List by Author: Brandon Dickson

Health officials have confirmed a case of measles in Erie County, NY

12.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

They say the infected person visited several places in the county between December 4th and 11th. Locations include Catholic Charities in Buffalo, Sweet Home High School, the Erie County Department of Health Clinic, and the Erie County...

Fentanyl is now the deadliest opioid

12.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

The CDC says 18,000 people died from the drug in 2016, which means for the first time it has a higher death toll than heroin. Michelle Olmeda, assistant program supervisor with the Rase Project, says drug dealers often use fentanyl to cut...

Police in PA search for a grinch this Christmas

12.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

Officers say the man was caught on camera stealing donations from a Toys for Tots bin at a Poconos hotel. In the video, the man looks calm and collected, sipping coffee while staring directly into the camera. But moments before, he's accused...

A senior wrestler at Union-Endicott HS inspires many

12.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

17-Year-old Colby Bendick may have cerebral palsy, but he's not letting it get in the way of the sport he loves. His coach says Bendick pushes his teammates, by failing and trying again to reach goals. Bendick has made the varsity team since...

Sanitorum turns down chief of staff position

12.12.18 | Brandon Dickson

Former commonwealth congressman Rick Santorum has taken himself out of consideration as President Trump's next chief of staff. Santorum, a senior political commentator for CNN, says his family situation doesn't allow him to take the job right...

The largest public educational aquaponics facility in the country has opened in PA

12.12.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Commonwealth Charter Academy in Harrisburg opened the system, which is a cycle of growing fish and plants together. Junior Nathanial Saxe says, "aquaponics allow us to grow food using less water and no soil." C.C.A. students are managing...

NY man"s app to help young people who have cancer has taken off nationwide

12.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

"Stupid Cancer" is an app created by Dave Feuhrer of Rochester, who has beaten cancer twice. He says the app allows folks undergoing treatment to share safety with others in a similar situation. The app isn't just for patients and survivors...

PA's Banking and Securities Department warns against shimmers

12.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

Shimmers offer a new way for thieves can get their hands on your money. Becky MacDicken says, like a skimmer, a shimmer captures information on your credit card, but "the data comes from the card's chip." Skimmers are often placed over a keypad...

The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has offered $400,000 alleged victim

12.06.18 | Brandon Dickson

Stephanie McIntyre, now of South Carolina, accused Reverend Fabian Maryanski of abusing her in the 1980s. Maryanski was placed on leave by the diocese in May. Meanwhile, the chief financial officer of the diocese is resigning. Steve Timmel...

Anti-semitic symbols founds on Penn State housing in Harrisburg

12.06.18 | Brandon Dickson

A drawing of a swastika was found in a stairwell in Nittany Place over the weekend. The discovery coincides with vandalism of a menorah on Penn State's main campus. Authorities are investigating the incidents.

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