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NY's decriminalization law for marijuana now in effect

08.29.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo calls the move to allow possession of up to two ounces of marijuana “long overdue.” The new law does away with fines of $50 and $200 and allows some past cannabis conviction records to be...

A congressman from NY is calling for a criminal investigation of Gov. Cuomo

08.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

Republican Representative Tom Reed is wanting the federal government to look into the governor's alleged misuse of highway funds. It has to do with a five-mile stretch of I-90 that runs through the Seneca Indian Nation in western New York. The...

PA state lawmakers are taking notice of skilled-worker shortage

08.28.19 | Terry Diener

The National Federation of Independent Businesses said in mid-August – the commonwealth needs more skilled workers, especially truck drivers, nurses, and health care workers. Members of the House Majority Policy Committee toured some...

Time is winding down for NY employers to execute "anti-harassment" instruction

08.28.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

To comply with Empire State laws companies face an October 9th "instruction deadline." The broad changes to New York's harassment laws include workplace protections for domestic violence victims, employees wearing religious clothing and even...

The Wilkes-Barre School District wants to install "bullet proof glass" in its new building

08.28.19 | Bob Price

Wilkes-Barre School Board Vice President Shawn Walker says the goal is to make kids "safe." Opponents are concerned the special glass would not really help if a perpetrator got inside the building. The bullet proof glass would cost nearly a...

A former NY Assembly speaker is still walking around a free man

08.28.19 | Jeremy Miller

75-Year-old Sheldon Silver still has not spent a single night behind bars as his case is again before a panel of appeals court judges. Silver's still living on public funds, his nearly $70,000 a month state pension. His 2015 federal conviction...

Waverly, NY man charged after allegedly threatening to kill Pres. Trump

08.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

24-Year-old Jesse Allen Blake was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 22nd. He reportedly mailed the threatening letter to the FBI back in March, while behind bars in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Blake also threatened to blow up the...

An Erie lawmaker is looking to expand PA's organ donation law

08.27.19 | Bob Price

Democratic Representative Ryan Bizzaro's proposal would allow anyone registering for or renewing their hunting, fishing, or boating license to also register as an organ donor. There are currently 8,000 people on Pennsylvania's transplant...

Prosecutors in Pittsburgh are seeking the death penalty for Robert Bowers

08.27.19 | Bob Price

He's the man charged in the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting last October. His actions could merit execution under the federal system. 11 People died in that mass shooting.

New law in NY aims to protect from pension poaching

08.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

The new mandate is designed to safeguard older and disabled vets from the so-called act. Pension poaching occurs when financial planners, insurance agents, or others claim they're assisting veterans and their families get federal benefits, but...

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