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PA lawmaker reintroduces a bill to stop drivers from holding a cell phone while driving

04.24.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania really only gives tickets for texting while driving, and not much else. You can have your phone in hand while searching for a phone number or making a call, something all surrounding states have banned. Representative Rosemary...

A historical moment in the crackdown of the opioid crisis

04.24.19 | Brandon Dickson

Rochester Drug Cooperative in New York has been charged with conspiring to distribute drugs and defrauding the government. The company's former CEO also faces conspiracy charges. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman insists R.D.C. only reported 4 of...

Fed. court forces Catholic social services to include gay couples as foster parents

04.23.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the city's decision to stop placing children with the agency because it would not permit gay and lesbian couples to take in foster children. The court said it did not target the agency because of its...

3 Upstate NY cities have highest property tax rates in the U.S.

04.23.19 | Jeremy Miller

A recent report found the Binghamton metro area had the highest property tax rates in the nation.The data focused on cities with a population of at least 200,000. The list shows Syracuse and Rochester rounding out the top three.Experts say...

Nonprofit calls on PA lawmakers to steer clear of federal gas tax hike

04.23.19 | Terry Diener

President Donald Trump has called for a 25-cent-per-gallon increase in the federal gas tax. But according to a grassroots group, Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania, the federal hike along with Pennsylvania’s state gas tax of...

Wegmans plans to eliminate single-use plastic bags by year's end

04.23.19 | Bob Price

That's a full three months before the state ban takes effect. Next March, New York will join California and Hawaii when its ban on plastic grocery bags takes effect. For local residents, the new law is a "mixed bag." Under the law, New York...

Owego, NY woman starts "Red Egg" ministry to show abortion alternative

04.19.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Organizer Nikki Howard is leaving the plastic eggs in stores, restaurants, and public places to show pregnant women considering abortion that there is a way out. Howard says the eggs have tiny plastic babies inside that are the size of an infant...

PA's DEP takes to the skies to control black flies

04.19.19 | Terry Diener

The first aerial spraying, dependent on weather and stream flow, could take place on the Schuylkill River and several tributaries within the week. Other waterways will be treated as stream levels drop and weather conditions allow. This year, 48...

Preparations are underway to begin removal of Niagara Co. ice boom

04.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

If weather conditions allow and the ice melts as anticipated, crews from the New York Power Authority will begin opening the boom for the season on Monday. Last year the boom opening began on April 10th.

More than half of Pennsylvania's counties have dropped in population

04.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Thirty-seven commonwealth counties in the Keystone State lost population from 2017 to 2018, according to census data. Many onlookers have attributed the slack to a dearth of qualified workers for highly skilled jobs.

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