List by Month: 6-2018

Police rescue teen who jumped into the water while on Maid of the Mist tour

06.29.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Crews were able to rescue the 18-year-old who went into the lower Niagara River near the Horseshoe Falls. The accident happened during a regularly scheduled tour near the famous falls. Police aren't saying why the teen jumped into the water...

We're hitting triple digits for the first time this summer

06.29.18 | Sarah Harnisch

The heat is so serious the National Weather Service has just issued a heat advisory for New York and Pennsylvania starting at noon on Saturday-- And it won't be lifted until 10 p.m. Monday night. Excessive heat creates the potential for heat...

4th of July travel heats up

06.29.18 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission estimates 5.8 million fourth of July travelers will use its roadway system, and the Fridays before and after the holiday will be the busiest.  That means today. The turnpike expects 750,000 vehicles to...

The minimum wage is going up for PA state workers

06.29.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order for the second time-- increasing the living wage to $12 an hour for state workers, starting Sunday. He also ordered an annual boost of 50 cents an hour until it reaches $15 an hour in 2024. Wolf...

Will a PA judge get the Supreme Court nod to replace Justice Kennedy?

06.28.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Judge Thomas m. Hardiman is a conservative federal judge out of Pittsburgh. Lawyers who have worked with the 52 year old describe him as a staunch conservative, but not an activist judge. He does not allow his personal viewpoints to influence...

One of upstate NY's largest internet providers may lose its license to operate

06.28.18 | Sarah Harnisch

State regulators sent a letter to Spectrum cable on Wednesday, threatening to strip its license in New York if it did not stop making claims that it's bringing internet, in a reasonable time frame, to tens of thousands of rural customers. State...

NY has set aside $1 million to fight lyme disease

06.28.18 | Sarah Harnisch

It's the most any state has set aside to fight lyme. The Senate's Republican leaders say the cash will go toward research, education and prevention. They credit the investment to a special Senate task force set up to investigate ways the state...

Gov. Wolf has outlined his 'PAsmart' initiative in the upcoming PA budget

06.28.18 | Terry Diener

As a first-of-its-kind $30 million investment, PAsmart will support workforce development through STEM and computer science education, apprenticeships and job training. PAsmart is built on recommendations of the governor’s Middle Class...

A political upset in last night's primaries

06.27.18 | Bob Price

28-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has beaten 10-term Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley in New York City.   Last night was a big night for President Trump as well. His pick for governor of South Carolina...

Anti-gerrymandering group wants Gov. Wolf to call a special session

06.27.18 | Bill Price

The advocacy group is urging lawmakers to authorize the creation of a  "citizens' redistricting commission" under the state constitution. The group March on Harrisburg delivered that message to Democratic Governor Tom Wolf on...

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