List by Month: 5-2017

PA's public utility commission has just put the pause button on a rate hike request of nearly 16.5% for Pennsylania American Water customers

05.19.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The company provides drinking water to more than two million state residents. American Water says it needs the extra revenue to do infrastructure repairs.

There's a bill in the works in NY that would allow anyone to get a certificate to officiate weddings

05.19.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Pastor Jay LaScolea has been officiating weddings for 15 years.  He insists there are now two different designs on marriage: the state's and God's.LaScolea says those who favor lax wedding officiant laws are forgetting the role that pastors...

A law firm is backing a group of Allentown teens who've been banned from forming a Pro-life club at school

05.19.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Attorneys with the Thomas More Society have sent a letter Parkland High School administrators saying the school's denial to allow the student group is unconstitutional and needs to be reversed.A school official told the girls, the club was "too...

Former NY senate leader Dean Skelos was in court seeking a new trial for himself and his son

05.19.17 | Bob Price

Both were convicted in 2015 of public corruption.   Skelos was sentenced to five years in prison.  His son received a 6 1/2 year sentence. Lawyers for Skelos say a recent Supreme Court decision that vindicated the former governor of...

William Penn's once-a-decade makeover is underway in Philadelphia

05.18.17 | Terry Diener

 It is time for the 37-foot tall bronze statue of the founder of Pennsylvania sitting high atop City Hall in Philadelphia to get the sculpture version of a spa day treatment with a bath, a laser treatment, wax and buff. But this treatment...

Uber and Lyft may be coming to upstate NY sooner than thought

05.18.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The ride-hailing apps may be legal in time for the fourth of July, a full 10 days earlier than scheduled. Lawmakers want Uber and Lyft in cities like Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse in time for the busy 4th of July holiday. Ride-hailing service...

In northcentral PA the only remaining independent hospital in Lycoming County will soon become part of Geisinger

05.18.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Pending government approval, the Jersey Shore Hospital will merge with Geisinger. Its name will be Ggeisinger-Jersey Shore hospital.

New York is stepping up efforts to combat sexual assault on college campuses

05.18.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Cuomo has ordered a comprehensive review to certify that all colleges and universities in the state are complying with the Enough is Enough law. It ensures students are protected from sexual assault and dating violence on campus and...

A professor at Binghamton University is challenging Congresswoman Claudi Tenney in next year's mid-terms

05.17.17 | Bob Price

Patrick Madden, a computer science professor, says Tenney let down her constituents by voting to repeal Obamacare.For her part, Tenney says her vote on health-care reform is why she was elected to congress in the first place.

NY is restricting auto insurers from using occupation or education to set insurance rates

05.17.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Cuomo says it's time to stop the unfair and discriminatory practice that has nothing to do with a person's ability to drivie. Under the the proposed regulation, insurers would still be able to adjust rates, but they'd need to justify...