A former president in Rochester today for Louise Slaughter's funeral

03.23.18 | Brandon Dickson

Bill Clinton will be attending the funeral of the longtime western New York congresswoman. The 88 year-old will be laid to rest following a service at the Eastman Theater in Rochester at 11a.m. 40 members of congress are expected to be in...

Gov. Wolf taps 36-year law enforcement veteran for PSP acting commissioner

03.23.18 | Terry Diener

Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick will succeed retiring colonel Tyree C. Blocker, who is retiring as commissioner today. Evanchick will serve as acting commissioner until a permanent appointee to the post is approved by the Legislature. Blocker's...

PA Senate approves bill forcing people with PFAs to give up firearms

03.22.18 | Brandon Dickson

The state Senate voted 50-to-0 to move the bill to the House for consideration. Under the legislation, people convicted of domestic violence would have 48 hours to surrender their firearms.

NY's Senate moves to charge opioid dealers with homicide for fatal overdoses

03.22.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Opioid and heroin dealers whose products cause a deadly overdose could be charged with homicide under a new measure passed by New York's Senate. The bill now moves to the state Assembly, where opposition is expected. Supporters say the tougher...

The race for PA's 18th Congressional District is officially over

03.22.18 | Brandon Dickson

Republican Rick Saccone has conceded defeat to Democrat Conor Lamb over a week after the 33-year-old Lamb won the special election by about 750 votes. It had been a Republican-held district that President Trump won by almost 20% just over a year...

WalletHub looks at the states most dependent on the gun industry

03.22.18 | Brandon Dickson

WalletHub Spokeswoman Jill Gonzalez says New York ranked 46th, because "there is not a large set of the population that are gun owners." Meanwhile, south of the Empire State, Pennsylvania comes in 25th, with "more lax gun laws." Gonzalez says...

70+ people submit paperwork before the deadline to run in PA's congressional primary election

03.21.18 | Brandon Dickson

Candidates needed to submit at least 1,000 voter signatures to get on May 15's primary ballot. Pennsylvania has its most open seats in decades and more competitive districts after the state Supreme Court redrew a map that it ruled had been...

NY medical pros press for helmets on the ski slopes

03.21.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

One body of New York lawmakers has already said "yes" to mandatory helmets for skiers and snowboarders under 14-years-old. Kim Wallenstein with Upstate Medical University says helmets are the best way to reduce head injuries. Experts say the...

A missing PA teen has been returned safely

03.19.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

U.S. and Mexican authorities have found Kevin Esterly and 16-year-old Amy Yu in Playa del Carmen.  45-year-old Kevin Esterly repeatedly signed Yu out of school without her parents' permission. Esterly was arrested and charged with felony...

School removed interim principal following death of autistic student

03.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

The body of 14-year-old Trevyan Rowe was found a week ago Sunday in the Genesee River after he walked away from school. Bridgitte Griffin, the interim principal at James P.B. Duffy School No. 12 has been removed from her post. Three school...