List by Month: 4-2013

Police Calm The Crowd Over the SAFE Act In Batavia

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

350 people packed an auditorium at Genesee Community College in Batavia New York last night to vent their frustrations about the SAFE Act. They listened to a panel of politicians and law enforcement officers who calmed the crowd. Police promised ...

Penn State Admissions Down Significantly

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's been a 9 percent decline in applications to Penn State University this year following the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The college says it's not due to Sandusky, but instead, population decline and economic concerns. 54-thousand ...

The Healing Journey

04.25.13 | Darcie Schwarz

Boot Camp for class facilitators May 17-20

PA's Highest Court Rules In Favor Of Landowners In Gas Rights Lawsuit

04.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court issued a major ruling yesterday in favor of landowners sitting on natural gas. Pennsylvania's highest court ruled unanimously Wednesday in favor of a Susquehanna county couple. Gas companies had argued if the ...

High School Math Not Needed At Work; Study Shows

04.25.13 |

Three-fourths of Americans don't have any practical use for the math they learned beyond elementary school, according to a new study from Northwestern University.  Less than a quarter said they used anything more complicated than basic ...

NY Prison System May Be Releasing Convicts Without Warning

04.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York state prison system is coming under fire for not informing victims or prosecutors when it places a convict into an early release program. Some convicts can be enrolled in a military-style boot camp program that allows them to be ...

NY Eyeing Amendment To Toss Lawmakers In Recall Elections

04.25.13 |

Some Republicans in the New York State Assembly are calling for a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to recall their elected officials for corruption and other reasons. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb says recall elections are ...

PA House Passes Bill To Limit Abortion Coverage Under Obama's Health Exchange

04.24.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill to prevent coverage for most abortions under the insurance marketplace being set up as part of the federal health care overhaul is on its way to the Pennsylvania Senate after approval Tuesday by the House. The House voted 144-53 in favor of ...

NY Abortion Bill May Be Going Nowhere

04.24.13 |

New York's GOP says it will not bring Governor Cuomo's abortion bill to a vote. The Republican leader of New York's state Senate Tuesday said he will block any abortion proposal from Governor Cuomo. Dean Skelos said late term abortions included in ...

New York Attorney General Calls For Release Of Secret Attica Prison Documents

04.24.13 |

New York State is seeking the release of sealed Attica Prison Riot documents. The 1971 rebellion remains the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion. 32 inmates and 11 civilian employees died; the majority of the fatalities occuring when state troopers ...