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Charges dismissed against NY man who faced first "Safe Act" conviction

07.09.19 | Brandon Dickson

In 2014, Benjamin Wassell of Silver Creek, was convicted of selling two of his own assault weapons to an undercover investigator. The New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division overturned his conviction back in April.   Monday's...

UNESCO designates Fallingwater as World Heritage site

07.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has added Fallingwater and seven other U.S. buildings designed by Wright in the first half of the 20th century to its World Heritage list. Wright designed Fallingwater in 1935...

NY ranger takes to the air to aid Alaska

07.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says one of their forest rangers will go to Alaska to assist in the containment of wildfires. The ranger will be there for two weeks to serve as a helicopter manager in Alaska's Delta...

Philly refinery gets extension before shut down

07.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

The largest oil refinery on the east coast is extending the termination date for employees by another six weeks to better prepare the property for "possible sale and restart" following a devastating fire. Philadelphia Energy Solutions confirmed...

Audit shows NY's new welcome centers have cost millions more than planned

07.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

The comptroller's report claims taxpayers have paid $12 million more than expected. The inspection revealed the state DOT underestimated the construction costs. However, transportation officials are disputing the report. They say one of the...

A NY univ. tries to tackle tick-borne illnesses

07.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Upstate Medical University in Syracuse is teaming up with the CDC in launching a program to combat the spread of lyme disease. Since some people don't know what a tick looks like, the state has set up a tick identification program.  It...

Watch your speed this week in NY

07.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

Police in New York state are increasing patrols to target and ticket reckless, aggressive, and impaired drivers during the Fourth of July holiday. Cops will set up sobriety checkpoints through Friday, and will be on the lookout for drivers...

Supreme Court's gerrymandering ruling should have no immediate impact on PA

06.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

That's because the series of legal disputes that played out in the Keystone State took place largely within the state court system with Pennsylvania's Supreme Court having thrown out the former congressional maps to impose its own for the 2018...

Toll hike means you'll pay more for infrastructure and access to NYC airports

06.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has proposed raising tolls at its bridges and tunnels and hiking fares on its PATH rail service and on trains to JFK and Newark airports. It’s also seeking a $4 surcharge on taxis and...

Chaos as PA Senate hearing turned into a shouting match over a welfare program

06.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

It began when Republicans attempted to block Democrats from offering amendments to keep the benefits;  and Lt. Governor John Fetterman, who was presiding over the meeting, didn't allow Majority Leader Jake Corman to speak. Democrats say the...

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