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Environmentalists In PA Want Changes In Shale Drilling Industry

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania environmental officials want drillers to use waste water from coal mining to extract gas from the marcellus shale region. Every day, 300 million gallons of polluted mine water enters Pennsylvania streams and rivers, turning many into ...

Changes Coming For Public School Students In PA

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

As expected, the Pennsylvania Board of Education has adopted a more rigorous curriculum known nationally as the Common Core Standards. The board also voted to require students to pass the Keystone Exams before they graduate from high school. The ...

Gas Spill In Tunkhannkock PA Prompts Evacuations

03.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Workers have capped a malfunctioning natural gas well in northeastern Pennsylvania that spilled wastewater and prompted evacuations. State Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Colleen Connolly says the well in Wyoming County was ...

Burn Bans Start In NY And PA Proclaims Wildfire Prevention Week

03.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

All outdoor residential bush burning in New York has been prohibited by the D-E-C as wildfire season gets underway. The season begins on March 16th and ends on May 14th. The restriction was put in place back in 2009 to prevent wildfires and to ...

The Nitty Gritty On The Huge PA Turnpike Scandal

03.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new 88-page state report charges a former state senator, three former top Turnpike Commission officials and four others with running a years-long "pay-to-play scheme" that forced companies to make campaign contributions or provide gifts to them ...

There Are Plenty Of Family Docs In P.A.

03.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Not only are there enough family doctors in Pennsylvania, but most are willing to care for the uninsured. The information, among the findings of survey results released this week by the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. They interviewed ...

Sandusky Appeal Coming Soon

03.12.13 |

In court documents filed Monday, attorneys for Jerry Sandusky outlined plans for future appeals of his child sex abuse conviction. They listed seven grounds for appeal that the former Penn State assistant coach will pursue through appellate ...

New Scientific Study Out On Shale Drilling In Pennsylvania

03.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The National Academies of Sciences published a scientific study Monday finding no evidence a all of toxic chemical spills from Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania. They looked at almost 5-thousand gas drilling sites across the state, but ...

Texting Ban Works In PA

03.11.13 |

One year after the texting and driving law was implemented in Pennsylvania, local and state officials have said the law is difficult to enforce, but has prevented some people from pulling out their phones while driving. Preliminary data from the ...

Sandusky's Charity Looks To Sell Its Headquarters

03.11.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A children's charity founded by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky wants to sell the building where its headquartered. Sandusky started "The Second Mile" in 1977 to help at-risk children, but the charity has been a casualty ...

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