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2 WNY districts are among 10 worst in the nation for black Americans to live

08.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

The study by 24/7 Wall Street found NY-25 is the second worst in the country, with NY-26 ranking ninth worst. A large majority of those districts include the cities of Buffalo and Rochester, respectively. Editor Douglas McIntyre says his list...

400+ suits filed in 24 hours since NY's Child Victims Act took effect

08.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

A quarter of those cases are against the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. Buffalo Attorney William Lorenz says, "survivors of abuse can now hold accountable the people who ruined their lives." Adam Gee is a lawyer from Elmira and expects thousands...

Shooting suspect surrenders after long standoff in Philadelphia

08.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

A man that police say shot six officers is in custody after an 8-hour ordeal. Two police officers were trapped in the house for hours before they were safely freed, along with three others, by SWAT officers. Police Commissioner Richard Ross...

Archdiocese of NY slated to release 300+ names of accused abuse perpetrators

08.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Anderson Report on sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of New York contains the identities and details on 310 clerics accused of child abuse. The objective is to demand full disclosure by the archdiocese, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, and the...

Commonwealth consumers will have more choices for the Affordable Care Act

08.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

Along with the added options, rates will increase across the Keystone State next year. Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman says consumers in all 67 counties will now have more options, markets will have greater competition, and...

School officials react to Cuomo's signing of bill that bans arming teachers

08.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

Allen Buyck, Superintendent of Broome-Tioga BOCES, says it's wise for educators to focus on social and emotional aspects facing children and adults. He supports the idea of law enforcement dealing with safety concerns while teachers concentrate...

WNY'S Roswell Park ranks 14th in U.S. for best cancer care

07.31.19 | Brandon Dickson

It's based on U.S. News and World Report's list of best hospitals for cancer care. Pamela Giesie, chief nursing officer of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, couldn't be happier. Roswell Park received maximum scores for patient survival...

NY home to nation's most aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions

07.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law Thursday, which calls for all of the state's electricity to come from renewable, carbon-free sources such as solar, wind and hydro-power. But, the business community has concerns the legislation would...

Woodstock 50 organizers apply 3x for a permit to hold festival

07.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

The move comes a day after losing an appeal for a previous denial. The concert series was previously denied a permit twice last week by the town of Vernon. An appeal of the denial was upheld Tuesday night by the central New York town's planning...

"Red-lighting" the Green Light Law in New York

07.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

Conservative Congressman Chris Collins says the Empire State should not receive federal highway funding. The western New York representative is proposing a "Red Light Act" in response to New York's Green Light Law. The Republican lawmaker has...

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