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PA's top fiscal watchdog says legalizing marijuana could bolster the state's coffers

07.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says $581 million could flow to the commonwealth if recreational pot is approved. Pro-family forces fear recreational pot will open the flood-gates to all sorts of societal ills.

Religious freedom under fire in the suburbs of Pittsburgh

07.19.18 | Bob Price

A lawsuit's been filed after borough officials from Sewickley Heights ordered a family to stop holding bible studies, worship services and religious retreats on private property. The Independence Law Center is representing the family in...

Frederick Douglass statue replicas are set to be installed

07.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

The first three replicas are based on the statue located in Highland Park. To mark the 200th anniversary of his birth in Maryland, a local group is placing 13 statues in locations that were significant in his Rochester life. The statues are...

Some Syracuse teens are visiting the White House today

07.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

They were invited to Washington by Ivanka Trump, who met them last week during her visit to the Institute of Technology at Central High School. The three students will see President Trump sign off on an executive order involving vocational...

1,300 attempted gun owners referred to cops in PA

07.19.18 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania State police information was released Wednesday. They report statistics each quarter on the Pennsylvania Instant Check System, which is used by sheriffs, police and firearms dealers to run background checks on people attempting...

PA Auditor General calls on feds to help protect the state’s voting systems

07.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

The commonwealth was one of 21 states that Russian hackers targeted prior to the 2016 election. Eugene DePasquale says, "my team will do everything we can to ensure that any system Pennsylvania may use now or in the future is wholly owned...

Some say Gov. Cuomo's small-dollar donations are a ploy

07.18.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

New York's governor has a long record of fundraising success. But recent so-called grassroots efforts are not so clear. For example, one Long Island man, who shares an address with a Cuomo staffer,  donated to the governor's campaign 69...

Trial date set for members of a former Penn State fraternity

07.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

The former frat members charged in connection with the death of a pledge after a night of hazing and drinking in February 2017 are scheduled to go to trial early next year. A Centre County judge set aside 20 days for the trial involving 21...

Another once-powerful politician in NY has been convicted of fraud

07.18.18 | Bill Price

A former New York state Senate leader and his son have been convicted of bribery and extortion charges for a second time at their federal corruption trial. A jury reaching the verdict Tuesday in the case against Dean Skelos and his son...

Carson Long Military Academy in PA will be shutting its doors this fall

07.18.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Board members have also let the school's president and CEO go after he claimed the school would remain open. The academy in Perry County is closing due to low enrollment. Carson Long, founded in 1836, is the nation's oldest military boarding...

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