List by Month: 9-2017

A cross on a PA county flag has riled atheists and a federal judge weighs in

09.29.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Judge Edward Smith has ruled against Lehigh County in a suit filed by the atheist organization Freedom From Religion Foundation. The group, claiming the cross is an endorsement of religion, seeks to have it removed from the county flag and...

Buffalo cyclists are coming together to do their part for Puerto Ricans

09.29.17 | Bob Price

Two groups, Slow Roll Buffalo and Urban Bike Riders went around their neighborhood last night, collecting non perishable food and water. In addition to food and water, the cyclists collected batteries and candles to send to Puerto Rico.

Trial set for man and woman accused in the murder of a Penn State prof.

09.29.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Police say professor Ronald Bettig was pushed off a cliff at a quarry last year. A jury trial for 40-year-old George Ishler and 33-year-old Danielle Geier has been scheduled to start October 9th in Bellefonte. Both have been charged with...

The city of Rochester is taking aim at human trafficking

09.29.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

This week, Mayor Lovely Warren and Councilman Adam McFadden are announcing the move to raise awareness and combat the blight of trafficking and child abduction. A week-long series of "community policing" events start tomorrow in the...

NY's governor has joined state police in unveiling a new action plan to combat the opiod epidemic

09.29.17 | Bob Price

Speaking at the trooper barracks in Cheektowaga Thursday, Andrew Cuomo said he is especially concerned with the rise in the use of the painkiller fentanyl. It's 10,000 times more potent than morphine. In just the past year, fentanyl-related...

NY's governor is deploying 160 state troopers and National Guard troops to Puerto Rico

09.28.17 | Bob Price

In addition to the extra manpower, New York is dispatching four Black Hawk helicopters to the U.S. Territory. The Empire State is partnering with JetBlue Airlines to send emergency food supplies to Puerto Rico.  

A police stand-off ended peacefully early this morning in Pottsville, PA

09.28.17 | Bob Price

A man barricaded himself in the attic of his home and threatened to shoot cops. The incident began when the man and his wife got into an argument. Officers found a rifle and a handgun in the attic after the man surrendered about one this morning.

Hillary Clinton is signing books in Buffalo this afternoon

09.28.17 | Bob Price

She's at the Talking Leaves bookstore in Larkin Square. Store owner Jon Welch says the store is "glad to be one of eight stores in the country" to be a part of the book event. Mrs. Clinton will sign a thousand copies of her memoir What...

Time is running out to apply for Lake Ontario flood relief

09.28.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Homeowners with properties along Lake Ontario have until Friday evening to apply for New York state flood relief. The state has set aside $15 million for grants to shoreline residents whose property suffered in this year's spring...

A trio of Trump cabinet officials are in Pennsylvania today

09.28.17 | Bob Price

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke will be in King of Prussia. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is in Moosic. And Energy Secretary Rick Perry tours a coal mine in Luzerne County.