Pennsylvania is one of six states to have won a combined $280 million in grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. That's according to the Obama administration. Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey and Vermont were the other winning states in the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge. The winners were announced by the Education and Health and
The holidays usually keep food banks busy and this year there's another reason more people are turning to them for help. Since the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits were cut in November when a stimulus boost ended, food banks says many of their member pantries have been seeing an increase in the number of people seeking help. Brad Peterson of the Central Pennsylvania
PennDOT in Dunmore says there will be a single lane closure from 6 p.m. today until to 6 a.m. tomorrow to switch traffic on to the new portion of the bridge deck on I-81 North at Exit 191 (Dickson City). During the traffic-switch, they'll close the off-ramp from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to complete the process. The work will be completed by 6 a.m. Friday, December 20.
A 30 year old Nanticoke man with a history of being on the wrong side of the law will be on the wrong side of the bars for a long time. William Gronosky was sentenced in Luzerne County Court today to 33 to 66 years. Among the things he was credited with was firing at police officers, invading the home of a Bear Creek couple and tying them up, pulling off a gunpoint robbery at
A bill to be signed by Governor Tom Corbett, defines child abuse in Pennsylvania. Bucks County Representative Scott Petri sponsored House Bill 726 to clearly define child abuse, after the brutal death of a three-year-old girl in Philadelphia. He says the current law allowed pain and suffering to go on because it didn't fit the definition. Under Petri's bill, such treatment as locking a