List by Month: 10-2017

PA police warn parents about edible marijuana that has hit the streets

10.31.17 | Bob Price

It looks very much like candy. Cops want moms and dads to be on the look when they go trick-or-treating with their kids this evening.   Police say marijuana candy comes in many forms including cookies, brownies, and lollipops. They say...

NY examines healthcare in prisons for women

10.31.17 | Bob Price

The New York Assembly held a hearing Monday on the treatment of women in prison in the Empire State. Democratic lawmaker Nily Rozic says "the DOC has come a long way in terms of addressing women inmates." Women are no longer shackled when they...

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...

Lake flakes on the hilltops of western NY will accumulate today

10.31.17 | Bob Price

Meteorologists says three to five inches is possible for the high elevations before a warm-up later in the week melts it all away. Monday's wind-storm toppled a pre-Civil War barn in Wayne County, New York. The towns of Sodus Point and...

The winds of change are blowing through parts of NY and PA

10.30.17 | Bob Price

A drenching rain yesterday combined with high winds this morning has utility crews bracing for wide-spread power outages this afternoon and evening. Monroe County, NY Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says the soaking rains and wind "could power lines to...

PA transportation officials were 'hard at work' over the summer investing in infrastructure improvements

10.30.17 | Bob Price

Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards says PennDOT crews, along with private contractors, paved over 2,000 miles of roadway and completed 20 bridge projects across the commonwealth.  

PA's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program will take applications beginning this week

10.30.17 | Terry Diener

Residents whose incomes fall within 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines can begin applying Wednesday to LIHEAP for financial help to pay their heating bills. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services administers the program. $178...

Governor Cuomo is sending power crews from throughout the Empire State to Puerto Rico

10.30.17 | Bob Price

This after the U.S. territory rescinded a $300 million contract with a Montana-based energy supplier. 70% of Puerto Rico still has no power more than a month after Hurricane Maria. The hope is that power will be fully restored on the island by...

A pro-life group 'ruffled some feathers' at Penn State this week by displaying graphic signs about abortion

10.27.17 | Bob Price

Some students thought they were inappropriate and unnecessary. But Emma Mysko with the group Created Equal defends the photos, saying they send a powerful message about abortion, since "victims cannot speak out for themselves." Created Equal...

The missing special-needs woman from Livingston County, NY was found alive

10.27.17 | Bob Price

Star Smith was found in her parents' garage in the town of Leicester. Sheriff Tom Dougherty says given how crowded that garage was, he can understand how someone could get lost in there. The 21-year-old Smith was reported missing Monday...