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Republican Pennsylvania senator will meet with the Supreme Court nominee

03.24.16 |

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey says he will meet with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, but still believes the court vacancy should not be filled this year. Toomey's remarks come a day after Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey met with the nominee on...

Governor Wolf faces the dilemma of his career over budget

03.23.16 |

Shall Tom Wolf veto or cave to growing pressure and pass an emergency spending bill so schools don't shut down next month? Many in Wolf's own party are now encouraging him to capitulate and approve big chunks of a budget he has openly...

Many Pennsylvanians switch political party

03.23.16 |

65,000 people have made the switch in the run-up to next month's primary contest.Election officials say one candidate in particular is fueling the political metamorphosis and that candidate is Donald Trump.The deadline to register in time for the...

New York's farmers might get a break if the state's minimum wage is boosted to $15

03.23.16 |

Speaking to reporters in Niagara Falls on Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his office is currently working on a modification for the agriculture industry, but he didn't give specifics."I believe we have to make a special modification for the...

New York Assembly votes in favor of legalizing MMA

03.23.16 |

Professional mixed martial arts scored a huge win Tuesday when the state Assembly voted 113-25 in favor of the bill.New York the last state to legalize the popular but controversial sport.For the past seven years, a bill for MMA has passed the...

Call to restrict drone use that interferes with hunting, fishing in Pa.

03.22.16 |

Environmental officials say there have been at least a half dozen incidents of unmanned aircraft flying near eagle's nests and interfering with waterfowl. The drones can spook migrating birds. Animal rights groups have said they use drones to...

New evidence has reportedly surfaced in the Cal Harris murder trial in New York

03.22.16 |

Defense Attorney Bruce Barket says evidence of burned clothing, the blade of a knife, and part of a woman's purse was found in a burn pit at the home of a man with whom Harris' wife, Michelle was romantically involved. Michelle Harris...

The Democratic National Chairman botched donor taxes

03.22.16 |

Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and mayor of Philadelphia, made a mistake that could cost some people lots of money. As chairman of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention, Rendell failed to obtain...

New York state regents elect Betty Rosa as chancellor

03.22.16 |

Elected member Betty Rosa was selected to lead the education organization through the next round of changes to the state's learning standards, testing program and teacher evaluations.Rosa, a former Bronx superintendent, has been a critic of...

Retired state trooper kills turnpike toll collector and guard in holdup

03.21.16 |

Former state trooper Clarence D. Briggs, a 26-year veteran with the state police from Newville, Cumberland County, attempted an armed robbery at the turnpike interchange that ended with him gunning down a turnpike employee and a turnpike...

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