List by Month: 8-2018

PA's DOC takes steps to address threats to safety in state prisons

08.22.18 | Terry Diener

Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said the department is redoubling its efforts to address the evolving threats, particularly those involving illicit, harmful substances and the violence that can be connected to their illegal trade...

The GOP candidate for NY governor is calling for debate reforms

08.22.18 | Bob Price

New York Gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro has proposed the development of an independent debate commission for statewide political races. The Dutchess County executive says this commission would guarantee voters ample opportunity to learn...

Date set for the 1st debate b/t Gov. Wolf and GOP challenger Scott Wagner

08.22.18 | Bob Price

Alex Trebek of the TV-game show Jeopardy will moderate the debate. It will be sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce and happen in Hershey, the first of October. The Wagner campaign is looking to debate Gov. Tom Wolf nearly a dozen...

Republicans seem no closer to finding a replacement for Rep. Collins on the the fall ballot

08.22.18 | Brandon Dickson

GOP leaders in the 27th Congressional District spent 30 minutes with each of the remaining candidates in Batavia, New York Tuesday. Republican political activist Carl Paladino is not bringing a ringing endorsement of the...

FEMA will not be coming to Broome County, NY

08.21.18 | Brandon Dickson

Following speculation, Michael Ponticello with Broome County's emergency services says FEMA does not plan to get involved with flood cleanup at this time. He says that doesn't mean assistance from the agency is out of the question. State and...

Big changes coming to Scranton after the PA predator priest report

08.21.18 | Brandon Dickson

Buildings at the University of Scranton named for three former bishops of the Diocese of Scranton will be renamed, according to the school's president. The grand jury report alleges bishops Jerome Hannan, J. Carroll McCormick, and James Timlin...

Gov. Cuomo signs the first bill to probe prosecutorial misconduct

08.21.18 | Brandon Dickson

The new legislation creates an 11-member commission appointed by the governor, legislature, and New York's chief judge.  The group will probe misconduct claims against New York state district attorneys and their assistants.  

PA's Gov. Wolf says a hotline is available to help citizens with flood cleanup

08.21.18 | Terry Diener

The governor says his office is working with volunteer organizations that have offered to help residents in those communities. Anyone who would like to request help should call 272-200-3211 for assistance. The hotline will be staffed through...

Gov. Cuomo fires more comments at the president

08.20.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Speaking at a Baptist church in Brooklyn, Andrew Cuomo insisted the country may have been fooled by President Trump, but not New York state. The Democratic governor also talking symbols--highlighting the Statue of Liberty and the acceptance of...

PA is among the worst states for rural roads

08.20.18 | Terry Diener

Nearly 15% of America's rural roads are in "poor condition" and severely need repair, according to a recent report by national transportation research group TRIP. Among the ten worst states is Pennsylvania, coming in at number eight. The report...