List by Month: 2-2020

NY Sen. Chris Jacobs picks up some major support in congressional bid

02.19.20 | Family Life News Team

President Trump tweeted Tuesday that Jacobs will fight for the people of New York and that he has the commander-in-chief's full endorsement. Jacobs says he's honored and humbled to receive the president's backing and will work to support his...

Outside Democratic groups ramp up negative ads against Pres. Trump in PA

02.19.20 | Terry Diener

This week, the liberal super PAC American Bridge 21st Century said it had launched a $10 million advertising campaign in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan targeted to working-class voters in rural parts of the states who were key to...

Another effort to legalize rec. marijuana has been introduced in the PA House

02.19.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Representative Jake Wheatley insists his bill would expunge records of non-violent drug offenders, while revenue would be funneled into student loan reimbursement and after school programs. But, Representative Kathy Rapp, who chairs the House...

Elmira is going for the Guinness world record again

02.19.20 | Brandon Dickson

Last year, the city tried to form the largest human shamrock. Even though 1,200 participated, the attempt fell short. But, they're trying it again this year. The latest attempt will be on March 15th at 1 p.m. at the Edridge Park baseball...

Head of PA's state owned universities calls for sweeping change

02.17.20 | Terry Diener

Facing declining enrollment and financial headwinds, System Chancellor Dan Greenstein has been talking for 18 months about the need for the universities to act more like a system if they are all going to survive. Greenstein is urging steps such...

NY is not challenging a major cell merger

02.17.20 | Family Life News Team

State Attorney General Tish James says New York will no longer get in the way of T-Mobile's multi-billion-dollar merger with Sprint. A judge recently ruled in support of the deal, which James claimed would drive up prices for customers and hurt...

Geisinger announces $80 million dollars cancer center investment

02.17.20 | Brandon Dickson

It's the health system's largest investment in more than a decade in Luzerne County. Construction is slated to begin this summer on the 92,000-square-foot, four-story expansion that will feature high-end care including an inpatient unit to...

Tim Tebow keeps aiming for major leagures despite age

02.17.20 | Brandon Dickson

The 32-year-old former quarterback is back for his fifth year as a minor league outfielder for the New York Mets. Last year, in his first AAA action with the Syracuse Mets, Tebow hit .163 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 77 games. He got...

Former pharmacist files suit claiming she was fired for not trying marijuana

02.17.20 | Brandon Dickson

Carol Kopiak, of Wilkes-Barre, has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, Justice Grown. Kopiak claims her rights were violated when the store terminated her employment "for refusing to engage in illegal activity."

No "travel deal" yet between Pres. Trump and Gov. Cuomo

02.14.20 | Brandon Dickson

Despite no agreement, the Thursday meeting of minds between President Trump and Governor Cuomo were reportedly "productive." However, the Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo says it made him "feel better knowing he did all he could" to argue for...