List by Month: 6-2014

Judge Sets January Trial In Lawuit Over Penn State's NCAA Fine

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania judge is scheduling a January trial for a lawsuit by a state senator and the state treasurer over the NCAA's $60 million fine imposed on Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Commonwealth Court ...

School District Survey In PA: Property Taxes To Keep Rising

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania school officials estimate the cost of educating students will rise again this year, and they pledge more local property tax increases despite significant reductions in faculty, staff and resources. That forecast was the result of the ...

Binghamton Firefighters Have Used Narcan To Save 7 From Heroin Overdoses

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

City firefighters saved seven people from heroin overdoses within the past two months due to the heroin antidote Narcan, officials said. Narcan, which can be used via nasal spray or injection, is a medication that helps restore normal breathing ...

Voter Turnout Plummeted For NY's School Board Elections

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

School budgets are being passed on the first try more than ever in New York. But there’s another trend: turnout at the polls is plunging. Turnout for school-budget votes in May has dropped 34 percent since 2010 and 19 percent since the state ...

PA Considers Consolidating Fish, Game Commissions

06.05.14 | Terry Diener

A study that says Pennsylvania could save about $5 million a year by merging its fish and game commissions is generating divided opinions on a legislative panel.Officials with the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee reviewed their conclusions ...

PA Medicade Bill Could Help Poor

06.05.14 | Terry Diener

A divided Pennsylvania state House committee is advancing a bill to immediately expand Medicaid eligibility to hundreds of thousands of the working poor. Wednesday's approval of the bill by the Republican-controlled Human Services Committee may end ...

New York Bill to Curb Abandoned Homes

06.05.14 | FL News Team

   A bill is in the works in NY that'll help rid the state of abandoned properties. These  "zombie" houses are homes that have sat vacant for years due to foreclosure.  The legislation, pushed by  New York State Attorney ...

NY Senator Malcolm Smith Tried for Bribery

06.05.14 | Bill Price

A federal prosecutor says New York State Senator Malcolm Smith betrayed the people who elected him by trying to bribe his way into New York City's mayoral ballot. Prosecutor Douglas Bloom spoke Wednesday at the corruption trial of Smith and two ...

Fatal Crash in Corning

06.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

One person is dead after a 10-car pileup on I-86 near Corning, New York yesterday. The crash happened in the village of riverside after a box truck lost control on a curve in heavy rain. Several cars and a commercial truck hit the box truck-the ...

NY Considers Zoning Laws for Anti-Drilling Towns

06.04.14 | FL News Team

 New York's top court will decide by the Fourth of July whether towns can use zoning laws to ban gas drilling from their borders. The seven-member Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday in two cases out of Dryden and Middlefield, where ...

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