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The Pennsylvania State Police saved 1,000 lives from heroine overdose over the past year using a new drug

06.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Naloxone was outfitted in squad cars across the state. Governor Wolf held a press conference in their honor. He said, having the drug available is a first step.  Follow-up treatment is also needed.2,500 people a year die in Pennsylvania from...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill into law Monday that requires all children under the age of two to be strapped into a rear-facing child safety seat in the back seat

06.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It replaces a law that critics said was too vague, allowing kids of all ages to ride in front-facing seats in the back or front. The law takes effect in two months. For the first year, police will issue verbal warnings, but violations in 2017...

Hundreds of students in Buffalo will celebrate Flag Day today by honoring the teacher who started the tradition in 1891 in their hometown

06.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

At 10 this morning, more then 400 students from three schools will march in a parade to Forest Lawn Cemetery, where Sarah Hinson is buried. The former Buffalo teacher and principal taught children to salute the flag and repeat the Pledge of...

Tragedy at Letchworth State Park in western New York on two-fronts

06.13.16 | Bob Price

A beloved math teacher and volunteer at a hot-air balloon rally was tragically killed over the weekend in a freak accident. 34 Year-old Ryan Almeter was holding down the basket so people could come aboard when a wind gust blew the balloon 100...

The medical marijuana business is barely budding in Pennsylvania, but already there are proposals to legalize its recreational use in the commonwealth

06.13.16 |

This past week a Philadelphia lawmaker began circulating a memo seeking co-sponsorship for a future proposal to allow recreational marijuana for adult use to be sold only in liquor stores.  Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the...

A new law in Pennsylvania is helping police combat the proliferation of designer drugs which are taking lives in record numbers

06.13.16 | Bob Price

Tioga County Representative Matt Baker authored the bill in the general assembly.  He said, "129 people a day in America die of drug overdose deaths."Baker's bill, which was signed last week by Governor Wolf, enables police to make quicker...

Clifton Springs, NY newspaper reporter Brian Heffron is about to find out what it means to be a missionary journalist

06.13.16 | Bob Price

He's trading his job in the states to become a mouthpiece for missionaries in Cape Town, South Africa.Heffron said missionaries are often so busy with their work that they have little time to regularly report back to supporting churches about...

New York lawmakers are nearing the end of their 2016 legislative session and it's looking likely that ethics reform will not be acted on this term

06.13.16 | Bob Price

A wave of public corruption has made Albany one of the nation's most crooked state capitals. The past 15 years, more than 30 lawmakers have left office in disgrace. Lawmakers plan to adjourn for summer Thursday or Friday to begin work on their...

A vote in the state House of Representatives may take place next week that could determine if the long-stalled Pennsylvania fairness act will move forward

06.10.16 |

Reporter Terry Diener says the legislation would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of classes protected from discrimination in employment. State Rep. Dan Frankel, the prime sponsor of the bill, submitted a discharge...

The Pennsylvania House got into a heated debate over college professor background checks this week

06.10.16 | Sarah Harnisch

After the Jerry Sandusky scandal, 24 child protection bills passed last year.  But Pennsylvania State Representative Scott Conklin created an exemption for professors with limited access to minors. State Rep. Doyle Heffley's amendment could...

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