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PA politician introduces bill to up penalty for people "urging" others toward suicide

09.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

The bill comes four months after Jacqueline Bieber's 25-year-old daughter Shawn took her own life. Shawn Shatto received a step-by-step guide on how to end her life from an on-line chatroom. When she later expressed regret, people in that chat...

Catholic Diocese of Buffalo bound for bankruptcy?

09.20.19 | Bob Price

Embattled Bishop Richard Malone says he’s close to making a decision on whether the diocese will file Chapter 11. When all is said and done, he expects nearly 300 lawsuits to be filed against the church under the Child Victims Act. The...

Judge handling pending Sandusky re-sentencing is taking himself off the case

09.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Judge John Foradora signed an order Wednesday announcing he's recused himself and directing Centre County Court officials to request another judge be appointed for the former Penn State assistant football coach's child sex abuse case. Foradora...

Senator aims to make NY first state to require colleges pay student athletes

09.19.19 | Bob Price

Democrat Kevin Parker's bill would give college athletes the right to sell the rights to their own names, images and likenesses. Any revenue generated would be equally divided among all student athletes who compete at the school. Parker modeled...

Report: No. of uninsured people in PA has declined under reform of Obamacare

09.19.19 | Terry Diener

Research by the Urban Institute examined national uninsured rates from 2013 through 2017, using U.S. Census Bureau data. Uninsured numbers dipped more than 5% under the revised Affordable Care Act. Researchers say Pennsylvania benefited from...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand pushes to make NY flood insurance more affordable

09.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Kirsten Gillibrand is fighting for a proposal that would provide vouchers for homeowners and renters--if their premium causes their housing costs to exceed 30% of the adjusted gross income. Currently, premiums can more than double every four...

Gov. Cuomo’s controversial license-plate-replacement plan hits 'end-of-the-road'

09.18.19 | Bill Price

The proposal to charge motorists $25 for a new plate will not move forward. Rochester's Joe Lake says he's pleased the state has "put-the-brakes" on the plan. Cuomo had claimed that the new plates were needed in order to comply with the state's...

Pennsylvania reports the first probable case of West Nile Virus this year

09.18.19 | Terry Diener

The health department says it was detected in a Philadelphia resident. Samples were sent to the CDC for confirmation. Officials reminded people to protect themselves from mosquitoes while outdoors and to remove standing water from around their...

Health panel approves ban on flavored e-cigarettes sales in New York

09.18.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Empire State is now the first to officially enact the "flavor" ban following a vote by the Public Health and Health Planning Council. The ban takes effect immediately, and retailers will have two weeks to remove merchandise from their...

A Pennsylvania politician has been charged with possession of child porn

09.18.19 | Brandon Dickson

Four-term Republican state senator Mike Folmer has been arrested after agents searched his Lebanon home Tuesday. It follows an investigation that began march 4th into a tip from Tumblr. The social networking site reported at least one image...

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