List by Month: 11-2017

A NY congressman has received a death threat over the controversial net neutrality

11.30.17 | Bob Price

Republican John Katko of Syracuse received the threat in the form of a voice mail message left at his office in Washington, D.C. last month. The caller, 28 year-old Patrick Angelo threatened to kill Katko and his family if he opposed net...

Expect longer DMV lines as PA works to comply with federal Real ID standards

11.30.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

PennDOT is urging residents to start gathering required I.D. documents now, or to check with the state in a few months to see if they're already on file. Included in the list are: a certified birth certificate, social security card, proof of any...

PA motorists will be able to keep a closer eye on PennDOT plows this winter

11.30.17 | Terry Diener

This winter, all of the more than 2,200 PennDOT-owned and rented plow trucks will be equipped with technology that allows the public to view the trucks on interstates and expressways at PennDOT started the program in 2014 on a...

An historic cemetery in Buffalo, NY has a coyote problem

11.30.17 | Bob Price

It's so bad that some people have actually reported being chased by coyotes while visiting grave-sites. But a plan to euthennize the animals at Forest Lawn Cemetery is not sitting well with animal rights activists. Gina Browning with the SPCA...

NY Congressman Tom Reed supports 'anti-sexual' harassment training for members of Congress and staff

11.29.17 | Bob Price

The Congressman from New York says, "sexual assault and sexual harassment has no place in the workplace, and I think it's only appropriate that we adopt this legislation. Pennsylvania Congressman Tom Marino has introduced legislation that...

The NY Supreme Court sentences a human trafficker to 11 years in prison

11.29.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The state's high court found 23-year-old Derek Harris guilty of sex trafficking and promoting prostitution. Erie County DA John Flynn says Harris sent messages to "hundreds of girls" on Facebook. Then, he used an advertising site to connect...

A human trafficking ring has been busted-up in four PA counties

11.29.17 | Bob Price

Attorney General Josh Shapiro says two men forced six women into prostitution. The trafficking ring operated for three years in Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York counties.

NYers are 'high' on the idea of legalizing recreational pot to cure state's budget woes

11.28.17 | Bob Price

62% of respondents to an Emerson College survey say they support making marijuana legal for adults in New York. It's worth noting the poll was paid for in part by lobbyists for the marijuana industry. New York is facing a budget deficit of...

Half-a-million hunters took part in PA's opening day of deer rifle season

11.28.17 | Bob Price

Experts say the popularity of the sport has waned steadily in the commonwealth over the past 10-15 years. Still, many schools shut down on the first day of deer season in Pennsylvania. The two-week deer rifle hunt ends Saturday, December 9th in...

A few hardware stores in northeastern PA are being ripped off by the same guy

11.28.17 | Bob Price

Anthony Fazio is wanted in three different counties for writing bad checks. Brian Mushell runs a True Value store in the suburbs of Scranton.  He says the man has "written checks on a closed account." Police say Fazio stole hundreds of...