List by Month: 12-2019

No state in the nation lost as many people last year as NY

12.31.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The Census Committee insists New York's overall population fell by .4 percent, or almost 77-thousand people. Illinois came in 2nd place for a mass exodus of residents--losing 51-thousand people. Population loss has been an albatross for ten...

Pennsylvania is middle of the pack when it comes to health

12.31.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Keystone State finds itself in almost the exact same spot it was nearly 30 years ago. Its number 28 ranking this year is down two spots from where it ranked in the initial report released in 1990 by the United Health Foundation.

The holidays come with grief and depression for many

12.31.19 | Brandon Dickson

If sorrow and sadness dominate your days, health experts urge you to reach out to others. Tim Turecek with the Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service in Ithaca, New York says sometimes we need help doing that. If you need someone to talk to...

The Keystone State saw a safer three-day Christmas holiday this year

12.31.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania police say there were no fatal crashes in the commonwealth after six deaths during the same time last year. Though the enforcement period was a day shorter this year, troopers investigated 40% fewer crashes and  just as many...

Gov. Cuomo calls for stepped up security in Jewish neighborhoods in NY

12.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

The moves comes following a violent attack that injured five people Saturday night in the Rockland County community of Monsey. A man apparently went into a rabbi's home with a machete and stabbed five people during a Hanukkah celebration. The...

Wawa faces a wave of lawsuits

12.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

It comes after a data breach that affected the Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain's 850 locations along the east coast. Wawa says it discovered malware on its payment processing servers this month before stopping the breach on December...

A winter system is now bringing icy conditions to our region

12.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

Forecaster Kevin Williams tells Family Life, folks in central New York and far northeastern Pennsylvania could see ice build up within the next 24 hours. That particularly includes areas east of Interstate 81. Forecasters also warn air...

Debt is mounting for the Pennsylvania Turnpike

12.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

The highway's commission now owes $11.8 billion. Back in 2007, the state legislature mandated that the commission pay $450 million to PennDot each year. That's why January 5th, 2020 marks the 12th consecutive year tolls have increased six...

Another new year comes with another toll hike in Pennsylvania

12.27.19 | Terry Diener

Price hikes have become an annual tradition for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Tolls for both E-ZPass and cash customers will rise 6 percent, starting January 5th. The increases were first announced in July. The most common toll for...

Moving up minimum wage in in the Empire State

12.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

On New Year's Eve, New York's minimum wage will increase. The $15 wage in New York City will expand to small businesses in the "Big Apple" with 10 or fewer employees starting December 31st. Meanwhile, the minimum wage will increase to $13 for...