List by Author: Brandon Dickson

Gov. Wolf officially kicks off his second term

01.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

During his inauguration speech Tuesday, Wolf called for Pennsylvanians to work together to build a stronger, fairer, and more prosperous future. He cited accomplishments made during his first four-year term through compromise with the...

The NY state legislature has passed a bill protecting transgenders

01.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

The gender expression non-discrimination act means they can't be discriminated against when it comes to things such as employment, education, or housing. The Senate and Assembly also approved legislation banning the practice of so-called "gay...

Cuomo touts hopes to legalize weed and expand abortion in NYS

01.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

Greater gun control laws are also an part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's agenda as mentioned in his State of the State Speech. During his talk Tuesday, Cuomo also mentioned banning plastic bags and passing the Child Victims Act to remove...

Tomorrow marks take two for Tom Wolf

01.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Democrat will start his second term as governor of Pennsylvania. Wolf is expected to renew calls for a higher minimum wage and natural gas severance tax Tuesday during his inaugural speech. The inauguration will also be former Braddock...

Homeless shelters will be working hard to get folks inside this weekend

01.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

Frigid temps are expected this weekend. Christian Hoffman, who runs a shelter in Niagara Falls, New York, , says he relies on police to bring the homeless to his shelter during the winter months. Bigger cities across New York and Pennsylvania...

The race is on for the Glen

01.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

Tickets will be going on sale today at Watkins Glen International. The popular road course hosts races for several series, including NASCAR. The 2019 season begins in April and runs through October.  

PA Turnpike tolls have officially gone up again

01.07.19 | Brandon Dickson

The six percent hike went into effect Sunday across all 552 miles of the system. PennDOT's Carl DeFebo says, "this is the 11th year in a row that tolls have gone up on the PA Turnpike system." Commonwealth commuters are not very pleased. The...

Red Cross reps applaud NY law that will require upgrades for smoke alarms

01.07.19 | Brandon Dickson

Jay Bonafede says home fires are the biggest disaster that the Red Cross responds to. Effective April 1, 2019, newly installed smoke detectors will need to have sealed 10-year batteries or be hardwired into a house. The goal is to eliminate...

An Ithaca police chief is credited with saving a man’s life

01.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

Cops say Chief Pete Tyler arrived to the scene Thursday afternoon before state troopers, and then performed life saving measures on the 54-year-old man injured in the crash. As of last night, the man was in critical condition at Upstate Medical...

A bevy of issues expected to be addressed this legislative session in PA

01.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

Among the issues is minimum wage. Democratic Representative Patty Kim says she plans to reintroduce a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Meanwhile, the top priority for Democratic Representative Mark Rozzi is legislation to...

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