List by Month: 7-2018

Cuomo orders NY regulators to reject health insurers' attempts to raise rates

07.31.18 | Bob Price

The expected 24% average hike in premiums next year is a result of unexpected costs associated with Obamacare. Last year, congress repealed the individual mandate, which requires people to buy health insurance or pay a fine. New York has more...

PA starts phase-in of dry leaf medical pot at dispensaries tomorrow

07.31.18 | Brandon Dickson

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the compound can be vaped, but smoking it "will not be allowed by Pennsylvania law." The dry leaf form of medical marijuana will be available at 16 locations. Next week, it'll expand to 28 dispensaries...

NY's decision to kick Charter from the state called unprecedented

07.31.18 | Brandon Dickson

Last week, the state Public Service Commission voted to revoke Charter's license if it doesn't hand over its cable operations to another provider within two months. Governor Cuomo says Charter has been negligent when it comes to expanding...

Today judge will sentence 1st Penn State frat member linked to pledge death

07.31.18 | Brandon Dickson

Today, a judge is scheduled to announce the punishment for Ryan Burke for four counts of hazing and five alcohol violations. The 21-year-old Scranton resident is among more than 20 members of the now-closed Beta Theta Pi to face criminal...

A prominent Bucknell alumnus embroiled in misconduct allegations

07.30.18 | Brandon Dickson

Reporter Tony Decople says today's scheduled gathering of the CBS board of directors comes after the release of a report noting six women claim CEO Les Moonves sexually harassed them. Bucknell has removed all references to Moonves from its...

The National Baseball Hall of Fame has welcomed its 2018 class in Cooperstown

07.30.18 | Brandon Dickson

On Sunday, Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, Indians slugger Jim Thome, Padres closer Trevor Hoffman, Tigers pitcher Jack Morris, Angels outfielder Wlad Guerrero, and Tigers shortstop Alan Trammell were all inducted. On Saturday, Syracuse...

Pennsylvania officials block a company's 3-D gun downloads in the commonwealth

07.30.18 | Brandon Dickson

Attorney General Josh Shapiro says, "once these untraceable guns are on our streets, we can never get them back." He says Texas-based Defense Distributed agreed to block Keystone State users after an emergency hearing Sunday night in federal...

Border agents have stopped the abduction of 2 Canadian children

07.30.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

U.S. customs officers turned away a Canadian man trying to cross into Buffalo with two children—one of them visibly upset. Canadian law enforcement has confirmed the kids were picked up yesterday from a sports camp in Toronto without...

The bathroom bill law stands again in Pennsylvania

07.27.18 | Sarah Harnisch

A major ruling last night has shocked pro-family groups across the state. For the second time, a federal appeals court has denied a request to hear a challenge to the Boyertown School District's policy allowing transgendered students to use...

Flooding in PA has claimed the life of an 18-year-old man in Dauphin County

07.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

He had been missing since Sunday. The coroner says the victim was likely stranded by high water in the Biglerville area, then was swept away when he attempted to get out of his van and walk. Meanwhile, the body of a woman has been found in a...

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