List by Month: 9-2017

NY's former Senate majority leader is getting a new trial after his corruption conviction was overturned

09.27.17 | Bob Price

Dean Skelos was sentenced to five years behind bars for using his political influence to get his son a cushy job. But a federal appeals court Tuesday said the jury was given improper instructions on the charges, so the case must be re-tried.

A funeral happens tomorrow for former PA congressman Joseph McDade

09.27.17 | Bob Price

The Republican representative served 18 terms in the House, serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. McDade died last weekend at his home in Fairfax, Virginia. He was 85. McDade was the longest-serving Republican in the House when he...

A new poll in PA shows a state senator leading in the GOP race for governor

09.27.17 | Bob Price

Senator Scott Wagner has a commanding lead over two other competitors The survey by McLaughlin and Associates gives Wagner a 29-point advantage in the 3-way contest. Voters in May of next year will pick a candidate to challenge incumbent...

Police in Trumansburg, NYsay a man escaped from their custody last night

09.27.17 | Bob Price

That man is himself, an ex-cop. Multiple law enforcement agencies are looking for him. According to the Trumansburg police chief, Andrew Jacobsen pushed an officer and got away during a smoke break. He was in custody for grand larceny and lost...

NY's governor thinks the president should spend more time focused on hurricane recovery

09.26.17 | Bob Price

Andrew Cuomo says he's disgusted that the nation is obsessed with the controversy between Mr. Trump and NFL players in regards to not standing for the National Anthem. Puerto Ricans are facing life-and-death situations following Hurricane...

It's full steam ahead for PA's medical marijuana program despite push-back

09.26.17 | Terry Diener

Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine says the comment period provides an opportunity to participate in developing the program to meet the needs of the patient. Patients and caregivers can view the draft regulations and...

The high school football season is over with in Geneseo, NY

09.26.17 | Bob Price

The Blue Devils will forfeit the remainder of their games after seven players were found to be using the drug, oxycontin. Some school members say the players not involved in the incident should not be punished with an early end to the...

Police have shut down a major meth manufacturing ring in north-central PA

09.26.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announcing criminal charges against 30 drug dealers in connection with the sale of over one-and-a-half million dollars of crystal methamphetamine in Jefferson, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, and Forest Counties. Ring...

A PA bill aims to crack down on theft from non-profits and the govt.

09.25.17 | Terry Diener

The Senate bill, co-sponsored by Democrat Lisa Boscola, aims to enable non-profits, the government, and businesses a better chance to collect restitution from criminals. Boscola notes recent incidents where hundreds of thousands of taxpayer...

NY state lawmakers seek to protect residents from identity theft

09.25.17 | Jeremy Miller

The sate Senate committee plans to hold a hearing Thursday in Albany to learn more about the problem and the best ways to protect personal information. The hearing comes after a massive breach at the credit reporting firm Equifax exposed...