List by Author: Brandon Dickson

Half a million "marching for life" today

01.24.20 | Bob Price, Brandon Dickson

They're flocking to the National Mall in our nation's capital today for the 47th annual event. The march's president, Jeanne Mancini, insists having a president attend "in person" is a first. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute...

Former WNY congressman's son spared a prison sentence

01.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

Cameron Collins, the 27-year-old son of ex-U.S. Representative Chris Collins, was spared jail time Thursday after pleading guilty in an insider trading conspiracy with his father. The younger Collins faced at least three years behind bars, but...

Prominent PA politician expected to make a big announcement today

01.23.20 | Brandon Dickson

State House Speaker Mike Turzai will hold a news conference today in the Pittsburgh area amid speculation that he'll leave the powerful office after five years. The expectation is that the 60-year-old will announce he's leaving office, or not...

PA House has passed bill package aimed at stopping human trafficking

01.23.20 | Brandon Dickson

Republican House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler says the measures increase the penalties for human trafficking and provide more resources for victims of the crime. The set of measures now heads to the state Senate in Harrisburg.

Gov. Cuomo has taken the wraps off his $178 billion state budget proposal

01.22.20 | Brandon Dickson

The plan includes a plan to rein in spending on medicaid, increase school aid $826 million, and a push for legalizing pot. Cuomo calls the spending plan both "progressive and fiscally sound." But, Republican state Assemblyman, Stephen Hawley...

A commonwealth church has paid the medical debt of 1,500+ people

01.22.20 | Brandon Dickson

LCBC Church, which has 15 locations throughout the state, has eliminated $2.5 million in medical bills for 1,546 Pennsylvanians. Pastor Jason Mitchell says he and his congregation are honored to help relieve some of the stress that comes from...

Pennsylvania House members tackle human trafficking this week

01.21.20 | Brandon Dickson

State House representatives are expected to vote on a number of bills to combat the international issue. State Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill says one way to end the "egregious industry" is to switch off demand. In 2018, 275 human trafficking...

Remembering a reverend and civil rights activist

01.20.20 | Brandon Dickson

Today, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and folks around the country will be honoring his legacy. In Albany, there will be a memorial observance in the Hart Theater located at the Empire State Plaza. In Scranton, a community dinner will be held...

Following through on a plan to close a Pennsylvania prison

01.20.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor wolf says he's shutting down Retreat Prison just west of Wilkes-Barre. The controversial cost-cutting step comes amid a declining inmate population and rising prison costs. Retreat has about 400 employees and about 940 inmates. The...

Former Rep. Chris Collins has been sentenced to 2 years & 2 mos.

01.20.20 | Brandon Dickson

The ex-western New York representative plead guilty to helping his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses and lying to the FBI about it. Meanwhile, Buffalo Bills hall-of-famer Jim Kelly is supporting Republican Beth Parlato to...

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