A NY univ. tries to tackle tick-borne illnesses

07.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Upstate Medical University in Syracuse is teaming up with the CDC in launching a program to combat the spread of lyme disease. Since some people don't know what a tick looks like, the state has set up a tick identification program.  It...

Scranton mayor drops bombshell and steps down mid-shift

07.02.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The Democratic mayor of Scranton, Bill Courtright, wrote a one-sentence letter to city council members saying he was stepping down. This, as prosecutors closed in-- saying he was soon due to appear in federal court in a corruption...

PA is poised to roll out its own online health insurance exchange

07.01.19 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania health exchange is geared to take the place of the one run by the federal government as a way to save policy-buyers money. The Republican-controlled Legislature gave final approval to legislation authorizing the move, after...

Watch your speed this week in NY

07.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

Police in New York state are increasing patrols to target and ticket reckless, aggressive, and impaired drivers during the Fourth of July holiday. Cops will set up sobriety checkpoints through Friday, and will be on the lookout for drivers...

Gov. Tom Wolf will sign the dairy investment bill today

07.01.19 | Bob Price

Republican Rep. Clint Owlet, the main sponsor of House Bill 1590, says funds are put into a grant program for dairy farmers. Owlett says he'll continue to raise awareness about the plight of dairy farmers in the commonwealth.  

Gov. Cuomo has signed the law banning "gay or trans alarm" as legal defense

07.01.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Now in New York, any person charge for 2nd degree murder will not be able to use the “panic” legal defense following an inappropriate advance or the discovery of a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. New York...