|KMA Remarketing Supports Campus OTA Program|
– Faculty in the Penn State DuBois Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program
are now even better equipped to provide the highest possible quality in
education for their students, thanks to some new equipment donated by a local
company. KMA Remarketing, a DuBois-based
company that buys, refurbishes and sells pre-owned medical equipment recently
donated $4,200 worth of apparatus to the campus OTA program, which students
will use during their laboratory exercises.
|Loeb to Fall Graduates: 'Education is Empowerment'|
– A total of 50 students became Penn State DuBois Alumni during Fall
Commencement Ceremonies Thursday evening in Hiller Auditorium. Robert Loeb, associate professor of biology
and forestry at Penn State DuBois, as well as the 2012-13 DuBois Educational
Foundation Educator of the Year, offered the commencement address.
|Burglar Leaves Tracks|
CLEARFIELD- A burglar in Clearfield lead police
right to his house.
|Making Literacy a Family Affair Helps Kids and Parents|
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Parents in schools
across the nation are learning how to bring literacy into their homes - and it
starts with mom and dad going to class. The National Centers for Learning
(NCFL) implemented a family literacy program a decade ago in 30 cities, and a
new report shows that as a result, parents are better equipped to help their
children succeed in school.
|Would Pennsylvanians Be Better Served by Fewer Politicians?|
HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Legislature could be
three-quarters the size it is now in 10 years, if two bills passed in
Harrisburg by the House this week become law. House Bill 1234 would reduce the
House from 203 members to 153. And House Bill 1716 proposes to cut 12 positions
from the current 50 in the state Senate.
|Bills offer new options to improve school safety|
bills drafted by Senator Don White would give local school districts new options
to improve student safety.Senate Bill 1193 would give school boards the option
of allowing licensed and trained staff to carry firearms on school property.
|Clearfield Educates Residents About Hunting Profits|
brings money into the area. Did you know that? Many people do not which is why
Clearfield County is one of 41 counties who joined a new coalition to educate
people on the amount of money hunting brings into the county.
|St Joseph’s Polish Club Burglary|
PUNXSUTAWNEY- There was a burglary
at St. Josephs Polish Club in McCalmont township Jefferson county yesterday
|Pennsylvania Turnpike Ready for Holiday Traffic and Weather|
PA- As the holiday season swings into full gear,
the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) wants travelers to know that it is
ready to handle the heavy traffic that’s anticipated. More than 3.8 million
vehicles are expected to travel the Turnpike from Tuesday, Dec. 24 through
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. The heaviest traffic period will be Christmas Eve
through Christmas Day, with an estimated 800,000 vehicles. Turnpike maintenance
crews will be fully staffed to confront any wintry weather that may occur.
|First Round of Sweeping Child Protection Enhancements Signed|
HARRISBURG- The two-year effort to strengthen
Pennsylvania’s child protection laws reached a major milestone today with the
enactment of 10 bills aimed at preventing child abuse and punishing
|Improving Streams and Rivers in PA, an Acre at a Time|
HARRISBURG- Nearly 40 miles of streams in the
northern part of the state are cleaner, thanks to farmers and a concern about
the health of their land and the streams and rivers around them.
|Brookville Gets New Police Chief|
BROOKVILLE- With the
retirement of longtime Police Chief Ken Dworek, the borough of Brookville has
been searching for a replacement.
|Speaker Sam Smith’s Bills to Downsize the Legislature Pass H|
Two bills to amend the state constitution to downsize the Pennsylvania House of
Representatives and the Senate have been approved by the state House in
|Township Manager and Supervisor Have Last Meeting|
SANDY TOWNSHIP- Last
night's Sandy Township Supervisors meeting was the last for some. Township Manager Dick Castonguay and Supervisor Brady LaBorde are retiring. LaBorde has
been a supervisor for 12 years and Castonguay has been serving the township for
|Clearfield Police Arrest Man Who Evaded Arrest|
Police apprehended the man who ran and evaded arrest when he was pulled over
for a traffic violation. Police took 23 year old Ethan Stiner in custody
|Special Education Funding Reform Commission Releases Report|
Special Education Formula Funding Commission recommended (December 11) that
the General Assembly adopt a new formula for distributing state funding for
special education in excess of 2010-11 levels, according to co-chairs of the
commission Senate Majority Whip Pat Browne and Representative Bernie O’Neill.
