NY could become the first state in America to ban the declawing of cats

05.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

Oddly enough, many animal rights groups have concerns with this effort. Gina Lattuca with the SPCA of Erie County, says "feline euthanasia may increase" is declawing is banned. Assembly Democrats argue the declawing of cats amounts to animal abuse.

Religious freedom upheld at a school in Pennsylvania

05.01.19 | Bob Price

A Bible distribution case has been resolved at Mechanicsburg High School in central Pennsylvania. A judge has ruled in favor of a Bible club there that was offering Bibles to classmates during non instructional hours. The Mechanicsburg School...

Kids skipping water may consume twice the calories from sugary drinks

05.01.19 | Terry Diener

Penn State researchers say the results underscore the importance of children having free access to clean water After analyzing data, scientists found that on a given day, about 20% of children reported drinking no water. At the same time, the...

New York state Republicans have proposed a victims' justice agenda

05.01.19 | Bob Price

The state Senate's Republican minority has introduced a package of bills that it says will counter changes made to New York's criminal justice system. GOP leader John Flanagan says Democrats who control the Democrat and Assembly have swung way...

Rainy forecast raises flooding concerns around Lake Ontario

05.01.19 | Bob Price, Dee Haley

National Guard troops and sandbags are being dispatched to shoreline communities in Wayne, Monroe and Niagara counties. Emergency Services Director for Niagara County Jonathon Schultz says, "we're seeing the rise on a daily basis." The Army...

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Assoc. has come out against recreational weed

04.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

Berks County DA John Adams pointed to the American Medical Association's policy that marijuana is a dangerous drug. Adams said studies have found a negative correlation between marijuana and mental health issues.

Income discrimination is a thing of the past now in New York state

04.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

Under a new law, landlords in the Empire State can no longer refuse people who pay rent using section eight housing vouchers, veterans benefits, and other lawful sources of income. Turning tenants away because of their income source has been...

College enrollment dips in Pennsylvania with steady decline across U.S.

04.30.19 | Terry Diener

Experts forecast another 16% drop in the number of students starting college. According to the book "Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education" Pennsylvania is in an especially dire situation because its population was in a downward...

NY music festival in jeopardy after loss of a financial partner

04.30.19 | Brandon Dickson

Schulyer County Administrator Tim O'Hearn announced Monday that Woodstock 50 is off. He says the decision will have a huge economic impact on the region. However, late last night, event co-founder Michael Lang said that the August concert will...

House of worship tragedy 6 mo. after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

04.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

This one was at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue near San Diego. A woman was killed, and three others, including the rabbi were injured. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement saying, "we must come together during this troubling time...

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