Elmira school starts year with "Rachel's Challenge" focus on kindness

09.11.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The challenge is named after Rachel Scott, one of the students killed in the Columbine shooting. Scott often journaled about the impact she wanted to make on the world. School leaders at Broadway Academy have seen the benefit from past...

Push in NY aims to upend the Presidential Primary calendar

09.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering pushing the presidential primary to February instead of late April. He's also mulling over the possibility of moving New York's legislative primaries for state Senate and Assembly from late...

53 PA National Guard say farewell to family as they prepare for next mission

09.06.19 | Bob Price

The guard held a special departure ceremony at Fort Indiantown Gap Thursday before training in Texas for an overseas deployment. Governor Wolf says we owe a lot of gratitude to those close to these troops. The soldiers are assisting with...

New York inmates are suing the state prison system

09.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

The individuals behind the action say the crack down on prescription drug abuse has gone too far. In the suit, 18 prisoners say they're living with chronic pain because it has become too hard to get approval for some medications. They claim a...

PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale calls for flexibility with state aid for firefighters

09.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

He's calling on state legislators to change the law for volunteer firefighter relief associations. Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline says he'd like to see the "the money back to where it belongs: protecting our firefighters and our...

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone says he's not going anywhere

09.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

His announcement comes despite a recent scandal involving his former secretary, a seminarian, and a priest currently on administrative leave. James Faluszczak, an attorney representing victims of clergy sex abuse, says Malone is "casting himself...

Pennsylvania investigates 17 lung disease cases possibly linked to vaping

09.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine notes each has been ill enough to require hospitalization. Levine says vaping is "certainly" not safe for young people. A 19-year old man from Delaware County is on life support and in a medically induced coma...

New York's Green Light Law takes effect soon

09.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

It grants drivers licenses to illegal immigrants effective December 14th. Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns plans to fight it in court.  He says the new law puts clerks in a very untenable position." New York joins 14 other states in...

PA lawmaker plans to introduce proposal to cap monthly cost of insulin

09.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

Representative Jeanne McNeill of Lehigh County says the bill would set a mandatory price cap of $100 on the monthly cost of insulin. The average annual cost for a person with type 1 diabetes is more than $5,700 as of 2016.

Coaches and players "sound-off" on NY law requiring tackle football programs provide parents risk info

09.04.19 | Bill Price

Jack Kander, football player at Rush-Henrietta near Rochester, insists safety is very important. The school's Athletic Director Tom Stewart says he hopes the new law doesn't keep kids from playing football. Many smaller schools in the state...

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