List by Category: New York News

Leader of NY Assembly predicts rec. pot will be legalized before summer recess

05.17.19 | Bob Price

Democrat Crystal Peoples-Stokes says the only issue to resolve is how to "tax pot." Pro-family groups worry about the impact recreational weed will have on the opioid epidemic. Law enforcement officials say if pot is made permissible, public...

Biden gets more company in Democratic field as De Blasio announces run

05.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

Biden will have more company in the Democratic field as De Blasio announces a run. Pollster Lee Miringnoff, says De Blasio' s chances look slim. De Blasio, making the announcement on Good Morning America today, is the 23rd Democrat to launch a...

The Woodstock 50 Festival is back on

05.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

This comes after a court rebuffed a former investor's efforts to cancel the concert. The judge ruled Wednesday that Amplifi Live could not single-handedly call off the August show, but also doesn't have to put the $18 million back into it. The...

The tragic suicide of a 12-year-old NY boy has brought the community together

05.15.19 | Bob Price

Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil last night at Corning's Dennison Park to pay tribute to Adam Burnside, a sixth-grader at the Corning-Painted Post Middle School. Adam's family says he was able to provide the gift of life to seven children...

U.S. News and World Report: PA is one of the worst places to live

05.15.19 | Terry Diener

The Keystone State ranked overall 41st out of the 50 states in the magazine’s 2019 report. It came up with a total score based on Health care Education, Economy, Infrastructure, Opportunity, Money, Crime, and Nature. Pennsylvania got its...

The best-known Buffalo Bills fan has died

05.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

Ezra Castro, better known as "Pancho Billa," lost his courageous battle with cancer. Castro was adopted into the Bills "family" after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer two years ago. The team is planning to honor Pancho Billa at...

No resolution yet in the fight for the future of the Woodstock 50 Festival

05.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

A hearing is set to continue today in the clash between organizers and a former financial partner. Investors say the August event is canceled amid health and safety concerns, while organizers say the concert series in Watkins Glen, New York is...

A liberal church in Ithaca, NY is offering "sanctuary" to illegal immigrants

05.14.19 | Bob Price

They've declared themselves a "sanctuary church." Pastor David Kaden of the First Congregational Church says undocumented immigrants can find refuge and "resources" through their house of worship. Critics say the church is only adding to the...

The count of measles cases continues to rise across the country

05.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

As of the latest tally, the number of cases has reached 839.  That's the most since 963 cases were reported for all of 1994. 23 States have reported cases this year with the vast majority of illnesses in New York. Measles was once common...

A NY state trooper from the Southern Tier will be honored tonight in D.C.

05.13.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Nicholas Clark, of Canisteo, NY, will be remembered along with 370 other fallen officers in tonight’s annual candlelight vigil. The New York state trooper was killed last summer near Corning. The National Law Enforcement Memorial aims to...

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