List by Author: Traci Lynn Woolsey

PA's controversial medicinal marijuana program is picking up steam

11.17.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

More than 6,000 patients and 300 caregivers have registered for Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program in the time span of two weeks. The law gives people under a doctor's care access to medical marijuana if they have qualifying...

Gov. Wolf calls on PA lawmakers to pass a bill to block domestic abusers from having firearms

11.14.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Tom Wolf says the measure to ban domestic abusers from owning guns is all about protecting spouses and children. There have been 156 mass shootings in the U.S. from 2009 to 2016. Over half of those-were related to domestic or family violence...

Starting today NY residents can begin applying for energy assistance

11.13.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Empire State officials are urging low-income families, seniors and individuals to sign up for home heating assistance. A family of four earning less than $53,500 a year is eligible. The state has set aside than $325 million this year for New...

First responders in PA now have their own communications network

11.03.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Pennsylvania has opted in to the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. The system will provide the nation’s first reliable broadband web for first responders across the Keystone State, including those in rural areas. First responders...

Gambling expansion got the green light Monday in Pennsylvania

10.31.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The governor has signed a controversial bill that allows casino-like gambling, online. Pennsylvania's governor says he hopes the move will be the final fix to patch the state's 2 billion dollar budget shortfall. Wolf can now direct funds for...

You can safely discard unused or expired drugs tomorrow

10.27.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

It's all part of the National Prescription Take-Back Day. Acting U.S. Attorney James Kennedy visited Niagara Falls Thursday to warn of the dangers of drugs in homes. Kennedy said, "Every day over 2,500 teenagers take prescription drugs to get...

A special-needs woman is missing in Livingston County, NY

10.26.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Police need your help in finding her.  Officials say 21-year-old Starrlita Smith was last seen wearing blue jeans, a pink pullover, and white sneakers. The woman from Leicester has not been seen since Monday. Livingston County Sheriff Tom...

Pittsburgh diocese settles its 5-year legal fight over the Obamacare birth control mandate

10.18.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The suit sought to overturn a provision in Obamacare that would have forced the diocese to provide contraception as part of employee health coverage. Geneva College and seven other groups across the country joined the suit. The settlement...

Officials move to make the organ donor law permanent in NY

10.17.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Only 28% of eligible New Yorkers are enrolled to be an organ donor. But, this week, Governor Cuomo signed a bill to remove the 2020 expiration date for Lauren's Law, a measure named after an eight-year-old girl who received a heart transplant in...

An airborne bounce house near Niagara Falls injures several

10.16.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Local officials say a a strong gust in Wheatfield, NY blew a bounce house 50 feet at a corn maze called “The Maize” over the weekend. Several children inside have been treated for minor injuries. Deputies say a 76-year-old woman was...

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