List by Month: 6-2017

A PA man has been fined $3,500 for killing two bald eagles on his farm in New York

06.30.17 | Terry Diener

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Rochester says 68-year-old William Wentling, of Rothville, Pennsylvania, mailed a container of the pesticide Furadan to his farm in Addison, New York, and told workers to pour it on sheep carcasses in order to kill...

NY state lawmakers have approved a bill to rename the Tappan Zee Bridge

06.30.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

In special session, the legislature agreed to rename the $4 billion replacement bridge across the Hudson River the "Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge." Lawmakers also voted for New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio's control of the city's schools to be...

Authorities in Williamsport, PA are on high alert after a deadly batch of drugs sent dozens to the hospital

06.30.17 | Sarah Harnisch

They say 36 people have been treated for heroine overdoses in the last 24 hours in Williamsport. One case was fatal. The Tioga County District Attorney's Office issued a warning to the public saying there may be a lethal version of the drug in...

PA's health dept. has awarded 52 permits for medical marijuana

06.30.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Six of them are in northeastern Pennsylvania: Edwardsville, Blakeslee, Williamsport, and State College. In northwest, PA clinics will be in Lawrence and Jefferson counties. Clinton and Center counties will be home to dispensaries in the north...

One of the men involved in the Jerry Sandusky scandal is asking a judge to modify his prison sentence

06.29.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Ex-Penn State athletic director Tim Curley wants a judge to modify his sentence for failing to report now-convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky to authorities, saying he has incurable lung cancer and liver damage. Curley wants to serve his...

PA's Senate is advancing legislation that would set ground rules for school districts that allow employees to possess a gun on school grounds

06.29.17 | Terry Diener

Senators approved the bill 28-22 Wednesday after an emotional hour-long debate. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Don White, says he wants to give school districts as many tools as possible to protect children from would-be killers. Sen. Daylin...

A 12-year-old Syracuse boy is on the adventure of his life to raise money for sick kids

06.29.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Adam Koss and his parents took in a Detroit Tigers game last night, and he talked about why he's going to a ballgame at all 30 major league stadiums this summer. The youth says this allows him to combine his bar mitzvah and his love of...

Ride sharing began just after midnight in some Upstate NY cities

06.29.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Uber and Lyft can be used right off your cell phone. It will take some getting used to.   To use the service, download the free app to your phone and type in where you want to go.  Once you accept the ride, you'll see an icon of a...

NY Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is set to challenge Claudia Tenney for an Upstate seat in Congress

06.28.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

38-year-old Brindisi plans to officially launch his campaign in Utica today. Last month, SUNY Binghamton Professor Patrick Madden launched his campaign to get the Democratic nomination. Tenney is a conservative Republican that served with with...

NY state lawmakers are returning to Albany after the regular session ended

06.28.17 | Jeremy Miller

Cuomo formally ordered the Senate and the Assembly to reconvene.The 15-year policy giving Democratic Mayor Bill De Blasio control over his city's schools expires Friday if lawmakers do nothing. Many lawmakers want the special session to also...

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