousand teachers. Delegate votes were taken Saturday and counted Sunday morning-- And at the end of it, Karen Magee-- The longtime head of ...

Opening Arguments Begin in Nguyen Trial

04.07.14 | Bob Price

Opening arguments get underway today in the trial of Dawn Nguyen, the Western New York woman charged with supplying the fire-power for the deadly Christmas Eve shooting in Webster, two years ago.      ...

PPL in PA May Start Billing Customers "Storm Fees"

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Customers of PPL Electric Utilities Corp. may be charged special fees beginning next year for the utility's storm-related expenses. The state Public Utility Commission on Thursday granted the Allentown-based utility a storm damage expense rider, ...

Emergency Vehicles In NY To Be Outfitted With Red License Plates

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York drivers behind emergency vehicles will now start seeing red.Red license plates that is.Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday state and local government emergency response vehicles will now be equipped with red license plates to help law ...

Pennsylvania Doesn't Report All Gas Drilling Complaints

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Thursday that the testimony shows that the state Department of Environmental Protection doesn’t always issue a violation notice or formal notice of contamination where shale gas energy companies reach ...

Funeral Service Today For Slain Johnson City Officer

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Nearly 1,000 law enforcement from around the state and community members attended Smith’s calling hours at Chase Funeral Home on Chenango Street in Port Dickinson. Those who knew Smith ”called him “D.W.,” a nickname few ...

NY Budget Includes Tougher Texting Laws For New Young Drivers

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Tougher texting-while-driving penalties for teenaged and new drivers were included in this year’s state budget agreement, while harsher penalties for driving while intoxicated were dropped. In his budget proposal in January, Gov. Andrew ...

Last of Flight 3407 Federal Lawsuits Settled

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The final lawsuit in federal court over the crash of Flight 3407 has been settled. Ping Wang lost her husband in the 2009 crash, and the suit was settled after intense negotiations. "After several conferences with Magistrate McCarthy, the two ...

Pennsylvania's Governor Says He's Worn With Obamacare

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said Wednesday he's getting to his breaking point with the Obama administration. At issue is a conference call between the Corbett administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Corbett aides ...

PA AG Calls For A Ban On Cash Gifts To Lawmakers

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's top prosecutor says she strongly supports an action by state House leaders to ban most types of cash gifts to lawmakers and legislative staff. Attorney General Kathleen Kane says in a statement that stronger ethics laws for the ...

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