List by Month: 3-2017

An amber alert has been issued for a 4-year-old girl missing from Buffalo

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Police say Mikeya Houston was last seen last night. They believe she is in the company of Mikesha Lawson. The child is believed to be in imminent danger. Lawson is her mother and her custodial rights were removed yesterday by court order.

The death penalty trial of Eric Frein is underway today in Chester County, PA

03.09.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Due to media publicity, the jurors are being selected from the suburbs of Philadelphia.   It could take weeks for a jury to be picked from a pool of nearly 1,200 people. Once jurors are chosen, they will be bused to Pike County for the...

The cyber-attack that shut down the computers of PA Senate Democrats for days is lasting longer than expected

03.09.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa said the situation is more complex than originally thought, and it’s not clear when it will be resolved. The FBI is investigating and Microsoft is working to figure out how the network was penetrated and...

Utility crews are working to restore power to more than 200,000 people

03.09.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Meteorologist Patrick Hammer with WGRZ-TV in Buffalo says this "was a once-in-a-generation wind."  Rochester says winds speeds on 81 miles-per-hour.         Hundreds of trees uprooted, dozens of...

The NY state assembly wants to provide tax breaks to small business owners

03.09.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Speaker Carl Heastie says the incentive is part of an employment growth package to support middle-class families.   Both the Assembly and the Senate will release their budget blueprints next week.   Those plans must be reconciled with...

PA's governor is considering casino expansion to bring in revenue for the state's coffers

03.08.17 | Bob Price

But some lawmakers warn that a gambling expansion bill could "cannibalize" existing forms of gambling in the commonwealth. The Wolf budget is banking on a quarter billion dollars in revenue from gambling this year without identifying a source...

Last year was the safest year on record for hunters in New York

03.08.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation says  despite four fatalities, the 2016 hunting season was the safest on record based on the total hunting-related shooting incidents. DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos says the trend is...

A Pennsylvania politician is proposing a bill that makes it difficult to raise taxes

03.08.17 | Bob Price

Senator John DiSanto says Pennsylvania has the 15th-highest state and local tax burden of any state in the country. He thinks instead of raising taxes lawmakers should reform government and control spending. His bill would force lawmakers to...

'Raise the Age' legislation has become a stumbling block to NY state budget negotiations

03.08.17 | Bob Price

The deadline to reach a deal is just three weeks away.The Independent Democratic Conference says it won't vote on the budget until lawmakers agree to raise the age that teens can be tried as adults.But a lot of Republicans have a problem with...

PennDot is taking aim at human trafficking

03.07.17 | Bill Price

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is now training it's employees who work at driver license centers across the state to spot possible victims of human trafficking. Officials say the training will include what to look for and who to...

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