Extremely cold temps have forced one NY mobile food pantry to close

01.04.18 | Brandon Dickson

The pantry on wheels, hosted by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, will be closed today and Friday. It was scheduled to be in Whitney Point, New York this morning and in Watkins Glen on Friday. The mobile food pantry is scheduled to reopen on...

The PA DEP has suspended all work on the Mariner East II pipeline

01.04.18 | Brandon Dickson

Investigators determined Sunoco had changed its construction method without first obtaining a permit modification. Mariner East II is to run from Washington County across Pennsylvania to Marcus Hook in Delaware County--to move propane and other...

The new year has brought in some new laws in NY

01.02.18 | Brandon Dickson

In New York, minimum wage is on the rise for the second consecutive year from $9.70 to $10.40 an hour. The middle class tax cut that the Senate Republican conference fought for in 2016 has also taken effect. This year, 4.4 million New Yorkers...

An Erie, PA native has been selected to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics

01.02.18 | Brandon Dickson

Ryan Zapolski, a former standout goaltender at Mercyhurst University and Cathedral Prep, will be headed to Pyeongchang, South Korea with the U.S. Olympic men's ice hockey team. The winter games will be held February 9-25.

Record cold continues into the new year

01.02.18 | Brandon Dickson

A winter weather advisory in western New York also continues. Some are waking up to as much as 24 inches of new snow, while most others are seeing a dusting across New York and Pennsylvania. The wind is the major concern as it could bring...

'Patient brokering' a growing concern in New York

12.28.17 | Brandon Dickson

It's part of a new public awareness campaign in the Empire State. The practice is where brokers collect payments from addiction treatment providers in exchange for referring patients to those programs. State officials are warning New Yorkers...

Officers hold an annual blood drive to remember a fallen NYS trooper

12.28.17 | Brandon Dickson

Trooper Christopher Skinner was killed on May 29th, 2014 when he was struck and killed by a pickup truck on Interstate-81 during a routine traffic stop. Major William McEvoy with the New York State Police says medical personnel responded...

A PA school teacher has lost her bid for continued workers comp

12.28.17 | Brandon Dickson

Susette Vandunk claims she remains disabled nearly three years after a student punched her in the face. A commonwealth court panel refused her plea to overturn the benefit denial by the state Workers Compensation Appeals Board. That board had...

A PA doctor accused of operating a 'pill mill' was approved to dispense medical pot

12.27.17 | Brandon Dickson

60-year old Dr. Raymond Kraynak was on the list of approved prescribers the health department issued in early November. He was removed after being indicted last week on charges he prescribed millions of doses of opioids without a legitimate...

A record 107 million Americans are traveling this holiday season

12.22.17 | Brandon Dickson

Nina Waskevich with AAA North-Penn says the price at the pump is not scaring off motorists. She urges drivers to avoid the peak commute times. The average for a gallon of gas in New York is $2.61, down two cents from a month ago. In...