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New powers for Pennsylvania's AG

07.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

A new law, which is now in effect, gives Josh Shapiro the power to investigate and prosecute abuse. Specifically, towards the elderly and care-dependent people. The new law will also remove the need to prove that physical injury occurred in...

A 24-year-old man is recovering after falling 50 feet on a trail at Niagara Falls

07.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

It happened early Sunday morning when the man was walking on the upper gorge rim trail and reportedly lost his footing--falling onto the lower gorge trail. He suffered multiple broken bones, but was conscious when he was flown to the hospital.

An environmental advocacy group says air quality in PA is getting worse

07.16.18 | Terry Diener

The report from the PennEnvironment Policy and Research Center shows that on average, one-third of the days in 2016 had unhealthy air quality. The group says nine metro areas of Pennsylvania were sampled. A spokeswoman says they're using the...

Gov. Cuomo calls to keep the food stamp program in place at farmers markets

07.16.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

New York’s governor is urging feds to continue the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that allows low-income households access to fresh produce and other locally produced items at farmers markets. Governor Cuomo says the federal...

NY will soon allow anyone prescribed an opioid to request medical pot instead

07.13.18 | Bob Price

The state health department announced the controversial new policy. Commissioner Howard Zucker says medical marijuana has been shown to be an effective pain treatment that does not carry the risk of addiction that comes with opioids. He thinks...

Jury convicts key players of corruption in Cuomo's 'Buffalo Billion'' program

07.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

All four defendants were found guilty on all counts Thursday after a month-long trial that put a spotlight on how lucrative contracts were awarded for redevelopment projects in Syracuse and Buffalo.

Relief is in sight for long traffic light experiences in Pennsylvania

07.13.18 | Bill Price

Governor Wolf announced that the Department of Transportation will be doling-out $31 million for traffic signal upgrades in 70 municipalities across the commonwealth. The funding all part of the department of transportation's Green Llight-Go...

PA school leaders are slated to debate high school sports plan

07.13.18 | Terry Diener

Representatives from at least 75 school districts are slated to meet in State College to discuss replacing the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), the governing body that operates all state championship tournaments...

Report: PA SC justices accepted nearly $180K from campaign contributors linked to report on sex abuse by priests

07.12.18 | Brandon Dickson

The analysis of campaign finance records by the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Daily News, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette notes those funds came from attorneys and law firms involved in the secret grand jury report on sexual abuse by catholic...

A couple of NY lawmakers are not happy with the state's cashless tolling system

07.12.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti and Senator David Carlucci want the state thruway authority to rip-up its 72-million-dollar contract with operator Conduent. A new audit released by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli shows the bulk of unbilled tolls, worth...

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