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The Freedom From Religion Foundation tagets PA school district

06.24.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The atheist group claims the Montoursville Area School District failed to keep church and state principles separate last month when members and coaches of the high school baseball team removed their caps, kneeled in a circle, and prayed before a...

Boaters in central NY are being urged to use extreme caution

06.24.19 | Jeremy Miller

The Onondago County Sheriff's office has issues a "No Wake" restriction for the Seneca River from Three Rivers West to Cross Lake. The New York State Canal Corp has also closed the locks. Heavy rainfall within the last week has caused water...

PA's Dept. of Health launches first in the nation medical pot research

06.21.19 | Sarah Harnisch

It's a partnership between three universities, including Penn State, and dozens of marijuana businesses across the state. Pro-family groups say marijuana is a gateway drug that can lead to abuse. Penn State argues this would give doctors...

Recreational marijuana is a no-go in NY

06.21.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Now, lawmakers are moving to eliminate criminal penalties for public possession and use of marijuana instead, as a consolation. The Senate, by a vote of 39 to 23, has made marijuana possession "on par" with getting a traffic ticket. We're...

A massive fire erupted in Philadephia overnight

06.21.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The oil refinery is the largest on the east coast. No one has been hurt. Roads are closed.  People are sheltering in place as crews work to get the blaze under control. The refinery takes up several city blocks. The smoke has filled a...

Flooding is an issue across the Southern Tier and western NY today

06.21.19 | Sarah Harnisch

A sunny day ahead, but that was not the case when it rained three inches by noon yesterday in Oswego, New York. There is a state of emergency in Oswego County this morning. Three children--ages two, four, and six--had to be rescued in Alleghany...

Fears increase for family farms in NY after bill passes

06.20.19 | Bob Price

The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly passed a plan to give farmworkers the right to organize, collect overtime and get a day off. Jose Chapa with the Justice for Farmworker Coalition notes, "it includes a day of rest; it includes sanitary...

A bill to expand Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania gains more traction

06.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

But, supporters of Sunday hunting say the latest proposal is bittersweet; they asked for 14 Sundays, but changes to the legislation propose three.   Hunting groups are pushing for the Pennsylvania Game Commission to manage which three...

Pennsylvania is permanently recognizing "Juneteenth"

06.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

The cultural holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved black people in the U.S. Governor Wolf on Wednesday signed legislation designating June 19th as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day." The celebration started with the freed slaves of...

NY Senate approves automatic voter registration bill

06.20.19 | Bob Price

The new measure would make registering to vote an "opt-out" program as opposed to "opt-in." AVR would allow eligible New Yorkers to register to vote when they interact with a government agency, such as the DMV--streamlining the process, and...

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