List by Month: 9-2017

One upstate NY corn maze marks 100 years of voting for women

09.25.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Stokoe Farm in Scottsville, NY is honoring the work of suffragette Susan B. Anthony. The three-acre maze features the activist’s profile and her Rochester house…which is now a museum. Guests discover facts about Anthony’s life...

The wife of a slain PA trooper is suing the parents of sniper Eric Frein

09.25.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The widow of Pennsylvania State Trooper Bryan Dickson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Eugene and Deborah Frein, saying they psychologically manipulated their son into developing a strong dislike for police. Tiffany Dickson says it was...

Man charged in fatal hit-and-run of a Binghamton U. student faces prison time

09.22.17 | Sarah Harnisch

26-year-old Aizaz Siddiqui pleaded guilty in May to leaving the scene of an accident, a misdemeanor. Authorities said Siddiqui was driving a 2013 BMW on December 3rd when he hit and killed 20-year-old Stefani Lineva in Binghamton. Siddiqui was...

A former NY mafia hit man has been released early from federal prison

09.22.17 | Jeremy Miller

An attorney for Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano says his 72-year-old client was released Monday from an Arizona prison, but wouldn't disclose where Gravano served his time, or where he plans to live now that he's a free man. Thomas Farinella...

1 in 3 public school teachers in PA are not coming to class

09.22.17 | Terry Diener

There's a new report out on chronic teacher absenteeism. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute used federal Office of Civil Rights data and found these statistics: Nationally, 28.3% of teachers in traditional public schools are chronically absent...

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will make an appearance in Harrisburg to talk about opiod addiction

09.22.17 | Terry Diener

Sessions is scheduled to appear in the seventh floor conference room of the Harrisburg federal building and courthouse. A statement from federal court said Sessions will "give remarks to law enforcement about the opioid epidemic." Earlier this...

Teacher absenteeism is becoming a problem at NY public schools

09.21.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Recent stats from the Thomas Fordham Institute show 30% of New York state public school teachers missed more than 10 days of work compared to 7% of charter school teachers. The study links unions to the higher days of missed work in historic...

The PA Senate rejects a House plan to shore-up a multi-billion dollar budget deficit

09.21.17 | Bob Price

The move sets up a showdown over final resolution of the fiscal impasse. Governor Wolf is threatening to impose a spending freeze on Harrisburg in the midst of the chronically unbalanced state budget. The governor, who spoke to reporters in Jim...

Prison reform activists staged a rally outside the Broome County, NY jail yesterday

09.21.17 | Bob Price

The demonstrators want the sheriff to address abuse, medical neglect, and inmate deaths. Four Inmates have died at the Broome County Jail the past 2 years. Sheriff David Harder says the county does everything it can to care for it's...

The Wolf administration kicks off a health initiative to improve healthcare in rural communities

09.21.17 | Terry Diener

Acting Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the initiative will help officials learn how to bridge the health-resource gaps in Pennsylvania. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the lead agency that oversees the Public Health...

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