List by Month: 2-2018

Governor Cuomo is singing the praises of the SAFE Act

02.19.18 | Bob Price

The governor wants the federal government to adopt legislation similar to what New York did in 2014, when it enacted the stiffest gun laws in the country. Cuomo says 75,000 people deemed mentally ill have been kept away from guns because of the...

Poll shows PA GOP congressional candidate has slight edge

02.19.18 | Bob Price

Republican Rick Saccone has a small advantage in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district. However, the Monmouth University poll finds that a partisan gap in enthusiasm around President Trump has helped Democrat...

PA's auditor general says he's confident that recreational pot will become legal

02.16.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale claims "the question is 'when' not 'if.'" He says legalizing and taxing pot would rake in millions of dollars for the state. Congressional candidate Joe Peters says in places where recreational lot is legal...

Governor Cuomo wants a federal response to the FL shooting

02.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Democrat told CNN that the problem isn't mental illness, but a person being able to get their hands on a gun. He called for the nation to adopt sweeping gun control laws like New York's SAFE Act. Meanwhile, Republican Congresswoman Claudia...

A former Harrisburg cop will spend three months in jail

02.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

The sentence comes after former corporal Sean Cornick took more than $22,000 from an evidence locker. Police say Cornick pleaded guilty to the charges in September and was sentenced this week. Cornick needs to repay more than $22,000 to the...

NY state is starting its $75 million program to replace aging septic systems

02.16.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Cuomo announcing the first $15 million will be split among 31 counties in the program's initial year. Funding for the multiyear effort was established last year to protect water quality. The state will funnel money to counties that...

PA's medical marijuana program officially kicks off today

02.15.18 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana in the spring of 2016, and today the first dispensary begins cannabis sales. A facility in Butler County, north of Pittsburgh, will be the first to test medical marijuana Pro-family groups argue medical...

W NY is under a flooding concern due to rising temps and snow melt

02.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

A flood watch has been issued for much of the region through Friday afternoon. There's a risk of ice jam flooding starting this afternoon, followed by a risk of general flooding from tonight through Friday afternoon.  

Sen. Gillibrand is co-sponsoring a bill to end federal prohibition of pot

02.15.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

On Wednesday, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and New Jersey Senator Corey Booker announced their support for the Marijuana Justice Act. This would remove pot from the schedule of controlled substances. Opponents say making marijuana...

PA police arrest 7 at the Lackawanna County Prison in Scranton

02.15.18 | Terry Diener

The arrests follow months of investigation by the state police and the state attorney general’s office, but it’s been years since sexual abuse allegations were lodged at the Lackawanna County Prison. Troopers arrested seven men who...

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