|Winter Weather Warning December 16th- 17th|
a hazardous weather outlook for central Pennsylvania including Clearfiled ,Elk,
Cambria, Somerset, Warren and Mckean counties. The warning is in effect for
tonight into tomorrow.
|Gov. Corbett’s Minimum Wage Comment Ignores Plight of Low-In|
A Philadelphia lawmaker says Gov. Corbett’s opposition to raising the minimum
wage in Pennsylvania is ignoring the plight of low-income working women and men
trying to make ends meet.
|Senate Republicans and Democrats join to discuss property ta|
HARRISBURG- Homeowners and community members
discussed the current property tax system on Tuesday with a bipartisan state
Senate panel, focusing on alternatives to better meet the needs of property
owners, seniors and school districts.
|Philly archbishop removes 5 priests from ministry|
HARRISBURG (AP) — The Roman Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia says five parish
priests have been permanently removed from ministry while two others were cleared
to return to their duties.
|Hearings set for Pa. newlyweds in Craigslist death|
(AP) — Separate preliminary hearings are slated next week for the Pennsylvania newlyweds
police say fatally stabbed a stranger they lured through Craigslist because
they wanted to kill somebody together.
|Making Students Count: Action on Education Funding in Harris|
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania may be taking steps to
adopt formulas to fund education differently in public schools. The state's
Special Education Funding Commission has issued a final report that calls for
fundamental changes to the way state special education dollars are distributed
|DuBois Village Catches Fire|
DuBois Village caught fire Saturday night. Staff evacuated the residents around
7 pm and moved them to another building in the complex
|Weather Travel Advisory Dec 14-2013|
DUBOIS - Interstate 80 West is Closed between Exit 70 (Strattanville) and Exit #64 Clarion/New Bethlehem due to tractor trailer crash and fuel spill.
|Weekend Winter Weather Warning!!!|
national Weather service has issued a winter weather warning for this weekend.
Heavy snow is expected Saturday afternoon and night. Snow accumulation between
5-8 inches is expected across a wide area of Central PA. The warning is in
effect from 5 am Saturday until 4 am Sunday for all of Central Pennsylvania and
the Susquehanna Valley.
|Scarnati: Rural Regional Community College Legislation Advan|
HARRISBURG- The Senate Education Committee voted
this week to unanimously pass legislation which will create a Rural Regional
Community College Initiative, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).
|Senate Democrats Outline Billion Dollar Savings and Revenue|
In advance of the Governor’s mid-year budget briefing, Senate Democrats have
outlined their plan for state budget savings and new revenue.
|Grant Awards for Community Parks in Reynoldsville, Brookvill|
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam
Smith issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Reynoldsville
and Cherry Tree boroughs each received state grants to rehabilitate community
parks and Brookville Borough received a grant to develop an historic town
square through DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2).
|Vulakovich bill promotes waterfront development|HARRISBURG- The
Senate Finance Committee today (December 11) approved Senate Bill 968, legislation introduced
by Senator Randy Vulakovich that would establish a Waterfront Development Tax
Credit as a way to encourage private investment and spur economic development,
environmental improvements and public recreational enhancements.
|The law says remove all snow and ice from vehicles before tr|
While traveling Pennsylvania roadways this
winter, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) would like to remind
motorists of current laws in effect that promote safe winter driving. One is to
remove all snow and ice from vehicles before hitting the highway, and the other
is to turn on the headlights anytime the windshield wipers are in use.
|Thompson Amendment Included in National Defense Policy Act|WASHINGTON,
– Today, the U.S. House passed a series of bills with bipartisan support,
including H.R. 3304, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014, by a vote
of 350-69, and H. J.
