Health advocates are pressing to get the smoking age raised in NY

05.01.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

If advocates get their way, we could see the smoking age raised from 18 to 21. Dozens of folks affected by cancer joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network at the state capitol on Monday. They argue the higher smoking age would...

Statements begin today in the corruption retrial of NY's former Assembly speaker

04.30.18 | Sarah Harnisch

The second trial for Sheldon Silver is likely to be a repeat of the 2015 trial, but with language that will conform to a U.S.. Supreme Court ruling that narrowed the definition of corruption. New York's former Assembly speaker is accused of...

There's a hearing today on the future of PA's higher ed system

04.30.18 | Bob Price

A spokesman for the commonwealth's 14 state-owned schools says the changes could leave students with higher tuition and fewer opportunities. Some are recommending merging schools in each region of the state with institutions such as Temple...

NY's Gov. Cuomo is in Puerto Rico again today

04.30.18 | Sarah Harnisch

He is there to help the island cover from Hurricane Maria. This latest push will focus on rebuilding homes. It’s Andrew Cuomo’s third trip to Puerto Rico since Maria hit last September. In the last two weeks, the island was racked...

The Steel City celebrates the BD of a retired usher

04.30.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Retired usher Phil Coyne turned 100 on Friday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates threw a huge party. He was honored before the game against Saint Louis. Phil has been an usher since 1936.   He did take some time away, while fighting for his...

The man once considered 'America's Dad' will have to register as a sex offender

04.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

80-Year-old Bill Cosby is confined to his home in suburban Philadelphia as he awaits sentencing after Thursday's sex assault conviction.   Cosby faces up to 30 years in prison. His alma mater, Temple University, is considering rescinding...

Cornell hosts math competition for girls in grades 3-8

04.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

The free event will feature 140 girls from Tompkins, Onondaga, and Chemung counties. It'll be Sunday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the campus's Klarman Hall, and is free and open to the public.

'Right to die' activists are trying to legalize assisted suicide in NY

04.27.18 | Bob Price

Pro-life advocate Jason McGuire says a hearing this week in Albany focuses on doctor-prescribed death.  He notes the Medical Society of the State of New York made an unexpected decision: to maintain opposition to physician-assisted...

The Keystone State pays tribute to fallen law enforcement officials tomorrow

04.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

Fallen law enforcement in the commonwealth will be remembered during a memorial motorcycle ride Saturday. The 85-mile motorcycle ride, which is part of the annual Soldier of the Law Memorial ride, starts and ends at the Pennsylvania State...

A Food Network star takes a jab at the home of the chicken wing

04.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

Food critic Alton Brown told the First We Feast YouTube channel "you don't go to Buffalo" for great chicken wings. He may not have many fans left in the Queen City now! Brown is best known as the creator and host of the Food Network television...

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