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The top Democrat in the NY state assembly is speaking out against a proposed constitutional convention

10.18.17 | Bob Price

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says he wants to protect the document from special interests.  He also opposes a special session of the state legislature in December. Governor Cuomo has called for one to address what he calls a statewide...

Claudia Tenney hosted a forum on the opiod and heroin epidemic last night at Binghamton University

10.18.17 | Bob Price

The Congresswoman says the opiod epidemic "affects almost all families in one form or another." The forum brought together medical, political, law enforcement, and community leaders. Since the year 2000, 500,000 Americans have died from opiod...

Pittsburgh diocese settles its 5-year legal fight over the Obamacare birth control mandate

10.18.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The suit sought to overturn a provision in Obamacare that would have forced the diocese to provide contraception as part of employee health coverage. Geneva College and seven other groups across the country joined the suit. The settlement...

VP Mike Pence paid tribute to a fallen Buffalo police officer during a visit yesterday

10.18.17 | Bob Price

The vice president prayed for the officer's family. 34 Year-old Craig Lehner was a nine-year veteran of the Buffalo police force. He drowned in the Niagara River during a training exercise last Friday. Police recovered his body yesterday after...

Pressure mounts for Trump to take a closer look at his drug czar nominee

10.17.17 | Bob Price

The extra heat comes after a Washington Post / "60 Minutes" investigation into opiod abuse. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says "confirming Rep. Marino as our nation's drig scar is like putting a wold in charge of the hen...

VP Mike Pence will be pitching the Trump tax reform plan while in Buffalo today

10.17.17 | Bob Price

It calls for elimination of a state and local tax deduction in order to pay for tax cuts. The vice president will also be meeting with small business owners and attending a fundraiser for western New York Congressman Chris Collins,  the...

PA's governor wants more legislation to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic

10.17.17 | Terry Diener

The bills would limit over-prescribing, further regulate recovery homes, require opioid education in schools, and provide a humane path to require treatment. State Senator Gene Yaw said that each of these bills can be compared to the strands of...

Officials move to make the organ donor law permanent in NY

10.17.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Only 28% of eligible New Yorkers are enrolled to be an organ donor. But, this week, Governor Cuomo signed a bill to remove the 2020 expiration date for Lauren's Law, a measure named after an eight-year-old girl who received a heart transplant in...

Motorists can expect a smoother drive on the PA Turnpike today

10.16.17 | Bob Price

All lanes of the turnpike's Northeast Extension are now open again after crews wrapped up a bridge replacement project early this morning. The busy thoroughfare in the Poconos was closed all weekend long, forcing drivers on a 70-mile detour.

An airborne bounce house near Niagara Falls injures several

10.16.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Local officials say a a strong gust in Wheatfield, NY blew a bounce house 50 feet at a corn maze called “The Maize” over the weekend. Several children inside have been treated for minor injuries. Deputies say a 76-year-old woman was...

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