Res. 59, a House-Senate budget agreement that sets overall spending for Fiscal
Years 2014 and 2015, by a vote of 332-94. U.S.
Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) voted to support both measures.
|State Lawmakers Unveil Pennsylvania Agenda for Women’s Healt|
Speakers are Senator Judy Schwank of Berks County, co-chair of the
legislature’s Women’s Health Caucus, Senator Matt Smith of Allegheny County,
Senator Rob Teplitz of Dauphin County, and Senator Larry Farnese of
|Clearfield Police Searching for Runner|
CLEARFEILD- The Clearfield Borough Police is
attempting to locate Ethan Daniel Stiner on a warrant for: Escape, misdemeanor
2nd degree, Disorderly Conduct, misdemeanor 3rd degree, and several traffic
|Two Projects in the 25th Senatorial District to Receive $4.4|
JEFFERSON COUNTY- Two Rail
and Aviation Projects in the 25th Senatorial District will receive
$4.4 Million in State Grants, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
|Jefferson County Municipalities to see Increase in State Fun|
HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith
(R-Jefferson) said today that Jefferson County municipalities are projected to
receive a collective increase of more than $1.5 million in state funding over
the next five years for local road construction and maintenance programs.
|Child protection measures sent to the Governor|
bills targeting child abuse received final legislative approval this week and
were sent on to the Governor for his signature and enactment into law.
|Biz Group Christmas Wish: More Regulation?|
WASHINGTON - Some
of the country's biggest
brand names are calling on Congress to get tough on chemical safety
laws. Stonyfield Farm, Method, Patagonia, Eileen Fisher and others today
Companies for Safer Chemicals coalition.
|Missing Information and Scores Added to PA School Performanc|
School performance profile website has been updated to include previously
unavailable information from over 620 schools.
|Members Introduce “Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Eme|
D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) today joined fellow
Members of Congress in holding a press conference to discuss the introduction
of the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act (H.R.
3685), which will ensure that emergency services volunteers are not counted as
full-time employees under the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act
|Senate Effort to Give Firefighters What They Need|
HARRISBURG— Senate Lisa Baker (R-20) successfully led the Senate’s effort to help
volunteer fire companies buy desperately needed equipment through
state-sponsored low-interest loans.
|Drain vs. Gain: Attracting and Retaining More College Studen|
With the theory that college students from other states can be a benefit to
students who live in Pennsylvania, a state lawmaker wants to give colleges and
universities here some flexibility setting out-of-state tuition rates.
|Senate Passes Greenleaf Legislation to Fight Human Trafficki|
On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed legislation introduced by
State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks) to fight human
trafficking in Pennsylvania. Human
trafficking is the modern practice of slavery in which victims are forced into
labor or sexual servitude under the threat of force or coercion.
|New Online Lung Cancer Screening Tool Can Save Lives|
HARRISBURG - The American Lung
Association has launched a new online screening tool to help people determine
if they should get a low-dose screening for lung cancer, the No. 1 killer in Pennsylvania
and the nation.
|Hyde Man Sentenced to State Prison for Domino’s Robbery|
- Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today
that a Hyde man has been sentenced to state prison.
|Fugitive of the Week James Selvage|
– Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced
Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of December 9, 2013.
|Think That PG-13 Movie is Suitable For Your Kid?|
PHILADELPHIA - You may give the OK for your child to see
a PG-13 movie, thinking the content is age-appropriate, but a new study from
the University of Pennsylvania says that when it comes to some risky behaviors
on-screen, there's little difference between those and R-rated flicks.
|Legislation to Improve Pennsylvania’s Elk Hunting License Pr|
HARRISBURG- This week the Senate Game & Fisheries Committee advanced
legislation to improve Pennsylvania’s elk hunting license program, according to
Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).
