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It passed! Hours before Pennsylvania's new fiscal year began, the House voted for a $31 billion spending plan

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It will increase funding to public schools, and combat the statewide opiod drug crisis. The current plan adds $39 million for education. The big question now is how do they pay for it? Lawmakers need $1 billion to cover the changes. Options...

The Hershey Chocolate Factory was almost taken over last night--but the board of directors turned it down

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch, Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Pennsylvania chocolate maker rejects a $23 billion preliminary offer by Illinois-based Mondelez International. The merger of two of the world's top five candy makers would have created the world's largest candy maker. Mondolez, the maker of...

Millions of us will be out and about for the July 4th holiday weekend, but there's one subdivision in upstate New York that's hiding inside--even though the weather outside is great

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Parks Service believes there are nine bears roaming around, including a momma and four cubs in Golden Glow, a subdivision in the town of Big Flats.   It's got wildlife experts closely watching the town. They say the issue is that...

A political powerhouse and confidant to Governor Cuomo was indicted yesterday for extortion and bribery in Buffalo

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch

His name is Steve Pigeon. The judge has admitted his role and will testify against Pigeon. The case, so important, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman himself made comments saying the facts show clear corruption from the bench. Future federal...

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