List by Month: 11-2017

Human trafficking continues to be a problem throughout NY and PA

11.02.17 | Bob Price

In the Buffalo area, it's a big problem. Amy Fleischauer, runs a not-for-profit that works with survivors of human trafficking. She says "the majority of cases involving minors, involved minors that were born, roomed, and trafficked here in...

Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is up and running

11.02.17 | Bob Price

State Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller says the critical federal funds "allow Pennsylvanians to stay warm and safe." Last year, 350,000 Pennsylvanians benefited from "LIHEAP."

Bloom. Univ. officials say charges will be filed in a case of animal abuse

11.02.17 | Bob Price

The school is getting a lot of backlash after pictures of an opossum being mistreated went viral on social media. The pictures show three young men "force-feeding" the opossum alcohol, and then throwing it in a trash-can. The state game...

PA voters will have an opportunity to amend their state constitution

11.01.17 | Bob Price

A ballot measure paves the way for property tax abolishment. School districts are opposed to the idea, but education expert Ralph Kerr says the move could slow the ever climing tax rates for local residents. Experts say, if the referendum...

A former NY assemblyman has resigned his post on a Buffalo economic dev. board

11.01.17 | Bob Price

This comes after Sam Hoyt was accused of sexual harassment by a woman whom he worked with.  The woman says she was paid $50,000 to keep quiet. Hoyt, who is married, says the relationship while inappropriate was consensual. The 55-year-old...

PA's largest city is holding out hope to be named the next regional headquarters of Amazon

11.01.17 | Terry Diener

Amazon is examining proposals from more than 200 cities, including Philadelphia. 48 buses and trolleys that go through two neighborhoods in Seattle near Amazon headquarters have been wrapped by Philadelphia tourism folks promoting Philadelphia...

NY state is offering $59 million to help homeowners winterize for the cold

11.01.17 | Jeremy Miller

Governor Cuomo says the funding will support an existing program that helps homeowners install better insulation, upgrade heating systems, and find and plug exterior leaks. Officials say these kinds of weatherization techniques can save 20% of...