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The first-ever female NY education commissioner is calling it a career

07.16.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia tells the Board of Regents she'll vacate the top education job in New York to fill a role with a national education group. She plans to serve through August, and is not giving additional details. 70-Year-old Elia...

Court rules lawmakers did not violate PA constitution with failure to pass budget

07.16.19 | Terry Diener

The ruling from the Commonwealth Court comes after a trio of individuals filed a suit in 2017 claiming the Wolf administration used a line of credit from the state treasury to balance a budget deficit.  However, the court ruled that...

Attorney files suit against NY state on religious freedom exemption for vaccinations

07.12.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Michael Sussman was the man behind the winning court battle over religious freedom and vaccinations in Rockland County.  Now the new case is over the whole of the Empire State. Paperwork was filed this week to protect the religious freedom...

Pennsylvania gettin' tough on crimes committed with guns

07.12.19 | Bill Price

On Thursday, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the Track and Trace Program. It calls for police departments all across the commonwealth to enter serial numbers from every gun sold into a police database, so the guns original seller...

Buffalo police are speaking out after mass protest over ICE immigration raids

07.12.19 | Sarah Harnisch, Bill Price

Police say, "the protest was peaceful, but it was illegal." After parts of downtown Buffalo were shut down to traffic yesterday because of the demonstrations, officers say motorists in the Queen City can expect to see the same thing today. It's...

Well-known grocery chains in NY and PA is warning of a Facebook voucher scam

07.12.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Officials for the Rochester-based Wegmans says the webpage includes the chain logo and wrongfully claims the company is giving away free $80 vouchers for store locations. Wegmans is urging folks not to click on or share the bogus posts. The...

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...

Adopt-a-Highway turns 30 in Pennsylvania

07.10.19 | Terry Diener

Started in 1990, the program currently has over 4,900 participating groups, more than 100,000 volunteers, and over 10,000 miles of adopted state-maintained roadways. The savings generated by these programs – over $5 million annually that...

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...

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