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NY AG leads coalition to stop bill allowing debt collectors use social media

10.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

Some experts say the plan would update debt collection practices for current times, but others worry this type of contact could be invasive. Twenty-eight attorneys general from across the country have written a letter reading in-part: “the...

A dire diagnosis for dairy farmers

10.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

This week, U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said that smaller dairy farms are probably all going to go out of business. Bob Myers, who owns Buck Hill Farms near Muncy, Pennsylvania, says the comment comes as no surprise.   Secretary Perdue...

Prayer returns to the Pennsylvania State House

10.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

Speaker Mike Turzai announced Thursday that intercessions will be back at the lower chamber and be delivered before session begins. That move comes more than a month after a federal court ruled that prohibiting non-believers from giving an open...

Police departments across upstate NY will have a "new look"

10.03.19 | Brandon Dickson

Throughout the month of October, officers at departments, such as Ithaca and Birmingham, will wear a pink badge in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many of the cops contributed money out of their own pockets to purchase the badges and...

The all-clear has been given at SUNY Oneonta

10.03.19 | Brandon Dickson

This comes after the school issued a shelter-in-place directive Wednesday following a threat of violence. Police say someone hacked a female student's phone to share a chat message that said they intended to shoot up the campus. Cops are...

A U.S. judge has ruled that injection sites don't violate federal drug laws

10.03.19 | Brandon Dickson

The ruling Wednesday could clear the way for Philadelphia to open what would be the nation's first legally sanctioned site where people could inject drugs and have medical help nearby if they overdose. Seattle, New York, and San Francisco are...

Kids-for-cash judge officially loses law license

10.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

Ex-judge Mark Ciavarella has been disbarred by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He's currently serving a 28-year federal prison sentence after he was convicted in 2011 on 12 criminal counts. Ciavarella and fellow judge Michael Conahan were...

New York City has banned the term "illegal alien"

10.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

Under the new guidelines, you could be fined up to $250,000 if you use the term "with intent to demean, humiliate, or harass a person." The ordinance also bans discrimination against someone based on their English proficiency and threats to call...

WNY congressman calls it quits amid federal charges

10.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

Republican Chris Collins was re-elected last fall as he faced insider trading charges. Originally, he pleaded not guilty, but that will change today when he's expected to enter a guilty plea. That comes just a day after he resigned from his...

App helps folks explore history in the Keystone State

10.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

Two Pennsylvania developers have created the the Retro-Spective app, which gives users a map of historical places or points of interest. When you arrive at a site, you can use your phone to see a picture of what the area looked like decades...

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