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Pennsylvania is looking to increase safety at child care facilities

09.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

This comes a month after five children died in a fire at an Erie day care. The state will be performing routine fire safety checks starting next week. Theresa Miller, Pennsylvania secretary of Human Services insists the move is designed to...

Early voting is the "law of the land" in New York

09.13.19 | Bob Price

For the first time this fall, voters have 10 days before Election Day to cast ballots. Jason McGuire of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says not all polling sites will be open for an extended period. The change in state law is intended...

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, NY has filed for bankruptcy

09.12.19 | Bob Price

It's the financial "fall-out" from a decades-long child abuse scandal. The Rochester Diocese is the first in New York state to file for bankruptcy protection. Nearly 50 abuse claims have been made against the diocese under the recently passed...

PA's Supreme Court has been asked to throw out the death penalty

09.12.19 | Terry Diener

Critics say the death penalty is cruel and arbitrary in the way it’s applied to poor and black defendants.                      Assistant Federal Defender Timothy Kane told the court...

The extended waiting period for gun purchases took effect today in New York

09.12.19 | Bob Price

Starting today, you'll have to wait 30 days for firearm purchases. The previous wait time was three days. Governor Cuomo is confident the "extension" will save lives. Gun rights groups call it an unnecessary interference with the 2nd...

PA's Gov. Wolf makes 7th opioid emergency declaration this week

09.12.19 | Bob Price

The move helps first responders act more efficiently in responding to a drug overdose. Since January 2018, the governor has issued the 90-day declarations aimed at making the fight against opioid addiction easier. Michael Geer with the...

NY lawmakers applaud new agency to address cellphone service

09.12.19 | Brandon Dickson

NY lawmakers applaud new agency to address cellphone service in the state. Assembly member Angelo Santabarbara claims the group is exploring new technology. He says the new task force will come up with a report before the next legislative...

Remembering 9/11

09.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

Moments of silence and somber ceremonies today mark the anniversary of 9/11. A crowd of victims’ relatives have gathered at Ground Zero while President Trump is scheduled to join an observance at the Pentagon. Vice President Mike Pence...

A House plan to allow Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania is running into opposition

09.11.19 | Terry Diener

Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman Keith Gillespie says after a contentious informational hearing in the Capitol, that supporters will need to engage in some “damage control” if they hope to see the bill enacted. The state Senate...

Elmira school starts year with "Rachel's Challenge" focus on kindness

09.11.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The challenge is named after Rachel Scott, one of the students killed in the Columbine shooting. Scott often journaled about the impact she wanted to make on the world. School leaders at Broadway Academy have seen the benefit from past...

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