List by Month: 5-2019

A liberal church in Ithaca, NY is offering "sanctuary" to illegal immigrants

05.14.19 | Bob Price

They've declared themselves a "sanctuary church." Pastor David Kaden of the First Congregational Church says undocumented immigrants can find refuge and "resources" through their house of worship. Critics say the church is only adding to the...

A series of planned improvements for bicyclists is coming to PA

05.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

PennDot has announced plans to unveil a draft of the department’s bicycle and pedestrian master plan on May 30th via webcast. The plan will prioritize strategies that increase the number of people walking and bicycling while supporting...

The count of measles cases continues to rise across the country

05.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

As of the latest tally, the number of cases has reached 839.  That's the most since 963 cases were reported for all of 1994. 23 States have reported cases this year with the vast majority of illnesses in New York. Measles was once common...

Pennsylvania's primary election is rapidly approaching

05.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

The May 21st election will decide Philadelphia's mayor, one of the Pennsylvania's 18 members of the U.S. House, and two statewide appellate court seats. It also features special elections to fill three open seats in the legislature and one in...

A NY state trooper from the Southern Tier will be honored tonight in D.C.

05.13.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Nicholas Clark, of Canisteo, NY, will be remembered along with 370 other fallen officers in tonight’s annual candlelight vigil. The New York state trooper was killed last summer near Corning. The National Law Enforcement Memorial aims to...

The Diocese of Scranton has paid more than $2 million to victims of clergy child abuse

05.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

The $2 million payout to 17 victims has happened during the first three months of a special initiative to compensate survivors. In all, more than 100 individuals, including 54 people who had not previously reported abuse to the diocese...

Syracuse University's commecement ceremony sets a record

05.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

Sunday's graduation awarded degrees to more than 7,300 students--the largest graduating class to date. It was the school's 165th commencement ceremony.  

The world famous Lilac Festival in Rochester, NY got underway today

05.10.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Organizers say one of the things you'll notice right away is all the extra parking! The 121st annual lilac festival runs through Sunday, May 19th. This festival goes back to 1898. Half a million people are expected to attend.

Activists ask people of faith to keep tabs on the Fairness Act in PA

05.10.19 | Bob Price

Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says the Fairness Act would "impact religious liberty and personal privacy." Pennsylvania lawmakers made another push to pass the Fairness Act in Harrisburg this week.  

The late Fred Rogers is being honored later this month in Pennsylvania

05.09.19 | Terry Diener

It's to pay tribute to his "143" campaign. The beloved children’s show host, Fred Rogers, loved the number because it was a sort of code for “I love you” — with one letter in “I,” four in “love,&rdquo...