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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 ...

Voter Turnout Plummeted For NY's School Board Elections

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

School budgets are being passed on the first try more than ever in New York. But there’s another trend: turnout at the polls is plunging. Turnout for school-budget votes in May has dropped 34 percent since 2010 and 19 percent since the state ...

PA Considers Consolidating Fish, Game Commissions

06.05.14 | Terry Diener

A study that says Pennsylvania could save about $5 million a year by merging its fish and game commissions is generating divided opinions on a legislative panel.Officials with the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee reviewed their conclusions ...

PA Medicade Bill Could Help Poor

06.05.14 | Terry Diener

A divided Pennsylvania state House committee is advancing a bill to immediately expand Medicaid eligibility to hundreds of thousands of the working poor. Wednesday's approval of the bill by the Republican-controlled Human Services Committee may end ...

NY Senator Malcolm Smith Tried for Bribery

06.05.14 | Bill Price

A federal prosecutor says New York State Senator Malcolm Smith betrayed the people who elected him by trying to bribe his way into New York City's mayoral ballot. Prosecutor Douglas Bloom spoke Wednesday at the corruption trial of Smith and two ...

Fatal Crash in Corning

06.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

One person is dead after a 10-car pileup on I-86 near Corning, New York yesterday. The crash happened in the village of riverside after a box truck lost control on a curve in heavy rain. Several cars and a commercial truck hit the box truck-the ...

NY Considers Zoning Laws for Anti-Drilling Towns

06.04.14 | FL News Team

 New York's top court will decide by the Fourth of July whether towns can use zoning laws to ban gas drilling from their borders. The seven-member Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday in two cases out of Dryden and Middlefield, where ...

Wolf Tops Corbett in Gubernatorial Polls

06.04.14 | Bill Price

          Two new political polls show Democrat Tom Wolf has opened up a sizable lead over incumbent Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race. The Public Policy Institute has Tom Wolf ahead, 55% ...

Pennsylvania to Downsize State Government

06.04.14 | FL News Team

 Two bills passed the state Senate on Tuesday that would affect all three branches of government. Senators are signaling support for amending the constitution to get rid of top state government offices including Lieutenant governor and two ...

Upton Waives Right to Preliminary Hearing

06.03.14 | FL News Team

Almond Upton,  the man accused of intentionally hitting and killing State Trooper Christopher Skinner will not appear in court Tuesday.It had originally been scheduled in the Town of Chenango court for Tuesday morning.The 60-year-old from ...

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