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A new partnership in PA aims to protect against wildlife disease

08.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

The state game commission and Penn Vet are teaming up to address the growing problem. Dr. Julie Ellis, says more diseases are having "larger impacts than they did in the past.   The initiative will allow for more thorough disease...

A war of words following the firing of NYC cop

08.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

Daniel Pantaleo was stripped of his badge and his pension after the chokehold death of Eric Garner five years ago. "Justice served," says Mayor Bill De Blasio. Police union president Pat Lynch says the mayor has turned his back on law...

A commonwealth college gets high marks in Princeton Review report

08.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove has been named one of the "best northeastern schools." Susquehanna was also recognized as one of the nation's best "green colleges." The study took into consideration quality of life for students, how well...

Gov. Wolf is expected to sign exec. order on reducing gun violence in PA

08.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

The action, which includes two dozen new initiatives and reforms, was supposed to be signed Thursday, but due to the police shooting in Philadelphia, was rescheduled for today. It'll create new state offices focused on violence prevention and...

NY proposing new law to define mass shootings as domestic terrorism

08.16.19 | Bob Price

Mass violence motivated based on religion, race, color, gender, or gender identity would be punishable by up to life in prison without parole under Governor Cuomo's first-in-the-nation proposal. Steve MacMartin, is a criminologist at Medaille...

Erie-native and fraud investigator issues a report he says is "bigger fraud than Enron"

08.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

The subject of Harry Markopolos' 175-page report is General Electric Company, longtime owners of GE Transportation, and the most widely held stock in the Erie area. Markopolos is the financial fraud investigator who uncovered the $65 billion...

2 WNY districts are among 10 worst in the nation for black Americans to live

08.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

The study by 24/7 Wall Street found NY-25 is the second worst in the country, with NY-26 ranking ninth worst. A large majority of those districts include the cities of Buffalo and Rochester, respectively. Editor Douglas McIntyre says his list...

Families of 26K unvaccinated children in NY await judge's decision on school

08.15.19 | Bob Price, Sarah Harnisch

Attorney's representing these families were in court yesterday to try and get the state's revamped vaccine law blocked. In June, Governor Cuomo signed legislation requiring all school-age children to receive vaccinations unless a medical...

400+ suits filed in 24 hours since NY's Child Victims Act took effect

08.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

A quarter of those cases are against the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. Buffalo Attorney William Lorenz says, "survivors of abuse can now hold accountable the people who ruined their lives." Adam Gee is a lawyer from Elmira and expects thousands...

Shooting suspect surrenders after long standoff in Philadelphia

08.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

A man that police say shot six officers is in custody after an 8-hour ordeal. Two police officers were trapped in the house for hours before they were safely freed, along with three others, by SWAT officers. Police Commissioner Richard Ross...

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