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It passed! Hours before Pennsylvania's new fiscal year began, the House voted for a $31 billion spending plan

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It will increase funding to public schools, and combat the statewide opiod drug crisis. The current plan adds $39 million for education. The big question now is how do they pay for it? Lawmakers need $1 billion to cover the changes. Options...

The Hershey Chocolate Factory was almost taken over last night--but the board of directors turned it down

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch, Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Pennsylvania chocolate maker rejects a $23 billion preliminary offer by Illinois-based Mondelez International. The merger of two of the world's top five candy makers would have created the world's largest candy maker. Mondolez, the maker of...

Millions of us will be out and about for the July 4th holiday weekend, but there's one subdivision in upstate New York that's hiding inside--even though the weather outside is great

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Parks Service believes there are nine bears roaming around, including a momma and four cubs in Golden Glow, a subdivision in the town of Big Flats.   It's got wildlife experts closely watching the town. They say the issue is that...

A political powerhouse and confidant to Governor Cuomo was indicted yesterday for extortion and bribery in Buffalo

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch

His name is Steve Pigeon. The judge has admitted his role and will testify against Pigeon. The case, so important, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman himself made comments saying the facts show clear corruption from the bench. Future federal...

Travelers are arriving early To New York and Pennsylvania state parks. The Lehigh River near Jim Thorpe is already packed

06.30.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Pocono Whitewater has had hundreds of people rafting on the river this week, and as it gets closer to the weekend, business is picking up. AAA expects this to be one of the busiest July 4th holidays on record. So here in Pennsylvania and New York...

Three lion cubs are new additions to the Buffalo Zoo family

06.30.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Three African-lion cubs born last month weigh between 11 to 13 pounds each.   Momma lioness is nursing the trio. Zookeepers will introduce the new cubs to the rest of the lion pride before their public debut in August.

Mike Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute is rallying against so-called "Fairness Act" legislation

06.30.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Geer says it would "force open all public facilities, restrooms, showers, locker rooms in schools, in churches, in theatres, and every public place to people who identify otherwise; people of the opposite sex.  Men being able to go into...

A dash cam movement is spreading across New York state

06.30.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Install a dash cam in your car and cut your insurance rates by 5%. It records what's going on outside your car--not inside.  State Senator Jose Peralta is working on a bill, hoping the promise of better insurance rates will get more people...

A new poll in Pennsylvania shows Hillary Clinton holding onto a 4-point-lead over Donald Trump in the race for president

06.29.16 | Bob Price

The survey from "public policy polling" shows Clinton up 46 to 42%. That same poll has Senator Pat Toomey clinging to a one-point lead over Democratic challenger Katie McGinty.

New York is getting $115 million as part of a $15 billion dollar, multi-state settlement with Volkswagen

06.29.16 | Bob Price

It has to do with those rigged emissions tests Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says more than 21,000 New York car owners will get cash payments averaging $5,000.

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