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PA Lawmakers look to sharpen welfare oversight

01.15.14 | Bob Price

Two Republican state senators want more stringent oversight of Pennsylvania's public assistance programs. Senate President Joe Scarnati and Senator David Argall have announced plans to strengthen the integrity of the state's welfare department. ...

NY SAFE Act turns 1 year old

01.15.14 | Bob Price

On the one year anniversary of the gun control law, a measure takes affect that makes it illegal in New York to buy ammunition unless a licensed dealer actually sees you. The requirement for face-to-face bullet sales is part of the SAFE ...

PA Judge : Girl Wrestler Allowed on Boys' Team

01.15.14 | Bob Price

A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction that allows a central Pennsylvania seventh-grader to be a member of the all-boys wrestling team at her middle school. U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann said the Line Mountain School District ...

NY education reform commission issues final report

01.15.14 | Bob Price

A commission appointed to find ways to improve public education in New York has recommended expanding pre-kindergarten, upgrading classroom technology and rewarding top teachers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who appointed the New NY Education Reform ...

81,000 in PA sign up for Obamacare

01.14.14 | Bob Price

More than 81,000 Pennsylvanians were among the 2.2 million Americans who signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, according to statistics released in Harrisburg. Halfway through the open enrollment period, federal ...

11 vacant seats in 212-member NY state Legislature

01.14.14 | Bob Price

Two more scandal-ensnared assemblymen are leaving a state Legislature that already had nine empty seats, and it's unclear if special elections will be held to fill the offices, which represent an estimated 1 million-plus people. The 11 vacant seats ...

Bradford County Coroner: 87 Bones Found, Including Skull

01.14.14 | Bob Price

Northern tier officials have confirmed the human remains found in Bradford County this past weekend are bones.  Coroner Tom Carmen says 87 bones were recovered, including a human skull.  The remains were found just off a dirt road in ...

Girl, 13, struck by bullet in western NY

01.14.14 | Bob Price

Police say a 13-year-old girl who was shot while on the front porch of her home in Rochester was not the intended target. Captain Ray Dearcop tells the Democrat & Chronicle the girl was struck around 4:50 p.m. Monday while on an enclosed porch. ...

You Can Now Get Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses Online in NY

01.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Need a license in New York for hunting, fishing and trapping? Now you can get it by going online. The State Department of Environmental Conservation says their new site is up and running. If you want the web address, go ...

State University of NY expands online presence

01.13.14 | Bob Price

New York state's 64-campus university system is undertaking a major virtual expansion, adding new online degree programs and enhancing academic and technical support for students taking classes via computer. In what it's calling "Open SUNY," the ...

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