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PA Legislature Closes Drunken-Driving Loopholes

10.17.14 | Bill Price

The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed legislation Thursday to close a loophole that for years has let repeat drunken drivers legally stay behind the wheel. The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association applauded the passage. "It is ...

Cuomo says New York Is Ready If Ebola Arrives

10.17.14 | Bill Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that New York state is ready to tackle the Ebola virus - even if it never arrives. Cuomo said eight hospitals across the state are especially prepared with go-to teams that have been drilled in anti-Ebola protocols. ...

US Panel Hears Appeal On NY Stop And Frisk Case

10.16.14 | Bill Price

Police unions should be able to appeal a federal judge's ruling that the New York Police Department's stop and frisk policy violated civil rights even though the city no longer wants to fight, union lawyers argued Wednesday. A lower court judge ...

Candidates For NY Comptroller Square Off In Debate

10.16.14 | Bill Price

New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Wednesday night in a candidates' debate that his office is continuing to review expense payments to state legislators, like the audit that led to criminal charges against an assemblyman two weeks ...

PA Lawmakers Tighten Teacher Background Checks

10.16.14 | Bill Price

Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees will undergo more rigorous background checks under legislation sent to Gov. Tom Corbett. The House voted unanimously on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would require schools and their contractors ...

PA Senate Votes To Ban Pigeon Shoots

10.16.14 | Bill Price

Guns are a hot topic in the Pennsylvania Senate, which is backing a ban on pigeon shoots as well as a law to give groups like the National Rifle Association legal standing to sue municipalities over strict local gun laws. Senators favored ...

Pittsford Tops Local School District Rankings

10.15.14 | Bill Price

The Pittsford Central School District is once again the highest-rated district in the Rochester area, according to a recent analysis of New York State Education Department data. The list factors in graduation rates and test scores, and has been ...

Pennsylvania Senate Bypasses 11 PM Rule

10.15.14 | Bill Price

The Pennsylvania state Senate bypassed a good-government rule that it end its voting day at 11 p.m. before adjourning without any contested votes as Republicans scramble to pass pet bills in the winding-down fall legislative session. The ...

Buffalo Public Schools Urging Vigilence

10.15.14 | Bill Price

As Buffalo Police work on finding the suspected couple in a series of attempted abductions, Buffalo Public Schools are reminding parents to be vigilant. The district is reminding parents and students of three things: 1) Parents--know where your ...

First Lady Comes to Pennsylvania

10.15.14 | Bill Price

A well-traveled first lady Michelle Obama is coming to Pennsylvania to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf and rally voters in the party's stronghold of Philadelphia. Mrs. Obama will speak Wednesday at the Dorothy Emanuel ...

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