List by Month: 9-2018

Rep. Chris Collins speaks publicly following fraud charge indictment

09.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

The western New York Republican insists the company linked to the charges may have come up with a cure for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. He insists he "never" shared privileged information with anyone outside of the pharmaceutical...

It's back to normal at PA state prisons

09.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

Normal routines are expected at Pennsylvania state prisons after a week-and-a-half lockdown because staff fell ill from what's believed were synthetic drugs. Shirley Moore Smeal with the Department of Corrections, says prisons will use drone...

Gov. Cuomo backs away from Democrats calling Cynthia Nixon anti-Semitic

09.10.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

As many Americans celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the New Year in the Jewish calendar, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking heat for a flyer implying his challenger Cynthia Nixon is not friendly toward the Jewish community. Cuomo denies prior knowledge of the...

Catholic Charities in WNY no longer offer adoption and foster care services

09.07.18 | Bob Price

The faith-based group discontinued those services late last month because of New York's law on same-sex marriage. Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says the group made the decision to not violate it's faith when it comes...

Keystone State firefighters answer the call to fight flames out west

09.07.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Pennsylvania Wildland Fire Crew's eighth group of 20 firemen gathered in Dauphin County last night and is flying out this morning. Matt Reed with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, the resources out west are "sapped." He adds the crews...

PA is taking part in a study to drop inmate return rate to state prisons

09.07.18 | Terry Diener

Researchers with the Safe Streets and Second Chances initiative will create reentry plans with inmates while they’re still incarcerated. State data shows over half of Pennsylvania's state prisoners end up back behind bars within five...

NY state is having a tough go of finding school counselors

09.07.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The main reason is the state's new mandated mental-health classes. But, counselors are also needed to meet students daily challenges. Melanie Funchess with Community Engagement for Mental Health of Rochester says "the nature of the work...

NYS tax officials have started sending out property tax rebate checks

09.06.18 | Brandon Dickson

The checks are basically an advance on the STAR exemption on your school property tax bill. For those who pay their school taxes directly, it'll help pay the bill. For New Yorkers who pay their property taxes with their mortgage, it's money in...

2 PA senators propose plan for trama-informed classroom management in schools

09.06.18 | Terry Diener

State Senators Pat Browne and Vincent Hughes have announced a proposal to create a “trauma-informed system of education.” The central plank of their proposal is a requirement that all teachers, school board members, and school...

The manhunt continues for the 27-year-old PA man who threatened President Trump

09.06.18 | Brandon Dickson

Shawn Christy has alluded police since June. But now, officers say he broke into a business in Luzerne County Tuesday night stealing money, food, and a shotgun.  They searched in nearby woods all Wednesday, but haven't been able to find...

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