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The PA Senate passes bill to outlaw Downs syndrome abortions

11.21.19 | Brandon Dickson

The measure got the thumbs up from both Republican-controlled chambers and now heads to Governor Wolf's desk where it could be vetoed. Supporters say the bill protects a vulnerable population and carries exceptions for rape, incest, and the...

PA measure would require medical facilities to dispose of a fetus after a miscarriage or abortion

11.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

PA measure would require medical facilities to dispose of a fetus after a miscarriage or abortion. State House members are voicing a variety of views on the prospect of burial or cremation for the tiny infants. Representative Clint Owlett says...

Catholic dioceses in PA challenge recent state policy on adoption

11.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

3 Catholic dioceses in the Keystone State are now challenging a recent state policy that has essentially put them out of the adoption and foster care business. The diocese of Greensburg, near Pittsburgh, recently announced that its charities...

Conflicting accounts about the Catholic diocese in Buffalo

11.14.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

This comes following a recent report from the Vatican. Catholic news correspondent Christopher Lamb claims Bishop Malone's resignation is soon to come after a recent meeting with the papal ambassador to the U.S. Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas...

Probing a pipeline in Pennsylvania

11.13.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Governor Wolf's administration came to issue permits for construction on a Mariner East natural gas pipeline project. Federal agents have reportedly interviewed current and former state...

Plow crews on "clean-up" duty

11.12.19 | Brandon Dickson

In the town of Tonawanda, New York alone, plow drivers have brought in 1,000 tons of salt and have been working in shifts throughout the night. Tow truck drivers are also out in full force today. Areas along Lake Ontario have picked up eight to...

Sen. Bob Casey and others introduce plan to save pensions for miners

11.12.19 | Terry Diener, Brandon Dickson

Casey and a bipartisan group of senators have put forth a bill called the American Miners Act.  It would allow the transfer of funds to the 1974 pension plan, which is in danger of becoming insolvent following the 2008-2009 financial crisis...

NY's governor calls for a state cemetery for veterans

11.12.19 | Brandon Dickson

A state veterans cemetery site reportedly needs to have 15 years worth of perpetual care costs before the state can apply for federal funding.   While New York is home to 750,000 veterans, it's one of a handful of states without a state...

Tricky travel through Tuesday as winter weather continues on its way

11.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

Meteorologist says west central New York will see the bulk of snow totals.  Areas including Buffalo, Rochester through Syracuse will see the most snow.  By tomorrow morning, eight to twelve inches could be on the ground. He says some...

A Scranton school is scrapping its men's basketball team

11.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

Lackawanna College says it had no choice, but to cancel the season after members of the basketball team allegedly attended a planned fight as supporters. The fight sent three people to the hospital, and the school says members of the basketball...

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