List by Month: 11-2017

A plan is in the works to unify Democrats in the New York Senate

11.28.17 | Bob Price

It could be bad news for Republicans if it happens. Four top state Democrats have put forth a plan that calls for reunification of the fractured Senate Democrats. Currently eight break-away Dems have aligned themselves with Republicans to form a...

Woman faces charges after a baby's body was found outside a western PA home

11.27.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

23-year-old Brittany Robinson faces charges after the child's body was found under the porch of her father's Lawrence County home Sunday. State Police Lt. Eric Hermick says the homeowner discovered the baby inside a bag when he was decorating...

A Florida teen is being held in western NY following the death of his grandmother

11.27.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Authorities say 15-year-old Logan Mott could have an extradition hearing as early as today to see if he'll be forced back to Florida to face charges. He was detained near the u.s. Canadian border over the weekend. The teen's defense attorney...

Today is the kickoff of the Pennsylvania deer hunting season

11.27.17 | Sarah Harnisch

If the Pennsylvania Game Commission's seasonal forecast and area archery hunters trophy photos are any indication, this could be a big firearms season for deer hunters. The game commission reported that a large acorn crop from 2016 could result...

State College ranks as PA's 'drunkest city'

11.27.17 | Terry Diener

The financial news website 24/7 Wall St. said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show that 22.3 percent of State College residents binge drink or drink heavily, well above the state average of 18.1 percent and national average of 18...

The next Centre Co. DA wants the state to take over the Penn State hazing case

11.22.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Bernie Cantorna says he has a conflict of interest and will ask the attorney general’s office to take over prosecution of the Beta Theta Pi case. 26 people face charges in the death of 19-year-old pledge Timothy Piazza in February. The...

The deadline to re-certify your pistol permit is fast approaching in New York

11.22.17 | Dee Haley

New York state residents with pistol permits issued prior to 2013 will soon have to re-certify. State police are reminding pistol permit holders of the fast approaching January 31st deadline to re-up licenses with the state as a required part of...

The PA House is expected to vote next month on legislation to tax Marcellus shale gas production

11.22.17 | Bob Price

The commonwealth is the only natural gas producing state that does not impose a severance tax on the energy industry. Critics contend a severance tax would cripple gas production in Pennsylvania.

Starting today it's illegal to vape indoors in New York

11.22.17 | Bob Price

Republican state Senator Chris Jacobs says, "We don't believe that anyone should have to inhale anyone else's smoke, whether it's tobacco smoke or e-cigarettes." E-cigs are popular among young people and that concerns Senator Jacobs. A...

A suspected cop killer is in custody in the suburbs of Pittsburgh

11.21.17 | Bob Price

29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt was apprehended without incident early this morning after a 3-day manhunt. Police say he shot to death New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw during a traffic stop last Friday night. Shaw, a 25-year-old rookie...