Casinos to be freed of community tax?

Pennsylvania’s highest court has struck down the tax that casinos pay their host communities, which could end up being a bad hand for local …

FILE - In this June 25, 2012 file photo, a crew works on a gas drilling rig at a well site for shale based natural gas in Zelienople, Pa. The oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," mobilizes thousands around the country both for and against the process, industry and some environmental. Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a draft report. The report found several specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells and improper wastewater management affected drinking water resources. But it said the number of cases was small compared to the large number of wells that use hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. The controversial drilling technique could affect drinking water if safeguards are not maintained, the report said. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Portion of gas drilling law struck down

Pennsylvania’s highest court is blocking industry-friendly provisions of a major 2012 state law designed to modernize natural gas drilling r…


Woman shares rock solid hope

A woman from Dauphin County is proving to be a rock for fellow cancer patients at Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s Cancer Institute.


HPV Vaccine Awareness

If you’re gearing up to get your kids their back-to-school check-ups, don’t forget the HPV vaccine, which prevents sexually transmitted infe…