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The Harriet Tubman Home is open as you await her image on $20 bill

08.17.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Following her escape from slavery, Harriet Tubman lived as a free woman in Auburn, New York. National Park Ranger Jessica Bowes says "one of the most special parts of coming" to the home is reflecting on Harriet's life in her back yard. Tubman...

New challenges emerge as flood waters recede

08.17.18 | Brandon Dickson

Chipperfield Elementary School officials are dealing with mold days before students are slated to return to the classroom. Superintendant Cosmas Curry tells WNEP they await air-quality tests following the cleanup of eight classrooms at the...

PA school districts await funds to upgrade school safety

08.17.18 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania lawmakers say they're awaiting feedback from the state's 500 school districts and 300 private school entities before they can disburse the first wave of funding to improve school safety The funds are part of Act 44, a bipartisan...

Remembering the "Queen of Soul" and her ties to western NY

08.17.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Aretha Franklin sang in the Friendship Baptist Church choir in Buffalo. As a girl, her family spent several years in the Queen City before her parents divorced. Then, she moved to Detroit with her dad. The singer would come back to Buffalo for...

One group in NY commits to keeping school kids safe

08.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

Members of a new task force in Onondaga County will focus on things such as student and teacher training and threat assessment. Mental health is also a priority. The group was formed in response to the school massacre in Parkland, Florida that...

Healing victims following the largest review into child abuse in PA's Catholic church

08.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

Abuse expert Kristen Houser tells ABC-27, "It is the documented, systemic failure to protect children by trusted adults that makes this so damaging.  Those are the things that often compound the emotional pain that people have." She says...

NY's governor in hot water for remarks he made about America

08.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

During a speech Wednesday in Manhattan, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, "We're not going to make America great again.  It was never that great." Republican Marc Molinaro is challenging Cuomo in November.  Molinaro has expressed "shock"...

Gov. Wolf outlines plan to strengthen PA's ag. industry

08.16.18 | Terry Diener

The governor's remarks were made to more than 500 industry leaders at Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences’ annual Ag Progress Days event. Governor Wolf cited the commonwealth’s competitive advantages and global reputation for...

NY softball team helps with flood clean up

08.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

Help is here. The Southern Tier Thunder softball team is among those in the community keeping crews fed and helping cleanup the mess left by flooding across the Twin Tiers. Their coach, Justin Pack, tells WENY-TV he knows two groups of families...

PennDOT again launches website for traffic routes to the LL World Series

08.15.18 | Terry Diener

The Series is being held from August 16th through the 26th. The page, hosted through the department's 511PA.com traveler information website, is dedicated to monitoring traffic conditions on the primary travel routes to the event. Details...

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