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A PA state senator seeks lawmakers to support bill to ban safe injection sites

10.09.19 | Terry Diener

Democratic state Senator Anthony Williams of Philadelphia has put forward the measure. A federal court said in a ruling last week that a plan by a Philadelphia nonprofit to develop a safe injection site, where individuals can go to consume...

A Bronx teenager is the first vaping related fatality in New York

10.08.19 | Bob Price

Nationwide, 19 people have died from using electronic cigarettes. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says, "you are playing with your life when you're playing with this stuff." The 17-year-old male victim passed away at a New York City...

WNY folks take part in effort to overturn the state's abortion expansion

10.08.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

"Virginia" from Monroe County tells Family Life News she'll be at the county's legislative meeting tonight wearing pink or light blue to send a message to local legislators. Pro-life supporters are taking part in the "public forum" at 6 tonight...

Today a new pay equity law will be in place across NY state

10.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

It means employers can no longer pay workers differently based on several factors including sex, marital status, or military service history. People with a similar line of work also have to be paid the same--even if their responsibilities are...

Concerns in the commonwealth over child safety

10.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

Three infants have died from a waterborne infection in the nicu at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Eight babies overall have been exposed to pseudomonas infection, four have been treated and recovered, one is still receiving antibiotics...

The Keystone State raises awareness about newborn screenings

10.07.19 | Brandon Dickson

In Pennsylvania, it's mandatory for babies get screened for ten conditions, but health officials are encouraging parents to always ask about 27 others. Penn State Health Doctor Patricia Gordon says some conditions not yet tested for can lead to...

The weekend marks one year since the Schoharie, NY limo crash claimed 20 lives

10.07.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

A memorial for the victims has been unveiled at the site of the October 6 crash and some New York lawmakers have announced a package of bills aimed to prevent future tragedies. The measures call for improved limousine safety standards at the...

Crashed plane remains in Susquehanna River

10.07.19 | Brandon Dickson

The single-engine aircraft went down Friday evening. The plane was heading from New York to Harrisburg International Airport when it missed the runway and had to land in the Susquehanna River. The man and woman aboard were able to get out and...

Double-amputee runner wins "half" Wineglass Marathon in Corning, NY

10.07.19 | Bill Price

New Jersey native Brian Reynolds finished the 13-miles in record time. Alexander Burks won the "full" marathon, and he wasn't even supposed to run it. Burks says he was scheduled to do the "half-race, " but there were not enough bibs, so he did...

Deadline for NY heat assistance draws near

10.04.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Energy bills often spike as temperatures drops. But the Home Energy Assistance Program can help folks earning a low wage. Applications can be submitted online through the New York state website or through your county’s social services...

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