List by Author: Traci Lynn Woolsey

National Fuel claims this winter's fuel bill could be lower than last year

10.10.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The natural gas provider for many in western New York and Pennsylvania predicts most customers will pay 15% less than for the winter starting in 2018. The company says the drop in costs comes from it's proximity to shale gas and pipelines and a...

WNY folks take part in effort to overturn the state's abortion expansion

10.08.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

"Virginia" from Monroe County tells Family Life News she'll be at the county's legislative meeting tonight wearing pink or light blue to send a message to local legislators. Pro-life supporters are taking part in the "public forum" at 6 tonight...

The weekend marks one year since the Schoharie, NY limo crash claimed 20 lives

10.07.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

A memorial for the victims has been unveiled at the site of the October 6 crash and some New York lawmakers have announced a package of bills aimed to prevent future tragedies. The measures call for improved limousine safety standards at the...

Deadline for NY heat assistance draws near

10.04.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Energy bills often spike as temperatures drops. But the Home Energy Assistance Program can help folks earning a low wage. Applications can be submitted online through the New York state website or through your county’s social services...

We have a burst of "balminess" on tap today

10.01.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

It may be fall and the first day of October, but Meteorologist Kevin Williams says it will feel like summer. Buffalo could break the "extreme" of 83°F set back in 1898 when William McKinley was president. Rochester may also witness...

3 Inmates who escaped from an Ohio prison are back behind bars

09.30.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Police in a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina arrested the men early this morning. The three, along with another inmate, escaped from a jail in southeast Ohio after overpowering two female guards just after midnight Sunday. One was spotted...

Health panel approves ban on flavored e-cigarettes sales in New York

09.18.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Empire State is now the first to officially enact the "flavor" ban following a vote by the Public Health and Health Planning Council. The ban takes effect immediately, and retailers will have two weeks to remove merchandise from their...

Elmira school starts year with "Rachel's Challenge" focus on kindness

09.11.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The challenge is named after Rachel Scott, one of the students killed in the Columbine shooting. Scott often journaled about the impact she wanted to make on the world. School leaders at Broadway Academy have seen the benefit from past...

NY's decriminalization law for marijuana now in effect

08.29.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo calls the move to allow possession of up to two ounces of marijuana “long overdue.” The new law does away with fines of $50 and $200 and allows some past cannabis conviction records to be...

Time is winding down for NY employers to execute "anti-harassment" instruction

08.28.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

To comply with Empire State laws companies face an October 9th "instruction deadline." The broad changes to New York's harassment laws include workplace protections for domestic violence victims, employees wearing religious clothing and even...

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