List by Month: 12-2017

Christmas has come early for one family in northeastern PA

12.11.17 | Terry Diener

They lost their Northumberland County home in a fire last week. The firefighter, his wife and five year old daughter had no home for the holidays. WNEP reports that’s where Joe Miller, a total stranger, comes in. His mother passed away...

An historic celebration happens this weekend in Seneca Falls, NY

12.08.17 | Brandon Dickson

For the first time ever, the It's a Wonderful Life Museum's annual anniversary celebration will feature four of the actors from the film. Board member Fran Caraccilo tells us the surviving actors who played the Bailey kids will be there along...

A major damage claim stemming from a runaway Army blimp in PA has been settled

12.08.17 | Terry Diener

PPL confirmed the settlement Thursday but said it could not provide details because of a confidentiality agreement. The electric utility's claim was among the 35 totaling $1.5 million the Army reported receiving after the aerostat broke loose...

Keep your Christmas tree watered for safety

12.08.17 | Brandon Dickson

Just a few of the tips recommended this Christmas season to prevent a home fire. Tim Marshall, Director of the Steuben County Emergency Services, adds, make sure candles can't be knocked over by children or pets.  He says candles should...

IRS results reveal the most generous charity givers in upstate NY

12.08.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

IRS statistics from 2016 show that some of the most generous givers in the Empire State come from poor areas. A study by reveals Hamilton County taxpayers to be the most generous giving 3.3% to charities based on itemized federal...

PA education officials are reducing standardized testing days

12.07.17 | Bob Price

Governor Wolf says schools are spending too much time "teaching the test" and that's not the way education works. Starting next spring, standardized testing will be done over two weeks, not three, and the exams will be doled out later in the...

A dumping of snow is expected in towns south of Buffalo

12.07.17 | Bob Price

Today through early Friday, the south towns of Buffalo are expected to be covered with 12-18 inches of wind-blown snow. Those lake-effect snow bands off Lakes Erie and Ontario are starting to shift south.

A religious freedom case is brewing in the capital region of Pennsylvania

12.07.17 | Bob Price

A 20-year veteran of the Pennsylvania police force has been suspended for 10 days for going to church while he was on duty. Mark Hovan went to services twice in uniform at a Catholic church in Middletown, some 10 miles outside Harrisburg. Hovan...

A family funnels funds in Niagara Falls

12.07.17 | Bob Price

A former head of the Niagara Falls Housing Authority, and her son and daughter-in-law, have entered guilty pleas to stealing government funds. Stephanie Cowart faces up to 10 years in prison, while her son Allen and his wife could get up to a...

The 'good Samaritan' homeless vet buys a home

12.06.17 | Brandon Dickson

Johnny Bobbitt Jr., the man who used his last $20 to buy gas for a stranded stranger, has just purchased a new home-- thanks to the generosity of those who heard of his generosity and responded to his random act of kindness. Bobbit announced on...