List by Month: 10-2017

VP Mike Pence paid tribute to a fallen Buffalo police officer during a visit yesterday

10.18.17 | Bob Price

The vice president prayed for the officer's family. 34 Year-old Craig Lehner was a nine-year veteran of the Buffalo police force. He drowned in the Niagara River during a training exercise last Friday. Police recovered his body yesterday after...

Pressure mounts for Trump to take a closer look at his drug czar nominee

10.17.17 | Bob Price

The extra heat comes after a Washington Post / "60 Minutes" investigation into opiod abuse. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says "confirming Rep. Marino as our nation's drig scar is like putting a wold in charge of the hen...

VP Mike Pence will be pitching the Trump tax reform plan while in Buffalo today

10.17.17 | Bob Price

It calls for elimination of a state and local tax deduction in order to pay for tax cuts. The vice president will also be meeting with small business owners and attending a fundraiser for western New York Congressman Chris Collins,  the...

PA's governor wants more legislation to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic

10.17.17 | Terry Diener

The bills would limit over-prescribing, further regulate recovery homes, require opioid education in schools, and provide a humane path to require treatment. State Senator Gene Yaw said that each of these bills can be compared to the strands of...

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...

Motorists can expect a smoother drive on the PA Turnpike today

10.16.17 | Bob Price

All lanes of the turnpike's Northeast Extension are now open again after crews wrapped up a bridge replacement project early this morning. The busy thoroughfare in the Poconos was closed all weekend long, forcing drivers on a 70-mile detour.

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...

The search has resumed in the Niagara River for the body of a missing Buffalo, NY police diver

10.16.17 | Bob Price

34-year-old Craig Lehner went under Friday night during a training exercise near the falls. Buffalo Police Lt. Jeff Rinaldo says search crews are working to bring closure to the family and the police department. Police officials from Canada to...

A protest for prison reform happened Sunday afternoon in Scranton, PA

10.16.17 | Bob Price

The rally was meant to draw attention to sexual violence at the Lackawanna County Prison. Opponents argue a few "bad apples" should not cause the public to lose trust in their corrections officers. Four women at the Lackawanna County Prison...

Today is the last day for NY residents to register to vote this fall

10.13.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The DMV website allows voters to register online. If you're already registered to vote, but want to change your party affiliation, you need to make the switch today to vote in the 2018 primaries.