It’s expected to be an above normal Atlantic Hurricane season according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Today (June 1st) marks the start of the season. Lead seasonal forecaster Dr. Gerry Bell says they’re expecting 12 to 18 named storms, 6 to 10 of them hurricanes, with 3 to 6 storms expected to reach […]
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A half-dozen State Reps. won primary elections for various local offices, last month, and will appear on the November ballot. For instance, Republican Doug Reichley is on the ballot for a judicial post in Lehigh County. Discussing the large number of lawmakers who may bolt Harrisburg, Reichley says it comes and goes in cycles. “I […]
Alaska, Nebraska and Pennsylvania are the last three states without required tests for octane levels at their gas pumps. “Just recently Maryland who passed the legislation did a study, and they found substantial variations in the testing,” says State Senator Stewart Greenleaf, the prime sponsor of SB 341. Greenleaf’s legislation would require the Department of […]
Pennsylvania State Police handled more crash investigations this Memorial Day Weekend than last but there were fewer fatalities. 13 people were killed in the 808 crashes investigated by State Police over the holiday weekend, compared to 16 deaths in 776 crashes during the 2010 Memorial Day weekend. Five of those killed were not wearing seatbelts […]
The State House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee has unanimously signed off on a comprehensive study of the Pennsylvania Lottery. “I think it’s going to bring out a number of factors that we really need to consider, because we know that the Lottery system really does provide a lot of revenue for programs that […]
Memorial Day is a time for all Americans to honor those who have lost their lives in defense of freedom. It’s also a time to thank our surviving veterans – both young and old – for serving this country. Here in Pennsylvania, there are more than 964,000 veterans to whom we owe a debt of […]
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (LCB) calls on sports fans to keep game days safe, and enjoy responsibly. The message comes amid a growing number of reports of alcohol-related incidents at sporting events across the country. Specifically, spokeswoman Stacey Witalec cites the near-fatal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at the LA Dodgers home […]
Pennsylvania’s Hiking Week runs from May 28th through June 5th with more than 100 organized hikes statewide. The week is marking its tenth anniversary this year of highlighting Pennsylvania’s many trails and walking paths. It’s a way to introduce newcomers to the sport of hiking according to Curt Ashenfelter, Executive Director of the Keystone […]
Anyone under 21, who calls 911 to help a drunk friend, would have legal immunity from underage drinking charges under SB 448. Senator John Rafferty (R-Montgomery) is the prime sponsor, and he thanked his colleagues on the Senate floor, following this week’s unanimous vote. “This is a bill designed for good Samaritans to save lives, […]
As devastating tornadoes have hit parts of the country this spring, Pennsylvania has not been immune to the vicious storms. Pennsylvania averages 15 to 20 tornadoes a year. June and July are usually the peak months. With the latest confirmations, the state has already reached the average. The National Weather Service in State College sent […]
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