|Legislation to Help Volunteer Fire Companies Update Their Eq|
state Senate is considering legislation that will expand a program that allows
volunteer fire and emergency companies to borrow from the state at a low
|PSU DuBois Psychology Professor Announces Retirement|
DuBOIS – After 32 years of
teaching and research, and dozens of published articles and awards,Penn
State DuBois Professor of Psychology John Johnson will retire at the end of
|Closer to Butting Out E-Cigs for Minors|
HARRISBURG. - Electronic
cigarettes would be added to the list of tobacco products banned for sale to
minors in Pennsylvania, under a bill that has just cleared the state Senate Judiciary
|Penn State to Face UCF in First International Game|
PARK,– Nittany Lion Club members, Penn State Alumni Association members and
fans who have not secured their tickets for Penn State’s historic appearance in
the Croke Park Classic will have an opportunity to do so starting Monday,
|Senate Approves Baker Bill to Help More Military Families|
Senate unanimously approved a bill sponsored by state Senator Lisa Baker (R-20)
to help a greater number of military families who have fallen on hard times.
|A Parent in Prison? More Common than Autism|
HARRISBURG - Having a parent in prison is more common than childhood autism in the
U.S., according to a new report from Volunteers of America that seeks to raise
awareness of what life is like for the children and their caregivers.
|Carbon Monoxide detector measure goes to Governor|
Senate today concurred on House amendments to Senate Bill 607, Senator Pat
Browne’s bill that would establish the Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act. SB
607 now goes to the Governor for his signature and enactment into law.
|Rep. Watson Applauds Movement of House Child Protection Bill|
this week applauded the advancement of several pieces of legislation aimed at
upgrading and enhancing child protection laws in Pennsylvania.
|Ms. Cats Cache Ribbon Cutting|
Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce, officially
welcomed Ms. Cats Cache to the CIty of DuBois with a ribbon cutting on Monday.
|DUI Victims’ Moving Memorial at Clearfield Area High School|
CLEARFIELD– PennDOT and the Pennsylvania DUI Association will host the DUI Victims’
Moving Memorial on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Clearfield Area High School, to
highlight the consequences of impaired driving.
|Free Flu Clinics Offered During National Influenza Vaccinati|
HARRISBURG– The Pennsylvania Department of Health and public and private partners will be
offering free flu clinics throughout Pennsylvania during National Influenza
Vaccination Week, Dec. 8-14, a week dedicated to advising people that it isn’t
too late to get the flu vaccine.
|Advocates Fear Unemployment Extension Expiration Could Leave|
HARRISBURG. - On the heels of cuts to food stamps comes more potentially bad news for
Pennsylvanians finding it difficult to make ends meet. At the end of this
month, the federal emergency unemployment compensation program will expire
unless Congress passes an extension.
|Brookville Money Dispute|
BROOKVILLE- Brookville Council last night denied
a request from the fire department to transfer money to the department being
held in escrow by the borough. The Brookville Fire Company, the department's
fund raising entity, previously asked the borough to hold $55,000 in a separate
account toward the purchase of a new $1 million plus fire truck.
|Why are More Snowy Owls Visiting Pennsylvania?|
PITTSBURGH - If you're fortunate
enough to see one in Pennsylvania, it is quite a sight. The snowy owl, with its
white feathers and striking yellow eyes, is being spotted in locations
|Two Penn State Assistant Coaches Resign|
UNIVERSITY PARK– Penn
State Football coach Bill O’Brien announced today that quarterbacks coach
Charlie Fisher and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden have resigned to pursue
|Prescription Drugs Stolen from Area Home|
CLEARFIELD - State Police in Clearfield are investigating the theft of prescription medication from a home in Boggs Township, Clearfield County.
|Area Man Caught Trespassing|
SAINT MARYS - A St. Marys man was found trespassing along hickory road in Huston township, Clearfield county yesterday.
|State Tax Collection Slightly above Projections|
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania's tax collections are slightly above projections, according to the latest figures from the revenue department.
