Politican claims Pennsylvania has a pension problem

02.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

Republican Senator John DiSanto is cracking down on his commonwealth colleagues and other state employees who are allowed to keep a pension after committing a crime.   DiSanto says he wants to revive a bill that passed the Senate but...

NY state announces added funds are available through HEAP

02.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

That brutal cold is back today, and homeowners that have already received a regular and emergency Home Energy Assistance Program benefit will be eligible to apply for more assistance if there is a possibility their utilities will be shut off, or...

PA students & teachers make nearly 5k calls to school threat system

02.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Of the nearly 5,000 tips fielded in its first month, about a third of them were considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials. The goal of the Safe 2 Say Something program, which funnels tips to an...

A PA police officer has retired following his arrest last month

02.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

The mayor of Wilkes-Barre says 53-year-old Robert Collins submitted a letter early this month indicating that he's retired as a city police officer after a dozen years on the force. Collins was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted...

Reps from NY press to get official recognition for National Comedy Center

02.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratics Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say the Senate has passed legislation designating the western New York center as the official National Comedy Center of the U.S. The bill was part of the 2019 lands package passed last week. The...

PA college kids could see PHEAA grant dollar amounts reduced this fall

02.15.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency officials appeared before lawmakers this week in Harrisburg and said they have had to increasingly dip into its reserve fund to pay grants which have decreased by about 12% since the 2007-08...

W. NY residents are getting a winter weather tax reprieve

02.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo is giving a 21-day extension on the property tax deadline for residents in Cayuga, Chatauqua and part of Erie County. The impacted municipalities all had property tax deadlines during or shortly after recent winter storms. 

It's the first in a few free fishing weekends across NY

02.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Department of Environmental Conservation says anyone can fish without buying a license this Saturday and Sunday. Other free angling days are scheduled in June, September, and November.

Governor Wolf unveils plan to help Pennsylvania's Ag. industry

02.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

Gov. Tom Wolf says the new farm is geared to "produce more jobs, more income, and more hope." State Ag. Secretary Russell Redding says this is historic. The measure allocates $24 million in additional funding to chart a path for a dynamic and...

Amazon breaks deal for 2nd headquarters in NYC

02.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

What was suppose to be one of the new massive headquarters in the country is now no more.  The e-commerce company made the announcement Thursday after some politicians were angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks. The nixed deal wipes...

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