NY bill would require hotels to train employees to spot and report trafficking

04.25.18 | Brandon Dickson

Sponsor Assemblywoman Amy Paulin says, "when we train the workers, we can help the victims." Tonawanda, NY Detective, Lt. William Krier, thinks it's a good idea. He notes that teaching hotel managers how to report on the illegal activity would...

PA man who took 16-year-old to Mexico faces trial

04.25.18 | Brandon Dickson

After waiving his right to a preliminary hearing, 45-year-old Kevin Esterly awaits trial on charges including custodial interference.  He's been accused of taking a 16-year-old girl to Mexico without her parents' knowledge Esterly and the...

At least seven tall ships will make a stop in Buffalo next summer

04.25.18 | Bill Price

From July 4-7 next year, the tall ships will arrive at Buffalo's waterfront where officials are expecting to draw 125,000 people over the four-day event. The Tall Ships Festival will become a tri-annual event at Canalside. Officials say the...

NY's governor aims to ban single-use plastic bags

04.24.18 | Bill Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has introduced a measure that would ban "single-use" plastic bags in the Empire State. The bill. which doesn't have any sponsors in either state house, would ban the use of plastic carryout bags at any point of...

Gov. Wolf calls on legislature to expand firearm background checks

04.24.18 | Brandon Dickson

Tom Wolf also wants lawmakers to pass a measure to end an exception for shotguns, sporting rifles, and semi-automatic rifles that are sold at gun shows. However, the Republican-controlled legislature has long resisted gun-control measures and...

Today Erie Co. NY voters will decide who will fill the vacant Assembly seat

04.24.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Erie County legislator Patrick Burke and Erik Bohen are facing off for the 142nd Assembly district seat. Burke is in his third term as a Democratic member of the legislature. Bohen is a registered democrat, running on the Republican ticket...

Penn State Hershey searches for new neurology docs

04.24.18 | Brandon Dickson

More than 2,000 neurology patients have been dropped by the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and are now searching for new doctors. ABC27 reports the neurology department at the hospital has lost four doctors recently: two that retired and two...

Hundreds gathering to remember Joao Souza at Binghamton U.

04.24.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Nearly a thousand people came together on BU's campus last night to remember the former freshman engineering student. Police say Souza was stabbed to death in his dorm more than a week ago by a fellow 20-year-old student.

Gov. Cuomo wants child trafficking victims to stop being forced to testify

04.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

New York’s governor says under current regulations, child victims can be forced to rehash abuse they’ve suffered in open court. Cuomo conveys the same law often makes it easy for traffickers to go free. New York’s Senate and...

A former Centre Co. DA faces a disciplinary board hearing in Harrisburg today

04.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

  A complaint was filed against Stacy Parks Miller in February of 2017, while she was running for re-election to what would have been her third term. She's accused of taking part in one-sided communications with judges and using a fake...