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Upstate NY soldier is among the 4 killed in this week's bomb attack in Syria

01.18.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Pentagon has confirmed 23-year-old Navy Chief Shannon Kent, Army Chief Jonathan Farmer of Florida, and DOD civilian Scott Wirtz of Missouri were killed in the suicide attack. The 4th person has not been identified. Isis admits to carrying...

A bag ban is in the budget for New York state

01.14.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

You may have many of those store-plastic bags at home. Governor Cuomo wants to outlaw them in his new spending plan to be released tomorrow in Albany. New York Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, opposes a full-out ban--calling it too restrictive. She...

New York lawmakers convene in Albany this week

01.07.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

State elected politicians will gather to open the six-month legislative session on Wednesday. Key proposals include measures to approve sports betting, legalize recreational marijuana, and expand abortion. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins will...

Impact fees are "welling up" for natural gas companies that failed to pay in PA

01.04.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The dispute, adding up to millions of dollars in tariffs, is centered on "stripper wells" that are exempt from fees. Drillers had argued for a more expansive definition of the aging wells, but the state Supreme Court disagreed. An industry...

PA's high court: pregnant women who take illegal drugs won't face c. abuse charges

12.31.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The 5-2 decision comes amid the U.S. opioid epidemic, and it includes abuse by pregnant women that can result in early labor, stillbirth and withdrawal symptoms for newborns. The case involves a baby girl who spent 19 days in Williamsport...

Faith-based adoption agency enlists legal help in response to NY state ultimatum

12.20.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Jeana Hallock with Alliance Defending Freedom says state officials conducted a routine audit in October, then targeted the agency for its Biblical beliefs on marriage and family. The state says the New Hope Family Services in Syracuse needs to...

NY officials have given Syracuse's New Hope adoption agency an ultimatum

12.12.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

State authorities are asking the faith-based family services agency to allow homosexual couples to adopt or be shut down. The church-funded agency only places children with married heterosexual couples...a policy opposed by New York state's...

Legislation to help farmers has been extended in NY state

12.10.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Farmers across the Empire State are celebrating a cut to property taxes for new or renovated buildings. The exemption, originally set to expire at the end of this year, has been renewed for another 10 years by Governor Cuomo. Applications can...

Gov. Wolf announces flood relief for farmers

12.05.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Tom Wolf noting this week farmland owners in select counties are eligible to receive disaster relief funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture following fallout from summer rains and flooding.  Federal relief is available to...

A photo contest in NY takes aim at getting women in the great outdoors

12.03.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Less than 9% of licensed Empire State hunters are women, and the DEC says this picture competition is all about getting more ladies to hunt. Winning photos will be included in next year’s hunting regulations guide and possibly social media...

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