List by Month: 10-2017

Senator Chuck Schumer wants to improve tractor safety on family farms

10.10.17 | Bob Price

Sen. Schumer visited a vineyard in Hector, New York Monday afternoon. Tractor rollovers are the most common cause of fatality on farms. The senator wants to make it easier for farmers to install roll bars to keep their tractors upright in the...

PA's House speaker may be positioning himself to run for governor

10.09.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Mike Turzai just posted a new video to his Facebook page, and it positions the suburban Pittsburgh Republican against Governor Tom Wolf. The new ad was watched over 58,000 times over the weekend.   In the video, Turzai calls out Wolf for...

TSA heads to 'SYR' to rollout new security checkpoint procedures

10.09.17 | Jeremy Miller

The new checkpoint procedure is being launched at airports nationwide because of an increased threat to aviation security. TSA officials will explain new procedures at Hancock International Airport in Syracuse airport tomorrow. The new policy...

W.A.L.T. Day is gearing up early for Christmas

10.09.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Becky Dupre says letters are a great way to personalize the boxes children receive as a part of Operation Christmas Child. She says taking the time to share about you and your family is another way to show children receiving the boxes that you...

NY voters will get to decide if corrupt lawmakers are stripped of pensions

10.09.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Many of the 30 plus New York lawmakers, who have left office for misconduct since 2000, are still eligible for state pensions. A 2011 law allowing judges to strip pensions of corruption legislators applies only to lawmakers elected since the...

Tom Ridge will be the keynote at Cal U's conference on Homeland and International Security

10.09.17 | Terry Diener

It will be Ridge's first return visit to California University of Pennsylvania since he gave the 1996 commencement speech there as a first-term governor. After 9/11, Ridge left the governor's office to become assistant to the president for...

Upstate NY is saying goodbye to lake effect snow watches

10.06.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The National Weather Service says there will definitely be lake effect snow: in fact, we can prepare for a colder and snowier then usual winter. Lake effect snow watches are being phased out so the weather service can pare down and simplify its...

A PA court has been asked to delay action on a suit that would change the rules on gerrymandering

10.06.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Attorney Jason Torchinsky, who represents Senate President Joe Scarnati, says it makes no sense for a commonwealth court to take up the case when it's already being heard by U.S. Supreme Court. Opening arguments before the high court were...

PA lawmakers have proposed a ban on bump stocks

10.06.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Bump stocks are rapid fire devices. They allowed Las Vegas shooter Steven Paddock to turn his AR-15 into an automatic weapon. Two Democratic state lawmakers, Madeleine Dean and Dom Costa, began seeking co-sponsors Thursday for a bill that would...

NY officials will be in Rochester today for the grand opening of a new train station

10.06.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Rochester Intermodal Station has been designed to bring trains and buses into Rochester along with easier access for bicyclists and pedestrians. The new train station will boast a new ticketing area, electronic billboards,  and food...

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