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A lawmaker in PA is resigning his post to take a presidential appointment

02.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

Northern Tier Republican Rep. Matt Baker stepped down Monday to become the regional director of the office of intergovernmental and external affairs. That's with the Department of Health and Human Services.

An unusual struggle for control of a PA DA's office is now in court

02.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

Marion O'Malley took office February 5th as the Susquehanna County DA. Her tenure is being challenged by William Urbanski, who briefly served as DA before a judge ruled him ineligible and installed O'Malley instead. Urbanski is suing to get...

PA's auditor general says he's confident that recreational pot will become legal

02.16.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale claims "the question is 'when' not 'if.'" He says legalizing and taxing pot would rake in millions of dollars for the state. Congressional candidate Joe Peters says in places where recreational lot is legal...

Governor Cuomo wants a federal response to the FL shooting

02.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Democrat told CNN that the problem isn't mental illness, but a person being able to get their hands on a gun. He called for the nation to adopt sweeping gun control laws like New York's SAFE Act. Meanwhile, Republican Congresswoman Claudia...

A former Harrisburg cop will spend three months in jail

02.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

The sentence comes after former corporal Sean Cornick took more than $22,000 from an evidence locker. Police say Cornick pleaded guilty to the charges in September and was sentenced this week. Cornick needs to repay more than $22,000 to the...

W NY is under a flooding concern due to rising temps and snow melt

02.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

A flood watch has been issued for much of the region through Friday afternoon. There's a risk of ice jam flooding starting this afternoon, followed by a risk of general flooding from tonight through Friday afternoon.  

Judge sentences NY man convicted of killing a UPS driver to 26 years

02.14.18 | Brandon Dickson

Justin Barkley pleaded guilty to manslaughter and menacing last month in a plea deal for the 2016 killing in the parking lot of Ithaca's Walmart. He shot and killed 52-year-old William Schumacher in December of 2016, then drove over Schumacher's...

Flu cases taper in PA

02.14.18 | Brandon Dickson

Health officials say it's too early to know if the worst is behind us. 16 more flu-related deaths were reported last week--bringing the total this season in the state to 107.

Sen. John DeFrancisco is GOP nomination frontrunner for NY governor

02.12.18 | Brandon Dickson

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb of Canandaigua has chosen to abandon his bid to run against Governor Cuomo noting the time a run would take him away from his family. This leaves DeFrancisco and former Erie County executive Joel Giambra...

A Rochester native moves on to Olympic finals in ski event

02.09.18 | Brandon Dickson

The opening ceremony in PyeongChang is happening today, but last night, Morgan Schild, from Pittsford, came in third qualifying for the freestyle moguls. Two of her ski teammates also qualified. Schild's event is set for Sunday, but it will...

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