School officials react to Cuomo's signing of bill that bans arming teachers

08.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

Allen Buyck, Superintendent of Broome-Tioga BOCES, says it's wise for educators to focus on social and emotional aspects facing children and adults. He supports the idea of law enforcement dealing with safety concerns while teachers concentrate...

WNY'S Roswell Park ranks 14th in U.S. for best cancer care

07.31.19 | Brandon Dickson

It's based on U.S. News and World Report's list of best hospitals for cancer care. Pamela Giesie, chief nursing officer of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, couldn't be happier. Roswell Park received maximum scores for patient survival...

NY home to nation's most aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions

07.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law Thursday, which calls for all of the state's electricity to come from renewable, carbon-free sources such as solar, wind and hydro-power. But, the business community has concerns the legislation would...

Woodstock 50 organizers apply 3x for a permit to hold festival

07.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

The move comes a day after losing an appeal for a previous denial. The concert series was previously denied a permit twice last week by the town of Vernon. An appeal of the denial was upheld Tuesday night by the central New York town's planning...

"Red-lighting" the Green Light Law in New York

07.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

Conservative Congressman Chris Collins says the Empire State should not receive federal highway funding. The western New York representative is proposing a "Red Light Act" in response to New York's Green Light Law. The Republican lawmaker has...

Gov. Wolf signs into law 6 bills that expand rights of victims in criminal trial

07.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

It's considered to be a big win for Pennsylvania Democrats and the Wolf Administration. One of the measures allows victims to attend any criminal proceeding unless the court determines their testimony would be altered by hearing other...

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says she will not try to win back her old seat in congress

07.10.19 | Brandon Dickson

Hochul says she won't run for conservative Congressman Chris Collins' spot in the House. She served part of one term in the 27th district before losing to Collins in 2012. This, as a group of western New York Republicans is courting Medal of...

Miracle at Niagara as man survives hurtle over the falls

07.10.19 | Brandon Dickson

A man is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after being swept over the Horseshoe Falls Tuesday.   Cops say they responded to a call of a man in crisis, and when they got to the scene, he climbed the retaining wall, jumped into...

Reaction pours in after Gov. Wolf orders bond issue to help counties pay for voting machines

07.10.19 | Brandon Dickson

It comes after Wolf vetoed a Republican bill that would have eliminated straight-party ticket voting. Jerry Feaser with the Dauphin County Elections and Voter Registration  says he "hopes the General Assembly is able to respond with a...

PA colleges have 1 year to develop online reporting for sexual assault complaints

07.09.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf signed the law yesterday that allows for anonymous reporting. Tracey Vitchers with the "It's on Us" campaign says victims typically report assault more quickly when they can report it anonymously online.  

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