Prosecutors in Pittsburgh are seeking the death penalty for Robert Bowers

08.27.19 | Bob Price

He's the man charged in the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting last October. His actions could merit execution under the federal system. 11 People died in that mass shooting.

New law in NY aims to protect from pension poaching

08.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

The new mandate is designed to safeguard older and disabled vets from the so-called act. Pension poaching occurs when financial planners, insurance agents, or others claim they're assisting veterans and their families get federal benefits, but...

Thousands of NY families hear outcome of stay for relig. exemptions for vaccines

08.26.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Those families got their answer over the weekend. Judge Denise Hartman denied the preliminary injunction with a 34-page opinion. That means those of faith with religious exemptions will not be able to attend school when it starts next...

Pennsylvania House wins appeal in atheist suit on prayer policy

08.26.19 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal appeals court has ruled the Pennsylvania House has the right to deny atheists from delivering invocations. The decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the Pennsylvania House's policy of limiting prayers at the start...

A Supreme Court justice makes a pit stop in Upstate NY today

08.26.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is slated to receive a SUNY honorary degree at UB.    Her visit to the Queen City comes days after news that she just completed three weeks of radiation treatment after a tumor was found on...

Louisiana takes home its first-ever Little League World Series Championship

08.26.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The 73rd series ended Sunday in South Williamsport, PA. The kids from River Ridge, Louisiana crushed Curacao 8-0 in yesterday's title game. Series attendance was more than 300,000 people this year. The league announced it's expanding the number...

New report shows farmers generated billions of dollars for NY's economy

08.26.19 | Bob Price

New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says farming generates $5.7 billion of economic activity for the state each year. Milk continues to dominate as the state's largest single commodity with $2.5 billion in sales. New York is the nation's third...

Penn State ups the game with a new way to watch the weather

08.26.19 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Mesonet — short for mesoscale network — will eventually comprise 20 weather stations designed to collect data on smaller-scale weather phenomena. Data loggers on each tower will send the information to a server at...

New York's controversial Red Flag Law takes effect tomorrow

08.23.19 | Bill Price

The measure that was signed into law by Gov. Cuomo back in February allows firearms to be seized if the owner is deemed "not fit" to have them. Erie County D.A. John Flynn supports the legislation, but also says he'll use common sense when it...

State senator launches online petition to stop the NY state license plate tax

08.23.19 | Bill Price

The move comes after Governor Cuomo announced a license plate replacement program earlier this week. Starting on April 1 of next year, if your plates are at least 10 years old you'll be charged an additional $25 for new ones, regardless of their...