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A company has bought 10 Coca-Cola bottling franchises in Pennsylvania

07.31.17 | Sarah Harnisch

A franchise that already controlled a couple local Coca-Cola bottlers in Pennsylvania has snapped up 10 more in the Keystone State and one in West Virginia. Abarta Coca-Cola Beverages has bought Erie's Coca-Cola bottling company. Abarta plans to...

The Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY will soon have a new reptile exhibit

07.31.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

State DEC officials have captured the alligator that was sighted last week near Whitney Point, NY. Animal Adventure Park officials have put the alligator in quarantine with plans to add it to a park exhibit. Earlier this year, he animal...

It was a beautiful day Sunday for a NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway

07.31.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands of fans packed the stands to say goodbye to Dale Earnheardt, Jr.  It was the last time he drove around the "Tricky Triangle." He is retiring at the end of the season. Some lucky fans, including nine-year-old Aiden Vantree from...

One upstate NY lawmaker is set to unveil legislation aimed at repealing the 'SAFE Act'

07.31.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

U.S. Congressman Chris Collins will roll out a plan called the “Second Amendment Guarantee Act” to limit state and local power when it comes to rifles or shotguns. The measure would serve as a means to repeal the New York SAFE Act at...

A new proposal to bring together communities in Onondaga County is on the table

07.28.17 | Bill Price

It's being dubbed the Greater Syracuse Shared Services Council. County Executive Joanie Mahoney releasing her shared services plan Thursday.  It calls for a county-wide board with representation from each community. The plan is part of...

A spokesman for the PA House says lawmakers will have questions about a Senate plan to close the gap in the state budget

07.28.17 | Terry Diener

House Republican spokesman Stephen Miskin says the Senate plan was "not shared, nor agreed to" by House leaders prior to passage, "so a review of what's actually in these bills is necessary." He says there's no timetable for the House to return...

One county in NY's Southern Tier is taking steps toward sharing municipal services

07.28.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Broome County Executive Jason Garner expects municipalities to save $20 million with the new Shared Services Initiative Plan."  He says "the plan has been submitted to the Broome County legislature for comment." The shared services concept...

One PA school settles a lawsuit after a principal yelled at pro-life teens

07.28.17 | Terry Diener

As part of a settlement to avoid being sued in court, the Downingtown Area School District will take immediate steps to prevent incidents like the one that occurred in April when a 40-year-old administrator physically intimidated and shouted...

There was a bald eagle rescue on a Pennsylvania highway this week

07.27.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Thomas Rogal is a PennDOT worker who saw the bird near Tamaqua. Rogal parked his car and set up flares to protecting the bird until emergency workers arrived. It took two police cars and an animal rescue team to get the huge bird off the...

Broome County officials are trying a new approach to spread the word about treatment options for the opioid epidemic

07.27.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Broom Opiod Abuse Council opened the doors for the first-ever substance-abuse treatment provider fair. Representatives from treatment centers, hospitals, and recovery services attended the treatment fair. County health officials are pleased...

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