Next month Pennsylvania lawmakers will see their paychecks grow bigger

11.21.18 | Terry Diener

Lawmakers get a raise of 1.6 percent, boosting the base salary that most legislators get paid to $88,610. It means rank-and-file lawmakers will get an annual raise of $1,430. Currently, the base pay for lawmakers is $87,180, the second highest...

PennDot is offering tools to travelers this Thanksgiving holiday

11.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

You're encouraged to visit the "Historic Holiday Traffic" page at, which allows users to see how traffic speeds the Wednesday before and Sunday after Thanksgiving in 2016 and 2017 compared to traffic conditions during a typical...

First lawsuit has been filed linked to last month's fatal limo crash in upstate NY

11.20.18 | Bob Price

The parents of one of the 20 people killed in the limousine accident are suing the operators of the vehicle. 29-year-old Amanda Rivenburg, among 18 in the limo that died when that vehicle crashed in rural Schoharie County back on October...

NY teacher's union says teacher shortage will hit "high need" districts in 5-7 years

11.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

Oddly enough, the teacher shortage comes at a time when there's never been more educators in the classroom. Dr. Ralph Kerr at the Teaching and Learning Institute in Houghton, NY says retaining good teachers is a real problem for the state. Kerr...

PA ranks high for placing foster youth in group homes and institutional care

11.20.18 | Terry Diener

According to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report, 47 percent of the state’s foster children aged 14 to 21 live in these facilities. The national rate for foster children of the same age is 34 percent. The study also found that, in...

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...

A new event is coming to the NY state fairgrounds next year

11.14.18 | Brandon Dickson

Officials say Winter Fair 2019 will showcase the best parts of the traditional fair, but it'll be inside. The Winter Fair will run from February 8th through the 10th.  

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...

Sheriffs in C NY ordered to secure votes in 22nd Congress. race

11.14.18 | Brandon Dickson

Democrat Anthony Brindisi, who leads Republican incumbent Claudia Tenney by nearly 1,300 votes, ordered the petition. Broome County Sheriff David Harder, says it's not uncommon for the sheriffs to secure ballots under the law. Counties...

A couple of NY congressional races await resolution

11.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

The polls have been closed for days, but the 27th Congressional District  race isn't officially over. Absentee ballot counting begins today in the battle between Democrat Nate McMurray and Republican Congressman Chris Collins. As of last...