List by Author: Brandon Dickson

New York state seeing a sharp spike in the flu

12.28.18 | Brandon Dickson

Cases rose 72% over the past week, according to the governor's office. New cases were reported in 58 out of 62 counties during the week ending December 22nd. Health officials remind you that influenza is easily killed by soap and hot...

PA police can now legally force their way into your vehicle to rescue a dog or cat

12.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

The governor signed the bill into law in October, but the law officially took effect Wednesday for pets believed to be in danger.  Before breaking into a vehicle, officers will first have to try to find the owner. If they do enter the...

Wages are rising in New York state

12.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

Effective December 31st, minimum wage goes up to $15 for larger employers in New York City, and $11.10 for upstate workers. For employees, it's a cause for celebration, but some business owners are more stressed as they try to figure out how to...

Repeated DUI offenders in PA face severe penalties under a new law

12.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

The legislation passed in October, now establishes the state's first felony for DUI. That applies when someone is charged with a third offense with at least twice the legal limit for alcohol, or any fourth-time offender.

NY hunters are reporting a successful year for white-tailed deer

12.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

Through December 16, hunters reported taking 11-14% more deer this year compared to last. A final report on the deer and bear harvests for the 2018 big game hunting seasons is expected to be released early next year.  

Pennsylvania introduces tool to report suspicious opioid activity

12.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf says it's available within the state's prescription drug monitoring program site for registered users. Attorney General Josh Shapiro says doctors and pharmacists know "when something looks suspicious." Shapiro calls prescription...

Funding for farm-fresh food in NY

12.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

New York state has announced $1.5 million in grants to support 18 different farm-to-school initiatives that serve more than 420,000 students. The money can be used to purchase locally produced fruits and veggies, and to hire and train...

Buffalo Bulls beat Syracuse

12.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

Syracuse raced out to an early lead, but Buffalo used a strong, second half surge to help the Bulls beat the Orange 71-59 last night.   It's the first time U.B. has beaten the Orange since 1963. Syracuse has lost back-to-back...

Legal proceedings involving Rep. Chris Collins are moving forward

12.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

The 27th District Republican was excused from attending a status conference in a Manhattan courtroom yesterday. During the proceeding, a judge laid out what both the prosecution and defense will be required to do before Collins and his...

PA ag officials hope hemp helps farmers

12.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

The farm bill approved by congress last week removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances. State Agriculture Department spokeswoman Shannon Powers says it can be used for "fiber, auto parts, concrete," and other...

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