Cover your mouth as 2nd flu wave hits PA

03.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

During the week ending on March 2nd, nearly three percent of Pennsylvania emergency room visits were the result of the influenza virus, just below a peak which came a week earlier. 68 People have died of the flu in Pennsylvania this season...

The burn ban is back in New York state

03.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Empire State's prohibition on residential brush burning begins Saturday, March 16th and goes through May 14th. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the burn ban has reduced the amount of spring wildfires by 37% since it...

PA legislation aims to retrieve gov't records now in private hands

03.11.19 | Terry Diener

A bill scheduled for a vote this week would give the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission the power to demand the return of privately held records with historical value and to ask Commonwealth Court to order that they be turned...

Report says Penn State among dozens targeted by Chinese hacking group

03.08.19 | Terry Diener

The Wall Street Journal claims twenty-seven universities across the United States, Canada and Southeast Asia were targeted to steal maritime technology research meant for military use. According to officials referenced by the paper, the...

Cuomo's NC ban adds competition hurdle for NY swimmers

03.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

Cuomo signed the executive order in 2016 in response to North Carolina's law banning transgender people from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with. SUNY Geneseo alumnus and former swimmer Clint Sugnet say forcing the swimmers to...

Cuomo's former top aide ordered to report to prison

03.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

A federal appeals court denied Joseph Percoco bail Thursday--pending his appeal. Percoco, who ran Cuomo's 2014 re-election campaign, was sentenced to six years after his conviction last year on charges he accepted more than $300,000 from...

"Boyertown 6" case still undecided in PA

03.08.19 | Bob Price

The U.S. Supreme Court has not yet said whether it'll take it up. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute, says the future ruling will impact districts "all across America." Six students from Boyertown School District argue their...

NY state Senate has approved legislation aimed at the "pay-to-play" system

03.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

Yesterday, Senators unanimously passed a bill which would ban campaign contributions from companies seeking New York state contracts to elected officials with authority over state entities involved in the bidding process. The measure to reduce...

Report: Coal ash pollution leaks into groundwater at PA power plants

03.06.19 | Terry Diener

The report, from the Environmental Integrity Project, found over 90 percent of sites that store coal ash are leaking levels of contamination exceeding EPA health standards. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Neil...

An upstate NY Red Cross worker is helping in Alabama's tornado aftermath

03.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

Debbie Thompson of Lima, New York will be providing spiritual care for those devastated by the storms. Thompson says she'll remain in Alabama for two weeks--offering hope to the hopeless there.