List by Month: 9-2019

3 People hurt in helicopter crash at a popular PA fair

09.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

The crash happened Saturday night in the parking lot of the Bloomsburg fair.   The three people aboard the chopper were taken to a hospital. Police say the pilot's condition was first listed as critical, but has been upgraded to stable...

The fight to protect religious exemptions for vaccines hits Steuben Co., NY today

09.30.19 | Sarah Harnisch

When the stay was shut down for lawyer Michael Sussman's religious freedom case earlier this summer, the strategy switch to get a new case heard before a conservative judge further upstate. Hundreds of people attended a vigil last night in Bath...

3 Inmates who escaped from an Ohio prison are back behind bars

09.30.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Police in a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina arrested the men early this morning. The three, along with another inmate, escaped from a jail in southeast Ohio after overpowering two female guards just after midnight Sunday. One was spotted...

NY's Gov. Cuomo orders increase in police patrols at synagogues

09.30.19 | Bill Price

The Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah started at sundown last evening. Deborah Zeger at Temple Beth El in Rochester says it's important to strike a balance between being "welcoming" and secure. Synagogues are being asked to lock their doors during...

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court takes a pass on reviewing the death penalty

09.30.19 | Terry Diener

The decision comes after the court heard arguments this month from critics who call the punishment cruel and arbitrary in the way it’s applied to poor and black defendants. Statewide, just under half of the current death row inmates in...

Economic think tank says PA's fiscal health is not as good as it seems

09.26.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania’s $34 billion budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year did not include any new taxes or fees. Yet, Truth in Accounting gave Pennsylvania a “D” grade for financial health. According to the annual report, Pennsylvania...

2 NY congressman say they need "all the facts" before endorsing impeachment

09.26.19 | Jeremy Miller

Congressman Anthony Brindisi is one of the few Democrats not calling for impeachment right now after the release of a memo detailing a call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president. The congressman represents an area that includes...

Signature of one of Elmira’s most famous residents was recently found in a cave

09.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Signed by Samuel Clemens more than 150 years ago, the signature inside Mark Twain’s cave was discovered in July and recently verified by historians. Cave owner, Linda Coleberd, is ecstatic. The cave is located in Hannibal, Mississippi...

Gov. Tom Wolf is "on record" supporting the legalization of recreational marijuana

09.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

He wants lawmakers to begin work immediately to make that a reality. The call for full-blown legalization comes four months after Lt. Governor John Fetterman's statewide marijuana listening tour. He says anywhere from 65 to 70 percent of...

A rough road in western New York will be repaired

09.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

The crumbling three-mile stretch of the New York State Thruway that runs through Seneca Indian Nation territory is getting fixed under an agreement between the state and the Senecas. Seneca President Rickey Armstrong, Sr. says the Senecas are...

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