List by Month: 10-2019

PA kicks off it's low-income home energy assistance program

10.31.19 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller says eligible homeowners can receive cash assistance in paying their heating bills. Last winter, the program dispersed more than $90 million with the households receiving an average of $276...

Judge holds decision to block NY law removing relig. exemptions for vaccines

10.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

The request Tuesday came in the case of an Amish father who says vaccines run counter to his family’s religious beliefs. That Seneca County suit is one of at least a dozen pending legal challenges for children to attend school in New York...

3 PA lawmakers urge felllow Democrat Gov. Wolf to fire DOC secretary

10.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

They're demanding the dismissal of Secretary John Wetzel after he said "honestly, we're just making it look like I'm paying attention. I just want people to think that I'm paying attention." It happened over an open microphone during a recent...

2-Year-old child from western New York has died from the flu

10.30.19 | Bill Price

It's not known if the toddler was vaccinated or not. Doctors say the virus is hitting early this year, and they're urging folks to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The Monroe County Department of Health says there have been 14 confirmed cases...

Pittsburgh planning an appeal after gun control laws were tossed

10.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

On Tuesday, a judge struck down gun restrictions that the city council imposed after the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting. The legislation would have restricted military-style assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle cops say was used in the...

Guide rail replacement along all PA highways comes with $45 million cost

10.29.19 | Terry Diener

It's a mandate from the federal government, but state taxpayers are being handed the bill. The cost will come from PennDOT's current maintenance budget. That means some road repairs could have to wait. PennDOT says it will still be out fixing...

Prayers for football players in Pennsylvania

10.29.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

A community is rallying around North Schuylkill High School's star Quarterback, Jaden Leiby. He was badly injured in a game Friday night. Superintendent Robert Ackell says the injury has effected the entire student body and community. The...

NY lawmakers mull over tackle football for children

10.29.19 | Bill Price

There's a public hearing today in New York City to talk about the idea of banning tackle football for anyone under the age of 12. Dick Gallagher with the Greater High School Sports Hall of Fame in western New York says youth football today is...

WNY voters with disabilities will get free rides to the polls

10.29.19 | Family Life News Team

While early voting is already taking place, Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties will offer free rides to disabled residents on Election Day, November 5. Transportation is being provided by Western New York Independent Living...

Judge to rule next month on constitutionality of NY's Green Light Law

10.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

The measure grants drivers licenses to illegal immigrants and is due to take effect in December. Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms notes concern that the move could lead to illegal voting. A dozen states have similar...

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