List by Month: 12-2018

Pittsburgh goes public today with controversial gun control legislation

12.18.18 | Bob Price

The Steel City's proposing a new measure to reduce gun violence. It comes two months after 11 people were killed by a mass shooter at the Tree of Life Synagogue. The governor says he supports this effort to ban military-style weapons. Courts...

PA ag officials hope hemp helps farmers

12.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

The farm bill approved by congress last week removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances. State Agriculture Department spokeswoman Shannon Powers says it can be used for "fiber, auto parts, concrete," and other...

Gov. Cuomo vows to legalize recreational pot for adults in 2019

12.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

Andrew Cuomo also plans to pass the Dream Act to protect immigrants, ensure access to prescriptions, and keep opposing President Trump in the new year.   In his state of the state preview Monday, Cuomo laid out his plans for the first 100...

Health officials have confirmed a case of measles in Erie County, NY

12.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

They say the infected person visited several places in the county between December 4th and 11th. Locations include Catholic Charities in Buffalo, Sweet Home High School, the Erie County Department of Health Clinic, and the Erie County...

40,000 wreaths will be laid upon graves of service personel Saturday

12.13.18 | Terry Diener

The annual Wreaths Across America Day ceremony is set for noon Saturday at the Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Between 8,000 and 10,000 people are expected to attend. This year will be the first in which wreaths will be placed on every...

Fentanyl is now the deadliest opioid

12.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

The CDC says 18,000 people died from the drug in 2016, which means for the first time it has a higher death toll than heroin. Michelle Olmeda, assistant program supervisor with the Rase Project, says drug dealers often use fentanyl to cut...

Police in PA search for a grinch this Christmas

12.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

Officers say the man was caught on camera stealing donations from a Toys for Tots bin at a Poconos hotel. In the video, the man looks calm and collected, sipping coffee while staring directly into the camera. But moments before, he's accused...

A senior wrestler at Union-Endicott HS inspires many

12.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

17-Year-old Colby Bendick may have cerebral palsy, but he's not letting it get in the way of the sport he loves. His coach says Bendick pushes his teammates, by failing and trying again to reach goals. Bendick has made the varsity team since...

Gov. Tom Wolf will start term 2 with new number-cruncher

12.12.18 | Terry Diener

Randy Albright, who has served as the governor’s budget secretary for all four years of Wolf’s first term, has announced he is stepping down from his position at the end of month. He indicated his future plans include a new role in...

NY officials have given Syracuse's New Hope adoption agency an ultimatum

12.12.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

State authorities are asking the faith-based family services agency to allow homosexual couples to adopt or be shut down. The church-funded agency only places children with married heterosexual couples...a policy opposed by New York state's...

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