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NY state police could be the next agency to utilize body cameras

09.23.19 | Bob Price

State Senator Patrick Gallivan says there's no question that body cameras are a useful tool, but says policing is still about human interaction. That said, Gallivan admits cops who wear cameras tend to behave better than those who don't. He...

Stopping a potential Pennsylvania mass shooting

09.23.19 | Brandon Dickson

A 28-year-old man is in custody today after threatening to shoot-up and detonate pipe bombs at two Hazleton area schools. Christian Diehl told cops he was kidding, but the Hazleton police chief says, "it's a poor joke" for someone to kid about...

Clamoring to have climate change taught in commonwealth public schools

09.23.19 | Terry Diener

Schools in Pennsylvania are not formally required to teach climate change. So as study after study warns about the risks of a warming planet, many Pennsylvania students are learning nothing about it in the classroom. This month, Pennsylvania got...

Three-mile island is shutting down

09.20.19 | Bill Price

The clouds of steam that billowed over Three-Mile Island for more than 40 years will slowly begin to fade today. Operations will cease at noon after the state of Pennsylvania refused to step in and help out the cash-strapped plant near...

Parents of NY BOCES student sue state over new child vaccine law

09.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

Carl Schwartz says the Monroe No. 1 BOCES is refusing to accept his son's medical exemption to the mandatory shots. The 11 year-old is autistic and non-verbal and for years has had a physician's letter exempting him from vaccines for medical...

PA politician introduces bill to up penalty for people "urging" others toward suicide

09.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

The bill comes four months after Jacqueline Bieber's 25-year-old daughter Shawn took her own life. Shawn Shatto received a step-by-step guide on how to end her life from an on-line chatroom. When she later expressed regret, people in that chat...

Catholic Diocese of Buffalo bound for bankruptcy?

09.20.19 | Bob Price

Embattled Bishop Richard Malone says he’s close to making a decision on whether the diocese will file Chapter 11. When all is said and done, he expects nearly 300 lawsuits to be filed against the church under the Child Victims Act. The...

Judge handling pending Sandusky re-sentencing is taking himself off the case

09.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Judge John Foradora signed an order Wednesday announcing he's recused himself and directing Centre County Court officials to request another judge be appointed for the former Penn State assistant football coach's child sex abuse case. Foradora...

Senator aims to make NY first state to require colleges pay student athletes

09.19.19 | Bob Price

Democrat Kevin Parker's bill would give college athletes the right to sell the rights to their own names, images and likenesses. Any revenue generated would be equally divided among all student athletes who compete at the school. Parker modeled...

Report: No. of uninsured people in PA has declined under reform of Obamacare

09.19.19 | Terry Diener

Research by the Urban Institute examined national uninsured rates from 2013 through 2017, using U.S. Census Bureau data. Uninsured numbers dipped more than 5% under the revised Affordable Care Act. Researchers say Pennsylvania benefited from...

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