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What Fireworks are Allowed and Not Allowed

07.04.13 | Abby Lutcher

ALL FIREWORKS HAVE BEEN BANNED IN NEW YORK SINCE 1940. IN 1997, THE DEFINITION WAS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE ROMAN CANDLES AND SPARKLERS. NEW YORK IS ONE OF JUST 4 STATES IN THE NATION-- THAT OUTLAW ALL PERSONAL USE. IN PENNSYLVANIA-- YOU NEED A PERMIT, ...

Gas Royalty Owners Say New Legislation Would Weaken Negotiating Rights

07.03.13 | Abby Lutcher

Oil and gas royalty owners and an environmental group in Pennsylvania both agree that legislation awaiting Gov. Tom' Corbett's signature seriously weakens negotiating rights for some landowners.

More Surgery Planned for Murnaghan

07.03.13 | Abby Lutcher

A 10-year-old girl who got adult lungs after her parents sued to change national transplant rules is set for more surgery to repair her diaphragm.

American Red Cross Providing Assistance to Those Affected by Flooding

07.02.13 | Abby Lutcher

People living in Jefferson County are still busy cleaning up from last week's floods.

A Bigger Agenda Stalled

07.02.13 | Abby Lutcher

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed the 2013-2014 state budget, making it the third in a row to pass on time.

PA Supreme Court Seat Filled

07.01.13 | Abby Lutcher

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court is back up to full strength following unanimous confirmation in the state Senate of Correale Stevens as the newest justice.

Corbett Signs PA Budget

07.01.13 | Abby Lutcher

The main Pennsylvania state budget bill now has Gov. Tom Corbett's signature, as he acknowledged that his wider agenda of overhauling public employee pension systems, privatizing wine and liquor sales and increasing transportation funding has ...

Commissioners Optimistic About Finances, but Controller Concerned

06.28.13 | Abby Lutcher

The Cambria County commissioners got an update on county finances Thursday morning as the 2012 audit was presented. The report shows the county was able to save about $2.4 million last year. It's a clean report according to the auditing company, ...

Clarification on What Institutions Qualify as Charities

06.27.13 | Abby Lutcher

The state House of Representatives has approved an effort to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to clarify that lawmakers, not judges, may decide what kinds of institutions qualify as charities and can escape paying certain taxes.

New 911 Regional System Connects Nine 911 Call Centers

06.27.13 | Abby Lutcher

Nine counties in Western Pennsylvania are among the first counties in the state to join a 911 regional system.

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