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Prison Health System to Pay Big for Poor Inmate Care

09.26.14 | Bill Price

Correctional Medical Care of New York State will pay $200,000 in settlements. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made the announcement today after completing an investigation into six inmates' deaths from 2009-2012. A probe found serious ...

NY Bill Protects Jobs of Volunteer Emergency Workers

09.26.14 | FL News Team

A new bill, backed by Governor Andrew Cuomo will protect volunteer's paid jobs in the face of declared disasters. The legislation would eliminate the choice many volunteers have of responding to an emergency or staying at their paid jobs. According ...

Pike County Phone Scam, Amidst Frein Search

09.26.14 | Terry Diener

State troopers on the trail of Poconos homicide suspect Eric Frein were going door to door in the primary search area Thursday, speaking to homeowners and searching vacant homes and cabins. Meanwhile, residents were warned of a scam in which ...

PA State Officials Recipients of Explicit Emails

09.26.14 | Bill Price

At least eight prominent state officials, including the current head of the state police, Pennsylvania's top environmental regulator, and a former spokesman for governor Tom Corbett, were among state employees who sent or received hundreds of ...

Casino Hearings Draw Crowds in Ithaca

09.25.14 | FL News Team

Over 100 people spoke in front of the gaming facility board in the all-day public hearing on casinos in Ithaca yesterday.Hotel Ithaca's ballroom remained full for most of the day, from 9 a.m until 7 p.m, with standing room only. For the three ...

Racer Tony Stewart Not Facing Criminal Charges

09.25.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Nascar driver Tony Stewart isn't facing criminal charges after his car struck and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt-track race last month in Canandaigua, New York. A grand jury looking into the matter has declined to indict the ...

Suspected Killer Eric Frein Spotted in Woods

09.25.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania State police said Wednesday, officers believe they spotted the suspect accused in the fatal ambush of a trooper, but it was from a distance and he eluded them. Lt. Col. George Bivens said officers saw a man they believe to be Eric ...

PA Sentate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

09.25.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania State Senate has passed legislation that legalizes several forms of medical marijuana. It now goes over to the state house. Supporters say the measure will help thousands of people with diseases. Opponents say it could perpetuate ...

Suspected Killer Eric Frein Still Knows Terrain Well

09.24.14 | Terry Diener

Eric Frein (freen), the suspect in the ambush shooting of two state troopers, continues to elude a manhunt in the Poconos. A documentary filmmaker says Frein appears in an upcoming film about Vietnam War re-enactors, telling the Associated Press, ...

Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

09.24.14 | FL News Team

The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs Saturday September 27th, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Take-Back Day is a ...

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