List by Author: Traci Lynn Woolsey

Surprise in Sunbury as central PA hospital is slated to shut down

12.06.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The shuttering of UPMC Sunbury means over 150 people will lose their jobs. Degensein Library Director Melissa Rowse tells Family Life News says while the news is a blow, she hopes for a Christmas miracle in the form of someone purchasing the...

Concerns today over possible slashes to "SNAP" food assistance in PA

12.04.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

This comes as the Trump Administration aims to tighten work requirements for recipients. Pennsylvania Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller says the planned federal rule would change the equation for home heating and cooling costs and how much...

PennDOT issues interstate driving ban for certain trucks

12.02.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

PennDOT has enacted a 45 MPH speed limit restriction for interstates 80, 81, 84, 380 and 476. I-78, US-22, and State Route 33 are also impacted. Transportation officials banning commercial vehicle "empties" and double trailers on I-78 EB (I-81...

NY lawmakers attempt to get Gov. Cuomo to back off his bail reform bill

11.26.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

A bi-partisan effort has been launched over the recent prison reform measures. Democrat Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara says a stalker that is allowed to go free poses "a danger" to the person being shadowed. The new law, which takes effect in...

Faith-family battle continues between NY state and Syracuse's New Hope Family Services

11.21.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Alliance Defending Freedom's Roger Brooks recently argued in federal court on behalf of New Hope. He says New York has threatened to take the agency's license if it refuses to place newborns with same-sex and unmarried couples. If the Second...

A PA Senate committe has passed a plan to raise the minimum wage

11.19.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The compromise deal would move the current $7.25 minimum to $9.50 an hour by 2020, rather than the $15 sought by Governor Wolf. The full Senate is expected to vote on the plan this week.

Pro-life groups take on New York state for new hiring law

11.19.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Several pro-life organizations and a church are taking on Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing a new law they say will force them to employ workers who oppose their values and pro-life mission. Alliance Defending Freedom's Denise Harle says, "this...

Syracuse Univ. shuts down frat activities after alleged racist incident

11.18.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

S.U. Chancellor Kent Syverud says the suspension "pending the outcome of the investigation" impacts the whole campus until the end of the semester.   This comes following reports that members of “Alpha Chi Rho” harassed a black...

Conflicting accounts about the Catholic diocese in Buffalo

11.14.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

This comes following a recent report from the Vatican. Catholic news correspondent Christopher Lamb claims Bishop Malone's resignation is soon to come after a recent meeting with the papal ambassador to the U.S. Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas...

Probing a pipeline in Pennsylvania

11.13.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Governor Wolf's administration came to issue permits for construction on a Mariner East natural gas pipeline project. Federal agents have reportedly interviewed current and former state...

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