List by Author: Brandon Dickson

Call it the great New York state license plate debate

08.21.19 | Brandon Dickson

Starting next year, New York license plates that are more than 10 years-old will need to be replaced. Democratic Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara says, it seems like New York keeps "coming up with ways to send more of our heard-earned money to...

NY church with historical ties to Harriet Tubman catches fire during a storm

08.21.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Thompson Memorial AME Zion Church in Auburn reportedly got struck by lightning, but fire officials say they will investigate the exact cause of the fire. Tubman, a 19th century abolitionist leader, had raised funds to build the church which...

Repub. David Rowe has been elected to Pennsylvania's 85th District seat

08.21.19 | Brandon Dickson

Rowe joins the state House representing parts of Union and Snyder counties. He defeated Democrat Jenn Rager-Kay to fill the remainder of Republican Fred Keller's term after Keller was elected to the U.S. Congress.

A new partnership in PA aims to protect against wildlife disease

08.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

The state game commission and Penn Vet are teaming up to address the growing problem. Dr. Julie Ellis, says more diseases are having "larger impacts than they did in the past.   The initiative will allow for more thorough disease...

A war of words following the firing of NYC cop

08.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

Daniel Pantaleo was stripped of his badge and his pension after the chokehold death of Eric Garner five years ago. "Justice served," says Mayor Bill De Blasio. Police union president Pat Lynch says the mayor has turned his back on law...

A commonwealth college gets high marks in Princeton Review report

08.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove has been named one of the "best northeastern schools." Susquehanna was also recognized as one of the nation's best "green colleges." The study took into consideration quality of life for students, how well...

Gov. Wolf is expected to sign exec. order on reducing gun violence in PA

08.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

The action, which includes two dozen new initiatives and reforms, was supposed to be signed Thursday, but due to the police shooting in Philadelphia, was rescheduled for today. It'll create new state offices focused on violence prevention and...

Erie-native and fraud investigator issues a report he says is "bigger fraud than Enron"

08.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

The subject of Harry Markopolos' 175-page report is General Electric Company, longtime owners of GE Transportation, and the most widely held stock in the Erie area. Markopolos is the financial fraud investigator who uncovered the $65 billion...

2 WNY districts are among 10 worst in the nation for black Americans to live

08.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

The study by 24/7 Wall Street found NY-25 is the second worst in the country, with NY-26 ranking ninth worst. A large majority of those districts include the cities of Buffalo and Rochester, respectively. Editor Douglas McIntyre says his list...

400+ suits filed in 24 hours since NY's Child Victims Act took effect

08.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

A quarter of those cases are against the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. Buffalo Attorney William Lorenz says, "survivors of abuse can now hold accountable the people who ruined their lives." Adam Gee is a lawyer from Elmira and expects thousands...

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