List by Month: 5-2019

Swamped NY communities blame IJC for water woes

05.29.19 | Bob Price

Hamlin, New York resident Doug Jones says, (the IJC) "could have lowered the lake level starting in October." His home, like hundreds of others , is suffering severe flood damage from the rising water. Lake Ontario is expected to pass historic...

Severe storms sweep across the Keystone State

05.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

The strong system that stretched from Idaho to New York City also brought tornadoes to Pennsylvania Tuesday. A possible twister touched down in Bradford County causing chaos. Rome Township Fire Chief, Jon Park, says "about 30 trees have come...

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to seek a 4th term

05.29.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Cuomo telling WAMC radio this week-- he believes he's "making a difference" in the Empire State and plans to run again in 2022. Last year, while running for reelection to his third term, he ruled out a 2020 presidential bid. New York has no...

SC declines to hear case challenging a PA school district's transgender R.R. policy

05.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

Alliance Defending Freedom represented a group of students in the Boyertown Area School District, alleging that the district's policy violates student privacy. Carrie Severino with Judicial Crisis Network says she expects the high court to take...

A new report raises questions about drinking water in NY

05.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

A state watch group says New York's water supplies are "threatened." NYPIRG's executive director Blair Horner says water supplies have been affected through industrial waste and algal blooms. They found that 176 water systems in the state had...

One special election will lead to another in PA

05.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

As Keystone State Representative Fred Keller's victory last week in a race for a vacant U.S. House seat leaves an opening in the Pennsylvania House. Speaker Mike Turzai announced Tuesday that a special election to fill the 85th District seat...

Ruling against a NY Christian adoption agency raises religious rights concerns

05.24.19 | Bob Price

Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says the national effort called "The Equality Act" is another factor working against Christians in the public square. The New York case against New Hope Family Services may ultimately...

Allegheny Co., PA may ban counseling for teens seeking sexual orientation help

05.24.19 | Bob Price

Michael Geer at the Pennsylvania Family Institute says the move would impact pastors as well as licensed therapists and counselors. Geer calls the so-called gay conversion therapy ban an infringement on free speech rights.  

ADM Milling recalls 5 lb. bags of Baker's Corner flour

05.24.19 | Brandon Dickson

All purpose flour in the call back was packaged for Aldi stores. The bacteria was discovered during testing. The flour, which was manufactured in Buffalo, was distributed to select stores in 11 states including New York and Pennsylvania. The...

The Schoharie, NY limo trial has been delayed

05.24.19 | Brandon Dickson

Nauman Hussain's attorneys' request for a 60-day extension has been granted. His trial was expected to begin in September, but now, the next court date is October 2nd. Hussain, who operates the limo company, was indicted last month on 20 counts...

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