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Parents protesting possible mandatory HPV vaccinations in NY

12.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

Across the Empire State Thursday, parents pulled their kids out of school for a blackout event. They were all raising opposition to a proposal in New York that would require elementary school kids to be immunized against HPV. Many parents are...

Today 152 school teachers in Rochester started getting "pink slips"

12.06.19 | Bill Price

Superintendent Terry Dade says the cuts are needed to help fill a $30 million budget gap. Rochester teacher's union president Adam Urbanski calls the move "reckless." The district says it'll work with teachers who voluntarily "step-down" in the...

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone

12.04.19 | Bill Price

It comes amid a priest sex abuse scandal in western New York. The Catholic diocese of western New York is calling Malone's departure "an early retirement." But attorney Michael Taheri says it's "more likely a request by the Pope for Malone to...

Gov. Cuomo issues a memo to merge state park police with state troopers

12.04.19 | Family Life News Team

The move is being done in part to address the soaring attendance numbers at parks across the Empire State. Age restrictions have been waived for park police officers allowing them to apply to become troopers if they meet fitness requirements...

NY National Guard is on "standby" as a snow storm sweeps across area

12.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo has placed National Guard personnel on standby and activated the state’s emergency operations center to "enhanced monitoring mode." The governor also announced 524,000 tons of salt is available to help combat black ice and...

Binghamton HS students spent Thanksgiving feeding needy families

11.29.19 | Sarah Harnisch

It was the 24th annual community dinner at Binghamton High School with 200 kids pitching in. Some students say they'll never forget serving this week. Those teens served 1,000 families. This is what went into pulling off that dinner: 1000...

NY state faces a more than $6 billion dollar deficit next year

11.27.19 | Bob Price

Critics contend the looming economic crisis is one of Governor Cuomo's own making. More than half of the gap is linked to a dramatic rise in New York's Medicaid costs. In an effort to patch the hole, the governor is considering slashing...

Gov. Cuomo travels to Puerto Rico again

11.27.19 | Family Life News Team

Govenor Andrew Cuomo will be traveling to Puerto Rico today where he'll be spending the Thanksgiving Holiday. The governor says his three daughters are accompanying him on the trip. It's part of an effort to boost tourism to the island that was...

NY lawmakers attempt to get Gov. Cuomo to back off his bail reform bill

11.26.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

A bi-partisan effort has been launched over the recent prison reform measures. Democrat Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara says a stalker that is allowed to go free poses "a danger" to the person being shadowed. The new law, which takes effect in...

Expect to pay more for a "real" Christmas tree this year

11.26.19 | Bob Price

A national shortage of trees has led to higher prices. Richand Donnel with the National Christmas Tree Association knows of a grower in California who had to bring in trees from Wisconsin. The average cost for a real tree this year is $81. 82%...

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