List by Month: 5-2017

Senator Bob Casey of PA has introduced a bill to protect pregnant women from workplace discrimination

05.17.17 | Bob Price

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would require employers to make reasonable accommodations to allow pregnant women to continue working.

Nearly half a million dollars will help veterans in PA transition from military service

05.17.17 | Terry Diener

The Troops to Teachers grant program will create a network of teacher preparation programs around the commonwealth supporting veterans as they earn their teaching certifications. The program, in partnership with high-poverty and/or...

An Endicott, NY fire-fighter has been aquitted of arson

05.16.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Jason Stokes was accused of torching his own home last summer with his family still inside. The jury cited a lack of evidence in the trial of 41 year-old Stokes. The former fire-fighter was accused of planting gasoline-filled containers inside...

The PA game commission says 25 wild deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease

05.16.17 | Terry Diener

Those 25 deer more than doubled the number of sick deer found in Disease Management Area 2 from 2012 to 2015. The area includes parts of Bedford, Blair, Somerset, Fulton, Cambria, and Huntingdon counties. The positive deer included 13 road-killed...

Stipend pay is under review in New York

05.16.17 | Sarah Harnisch

At least eight state senators have been paid thousands of dollars in stipends for committee positions they did not actually hold. Good government watchdog groups question whether the move is fraudulent. Republicans say it's  "much to do...

It's time to vote New York & Pennsylvania

05.16.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Today is school budget day in New York and Primary Day in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania voters are choosing candidates to fill openings on state courts.   New York voters are casting ballots to decide their local school spending plans and the...

New opiod epidemic numbers are in from NY's health department

05.15.17 | Bob Price

It shows deaths attributed to opioids rose nearly 50% for counties outside of New York City the past year. Last year, the state began requiring the health department to report four times a year on opioid-related deaths, overdoses and emergency...

While tick-borne infections spike in Pennsylvania, doctors disagree over treatments

05.15.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Cases of Lyme disease in the Keystone State have triples tripled over the last five years. The two leaders in treatment, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, agree that antibiotics...

A slew of local colleges and universities held their commencement exercises over the weekend

05.15.17 | Bob Price

At Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York on Sunda, former president Bill Clinton delivered a speech that centered on social justice, service and inclusion.Meanwhile, 6,500 Syracuse University students donned their caps and gowns...

Tomorrow is Primary Day in Pennsylvania

05.15.17 | Bob Price

Republicans and Democrats will choose their nominees for statewide courts and school boards. There are several competitive races for superior court as well as commonwealth court.Also tomorrow, voters in New York will be going to the polls for...