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A Buffalo-area man has pleaded guilty to supporting ISIS

01.23.18 | Brandon Dickson

46-Year-old Arafat Nagi has been charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Lynch says Nagi intended to fight on behalf of the Islamic state...

Rep. Kevin Haggerty is back to work in Harrisburg

01.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Pennsylvania lawmaker missed 300 votes over the past six months. Representative Mike Carroll, one of the fellow democrats that started the process of holding Haggerty in contempt for his repeated no-shows, says he's pleased to see Haggerty...

NY state could adopt its own version of net neutrality

01.23.18 | Bob Price, Jeremy Miller

Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy and Senator David Carlucci want to ban companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic. A federal net neutrality rule was recently repealed by the Federal Communications...

The trial of a former aide to Gov. Cuomo commences today

01.22.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The corruption case against Joe Percoco gets underway today with jury selection in Manhattan.  Percoco and several co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to claims of bid-rigging for state economic development projects.

A drug raid in Blair County, PA has led to 31 arrests

01.22.18 | Brandon Dickson

The bust by the attorney general's office and the county drug task force is the sixth major drug sweep in Blair County since Josh Shapiro took office a year ago. Nearly 200 dealers have been arrested during that time.

Lawmaker promotes plan to lower the NY's legal blood-alcohol limit

01.22.18 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has announced the reintroduction of his bill to change the threshold from .08 to .05. All states have 0.08 thresholds, but Ortiz cited a recent report, which concluded that lowering the limit to .05 could save...

Pennsylania is looking at falling state prison numbers

01.22.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Wolf Administration says last year's drop in state prison populations is the largest decrease on record. There are now nearly 3,300 fewer inmates than five years ago. Last year's dip also marks the fourth year in a row for an inmate decline...

Over 1600 NYers hospitalized this past week for the flu

01.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

It's the highest weekly number on record. The drastic rise in the virus has prompted Governor Cuomo to urge everyone in the state over six months old to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Influenza cases rose by 54% over the last seven days...

Officers identify shooter of slain U.S. Marshal

01.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

31-Year-old Kevin Sturgis was killed by return fire, after fatally shooting a U.S. Marshal serving a warrant in Harrisburg Thursday morning. The slain marshal was 45-year-old Christopher David Hill, an 11-year veteran of the agency. Officers...

Cornell University is taking in hurricane victims from Puerto Rico

01.19.18 | Bob Price

62 students from Puerto Rico's main public university are arriving this month at Cornell for the spring semester. The ivy league school in Ithaca, NY is offering one semester of free tuition, room, and board. Additionally, almost $60,000 has...

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