|A Chance for Older Pennsylvanians to Dial in their Driving|
Harrisburg - Tom Joseph reports: for older Pennsylvanians, this week serves as a reminder to keep their driving skills sharp and to consider taking a safe-driver course.
|Twelve Days of Christmas Costs More this Year|
NATIONAL - It will cost more to supply the lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing in the twelve days of Christmas this season.
|Healthcare.org's Benefit Felt in PA Emergency Rooms|
HARRISBURG - Two months after its introduction,
HealthCare.org, the website Pennsylvanians are using to enter the health
insurance marketplace, is taking more applications every day. It's also seen as
a tool through which emergency rooms can lessen the burden of being a
"go-to" for the uninsured.
|Hunters Sharing the Harvest with a Worthy Cause|
Hunters who are successful in the upcoming deer hunting
seasons are encouraged by the Pennsylvania Game Commission to consider
participating in the state’s Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH) program, which
channels donations of venison to local food banks, soup kitchens and needy
|Pa. researchers publish century of disease data|
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Researchers at the University of
Pittsburgh have published more than a century's worth of data on scores of
infectious diseases they compiled while putting together computer models and
simulations for research.
|Winds limit use of balloons in Philly parade|
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say gusty winds limited use of
balloons during the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia.
|Who Fills Post-Thanksgiving Plates in Pennsylvania?|
PITTSBURGH - Now that the Thanksgiving spread has been
cleared in homes and soup kitchens around the state, what's next for
Pennsylvanians who face food insecurity on a daily basis?
|Man terrorizes Women driving on 219|
PUNXSUTAWNEY- A man terrorized two young women driving on
route 219 Monday. Punxsutawney State Police said 20 year old Gunther Lee Botzman
from Grampian followed the women as they were driving on route 219 between
Mahaffey and Fire Tower Road in bell Township Clearfield County.
|Penelec Restores Service to 85 Percent of Customers Impacted|
ALTOONA– More than
170 workers from Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), other FirstEnergy
(NYSE: FE) utilities, and electrical contractors continue to work to restore
service following a winter storm that brought freezing rain, ice, wind and snow
to Penelec’s 31-county Pennsylvania service area this week. As of noon today,
service has been restored to approximately 13,700 Penelec customers –
approximately 85 percent of the customers impacted by the storm.
|New Small Games of Chance Legislation Will Assist Nonprofit|
The Governor has signed legislation changing the laws covering small games of
chance in Pennsylvania.
|Epilepsy Awareness Month in Pennsylvania|
November is being observed as Epilepsy Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.Our
speaker is Senator Sean Wiley of Erie County, sponsor of the Senate-adopted
resolution observing November as Epilepsy Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.
|Season’s first 700-pound bear checked in Lackawanna County|
of the four-day statewide bear season have produced a preliminary harvest of
2,044 black bears, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced Tuesday.
|Christmas trees, menorah arrive at Pa. Capitol|
Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Capitol is getting ready for the holidays.
|Senators Discuss Problems, Solutions for Keystone Exams|
state Senators met with community and education leaders, who urged them to stop
plans to base student graduations on whether or not they pass a set of three
|Report: Shale Drilling Jobs Not All They're Cracked Up to Be|
Pa. - Companies drilling for shale in Pennsylvania tout their economic benefit
by talking about the jobs they create, but a new study finds the industry
hasn't created as many new jobs as some supporters claim.
|Nov. 26 Early school Dismissals and Meeting Cancellations|
|DRMC Behavioral Health Inpatient Department Receives Award|
DuBois Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of Penn Highlands Healthcare™, is
proud to announce its Behavioral Health Inpatient Department has been named a
2013 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
|Gabler Legislation to Exempt Timber Industry from Sales and|
to provide sales and use tax exemptions for Pennsylvania businesses involved in
timber harvesting was recently approved by the state House with bipartisan
support. Bill sponsor Rep. Matt Gabler
(R-Clearfield & Elk) said his legislation will help to strengthen the
timber industry; preserve jobs and boost Pennsylvania’s economy.
|Education and Jobs Take Center Stage at PA Gov Forum|
- Five Democrats vying to become the next governor of Pennsylvania talked
education and job creation at a forum in Philadelphia over the weekend, an
event that was put together by several unions and activist groups.
|Bill to Encourage Organ Donation in PA|
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved State Senator Stewart J.
