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...

PA lawmaker seeks school safety $ through tax on violent video games

02.14.19 | Terry Diener

State Rep. Christopher Quinn said the tax revenue would be distributed to school districts undergoing projects to improve safety But the gaming industry, as well as some experts who study the impact of video games see Quinn's bill as misguided...

New York's governor signs the Child Victims Act

02.14.19 | Bob Price

The law extends the statute of limitations in child abuse cases and opens a one-year window during which victims can sue their abuser. Attorney Barry Covert says, "anyone of any age can bring a lawsuit against the abusers or people who...

"Zombie Deer Disease" has popped up in 23 states plus Pennsylvania

02.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

The CDC says chronic wasting disease was found in free-ranging deer, elk and moose across the country and in two Canadian provinces last month. Animals carrying the disease take on a zombie-like stare, become gaunt, and their rib cages become...

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