List by Month: 6-2016

A proposed wind farm is not sitting well with some concerned citizens in Carbon County, Pennsylvania

06.24.16 | Bob Price

A large crowd showed up at last night's zoning board meeting in Penn Forest Township to discuss the pro's and con's of erecting 40 turbines in the heart of the Poconos.Those opposed to the wind farm project far outnumbered those who support...

Pennsylvania pro-family activists worry new LGBT legislation meant to prevent discrimination "could" be misapplied to infringe upon the rights of Christians in the public square

06.23.16 | Bob Price

 A Senate panel on Wednesday advanced a measure that would allow the state to impose penalties on organizations found guilty of discrimination. Michael Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute encourages Christians to pray.   He...

New York has a new law to cut down on so-called zombie properties

06.23.16 | Bob Price

Mortgage lenders will be forced to maintain thousands of abandoned properties across the state under a deal struck by Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers. This new law requires banks and other mortgage holders to board up or replace broken...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed new drug reform measures

06.23.16 | Bob Price

The legislation limits access to opioid prescriptions and requires health insurers to cover more treatment costs.New York is investing $200 million dollars to combat the scourge of opiod overdoses in the Empire State.

The death penalty is "still on the table" for accused cop-killer Eric Frein in Pike County, Pennsylvania

06.23.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Judge Gregory Chelak denied the motion of Eric Frein's defense team to remove the death penalty option.  But Frein's attorneys argued the death penalty is unconstitutional. 33 Year-old Frein was arrested after a 40-plus day manhunt through...

Extra food left-over from the U.S. Open near Pittsburgh will be used to feed hungry people in western Pennsylvania

06.22.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Chicken, fresh pineapple and cantaloupe are a few of the foods that will soon make it onto the plates of hungry children and adults at soup kitchens in the Keystone State. The end of the 116th U.S. Open Golf Championship left a 25,000 pound food...

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has lost another bid to have her perjury case dismissed before her trial beginsthis summer

06.22.16 | Terry Diener

On Tuesday, a Montgomery County judge rejected Kane's legal argument that the case should be thrown out on the assertion that she is a victim of selective and vindictive prosecution.The ruling follows a similar decision state Superior Court and...

Pro-life legislation is moving foward in Pennsylvania

06.22.16 | Bob Price

A House panel has passed a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks.     The bills' author Kathy Rapp of the Northern Tier said, "We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life--the unborn."Rapp's legislation recognizes...

3 Rochester, New York men who worked at a now-closed gun shop have been charged with violating the SAFE Act

06.22.16 | Bob Price

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the men illegally sold more than 100 rifles. A lawyer for the defendants says when it comes to the SAFE Act the law is flawed.  The gun dealers worked at the Jackson Guns and Ammo store in...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says 22 counties will benefit from $30 million in casino license fees

06.22.16 | Bob Price

80% of that money will go to schools and fund property tax relief. The casinos are now "under construction" in the Catskills, the Finger Lakes and near Albany. Gambling opponents argue the cost of combating the negative aspects of casino...