List by Month: 6-2016

The Pennsylvania House got into a heated debate over college professor background checks this week

06.10.16 | Sarah Harnisch

After the Jerry Sandusky scandal, 24 child protection bills passed last year.  But Pennsylvania State Representative Scott Conklin created an exemption for professors with limited access to minors. State Rep. Doyle Heffley's amendment could...

13% of kids in western New York tested positive for lead poisoning

06.10.16 | Sarah Harnisch, Traci Lynn Woolsey

It's all about the paint in their homes, but there may be a solution. Chuck Schumer is pleading with the federal government to o.k. over $5 million to remove lead-based paint in homes throughout western New York. Schumer says more than 40% of...

Time Warner's cable speeds may not be as speedy as they are saying they are

06.10.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The attorney general launched an investigation into upstate's largest cable provider and found customers didn't always receive the "blazing fast" and "super reliable" internet speeds the company advertises. Eric Schneiderman's office announced...

New York residents have until June 17th to petition the state for lower premiums on their health care plans

06.09.16 | Bob Price

On average, insurance companies next year are planning to hike premiums by a whopping 18%.Health care reform lobbyist Heidi Siegfried tells Family Life when you lobby the state for lower premiums often times, the state listens.Again, you have...

90 Year-old World War II Vet Ronald Gilroy received his high school diploma last night in Carbondale, Pennsylvania

06.09.16 | Bob Price

After the war, Gilroy moved back to Carbondale where he and his wife raised a family of seven. Many of those children and grand-children were on hand for last night's ceremony.Ronald Gilroy quit school at the age of 17 to join the army in...

A massive Fed-Ex ground terminal being planned in Northampton County, Pennslyvania will mean hundreds of jobs for the Lehigh Valley

06.09.16 | Bob Price

Once built, it will be Fed-Ex's largest warehouse and logistics hub among the 34 it operates nationwide. The mega-hub is expected to open in the fall of 2018.

Pennsylvania pro-life activists continue to push for abortion restrictions that recognize the humanity of the unborn

06.09.16 | Bob Price

State Senator Kathy Rapp spoke at a "Stand up for Life" rally yesterday in Harrisburg.  She said, "Seventeen states have already banned dismemberment abortion."The Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation is pushing for passage of a bill that makes...

Three Ohio residents have been charged with assaulting a central New York prison guard who was burned by an exploding package last month

06.09.16 | Bob Price

The Oneida County sheriff says the May 29th attack in the Rome suburb of Floyd was intended to stop a 53-year-old prison guard from reporting an elder care scam against his mother in Ohio.         ...

State police in New York will get a new superintendent

06.08.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

A search committee unanimously recommended Lieutenant Colonel George Beach.    Governor Cuomo announced beach's nomination Tuesday saying he brings 30 years of experience to the position. Joseph D'Amico announced in April he was...

A multi billion dollar ethylene plant could be a game changer for gas drilling in Pennsylvania

06.08.16 | Sarah Harnisch

For the past couple of years, gas drilling production has dropped because of lower natural gas prices. One by one, companies have moved out of the Keystone State. But now, one company is moving in. And it could create 600 full time jobs, and...