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Medical Marijuana Not Happening In NY This Year

04.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The prospects aren't bright for passage of a medical marijuana bill in the Legislature this year, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said Monday. Speaking to reporters inside of the Assembly chamber, Silver said there has been "no interest" from the ...

SUNY Broome Offers Program To Forgive Tuition

04.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former SUNY Broome Community College students with outstanding debts to the school will be able to pay a portion of what they owe and return to school under a new amnesty program from the college. The one-time only tuition amnesty program will ...

PA Town Mourns Three Children Killed in Housefire

04.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 A funeral service is set for Tuesday for 3 mennonite children killed in a housefire in Danville, Pennsylvania Friday.   13 Year old Daniel, 7 year old Gavin, and 2 year old Arthur could not escape. Two children did get out alive. ...

PPL in PA May Start Billing Customers "Storm Fees"

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Customers of PPL Electric Utilities Corp. may be charged special fees beginning next year for the utility's storm-related expenses. The state Public Utility Commission on Thursday granted the Allentown-based utility a storm damage expense rider, ...

Emergency Vehicles In NY To Be Outfitted With Red License Plates

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York drivers behind emergency vehicles will now start seeing red.Red license plates that is.Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday state and local government emergency response vehicles will now be equipped with red license plates to help law ...

Pennsylvania Doesn't Report All Gas Drilling Complaints

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Thursday that the testimony shows that the state Department of Environmental Protection doesn’t always issue a violation notice or formal notice of contamination where shale gas energy companies reach ...

Funeral Service Today For Slain Johnson City Officer

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Nearly 1,000 law enforcement from around the state and community members attended Smith’s calling hours at Chase Funeral Home on Chenango Street in Port Dickinson. Those who knew Smith ”called him “D.W.,” a nickname few ...

NY Budget Includes Tougher Texting Laws For New Young Drivers

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Tougher texting-while-driving penalties for teenaged and new drivers were included in this year’s state budget agreement, while harsher penalties for driving while intoxicated were dropped. In his budget proposal in January, Gov. Andrew ...

Last of Flight 3407 Federal Lawsuits Settled

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The final lawsuit in federal court over the crash of Flight 3407 has been settled. Ping Wang lost her husband in the 2009 crash, and the suit was settled after intense negotiations. "After several conferences with Magistrate McCarthy, the two ...

Pennsylvania's Governor Says He's Worn With Obamacare

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said Wednesday he's getting to his breaking point with the Obama administration. At issue is a conference call between the Corbett administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Corbett aides ...

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