List by Month: 8-2017

A church near Watsontown, PA heads a collection for TX flood victims

08.31.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Pastor James and Jilline Bond of Revival Tabernacle have friends who are pastors in and around Houston. Once the truck is filled, they'll deliver items to Grace Church in Humble, Texas. The church says one local company offered a semi truck...

A public hearing on bullying will happen at the Steel Library in Elmira next week

08.31.17 | Bob Price

The host is former Elmira College professor Dr. Steve Coleman. Coleman says bullying is a form of psychological and physical violence. The professor emeritus at Elmira College will lead the seminar September 7th from 6:45 'til 8:45 p.m.

One in-state university will give away bike helmets at the New York State Fair

08.31.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

On Friday, Upstate Medical University will hand out 800 bike helmets to kids at the fair. The giveaway starts at 10 in the morning until supplies last. Children need to be present with an adult just outside the Science and Industry Building's...

AAA is teaming up with state police in NY and PA on school bus safety

08.31.17 | Bob Price

Law enforcement personnel are reminding motorists about the "rules of the road" when it comes to those familiar yellow school buses. Each day in New York and Pennsylvania police estimate that upwards of 50,000 vehicles pass school buses...

Police hunt for culprit who beheaded a Christopher Columbus statue downstate

08.30.17 | Bob Price

The two-foot plaster statue was knocked off its pedestal and left lying in two locations in Columbus Memorial Park in Yonkers over the weekend.

PA Air National Guard called on to help with Hurricane Harvey disaster efforts

08.30.17 | Terry Diener

Six airmen from the Guard's 193rd Special Operations Wing in Middletown left this week to assist with communications efforts in Texas. The airmen flew to Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex., pending further instructions. Pennsylvania is one...

A federal judge is weighing whether to allow voting booth selfies in New York

08.30.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Judge Kevin Castel has listened to testimony from both sides, but has yet to rule on the lawsuit brought by voters who want to share pictures of their ballots on social media. Before last year's election, Castel refused to shut down the 1890...

A PA university worker has filed an age discrimination suit

08.30.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Former clerk Pattiann Merrifield says Lock Haven University is forcing older employees out to avoid paying retirement benefits they'd get at age 60. Merrich, at age 58, claims the university fired her and replaced her with a...

Dozens of Red Coss volunteers from NY and PA are on the gulf coast ready to help

08.29.17 | Bob Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

Several local television outlets will be taking part in a "Help for Houston" telethon today. And a church in Syracuse is doing it's part by putting together hygiene kits for flood victims. The Park Central Presbyterian Church is accepting items...

PA Congressman Lou Barletta formally announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate today

08.29.17 | Bob Price

The Luzerne County native gained national notoriety for his "get tough" approach to illegal immigration while mayor of Hazleton. Barletta will challenge Democratic Senator Bob Casey next year.

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