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A new lawsuit claims PA sent out absentee ballots too late

11.14.18 | Terry Diener

The lawsuit by the ACLU and nine voters has been filed in Commonwealth Court against the governor, top elections officials and the leaders of the House and Senate. The voters say they all submitted absentee ballot applications as required by...

Christmas trees expected to be at least 20% higher this year

11.14.18 | Terry Diener

That's the prediction of Neal Courtney, manager of the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction in Union County Pennsylvania. He will know late Friday afternoon if his forecast is accurate after Buffalo Valley holds what is billed as the world's largest...

Fate of a PA county's seal on hold pending resolution of WWI cross case

11.12.18 | Terry Diener

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in September on Lehigh County's appeal of an order to remove the cross from its seal. The appeals court said it will hold off on a hold off pending a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the...

How did news outlets report election results so quickly in PA?

11.08.18 | Terry Diener

Fox News and CBS News called the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania in favor of incumbent Democrat Bob Casey within three minutes. And MSNBC, ABC News and CNN all projected Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf would win another term in Harrisburg within just a...

PA farmers market vendors reveal food-safety issues

11.05.18 | Terry Diener

Hand washing, cross-contamination, and personal hygiene are an issue, according to a five-year study by Penn State researchers. The research indicates vendors aren’t doing enough to prevent food borne illnesses from spreading. The study...

PA turkey hunting starts Sat. for most of state

10.26.18 | Terry Diener

Last year’s fall harvest of 9,266 was down from 10,844 in 2016 and was 37% below the previous three-year average. Unlike the spring turkey season, in which hunters are permitted to harvest only bearded birds, any turkey can be harvested in...

Corbett returns to Harrisburg for portrait unveiling

10.25.18 | Terry Diener

Tom Corbett, the former Republican Pennsylvania governor, recounted some of the highlights of his four years in office, ending in 2015, including a multibillion-dollar transportation bill and an effort to attract a massive natural gas processing...

Voter registration in PA is up this year

10.24.18 | Terry Diener

According to archived Pennsylvania registration data going back to 1998, Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated or third-party voters’ registration increased during 2018, which didn’t happen for any other midterm for at least the...

PA dairy farmer advocates say programs don't solve the whole problem

10.18.18 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania dairy farmers have reported a drop in milk prices since Trump Administration policies sparked international trade disputes this summer. According to the U.S. Agriculture Department, the price per 100 pounds of milk dropped from...

Recovery efforts related to summer flooding continue in PA

10.16.18 | Terry Diener

PennDOT expects to open bids for 20 more flood projects by the end of November of this year. More than 400 roads in the district were damaged during flood events since July. To date, damages total about $57 million. There currently are 15 roads...

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