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PA Judges Sue To Waive Forced Age of Retirement

03.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania judges are required to retire at age 70. Now, eight county judges from across the state are fighting the requirement in a federal court. They have filed two age discrimination lawsuits. The mandate has stood for 43 years.

Gun Owners In PA May Be Required To Buy Insurance

03.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There is a bill before the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee that would require anyone with a license to carry a concealed firearm to buy $1 million in liability insurance. The thinking, according to the bill's sponsor, is to encourage ...

Scholarship Fund Put In Place For Slain Nanticoke Corrections Officer

03.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A viewing will be held today for a 34 year old corrections officer who was killed by a prisoner using a homemade weapon this week. Eric Williams was killed at a federal prison near Waymart in Wayne County.The viewing is today from 4 to 8 at Greater ...

Prosecutor To Examine Grand Jury In Sandusky Case

02.28.13 |

A Pennsylvania judge has named a special prosecutor to examine whether secrecy rules were violated in relation to the grand jury that investigated Jerry Sandusky and three former Penn State administrators who are currently facing criminal charges. ...

Penn State Gives The Ok To Start Wrapping Things Up With Settlement Victims

02.27.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Penn State Board has begun making settlement offers to Jerry Sandusky's victims. A committee of trustees has given the university's mediators authority this week to begin taking firm offers, meaning talks have hit the advanced stage. The ...

P.A. Phone App Successful In Hunting Terrorists

02.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

State police launched the "See Something, Send Something" smartphone app in January, and although there aren't any statistics on the terrorism-tip app, police consider it a successful start. A State police spokesman said reviews and feedback have ...

PA, NH Are The Top 2 States For Student Debt

02.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania college students graduating with the second highest debt load of any state in the nation is weighing heavily on the minds of state lawmakers. It's a factoid they learned from the Independent Fiscal Office last week. Pennsylvania is ...

P.A. Has 5th Highest Business Taxes In The Nation

02.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

We know New York has a bad tax climate. But did you know Pennsylvania is pretty bad, too? It ranks 46th, or fifth worst in the nation for business taxes, according to a nonpartisan group called the Tax Foundation. Pennsylvania's Revenue Department ...

Pennsylvania To Use Online System To Assess Teachers

02.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new Pennsylvania law requires that public school teachers be evaluated based on uniform standards. The Department of Education is spending about $2 million to use an online system to train and assess 53-hundred administrators statewide. Teacher ...

Charter That Made Pennsylvania A State To Be Displayed In March

02.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

 The original Penn Charter that established Pennsylvania in 1681 is scheduled to be displayed for one week starting March 10th at the State Museum in Harrisburg. That's the 332nd birthday of Pennsylvania. Also on display will be an 1863 note ...

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