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Measles mess in the U.S.

04.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

This has been the worst outbreak of the viral infection in the country in 25 years. 687 Cases have been confirmed in 22 states - half of them in New York state. Dr. Ann Schuchat, Director of the CDC, says the numbers are expected to...

This Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

04.25.19 | Bob Price

It's goal is to get rid of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine from your home. The website contains info on more than six-thousand drop off locations. Former Pennsylvania representative Matt Baker now works for the Department of Health and...

Pittsburgh hosts rally to protect babies born alive after abortion attemp

04.24.19 | Brandon Dickson

The event to urge passage of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is directed at Democratic Congressman Connor Lamb. 200 Members of congress have already signed a petition urging federal action on the measure that requires doctors to...

One of new york's largest teachers unions is blasting standardized testing

04.24.19 | Brandon Dickson

Yesterday, the New York State United Teachers held a news conference to discuss problems with state testing. NYSUT believes state tests are flawed and invalid in scoring children. The union says they want to get rid of testing altogether and...

PA lawmaker reintroduces a bill to stop drivers from holding a cell phone while driving

04.24.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania really only gives tickets for texting while driving, and not much else. You can have your phone in hand while searching for a phone number or making a call, something all surrounding states have banned. Representative Rosemary...

A historical moment in the crackdown of the opioid crisis

04.24.19 | Brandon Dickson

Rochester Drug Cooperative in New York has been charged with conspiring to distribute drugs and defrauding the government. The company's former CEO also faces conspiracy charges. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman insists R.D.C. only reported 4 of...

Fed. court forces Catholic social services to include gay couples as foster parents

04.23.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the city's decision to stop placing children with the agency because it would not permit gay and lesbian couples to take in foster children. The court said it did not target the agency because of its...

3 Upstate NY cities have highest property tax rates in the U.S.

04.23.19 | Jeremy Miller

A recent report found the Binghamton metro area had the highest property tax rates in the nation.The data focused on cities with a population of at least 200,000. The list shows Syracuse and Rochester rounding out the top three.Experts say...

Nonprofit calls on PA lawmakers to steer clear of federal gas tax hike

04.23.19 | Terry Diener

President Donald Trump has called for a 25-cent-per-gallon increase in the federal gas tax. But according to a grassroots group, Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania, the federal hike along with Pennsylvania’s state gas tax of...

Wegmans plans to eliminate single-use plastic bags by year's end

04.23.19 | Bob Price

That's a full three months before the state ban takes effect. Next March, New York will join California and Hawaii when its ban on plastic grocery bags takes effect. For local residents, the new law is a "mixed bag." Under the law, New York...

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