List by Author: Brandon Dickson

NY is the top spot for lyme disease in the country

10.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

It's a dubious honor for the Empire State. New York tops all other states for the disease thanks to a spike in ticks and an overpopulation of deer.   According to the Monroe County Health Department, lyme disease has tripled in the U.S...

Controversial commonwealth campaign ad gets canned

10.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey is partially pulling a TV spot after Republican challenger, U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, called it cruel to his family. Casey pulled it from Barletta's home market in Scranton, but it'll air in other...

Making Fredonia, NY "grape again"

10.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

That's what several farmers in Chatauqua County said they're doing thanks to financing from the county. AgriAmerica co-owner Eric Huddy says farmers are especially thankful for the new jobs.  The company, which processes grapes for juice...

A new gun law is on the books in Pennsylvania

10.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

The statute requires those convicted of domestic violence or subject to protective orders to give up their guns within 24 hours. Governor wolf has signed the measure which takes effect in six months. The law requires firearms be handed over...

The Empire State ramps up friendliness to female and minority-owned businesses

10.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

A state senate hearing will be held tomorrow to review current programs designed to encourage more diversity in business and consider improvements. New York currently operates a number of programs intended to help women and minority-owned...

Bus crash on I-380 in E. PA has left one woman dead and others injured

10.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

The accident happened last night in Lackawanna County. The bus was leaning to its right side along the tree line. Rescue workers had to use ladders to reach injured passengers.

Binghamton's hockey team sets goal to help victims of Michael's destruction

10.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Binghamton Devils are donating a portion of ticket sales to benefit relief efforts. Operations Manager Connor Gates says he knew he had to help when he saw the storm's damage. Five dollars from ticket sales at the team's first two home...

CNY American Red Cross volunteers help Hurricane Michael victims

10.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Red Cross says it's mostly focusing on assisting people find shelter until they can return home. Additionally, dozens of New York National Guard soldiers will be on the ground to help with recovery efforts. Right now, more than...

Buffalo School officials ask parents to be patient amidst bus driver shortage

10.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

The problem has led to several drivers doubling up on routes to make sure students can still get to class. The issue is also causing some kids to get home late from school.  

Retail giant changes pay policy following resistance

10.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse employees who say its $15 hourly minimum wage wouldn't benefit them, will now provide a bigger raise to those workers including some 3,400 in the Lehigh Valley near Allentown. The commerce...

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