A NY univ. tries to tackle tick-borne illnesses

07.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Upstate Medical University in Syracuse is teaming up with the CDC in launching a program to combat the spread of lyme disease. Since some people don't know what a tick looks like, the state has set up a tick identification program.  It...

Watch your speed this week in NY

07.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

Police in New York state are increasing patrols to target and ticket reckless, aggressive, and impaired drivers during the Fourth of July holiday. Cops will set up sobriety checkpoints through Friday, and will be on the lookout for drivers...

Supreme Court's gerrymandering ruling should have no immediate impact on PA

06.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

That's because the series of legal disputes that played out in the Keystone State took place largely within the state court system with Pennsylvania's Supreme Court having thrown out the former congressional maps to impose its own for the 2018...

Toll hike means you'll pay more for infrastructure and access to NYC airports

06.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has proposed raising tolls at its bridges and tunnels and hiking fares on its PATH rail service and on trains to JFK and Newark airports. It’s also seeking a $4 surcharge on taxis and...

Chaos as PA Senate hearing turned into a shouting match over a welfare program

06.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

It began when Republicans attempted to block Democrats from offering amendments to keep the benefits;  and Lt. Governor John Fetterman, who was presiding over the meeting, didn't allow Majority Leader Jake Corman to speak. Democrats say the...

NY native back in Batavia after receivng Medal of Honor from Pres. Trump

06.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Former Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia is the first living Iraq War veteran to receive the nation's highest military honor.   Bellavia helped his platoon escape fire in Fallujah in November 2004 and killed at least four insurgents.  

"Queen City" Buffalo is the "king" of bad drivers

06.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Buffalo is home to the worst drivers in the Empire State, according to a new Allstate report; ranking worse than Manhattan drivers. The Queen City also came in at 148th safest among 200 U.S. cities studied. The silver lining in that Buffalo...

Plan to protect Pennsylvanians against pyramid schemes passes House

06.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

The unanimously passed bill amends the unfair trade practices and consumer protection law and highlights the distinction between direct-sale companies with a pyramid-like structure and "fly-by-night" operators attempting to rip off the public...

Stud. test scores may play smaller role in how PA teachers are graded

06.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

The state senate is set to vote on legislation that will de-emphasize student test performance in evaluating public school teachers and principals. Instead, the bill would increase the weight classroom observations carry in those job...

Oswego, NY's mayor calls for IJC to cancel its "Plan 2014"

06.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

This, as the region is seeing some of the worst flooding in recent memory. Mayor Bill Barlow says the International Joint Commission's plan is to blame for recent flooding. The commission blames excessive rain for the flooding. But, Barlow...

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