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Efforts to overhaul probation in PA may be complicated by six recent murders

09.25.19 | Terry Diener

The recent killings are believed to have been committed by parolees. Nevertheless, the reforms continue to draw bipartisan support. Advocates from across the political spectrum were promoting bills in Harrisburg this week that would ease...

No shots, no school in New York

09.25.19 | Bob Price

But many families are finding it hard to get in compliance with the new vaccine law. Rebecca Graves of Buffalo tried to get her 11-year-old son the MMR vaccine, but the nurse told her office visitors have increased significantly in the last few...

Senate committee wraps up gun debate in the Keystone State

09.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

Today marks the last of a two-day Senate committee hearing on gun violence in Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced legislation to more swiftly take away guns from someone who was involuntarily committed...

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls for regional approach to recreational marijuana

09.25.19 | Bob Price

Cuomo is in Connecticut today to try to get neighboring states to work together on "pot policies" that also address vaping products. The governor says pot legalization is a top priority for next year's legislative session. Opponents argue in...

Big bundle of money coming to bomb squads in the Empire State

09.23.19 | Brandon Dickson

A dozen local squads will share a $2 million federal grant for equipment and training. The funding will focus on combating threats from improvised explosive devices or IED's. Rochester, Syracuse and Endicott along with Erie, Chautauqua, Monroe...

NY state police could be the next agency to utilize body cameras

09.23.19 | Bob Price

State Senator Patrick Gallivan says there's no question that body cameras are a useful tool, but says policing is still about human interaction. That said, Gallivan admits cops who wear cameras tend to behave better than those who don't. He...

Stopping a potential Pennsylvania mass shooting

09.23.19 | Brandon Dickson

A 28-year-old man is in custody today after threatening to shoot-up and detonate pipe bombs at two Hazleton area schools. Christian Diehl told cops he was kidding, but the Hazleton police chief says, "it's a poor joke" for someone to kid about...

Clamoring to have climate change taught in commonwealth public schools

09.23.19 | Terry Diener

Schools in Pennsylvania are not formally required to teach climate change. So as study after study warns about the risks of a warming planet, many Pennsylvania students are learning nothing about it in the classroom. This month, Pennsylvania got...

Three-mile island is shutting down

09.20.19 | Bill Price

The clouds of steam that billowed over Three-Mile Island for more than 40 years will slowly begin to fade today. Operations will cease at noon after the state of Pennsylvania refused to step in and help out the cash-strapped plant near...

Parents of NY BOCES student sue state over new child vaccine law

09.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

Carl Schwartz says the Monroe No. 1 BOCES is refusing to accept his son's medical exemption to the mandatory shots. The 11 year-old is autistic and non-verbal and for years has had a physician's letter exempting him from vaccines for medical...

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