List by Month: 3-2019

Christian activists in PA fear fallout from "Jesus" prayer in the state House

03.29.19 | Bob Price

Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says, "anyone who attends an Evangelical church would not think anything" of the prayer issued by freshman Rep. Stephanie Borowicz this week. But Muslim activists called the prayer...

New York's AG is filing "nation's biggest lawsuit" against opioid makers

03.29.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Letitia James alleges six national drug makers and four distributors are responsible for creating the opioid epidemic that's caused widespread overdoses and addictions over recent years. The AG accuses them of using false and deceptive...

Flash streaks across E. PA sky

03.29.19 | Family Life News Team

If you're a Lehigh Valley resident thinking you saw a big flash in the sky early yesterday, you're not alone. Several people living in eastern Pennsylvania spotted a fireball fly overhead just after 6 a.m. The American Meteor Society has yet to...

An Oneida County, NY police dept. breaks record for diverse hiring

03.29.19 | Sarah Harnisch

20 sheriff's deputies were hired in a single day. Their nationalities hail from all over the world. Mohammad Aldoori is the first hired deputy from the Middle East. The diverse group could mean better community relations in the future. ...

The bag ban may be back in the NY state budget

03.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

New York lawmakers say a proposal for banning plastic shopping bags has gained traction for inclusion in the state spending plan due Sunday. Senator Todd Kaminsky and Assemblyman Steve Englebright, both Long Island democrats, say the plan is for...

Pennsylvania sets up program to support residents fighting opioid addiction

03.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf says $15 million of federal grants aims to encourage treatment and reduce overdose deaths. Drug overdose deaths in the commonwealth are the worst of any state in America, but they are down--falling by about 1,300 from 2017 to 2018.

Emergency over opiods in Broome Co., NY

03.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

Broome County Executive Jason Garnar has made a major announcement regarding the opioid epidemic. The state of emergency will allow county resources to go directly toward combating the opioid crisis.

Over 2,200 Temple U. students and staff received free vaccine boosters

03.28.19 | Terry Diener

Philadelphia health officials said 2,285 people were given shots during the first of two clinics offering the MMR vaccine. The number of confirmed and probable mumps cases at the university has reached 106 as of Wednesday, according to the city...

Maybe budget money for marijuana in NY?

03.27.19 | Family Life News Team

We're getting closer to the New York state budget deadline, and Governor Cuomo says recreational weed legalization may still be part of a final deal. During a recent interview , the governor said the issue remains on the table and is still...

Erie Catholic Diocese has agreed to pay $2 million to a man abused as a child

03.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

The recipient claimed when he was a child, a priest made him say confession after the assaults. The now defrocked priest, David Poulson, was sentenced this year to as many as 14 years behind bars after pleading guilty to the assault of one boy...