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PA Marriage Ruling to Stay

06.10.14 | Bill Price

The federal judge who struck down Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage says he saw no proof that homosexual marriage destroyed the strength of families. Judge John Jones III was responding to a statement by Bishop David Zubik of the Roman ...

Town of Tyre Fights Casino Development

06.10.14 | Bob Price

Residents of this farming community are appealing a judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit that would stop a Rochester real estate developer from pursuing a $350M casino and resort in the town of Tyre with 2,000 slots, 100 gaming tables, and a ...

NY's Medical Marijuana Bill Scrapped Again

06.10.14 | Bob Price

Senate finance committee chairman John DeFrancisco says he has no plans to move a bill out of committee that would legalize medicinal marijuana. He says there are too many uncertainties with the drug. The conservative group New Yorkers for ...

PA Attnorney General Releases Sandusky Review

06.09.14 | Terry Diener

 Pennsylvania attorney General Kathleen Kane's long-awaited review of the prosecution of child abuser Jerry Sandusky is out and it's revealing a scathing report of Governor Tom Corbett, the attorney general during the Sandusky scandal.  ...

Schuykill County Clerk to Appeal PA Marriage Ruling

06.09.14 | Terry Diener

 Governor Tom Corbett will not appeal a federal judge order legalizing same sex marriage in Pennsylvania. But there's someone else who will. Her name is Theresa Santai-Gaffney, and she's Schuykill County's register of wills and clerk of the ...

NY Lawmakers End Session With Key Issues

06.09.14 | Bob Price

 New York State Lawmakers are expected to adjourn their 2014 session one week from today-- without voting on several high-profile issues. Those issues include medical marijuana, public campaign financing and a minimum wage increase. In ...

NY Casino Revenues Down

06.09.14 | Bob Price

  Revenues at 7 of New York's Racinos are down during the first five months of 2014. According to the State Lottery Division, the Racinos lost more than $16.5 million from January to May. Profits at  Tioga Downs in the Southern Tier, were ...

Judge Sets January Trial In Lawuit Over Penn State's NCAA Fine

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania judge is scheduling a January trial for a lawsuit by a state senator and the state treasurer over the NCAA's $60 million fine imposed on Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Commonwealth Court ...

School District Survey In PA: Property Taxes To Keep Rising

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania school officials estimate the cost of educating students will rise again this year, and they pledge more local property tax increases despite significant reductions in faculty, staff and resources. That forecast was the result of the ...

Binghamton Firefighters Have Used Narcan To Save 7 From Heroin Overdoses

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

City firefighters saved seven people from heroin overdoses within the past two months due to the heroin antidote Narcan, officials said. Narcan, which can be used via nasal spray or injection, is a medication that helps restore normal breathing ...

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