List by Month: 2-2020

Federal and state officials going toe-to-toe over the Green Light Law in NY

02.11.20 | Brandon Dickson

The U.S. attorney for New York’s Western District, James Kennedy, was joined by Homeland Security, ICE, U.S. Border Patrol, and other agencies Monday to voice frustration at the controversial law that allows undocumented immigrants to apply...

Pro-lifers in NY have not given up on saving babies

02.11.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

A grassroots effort aims to reverse New York's "Reproductive Health Act," the law that basically extends legal abortion to the time of natural birth. While Putnam County has already passed a "non-binding" reversal measure, tonight's effort is in...

Dillsburg, PA couple among cruise passengers stranded in Japan

02.10.20 | Brandon Dickson

At least 12 Americans are among the thousands of people stuck on a cruise ship off Japan's coast. They've been quarantined due to the coronavirus outbreak. William and Colette Smedley say they are ready to return to the states "after 29 days at...

SUNY ESF suspends student following discovery of racist graffiti

02.10.20 | Jeremy Miller

Officials say the scrawling was found on whiteboards at one of the school's dorms. Governor Cuomo has praised the university for responding quickly and called the hateful messages "disgusting." The College of Environmental Science and...

PHEAA faces legal challenges over its handling of a student loan forgiveness program

02.10.20 | Terry Diener

The lawsuits are over Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency’s role in the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness program. The program excuses borrowers who work in public service for 10 years from repaying their loans. PHEAA is the...

Canada now commenting on NY's Green Light law

02.10.20 | Brandon Dickson

It comes after Governor Cuomo announced New York state will sue the federal government's decision to ban New Yorkers from the trusted traveler program over the state's controversial Green Light Law, which allows illegal immigrants to apply for...

PA Senate approvs bill to create homebuyer savings accounts

02.07.20 | Brandon Dickson

It allows first-time homeowners to save for such things as down payments and closing costs. The bill's sponsor says the savings account could result in an annual increase of up to 4,000 Pennsylvania home purchases.

You're waking up to wild, winter weather today

02.07.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

Kirk Apffell with the National Weather Service says freezing rain has made things slippery. He urges commuters to take extra care today following the freezing rain overnight. The system will dump up to a foot of snow on central New York. Areas...

Head of Rochester City Schools projects $50 million budget deficit next year

02.07.20 | Bill Price

Superintendent Terry Dade says he's looking at restructuring some schools in the city that could save the district more than $8 million next year. But parents are voicing concerns over a lack of stability for their children. And right now...

A former prison tailor is now free

02.06.20 | Bill Price

The female employee who helped two inmates escape from a northern New York jail has been released from prison today. Joyce Mitchell has served time at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for helping Richard Matt and David Sweat break-out of...