List by Month: 9-2018

Bill Cosby may have just had his last weekend of freedom

09.24.18 | Brandon Dickson

A sentencing hearing for the comedian begins today in Norristown. Cosby was found guilty in April of drugging and assaulting former Temple University athletics staffer Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. The sentencing hearing is scheduled...

U.S. Senate candidate uses opioid maker campaign donations to fight drug crisis

09.21.18 | Brandon Dickson

Republican Lou Barletta says he's donating that money to City Mission Charity, a faith-based program that helps low-income people in Washington, Pennsylvania. Barletta is also calling on his Democratic rival, Senator Bob Casey, to donate the...

Senseless shooting in Syracuse

09.21.18 | Brandon Dickson

Five people shot, including one child, during a celebration of a life event for a family member who just died of cancer. Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh says "this violence has to stop." Chief of Police Frank Fowler, says cops are still searching for...

A national prayer event takes place next week in all 50 states

09.21.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

This year's Tent America 2018 event will be held Sept. 27-29th. Jodie Brandt,  a coordinator for the Pennsylvania gathering, says the 53 hours will include non-stop prayer, worship, Scripture-reading, and evangelism. More details about the...

Judge sentencing Percoco sends msg. to Albany about corrupt politicians

09.21.18 | Brandon Dickson

Yesterday, Gov. Cuomo's former aide, Joseph Percoco, was given six years in prison for taking $300,000 dollars in bribes from companies that wanted to gain influence with the Cuomo administration. Judge Valerie Caproni says the court will show...

FInance prof says PA's public pensions are paying higher equity fees than reported

09.21.18 | Terry Diener

A Professor from the University of Oxford delivered testimony to a panel created by a 2017 state law to recommend ways to lower those fees. He says the systems reported paying $2.2 billion over the last 10 years. He estimates they actually paid...

A change of heart for WNY Representative Chris Collins

09.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

In an about face, the Republican congressman says he will campaign for his seat despite facing insider trading charges. There's concern on both sides of the aisle as Collins campaign is in the midst of a criminal proceeding. Erie County GOP...

A Maine-Endwell teacher is finalist for the NYS teacher of the year

09.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

Rachel Murat has taught at the high school for the last 23 years. Her hard work and long hours have prompted her principal to nominate her for the prestigious award. Not only that, she's active in helping the community outside of class. This...

'Dog the Bounty Hunter' targets Schuylkill County fugitive Shawn Christy

09.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Mansfield News Journal reports that Duane Chapman has been retained to help locate and capture Shawn Christy. Christy, wanted for allegedly threatening President Trump on social media, is a survivalist and has eluded federal marshals since...

An upstate NY airport is the best in the country for passengers

09.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Buffalo-Niagara International Airport ranked number one among medium-sized airports in the J.D. Power 2018 North American Airports satisfaction study.