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Farmers Almanac : Super Bowl may be Storm Bowl

08.26.13 | Bob Price

The Farmers' Almanac is using words like "piercing cold," "bitterly cold" and "biting cold" to describe the upcoming winter. And if its predictions are right, the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will be a messy "Storm Bowl." The 197-year-old ...

Today's Stop: Binghamton, Scranton; For President Obama

08.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

President Obama traveled across upstate New York on Thursday to tout a new set of higher-education reforms. He spoke in Buffalo, ate lunch in Rochester with college students and visited a birthplace of women’s rights in Seneca Falls. The ...

45 Percent of Marcellus Shale Jobs Aren't Going to Pennsylvanians

08.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

According to just released industry data, Pennsylvanians made up a smaller share of new workers in the Marcellus Shale gas industry in 2012, underscoring a shift here from drilling to pipeline work. State residents accounted for 56.8 percent of new ...

Preliminary Court Talks Held on Same Sex Marriage in PA

08.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania court laid out the issues Thursday to be argued at a hearing in two weeks about a suburban Philadelphia court clerk's decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Commonwealth Court released an order in the case ...

Controversial PA Police Chief Suspended

08.22.13 | Bob Price

A gun-control group has erected a billboard calling on the small northeastern Pennsylvania borough of Gilberton to fire its police chief, who's been suspended for allegedly using department weapons and ammunition without permission. Chief Mark ...

PA Granted Waiver from No Child Left Behind Act

08.21.13 | Bob Price

The U.S. Education Department Granted Pennsylvania a partial waiver from the 'No Child Left Behind'  School Evaluation law today.  This gives state officials the flexibility to make a plan to improve the schools on the state's own terms. ...

Grand Jury Indicts PA Man over Drilling Leases

08.21.13 | Bob Price

A Pittsburgh grand jury has indicted a man on mail and wire fraud charges related to natural gas drilling leases. Prosecutors say in a Tuesday release that 33-year-old Derek A. Candelore of Jeannette worked as a landman, trying to get mineral ...

Same-Sex Marriage Debate Continues in PA

08.20.13 | Bob Price

A rogue county clerk is defending his decision to issue same-sex marriage licenses in a legal brief that calls Pennsylvania's marriage law "arbitrary and suspect." About 135 same-sex couples have obtained marriage licenses in Montgomery County ...

More details are emerging into President Obama's 2-day bus tour through upstate NY and PA.

08.20.13 | Bob Price

Air Force One will touch down in Buffalo around 10-30 Thursday morning.  The President is scheduled to speak at the University of Buffalo's Alumni Arena at 11-15.  The event is open to the public but you must have tickets to get in.  ...

Wilkes-Barre Triathlon

08.19.13 | Bob Price

Hundreds of athletes tested their mettle today in the Wilkes-Barre Triathlon, held in the back mountain of Luzerne County. It’s the kind of hometown race that gives competitors a chance to run, bike and swim in and around Harveys Lake. The ...

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