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PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale calls for flexibility with state aid for firefighters

09.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

He's calling on state legislators to change the law for volunteer firefighter relief associations. Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline says he'd like to see the "the money back to where it belongs: protecting our firefighters and our...

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone says he's not going anywhere

09.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

His announcement comes despite a recent scandal involving his former secretary, a seminarian, and a priest currently on administrative leave. James Faluszczak, an attorney representing victims of clergy sex abuse, says Malone is "casting himself...

Pennsylvania investigates 17 lung disease cases possibly linked to vaping

09.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine notes each has been ill enough to require hospitalization. Levine says vaping is "certainly" not safe for young people. A 19-year old man from Delaware County is on life support and in a medically induced coma...

New York's Green Light Law takes effect soon

09.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

It grants drivers licenses to illegal immigrants effective December 14th. Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns plans to fight it in court.  He says the new law puts clerks in a very untenable position." New York joins 14 other states in...

PA lawmaker plans to introduce proposal to cap monthly cost of insulin

09.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

Representative Jeanne McNeill of Lehigh County says the bill would set a mandatory price cap of $100 on the monthly cost of insulin. The average annual cost for a person with type 1 diabetes is more than $5,700 as of 2016.

More commonwealth crews are headed south to help with the hurricane

09.03.19 | Brandon Dickson

Mennonite Disaster Service has volunteer teams in Lancaster County and in the southeast, ready to respond to hurricane Dorian’s damage once emergency management officials say it’s safe to do so. Operations Director Ron Guenther, says...

Nearly 100 Kmart stores will be shuttering soon

09.03.19 | Brandon Dickson

Stores in Bath, New York and Towanda, Pennsylvania are among the closing locations. The exact date of their demise is not yet known. They are part of under-performing stores facing a similar fate by December or sooner.

Changes to NY state spending on a medicaid program are set to take effect

09.03.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Empire State has moved from an hourly reimbursement rate to a monthly per person rate for the CDPA program, which provides services to chronically ill or physically disabled individuals. The state health department says the change will not...

PA politicians get feedback on proposals to limit use of deadly force by police

08.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic legislators held a hearing this week on plans to change the rules that dictate when officers can use force and what kind they can deploy. The proposed changes include requiring officers to use de-escalation techniques and non-lethal...

A congressman from NY is calling for a criminal investigation of Gov. Cuomo

08.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

Republican Representative Tom Reed is wanting the federal government to look into the governor's alleged misuse of highway funds. It has to do with a five-mile stretch of I-90 that runs through the Seneca Indian Nation in western New York. The...

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