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PA Supreme Court declines implementation delay of congressional map

02.28.18 | Brandon Dickson

Four Democratic justices have voted down a request by the highest-ranking Republican leaders in the state house and senate. The brief order indicates both Republicans on the court and Democratic Justice Max Baer dissented from the decision...

The jury will get the Percoco corruption case

02.28.18 | Brandon Dickson

Closing arguments have focused on "ziti." Federal prosecutors telling the jury that Joe Percoco told businessmen who wanted work in New York, "I need ziti," or "Where's the ziti?" when soliciting more than $300,000 in cash bribes. But...

The Empire State shelled out $761 million in overtime last year

02.28.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

New York state government overtime jumped nearly 10 percent between 2016 and last year. An upstate prison nurse raked in nearly $154,000 in overtime alone. With regular hours factored in, that works out to an average of 12 hours a day, every day...

Legal group is suing PA for voting records

02.28.18 | Terry Diener

Filed this week in federal court in Harrisburg, the suit by the Public Interest Legal Foundation seeks to pry information pertaining to the maintenance of voter rolls over the 20 yea from state election officials over the last two decades.. PILF...

Authorities weigh deportation option for Rochester woman accused of terroristic threat to school

02.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

Police arrested 21-year-old Abigail Hernandez Friday for allegedly threatening East High School, where she had been a student. Her dad says she's special-needs and isn't capable of making this type of threat, considering she's not capable of...

PA Senator seeks the death penalty for any school shooter that kills

02.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

Legal analysts say the idea put forth by gubernatorial candidate and Pennsylvania state Senator Scott Wagner is unconstitutional. The Republican says that his message is "if someone kills one of our children, we will kill them." Wagner is...

Cornell will host NY's first industrial hemp forum

02.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

The event is scheduled for Wednesday at Cornell University in Ithaca. Governor Cuomo says he wants the state to lead the nation in research, production, and processing industrial hemp. The Democrat says the Southern Tier could be a powerhouse...

PA's treasurer announces new program to save for college

02.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

State Treasurer Joe Torsella has unveiled the Keystone Scholars Program to help families get a head start on their child's education. It will provide a $100 grant at birth to go toward the child's higher education. The money will grow as your...

One candidate for Gov. in PA is attacking the Higher Ed.'s request for more funds

02.26.18 | Brandon Dickson

State Senator Scott Wagner says schools may not be around four years from now because union bosses are driving then into bankruptcy. This, after the state system of higher education asked for a funding increase of $73 million. Ken Marshall with...

Steuben County, NY officials unveiling a new way to combat the opiod epidemic

02.26.18 | Brandon Dickson

It stresses education, prevention, and treatment as well as law enforcement. County leaders admit they cannot "arrest" their way out of this problem! County Manager Jack Wheeler many folks have worked on the initiative to be more creative. The...

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