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New York's junior U.S. senator is cracking down on scams that target seniors

01.17.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced the Senior Financial Empowerment Act to improve how scams targeting the elderly are reported.The measure includes a fraud hotline and educational tools so seniors can better protect...

Gov. Wolf takes the wraps off his budget blueprint in just three weeks

01.17.17 | Bob Price

Tom Wolf is not expected to call for any new taxes to tackle a more than $2 billion dollar deficit.

Pennsylania's senior citizen population is booming

01.16.17 | Bob Price

For the first time ever, the number of Keystone State residents 65 years and older exceeds two million.Pennsylvania ranks fifth in the nation for the percentage of seniors within its borders.many of them will require nursing home care at some...

The low-income home energy assistance program, or 'LIHEAP,' is now open for business in PA

01.16.17 | Bob Price

Qualifying home-owners can apply for heating grants so they don't have to choose between turning up the thermostat or buying groceries.McKean County Representative Marty Causer says you can find out what the income eligibility guidelines are for...

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to help recent college graduates buy homes

01.16.17 | Bob Price, Jeremy Miller

His proposal would offer subsidized low-interest loans and down payment assistance to graduates who settle upstate.    The governor says the $5 million program would help young workers invest in their futures and encourage more highly...

A mother and daughter from Wayne Co. NY are accused of selling heroin out of their day care

01.16.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Neighbors in Arcadia say the daycare had been in business for about two years, with lots of folks going in and out.The Wayne County sheriff says 52 year-old sheila Detaeye and her 34 year-old daughter Erin Siler sold the drugs at the daycare to...

Gov. Cuomo wants to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession

01.13.17 | Bob Price

 Cuomo says possessing pot does not pose a safety threat to the community at large. Democrats in Albany say prisons are overcrowded because of "policies that don"t make sense."  But local law enforcement officials are wary of the...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a plan to invest $25 million to improve rural health-care

01.13.17 | Bob Price

Wolf says the morbidity rate, suicide rate and drug addiction rate are all higher in rural areas than the big cities.   The governor says half of all the hospitals in Pennsylvania's rural communities are in danger of going under.

PA state police are no longer requiring recruits to take lie-detector tests

01.13.17 |

The agency says it's lost too many good applicants because the exams prolong the hiring process. The state police said Thursday its review of why some applicants were taking other jobs found the polygraphs contributed to the problem by causing...

A flu outbreak has caused overcrowding at hospitals in NY and PA

01.13.17 | Bob Price

Dr. John Trainer, Chief of Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center says this year's strain of flu is coinciding with a nasty stomach bug.Trainer says the best advice to stop the spread of flu is to stay home from work or...

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