List by Author: Brandon Dickson

Pennsylvania can keep its congressional map

01.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

The ruling by a federal judicial panel turns back an argument from a group of Democratic voters who contended that it should be thrown out because the state lawmakers who created the map in 2011 gerrymandered to help Republicans.

NY Senator Jeff Klein has been accused of sexual misconduct

01.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

A 30-year-old woman, a former staff member of Klein's, says he forcibly kissed her outside a bar in 2015. Klein claims the accusation is false. The Democrat was elected in 2005 and represents the Bronx and part of Westchester County.

The warm up spikes concern for ice jams

01.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

While most of us will be enjoying the warmer temperatures today, they don't come without some concerns across our listening area. Mike Ponticello, Broome County emergency services director says the sharp increase in temps, instead of a steady...

PA's DOC has reduced medical costs for inmates by $14.5 million

01.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

State Department of Corrections officials say the spending drop has occurred over the past two years - while maintaining or improving care. The DOC estimates an additional $20.5 million in savings over the next two years. Inmate health care...

Area homeless shelters are ramping up for busy days

01.05.18 | Brandon Dickson

John Gleason with Keystone Mission in Scranton says there are not beds available there, but guests can come in off the street." Gleason notes he'll be open "24/7" to help folks get out of the cold. Chris Scribani with the Open Door Mission in...

PA is among the 36 states with widespread flu activity

01.04.18 | Brandon Dickson

Pennsylvania health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the state has seen over 6,000 reported cased of influenza.   Six people have died in the Keystone State from the virus this year, compared to 148 last year. This year's flu vaccine has...

Extremely cold temps have forced one NY mobile food pantry to close

01.04.18 | Brandon Dickson

The pantry on wheels, hosted by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, will be closed today and Friday. It was scheduled to be in Whitney Point, New York this morning and in Watkins Glen on Friday. The mobile food pantry is scheduled to reopen on...

The PA DEP has suspended all work on the Mariner East II pipeline

01.04.18 | Brandon Dickson

Investigators determined Sunoco had changed its construction method without first obtaining a permit modification. Mariner East II is to run from Washington County across Pennsylvania to Marcus Hook in Delaware County--to move propane and other...

The new year has brought in some new laws in NY

01.02.18 | Brandon Dickson

In New York, minimum wage is on the rise for the second consecutive year from $9.70 to $10.40 an hour. The middle class tax cut that the Senate Republican conference fought for in 2016 has also taken effect. This year, 4.4 million New Yorkers...

An Erie, PA native has been selected to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics

01.02.18 | Brandon Dickson

Ryan Zapolski, a former standout goaltender at Mercyhurst University and Cathedral Prep, will be headed to Pyeongchang, South Korea with the U.S. Olympic men's ice hockey team. The winter games will be held February 9-25.