List by Author: Traci Lynn Woolsey

'Life in prison' for the PA man who murdered 4 people

05.17.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Cosmo DiNnardo pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, conspiracy, and robbery in a Bucks County courtroom yesterday. Sean Kratz, who is linked to three of the murders, rejected a plea deal.  His case will go to trial. Prosecutors say the...

A new 'Aliens of the Sea' exhibit is coming to the Niagara Falls aquarium

05.14.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Construction of an exhibit featuring jellyfish is coming to the aquarium in Niagara Falls. The $440,000 project will let the museum house the umbrella-shaped critters early next year. The aquarium’s executive director says visitors will...

Jury deliberations are underway in the corruption retrial of Sheldon Silver

05.11.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Closing arguments have wrapped up in Silver's second trial. Prosecutors say greed fueled the crimes of the former New York state Assembly speaker to take illegal kickbacks. The 74-year-old was convicted in 2015 before that ruling was...

Sen. Chuck Schumer is looking to put the kibosh on flavors for e-cigs

05.07.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Chuck Schumer says the Food and Drug Administration needs to step in to ban flavor like candy and cookies that appeal to youngsters. The push comes in the wake of warnings that teens and children are increasingly using e-cigarettes. The New...

Detective disputes notion Piazza tripped over sorority members before fatal fall

05.04.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The State College police detective says he believes Tim Piazza fell down a flight of stairs at the frat house solely due to heavy drinking. This marks the third hearing for former Beta Theta Pi students at the school following the death of the...

Kim Pegula is now one of the most powerful women in American sports

05.03.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

This week she took over as president of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres after Russ Brandon resigned amid misconduct allegations. Pegula is the first female team president in the NFL. She's the only current female president in the NHL. Kim and...

Health advocates are pressing to get the smoking age raised in NY

05.01.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

If advocates get their way, we could see the smoking age raised from 18 to 21. Dozens of folks affected by cancer joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network at the state capitol on Monday. They argue the higher smoking age would...

Today Erie Co. NY voters will decide who will fill the vacant Assembly seat

04.24.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Erie County legislator Patrick Burke and Erik Bohen are facing off for the 142nd Assembly district seat. Burke is in his third term as a Democratic member of the legislature. Bohen is a registered democrat, running on the Republican ticket...

Hundreds gathering to remember Joao Souza at Binghamton U.

04.24.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Nearly a thousand people came together on BU's campus last night to remember the former freshman engineering student. Police say Souza was stabbed to death in his dorm more than a week ago by a fellow 20-year-old student.

Gov. Cuomo wants child trafficking victims to stop being forced to testify

04.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

New York’s governor says under current regulations, child victims can be forced to rehash abuse they’ve suffered in open court. Cuomo conveys the same law often makes it easy for traffickers to go free. New York’s Senate and...

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