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The NY Assembly wants tuition help for the children of illegal immigrants

02.07.17 | Bob Price

The so-called Dream Act faces opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate. Debate this year comes as the governor proposes free SUNY tuition for all households earning less than $125,000 a year.

PA will soon accept permits to grow and dispense medical marijuana

02.07.17 | Bob Price

Across the state, proposed pot dispensaries are getting mixed reviews.   Bill Banta is a produce farmer in Exeter, PA and supports the medical marijuana industry.          But Sayre resident Jean...

NY's elected leaders are taking steps to prevent the financial abuse of the elderly

02.07.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

With support from Rep. Claudia Tenney, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled the Senior Financial Empowerment Act in Utica. The new legislation would standardize how elder financial abuse is reported between local, state and federal...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf takes the wraps off his budget today

02.07.17 | Bob Price

The unveiling is set for 11:30 this morning before a joint-session of the General Assembly. The governor will call for an across-the-board cut in government spending. Wolf will also propose the mergers of several state agencies.

Students in York County PA made a man a new finger using a 3D printer

02.06.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The kids attend Commonwealth Charter Academy in Harrisburg, where they learn how to use specialized software.Butch Atlin lost the tip of his finger because of an accident with a pellet gun. The prosthetic finger worked so well, five workshops are...

The National Women's Hall of Fame will announce its 2017 inductees

02.06.17 | Jeremy Miller

The inductees will be announced Tuesday at the Gould Hotel in Seneca Falls, the site of the first Women's Rights Convention. Hall Co-President Betty Bayer says they will reveal the ten women who will be inducted into the hall in September.So...

A PA representative is pushing to allow hunters to apply for a doe license online

02.06.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Gerald Mullery says hunting and fishing licenses are available online and there’s no reason why Pennsylvania residents shouldn’t be able to get their antler-less license the same way. Mullery says the current system, where hunters...

A new law is in the works that would repeal the 'Safe Act' in upstate NY

02.06.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Upstate New York Senator Rob Ortt of North Tonawanda says if New York can have different rules for things like ride sharing apps and minimum wage, gun control legislation should be the same way.  The proposal would not extend to New York...

Abuse of power allegations at a Pennsylvania prison

02.03.17 | Bob Price

Three more prison guards have been placed on paid leave amid criminal allegations at the Lackawanna County Prison. That brings the total number of guards accused in the sexual abuse of inmates to nine.

A radiologist in western NY is going to prison for writing hundreds of illegal opioid prescriptions

02.03.17 | Bob Price

Dr. Albert Cowie was sentenced by a federal judge in Buffalo Thursday. Prosecutors say he wrote more than 200 illegal prescriptions for Oxycodone, Percocet and Hydrocodone.  Most of it was to feed his own addiction.

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