JCOPE was created five years ago to root-out corruption in New York

09.28.16 | Bob Price

Critics say JCOPE has more "bark" than "bite" and is too beholden to the governor. Cuomo says he's giving back $350,000 dollars in campaign contributions made to him by those implicated in the wide-ranging bid-rigging scandal.

Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai makes a pitch for school choice today

09.28.16 | Bob Price

He's calling for legislation to increase tax credits and scholarships for families who want to pursue private education. Public schools say the move will drain valuable resources. Turzai says the "one size fits all" approach to education simply...

A Southern Tier congressman wants the death penalty for dangerous drug dealers

09.28.16 | Bob Price

Republican Tom Reed is proposing a bill that would give prosecutors more options whenever users die from a drug overdose. He proposes going after dealers that lace drugs with highly-addictive fentanyl.     Reed says those who...

The opiod epidemic in the Keystone State is leading to premature babies and rising costs

09.27.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council says babies born to mothers on opioids or heroin often suffer from drug dependence. Over the past 15 years, neonatal hospital stays for substance abuse have gone up 250%. Pre-maturity, low...

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren says there will be a 90-day period of "community engagement" to improve relationships between the Flower City and the police department

09.27.16 | Bob Price

That announcement comes as a new body-cam video of an incident on Hollenbeck Street in Rochester went public today. It shows officers tackling a woman to the ground during an arrest.The video has been criticized for what many are saying is the...

A federal appeals court has stopped the merger of Harrisburg-based Pinnacle Health System and Penn State Hershey Medical Center

09.27.16 | Bob Price

Today the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a May 9th federal court ruling that allowed the deal to go through between both health systems. Both the Federal Trade Commission and the state attorney general’s office have opposed...

A gas leak triggered a house explosion that killed a fire chief in New York City today

09.27.16 | Bill Price

Police say that house was a drug-lab. With sorrow, Mayor Bill DeBlasio said Battalion Chief Michael Fahy died in the explosion.  Fahy was a 17-year veteran and devoted father of three.Six other firefighters were taken to the hospital with...

The race for president is tightening in Pennsylvania

09.26.16 | Bob Price

Just hours before the first presidential debate, a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Poll shows a narrow gap between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump amid rising support for Trump within his own party. Clinton still leads...

Senator Chuck Schumer says wireless emergency alerts that go out across the state should come with photos

09.26.16 | Jeremy Miller

Schumer is upset, saying the emergency message sent last week didn't have enough information.He wants the FCC to upgrade the nation's wireless emergency alert system because he says it's outdated. The current system is only capable of sending...

A strike date is set for faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities

09.26.16 | Bob Price

Union leaders say faculty members will go on strike Wednesday, October 19th unless a new contract agreement is reached that they say is fair to students and faculty. Class size, health-care, and pension reform are some of the key sticking...

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