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Parents across PA push for equal custody in cases of parental separation

07.09.19 | Terry Diener

House Bill 1397 would require any judge issuing a ruling other than a 50-50 custody arrangement to have a compelling reason for doing so — including evidence of abuse or neglect against one party. Many have dubbed this fight the...

Charges dismissed against NY man who faced first "Safe Act" conviction

07.09.19 | Brandon Dickson

In 2014, Benjamin Wassell of Silver Creek, was convicted of selling two of his own assault weapons to an undercover investigator. The New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division overturned his conviction back in April.   Monday's...

Summer feeding programs for kids are getting started today across NY

07.08.19 | Jeremy Miller

Syracuse city schools start the Summer Food Summer Fun food service program today with more than 40 sites at city schools, parks, community centers and libraries. Meals are free Monday through Friday to all children up to 18-years-old. The Food...

Plan would freeze some Keystone State seniors' school district property taxes

07.08.19 | Terry Diener

The proposal, introduced as House Bill 1675, now includes the support of 20 Democrats and three Republicans. Sponsors of the measure cited U.S. Census statistics, pointing out 17,000 Pennsylvania seniors bring in no income each month. An...

UNESCO designates Fallingwater as World Heritage site

07.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has added Fallingwater and seven other U.S. buildings designed by Wright in the first half of the 20th century to its World Heritage list. Wright designed Fallingwater in 1935...

NY ranger takes to the air to aid Alaska

07.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says one of their forest rangers will go to Alaska to assist in the containment of wildfires. The ranger will be there for two weeks to serve as a helicopter manager in Alaska's Delta...

PA offers funds to connect homebound students to school

07.05.19 | Bob Price

The commonwealth will offer aid to school districts to pay for accommodations for students who are homebound while recovering from a serious injury or illness. The grants can be used to buy equipment that helps students participate in real-time...

Empire State takes steps to tighten the reigns on campaign finance

07.05.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

State leaders have selected at least nine people to implement public campaign finance rules for legislative offices--authorizing up to $100 million a year in public funds. The statewide system is meant to trim the influence of big money in...

Philly refinery gets extension before shut down

07.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

The largest oil refinery on the east coast is extending the termination date for employees by another six weeks to better prepare the property for "possible sale and restart" following a devastating fire. Philadelphia Energy Solutions confirmed...

Audit shows NY's new welcome centers have cost millions more than planned

07.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

The comptroller's report claims taxpayers have paid $12 million more than expected. The inspection revealed the state DOT underestimated the construction costs. However, transportation officials are disputing the report. They say one of the...

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