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Gov. Wolf applauds passage of a measure to address the opioid epidemic

12.14.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Bill 446 will give the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs regulatory authority to license or certify recovery homes that receive public funds or referrals from state, county, or federal agencies. Before that legislation...

The man accused of killing a UPS driver in Ithaca is set to go on trial

12.14.17 | Brandon Dickson

Jury selection is set to begin in Justin Barkley's trial on January 8th. He's charged with 2nd degree murder and menacing a police officer. In December 2016, Barkley is accused of shooting and killing William Schumacher, then running over his...

PA's top court has agreed to hear an appeal by an electric supplier

12.14.17 | Terry Diener

In taking the case, the state's Supreme Court will answer the question of whether the $1.8 million fine imposed on HIKO Energy by the state Public Utility Commission is "grossly disproportionate" to penalties other energy firms have received for...

New York state is shelling out millions of dollars for econmic development

12.14.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Cuomo Administration announced this week that over $750 million will be put into local business efforts throughout the Empire State. The funds for job training, businesses growth subsidies, and community groups, will be divided among the...

Brutally cold temps dominate your morning drive

12.13.17 | Brandon Dickson

Winds are helping blow the snow around and keep temps bone-chilling. A winter weather advisory is in effect until this evening as snow tapers off and gives way to just cold across our listening region. Temperatures won't climb out of the 20s...

A plan to let students use state money to pay for private school is getting closer to the Senate floor

12.13.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Bill 2 would create education savings accounts, similar to private school vouchers, that would let students in the lowest-performing public schools use the money the state would have spent on their education for alternative school options...

NY's Gov. Cuomo is taking steps to protect consumer privacy following the Equifax data breach

12.13.17 | Famiy Life News Team

Millions of people had their personal information exposed this fall when hackers broke into the company's system. Credit reporting agencies now need to respond within 10 days to requests from the Division of Consumer Protection. Officials say...

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is teaming up to study the effects of medical pot on kids with autism

12.12.17 | Bob Price

This is the first major effort in these United States to link the controversial therapy with the developmental disorder. More than 200,000 cases of childhood autism are diagnosed every year in America. Pennsylvania's medicinal marijuana program...

A gas driller's ongoing feud with a PA homeowner is back in court

12.12.17 | Bob Price

Cabot Oil & Gas claims Dimock resident Ray Kemble and his lawyers tried to extort the company through a frivolous lawsuit. The federal lawsuit, which was filed in April but withdrawn two months later, accused Cabot of polluting Kemble's...

A chronically-absent Democrat has PA politicians up in arms

12.12.17 | Terry Diener

Monday’s absence by Democratic Representative Kevin Haggerty of Lackawanna County was recorded as unexcused. The House last recorded Haggerty as “present” on July 22nd. House members could vote to hold him in contempt after...

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