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...

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...

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...

Today is the last day for NY residents to register to vote this fall

10.13.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The DMV website allows voters to register online. If you're already registered to vote, but want to change your party affiliation, you need to make the switch today to vote in the 2018 primaries.

Students are gathering at athletic fields to challenge peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus

10.13.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

High schools students hosted Fields of Faith events this week near Atlanta, Georgia and in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The student-led functions allow students to share the gospel with the masses. Last year, there were 519 Fields of Faith events...

New York officials are hosting the first ever 'Seen Enough Tobacco Day"

10.13.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Schools around New York state are looking to engage with students about the realities of youth smoking. The average age for a new smoker is 13 years old. Syracuse schools are scattering black pinwheels throughout its properties today, October...

A Buffalo area restaurant is open for business: a 1930s restored diner

10.11.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The 80-year-old Swan Street Diner that was moved to Larkinville from the Rochester area has been restored to its Art Deco origins. The restaurant is open seven days a week. Mary Joynt and her family enjoyed their breakfast visit on opening...

W.A.L.T. Day is gearing up early for Christmas

10.09.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Becky Dupre says letters are a great way to personalize the boxes children receive as a part of Operation Christmas Child. She says taking the time to share about you and your family is another way to show children receiving the boxes that you...

NY voters will get to decide if corrupt lawmakers are stripped of pensions

10.09.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Many of the 30 plus New York lawmakers, who have left office for misconduct since 2000, are still eligible for state pensions. A 2011 law allowing judges to strip pensions of corruption legislators applies only to lawmakers elected since the...

NY officials will be in Rochester today for the grand opening of a new train station

10.06.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Rochester Intermodal Station has been designed to bring trains and buses into Rochester along with easier access for bicyclists and pedestrians. The new train station will boast a new ticketing area, electronic billboards,  and food...

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