Officers identify shooter of slain U.S. Marshal

01.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

31-Year-old Kevin Sturgis was killed by return fire, after fatally shooting a U.S. Marshal serving a warrant in Harrisburg Thursday morning. The slain marshal was 45-year-old Christopher David Hill, an 11-year veteran of the agency. Officers...

Lake Erie is almost 100% frozen-over

01.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

Steve Vermett, professor of geography at Buff State, says the lake is now about 94% frozen over. He notes that when a lake is totally frozen, the lake-effect "machine" is shut down. Vermette claims the extreme cold this year is atypical of the...

Cuomo has halted a pilot program at NY prisons

01.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

The rules of the pilot program made families of inmates buy items from pre-approved state vendors instead of sending care packages of their own into the prisons. Andrew Cuomo put an immediate stop to the program after outcries from prison...

Lawyer for Kane says special prosecutor had too much power

01.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

The attorney for former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen told a panel of appeals judges this week that the decision to give the special prosecutor grand jury authority violated rules about separation of powers. A prosecutor countered by...

PA's population shrank in 2016 while U.S. population grew

01.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

The national population rose .7% in 2016. Over 45,000 more people moved out of Pennsylvania than moved in in 2016.  According to a new USA Today report, that's the largest domestic outflow of any state other than New York, New Jersey...

The feds have awarded over $200 million to the Empire State to fight homelessness

01.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

The money will be distributed to 579 programs in New York and it'll be used to support affordable housing projects.

Many are doing service projects to honor Dr. King's legacy

01.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

Events are planned throughout the day in New York and Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf will attend the 43rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet tonight in State College. The banquet will feature an evening of entertainment...

Investigation reveals nothing illegal happened at the Univ. of Rochester

01.12.18 | Brandon Dickson

Some 140 witnesses were interviewed about allegations involving Professor Florian Jaeger. Former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White says the inappropriate acts are not valid for legal action. However, the school's president has announced he will...

Pennsylvania can keep its congressional map

01.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

The ruling by a federal judicial panel turns back an argument from a group of Democratic voters who contended that it should be thrown out because the state lawmakers who created the map in 2011 gerrymandered to help Republicans.

NY Senator Jeff Klein has been accused of sexual misconduct

01.11.18 | Brandon Dickson

A 30-year-old woman, a former staff member of Klein's, says he forcibly kissed her outside a bar in 2015. Klein claims the accusation is false. The Democrat was elected in 2005 and represents the Bronx and part of Westchester County.