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Reed Confronts Jeers At Town Hall Meetings

NORTH HARMONY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican Rep. Tom Reed was greeted by scores of boisterous protesters at town hall meetings in western New York.

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PA Ranks Near The Top In Hate Group Numbers

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Pennsylvania has the fifth most hate groups in the US--a title it's now claimed for the second year running, according to a Southern Poverty Law Center study. 

Susan Phillips, StateImpact Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania judge on Friday denied a request to temporarily halt the start of construction of the controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline. Judge Bernard Labuskes of the Environmental Hearing Board did not give a reason for denying the request from three environmental groups who sought to stop Sunoco Logistics from starting work on the cross-state line, pending a full hearing on the issue in early March. 

Inside The Battle Over The Clean Water Rule

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Julie Grant

It’s an Obama-era regulation with a simple name and seemingly straight-forward purpose. But since its authoring, the Waters of the U.S. Rule — also known as the Clean Water Rule — has been embroiled in controversy. Don’t expect that to change under the Trump administration. 

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Pennsylvania wasn’t among the states where large-scale immigration enforcement took place last week, but communities in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have reported raids.  

Pennsylvania's Bridges Struggle With Middle Age

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Gabe Altieri / WSKG

(Keystone Crossroads) More than 3,000 bridges throughout the state have been deemed structurally deficient. 

Heart palpitations, sweating, dizziness. For some people, crossing a bridge induces the same physiological responses as those experienced by an animal frozen in fear, said Dr. Rolf Jacob, a professor of psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania Confirms First Fracking-Related Earthquakes

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Pennsylvania officials say they’ve confirmed the state’s first fracking-related earthquakes took place last year in Lawrence County, northwest of Pittsburgh. As a result, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is stepping up its requirements for drilling in that part of the state, which is known for seismic activity.

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

ITHACA (WSKG) - All American Airlines aircraft using the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport are now jet powered.  This means American Airline flights will no longer use propeller planes, making them faster, quieter, and more reliable. United Airlines will soon follow suit, making Ithaca’s airport entirely jet-serviced by year’s end.  

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A leading budget watchdog group is accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self-imposed 2 percent per-year spending cap.

Citizens Budget Commission began scrutinizing state and city budgets in New York during the Great Depression in the 1930s. They were listening when Cuomo repeatedly said that his latest budget plan keeps total spending below 2 percent for the seventh year in a row. Cuomo outlined the numbers during a budget briefing on Jan. 17.

Charles Dharapak / AP Photo

NORTH HARMONY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican Rep. Tom Reed was greeted by scores of boisterous protesters at town hall meetings in western New York.


ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Computer users get daily warnings about the vulnerability of their personal data or their own identities if their device is not secure. But for those who use a medical device such as an insulin pump, hacking threats could be a matter of life and death.