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Pennsylvania kids are among the most obese in the nation

10.11.19 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania ranked 9th in the nation for childhood obesity, according to the first-ever report on childhood obesity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. New York fared far better, coming in at 25th out of the 50 states. Experts say in the...

Cash is finally coming for people impacted by Lake Ontario flooding

10.11.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo says up to $20 million is available for homeowners that had flood damage this year in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, Saint Lawrence and Wayne counties. Homeowners can get up to $50,000 for flood damage...

Suit seeks to keep a proposed constitutional amendment question off the fall ballot

10.11.19 | Terry Diener

The state League of Women Voters and a registered voter sued Pennsylvania’s chief elections official in Commonwealth Court in a bid to prevent voting on Marsy’s Law on November 5th. The lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court also argues...

Folks rally in Rochester over proposed health law in NY

10.11.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Single-payer healthcare means New Yorkers would no longer have to pay premiums, deductable or co-pays as a way to make insurance premiums more affordable. Under the New York Health Act, the proposal would put everyone under one health insurance...

Pennsylvanians aged 18-44 most likely to be hospitalized for mental illness

10.10.19 | Terry Diener

The 18 to 44-year-old age group accounted for about half of such hospitalizations last year. The data further reveals people living in rural counties had the highest rates of hospitalizations for mental illness. Counties including Jefferson...

A blow to religious freedom advocates in New York

10.10.19 | Brandon Dickson

A judge in Steuben County has denied the stay for those seeking exemptions from mandatory vaccines. That means 26,000 families waiting to see if their kids will be allowed to attend school while the case plays out in court have been banned from...

National Fuel claims this winter's fuel bill could be lower than last year

10.10.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The natural gas provider for many in western New York and Pennsylvania predicts most customers will pay 15% less than for the winter starting in 2018. The company says the drop in costs comes from it's proximity to shale gas and pipelines and a...

Experts predict a rough flu season

10.10.19 | Brandon Dickson

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine insists the flu is not an illness to take lightly. Levine recommends protect yourself by getting the flu shot. The health secretary says if you're sick, stay home from work and school mand...

New information today on the deadly 2018 limo crash in Schoharie, NY

10.10.19 | Bob Price

A mechanic now says he falsified a brake repair report before that horrific wreck last October. The former manger at the Mavis Discount Tire Store in Saratoga Springs told prosecutors he purchased a brake part for the limo that crashed, but it...

PA's Eugene DePasquale says millions in state aid will go to fire departments

10.09.19 | Brandon Dickson

Sixty million dollars in state aid will go to almost 2,000 volunteer fire departments throughout the commonwealth. The auditor general watchdog says too many fire departments in the state rely on fundraising to stay in business. DePasquale says...

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