Pennsylvania lawmakers will meet in special session on Monday to address the emerging public opiod overdose health crisis

06.24.16 | Bob Price

In the rural 10-county Northern Tier, there has been a more than 500% increase in hospitalizations for opiod overdoses since the year 2000.

A former postal worker from Caledonia, New York has been sentenced to 18 months probation for stealing gift cards and cash from the mail

06.24.16 | Bob Price

60 Year-old Sheila Fullmer was a mail clerk at a Rochester distribution center when law enforcement agents saw her rifling through the mail last fall. She was caught with about $600 in stolen gift cards and cash.

Pharmacies in New York are now allowed to collect and dispose of unwanted medications so people don't pollute waterways by flushing drugs down the toilet

06.24.16 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo signed legislation yesterday to facilitate the drug collection and safe disposal effort. All pharmacies in New York are now encouraged to become authorized collectors of unused, expired and unwanted drugs.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf must call a special election within 10 days to fill a congressional seat left vacant by the conviction of Democrat Chaka Fattah

06.24.16 | Bob Price

The 11 term representative resigned from Congress yesterday, two days after being found guilty in Philadelphia racketeering case.

A proposed wind farm is not sitting well with some concerned citizens in Carbon County, Pennsylvania

06.24.16 | Bob Price

A large crowd showed up at last night's zoning board meeting in Penn Forest Township to discuss the pro's and con's of erecting 40 turbines in the heart of the Poconos.Those opposed to the wind farm project far outnumbered those who support...

Pennsylvania pro-family activists worry new LGBT legislation meant to prevent discrimination "could" be misapplied to infringe upon the rights of Christians in the public square

06.23.16 | Bob Price

 A Senate panel on Wednesday advanced a measure that would allow the state to impose penalties on organizations found guilty of discrimination. Michael Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute encourages Christians to pray.   He...

New York has a new law to cut down on so-called zombie properties

06.23.16 | Bob Price

Mortgage lenders will be forced to maintain thousands of abandoned properties across the state under a deal struck by Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers. This new law requires banks and other mortgage holders to board up or replace broken...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed new drug reform measures

06.23.16 | Bob Price

The legislation limits access to opioid prescriptions and requires health insurers to cover more treatment costs.New York is investing $200 million dollars to combat the scourge of opiod overdoses in the Empire State.

The death penalty is "still on the table" for accused cop-killer Eric Frein in Pike County, Pennsylvania

06.23.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Judge Gregory Chelak denied the motion of Eric Frein's defense team to remove the death penalty option.  But Frein's attorneys argued the death penalty is unconstitutional. 33 Year-old Frein was arrested after a 40-plus day manhunt through...

Extra food left-over from the U.S. Open near Pittsburgh will be used to feed hungry people in western Pennsylvania

06.22.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Chicken, fresh pineapple and cantaloupe are a few of the foods that will soon make it onto the plates of hungry children and adults at soup kitchens in the Keystone State. The end of the 116th U.S. Open Golf Championship left a 25,000 pound food...

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