Greenleaf’s SB 850, the Donate Life PA Act, to encourage more organ donation in
CLEARFIELD- Clearfield County District Attorney, William
A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive.Shaw identified the
Fugitive as Michael Jason Lamb, age 38, of Old Route 322, Philipsburg,
Pennsylvania. Lamb was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list
on November 18, 2013.
|‘Operation Safe Holiday’ Focuses on Seat Belt Use, Impaired|
Harrisburg – PennDOT, the Pennsylvania State Police and
local police statewide are teaming for “Operation Safe Holiday,” an enforcement
initiative focusing on seat-belt use and impaired-driving that aims to reduce
crashes and traffic fatalities this holiday season.
|Over $1 Million in Impact Fee Dollars Returning to Region|
HARRISBURG – House
Speaker Sam Smith announced today that three local projects have received over
$1 million in funding through the state’s Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and
|Senator Scarnati Applauds Ruling in Obamacare Religious Free|
HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati
(R-25), announced his support for a U.S. District Court ruling on Thursday
which delayed the implementation of certain mandates contained in Obamacare on
the Catholic Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie.
|November is Adoption Awareness Month in Pennsylvania|
HARRISBURG- A state Senator is calling attention to the fact that
thousands of children in Pennsylvania are waiting to be adopted.
|Uncertain Future for PA Pastor Who Officiated Son's Same-Sex|
SPRING CITY - He may be in his final weeks as a
Methodist minister in Pennsylvania, but Rev. Frank Schaefer says he does
not second-guess his decision to officiate his son's same-sex wedding
|Poll: More PA Kids have Health Coverage than People Think|
HARRISBURG- A perception about
health insurance for children in Pennsylvania is that things are worse than
they actually are.
|Brookville Council Honors Retiring Mayor and Police Chief|
BROOKVILLE- Brookville Council last night
presented long-time mayor Chip Wonderling and police chief Ken Dworek with
special plaques honoring their many years of dedicated service to the borough.
Both will be retiring at the end of the year.
|Legislative Plan for Pennsylvania Veterans and Families|
HARRISBURG- State Senate Democrats announced Tuesday that they're introducing
a comprehensive package of legislation intended to help Pennsylvania veterans
and their families deal with issues as they return to civilian life from
|Proposal to Cracking Down on Railroad Property Theft Approve|
HARRISBURG - A proposal sponsored by
Senator David G. Argall (R-29) that would strengthen the states Scrap Material
Theft Prevention Act by including railroad materials received unanimous
approval during Tuesdays Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee
meeting, according to committee Chairman Gene Yaw (R-23).
|Senate passes Senator Hutchinson’s military physician incent|
Harrisburg- The Senate today (November 18) approved
legislation introduced by Senator Scott E. Hutchinson intended to assist the
Pennsylvania National Guard in its efforts to recruit and retain military
|FOW- Michael Lamb|
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District
Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the
Week for the week of November 18, 2013.
|SEC Weighs New Investment Option for "Regular Folks"|
You've probably heard of crowdfunding as a way to raise money for civic
projects such as public parks and disaster relief, or creative projects like
new recording artists and video games. It's is a way for people to pool their
money to get something done, and soon crowdfunding could change the way people
invest in businesses.
|Keystone Exams Opposition|
HARRISBURG- A Chester County lawmaker is once again calling
on the state Senate to “fail” the Keystone Exams as a requirement for high
|Wearing Your Smartphone – Not Too Smart?|
HARRISBURG- Wearable phones and computers are on loads of
shopping lists as the holiday season approaches, but scientists are warning
that research indicates the devices present likely health risks.