List by Month: 11-2019

Binghamton HS students spent Thanksgiving feeding needy families

11.29.19 | Sarah Harnisch

It was the 24th annual community dinner at Binghamton High School with 200 kids pitching in. Some students say they'll never forget serving this week. Those teens served 1,000 families. This is what went into pulling off that dinner: 1000...

New Pennsylvania grant program aims to tackle both hunger and environmental issues

11.29.19 | Terry Diener

Earlier this month, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration announced that it would begin accepting applications for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s new Food Recovery Infrastructure Grant Program, which will provide...

PA is changing statute of limitation rules for child sexual abuse

11.27.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Among the changes come complete elimination of the age at which a victim can bring criminal charges. Last year, a grand jury report exposed a history of abuse and cover ups in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. 301 Predator priests were...

NY state faces a more than $6 billion dollar deficit next year

11.27.19 | Bob Price

Critics contend the looming economic crisis is one of Governor Cuomo's own making. More than half of the gap is linked to a dramatic rise in New York's Medicaid costs. In an effort to patch the hole, the governor is considering slashing...

Pennsylvania named #2 state for most dangerous winter driving

11.27.19 | Bill Price

The rankings are based on the average number of winter driving deaths in a Money Geek study. Pennsylvania averages 30 deaths a year. Michigan was #1 with 49. New York state ranked 3rd on the list of dangerous states for winter driving.

Gov. Cuomo travels to Puerto Rico again

11.27.19 | Family Life News Team

Govenor Andrew Cuomo will be traveling to Puerto Rico today where he'll be spending the Thanksgiving Holiday. The governor says his three daughters are accompanying him on the trip. It's part of an effort to boost tourism to the island that was...

NY lawmakers attempt to get Gov. Cuomo to back off his bail reform bill

11.26.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

A bi-partisan effort has been launched over the recent prison reform measures. Democrat Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara says a stalker that is allowed to go free poses "a danger" to the person being shadowed. The new law, which takes effect in...

Expect to pay more for a "real" Christmas tree this year

11.26.19 | Bob Price

A national shortage of trees has led to higher prices. Richand Donnel with the National Christmas Tree Association knows of a grower in California who had to bring in trees from Wisconsin. The average cost for a real tree this year is $81. 82%...

Sweeping changes at Syracuse Univ. after racist incidents

11.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Chancellor Kent Syverud says when students return from Thanksgiving Break, there will be 19 new residential community safety officers spread across multiple residence halls. S.U. plans to hire 90 of the officers by the spring semester and will...

PA's auditor general applauds Harrisburg S.D. for increased transparency

11.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is also pleased with the district's new fiscal responsibility. He says a proposal in Pennsylvania to establish a pilot tuition grant program for Harrisburg students to attend another school would lead to the...