List by Month: 10-2017

PA park officials need your help in filling out a new survey so they can plan for the future

10.03.17 | Terry Diener

Park officials hope to learn more about what visitors want from their parks, whether they notice natural resources being affected by overuse, and how they should protect parks. Attendance booms have also led to worries that some parks may have...

There's a severe shortage of high school referees in New York

10.03.17 | Bob Price

There numbers have dwindled dramatically, and in some cases it's so bad that some games have had to be cancelled. The problem is especially pronounced in football, basketball, and baseball. High school officials can earn up to $100 per game...

Times Square Church in NYC is marking the 30th anniversary of 'The Cross and the Switchblade' with a play

10.03.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

It's based on the book which sold millions OF copies worldwide. The stage production re-enacts the 1960s story of small-town preacher David Wilkerson and gang leader Nicky Cruz. Wilkerson reached out to show love to city gang members. The free...

U.S. health dept. dispenses millions to help PA fight the opioid epidemic

10.02.17 | Bob Price

The nearly $6 million grant will be used to expand access to treatment facilities. Nearly 5,000 Pennsylvanian's died last year from overdosing on heroin or prescription pills.

PA voters will be asked whether they want to overall their tax system

10.02.17 | Bob Price

The referendum could pave the groundwork for the abolishment of property taxes. Nothing would change immediately if the ballot question passes, but schools, counties, and municipalities would have the option to exempt peoples' primary residence...

Senator Schumer calls for charter bus companies to be graded for safety

10.02.17 | Bob Price

The New York Democrat says letter grades for bus safety are needed after a recent crash in New York City killed three people. Authorities cited the Dahlia charter company with nearly a dozen safety violations before last month's crash in...

A pro-life group is staging a prayer event near an abortion clinic in Ithaca, NY

10.02.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

40 Days for Life leaders are organizing people to pray across the street from the Planned Parenthood facility in Ithaca through November 5th. Darcie Sawyer says people can sign up for prayer slots at She says the...