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Flash flooding soaked communities across upstate NY and central PA last night

07.14.17 | Bob Price

In places like Attica and Rush, a rush of water turned backyards into small ponds. The summer storms that "blew through" also took down some century-old trees in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. Dozens of roads are closed today due to high...

A new telephone scam has led to a warning from the state treasurer of PA

07.14.17 | Terry Diener

Joe Torsella says scammers portray themselves as Treasury employees threatening victims with arrest if they do not immediately pay unpaid taxes.  He says the Pennsylvania Treasury does not collect taxes or seek payments via telephone, and...

Clarion University has announced a new 'opioid treatment specialist' certificate program

07.13.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Clarion University President Karen Whitney says the new curriculum is the school's contribution the the fight against the opioid epidemic. The four-course, 12-credit certificate can be taken with no prerequisites. Pennsylvania's Gov. Wolf says...

Authorities in Bucks County, PA have found the remains of at least one of the four missing men

07.13.17 | Bob Price

Authorities in Bucks County, PA have found the remains of at least one of the four missing men The victim's remains have been found in a shallow grave on a farm owned by the family of the man they think killed the young adults. The 20 year-old...

A big dig is underway in Geneva, NY

07.13.17 | Bob Price

A $17 million soil remediation effort is going on near the old foundry on Jackson Street. 16 homes and two day-cares look like construction zones today as DEC officials work to remove toxic dirt. All told, more than 200 properties in Geneva have...

NY state is on it's way to becoming a one stop shop for the hemp growing industry

07.13.17 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo signed new legislation at Cornell University Wednesday to expand industrial hemp production. Hemp is processed for it's fibers which are used in thousands of products from paper to cosmetics. The governor wants to make New York...

An army veteran in upstate NY has built a 'blessing box' to help local hungry folks

07.13.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Watertown's Roman Espinoza built the wooden cupboard in his front yard. Neighbors, friends, and local businesses keep it stocked with non-perishable food. "Blessing boxes" have been popping up around the U.S.--mostly near churches and nonprofit...

PA voters have the chance to decide this fall whether to amend the state constitution

07.13.17 | Terry Diener

The Senate vote this week clearing the way for the question to appear on the November statewide ballot. The bill also passed the House, as well as both chambers in the last two-year session of the Legislature. Under the referendum question...

Public authorities in NY have increased operating expenses by nearly 30% over five years

07.11.17 | Bob Price

The spending uptick over the past five years has resulted in few promised jobs. A report out today takes a critical look at the nearly 600 state and local government agencies that spend billions of your tax dollars every year trying to entice...

A preliminary hearing continues today for 18 members of a Penn State fraternity

07.11.17 | Bob Price

A judge will determine whether there's enough evidence to proceed with a trial for the accused after the February hazing death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza. Attorney Tom Kline, representing the victim's parents, says Piazza was...

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