List by Month: 2-2019

Empire State will send over $3 million to W. NY airports

02.21.19 | Family Life News Team

Governor Cuomo says the funds will be used to increase safety, upgrade facilities, and improve operations. The airports getting the funds are the Buffalo Niagara, Chautauqua County-Jamestown, and the Niagara Falls airports. Andrew Cuomo says...

Some NY lawmakers consider getting rid of the religious exemption to vaccines

02.20.19 | Bill Price

Western New York Assemblyman Patrick Burke says the issue has become a "hot-topic" in his district after the Orchard Park School District refused to accept a family who opted-out of vaccines for religious reasons. The anti-vaccine movement says...

Gov. Cuomo aims to stop state police from releasing mug shots of suspects

02.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

Cuomo's proposal is the latest attempt by states aimed at curtailing the so-called "internet shaming industry" websites that claim to be able to remove embarrassing details, such as mug shots from the web for a fee. Many journalists oppose such...

Politican claims Pennsylvania has a pension problem

02.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

Republican Senator John DiSanto is cracking down on his commonwealth colleagues and other state employees who are allowed to keep a pension after committing a crime.   DiSanto says he wants to revive a bill that passed the Senate but...

NY state announces added funds are available through HEAP

02.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

That brutal cold is back today, and homeowners that have already received a regular and emergency Home Energy Assistance Program benefit will be eligible to apply for more assistance if there is a possibility their utilities will be shut off, or...

PA students & teachers make nearly 5k calls to school threat system

02.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Of the nearly 5,000 tips fielded in its first month, about a third of them were considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials. The goal of the Safe 2 Say Something program, which funnels tips to an...

A PA police officer has retired following his arrest last month

02.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

The mayor of Wilkes-Barre says 53-year-old Robert Collins submitted a letter early this month indicating that he's retired as a city police officer after a dozen years on the force. Collins was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted...

Reps from NY press to get official recognition for National Comedy Center

02.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratics Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say the Senate has passed legislation designating the western New York center as the official National Comedy Center of the U.S. The bill was part of the 2019 lands package passed last week. The...

PA college kids could see PHEAA grant dollar amounts reduced this fall

02.15.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency officials appeared before lawmakers this week in Harrisburg and said they have had to increasingly dip into its reserve fund to pay grants which have decreased by about 12% since the 2007-08...

W. NY residents are getting a winter weather tax reprieve

02.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo is giving a 21-day extension on the property tax deadline for residents in Cayuga, Chatauqua and part of Erie County. The impacted municipalities all had property tax deadlines during or shortly after recent winter storms.