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Bill Passed By Pa. Legislature Could Save You Money on Prescription Drugs


Created: Wed, 8 Jul 2020 09:06:00 EDT

Author: Cody Carlson

A bill that could save you money on prescription drugs in the future is on its way to Governor Tom Wolf’s desk. House Bill 943 would outlaw what’s known as “gag clauses” by Pharmacy Benefit Managers, or PBMs.

Read more: Bill Passed By Pa. Legislature Could Save You Money on Prescription Drugs


Economic Blackout Protest Supports Black Lives Matter Movement


Created: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 19:05:00 EDT

Author: Sarah Horbacewicz

Today the national Black Lives Matter movement called for an economic protest-- urging shoppers to only support black owned businesses. Black Americans account for roughly 1.3 trillion dollars in annual US spending and today's protest aimed to show how just one day of limited spending from people of color and allies could impact the economy.

Read more: Economic Blackout Protest Supports Black Lives Matter Movement


Three more states added to NYS COVID-19 travel advisory


Created: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 11:58:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced three additional states have been added to New York's COVD-19 travel advisory.

Read more: Three more states added to NYS COVID-19 travel advisory


New required anti-discrimination form for real estate dealings in New York


Created: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 07:50:00 EDT

Author: Jared Esposito

New York real estate professionals are now required to give their clients a disclosure form that highlights fair housing and ant-discrimination rules.

Read more: New required anti-discrimination form for real estate dealings in New York


Foundation with no Black Lives Matter Movement affiliation solicits donations illegally


Created: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 03:29:00 EDT

Author: Olivia Jaquith

A foundation with a similar name to the Black Lives Matter Movement, but with no affiliation, has been soliciting donations illegally.

Read more: Foundation with no Black Lives Matter Movement affiliation solicits donations illegally


NY officials finalizing guidance on possible reopening of schools in September


Created: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 02:56:00 EDT

Author: Olivia Jaquith

New York State officials are finalizing guidance on the possible reopening of schools in September.

Read more: NY officials finalizing guidance on possible reopening of schools in September


Pennsylvania Pence's Pennsylvania plan includes fundraiser, police union


Created: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 02:29:00 EDT

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Vice President Mike Pence will travel again to Pennsylvania this week, dropping in on an important presidential battleground state. 

Read more: Pennsylvania Pence's Pennsylvania plan includes fundraiser, police union


Flags flown half-staff after death of Fort Drum soldier in Afghanistan


Created: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 02:25:00 EDT

Author: Olivia Jaquith

The state of New York is in mourning after the loss of a Fort Drum soldier in Afghanistan.

Read more: Flags flown half-staff after death of Fort Drum soldier in Afghanistan


Additional $53M Designated For Child Care Providers in Pennsylvania


Created: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 17:01:00 EDT

Author: Cody Carlson

Child care providers across Pennsylvania impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will see another round of financial support from the state. This month, $53 million from the state’s share of Federal CARES Act dollars has been designated to help them.

Read more: Additional $53M Designated For Child Care Providers in Pennsylvania


2020 New York State Fair canceled


Created: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 15:11:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

During a Monday press briefing in New York City, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the annual New York State fair has been canceled. 

Read more: 2020 New York State Fair canceled


New job scam targets the unemployed


Created: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 09:47:00 EDT

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A new job scam targets the unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more: New job scam targets the unemployed


Violent Fourth of July in Rochester; 11 people shot, one stabbed


Created: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 09:26:00 EDT

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Several acts of violence left many Rochester residents in the hospital following the Fourth of July. 

Read more: Violent Fourth of July in Rochester; 11 people shot, one stabbed


Gov. Cuomo issues order on school budget revotes


Created: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 09:22:00 EDT

Author: Olivia Jaquith

School districts throughout New York have the option to hold a budget revote later this month.

Read more: Gov. Cuomo issues order on school budget revotes


NY bans fireworks through August 2


Created: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 04:02:00 EDT

Author: Olivia Jaquith

The use of fireworks is prohibited in New York through at least August 2. 

Read more: NY bans fireworks through August 2


Teenager killed and two other people hurt in a domestic incident


Created: Sun, 5 Jul 2020 22:50:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

Vestal, NY (WENY) -- According to CBS affiliate WBNG, a teenager has been killed and two others have been hurt following a domestic incident in the Town of Vestal. According to WBNG, the Vestal Police department responded to a domestic incident at a home in the 700 block of Rano Boulevard, around 9:00 Saturday night. They tell WBNG, that an 11-year-old found her mother and sister shot in the head. Police say that the child's father was holding a gun.

Read more: Teenager killed and two other people hurt in a domestic incident


Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park


Created: Sun, 5 Jul 2020 22:28:00 EDT

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass has been ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches. Police say the statue of Douglass was taken from Maplewood Park and placed near the Genesee River gorge on Sunday. On July 5, 1852, Douglass gave the speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” in Rochester. There was no indication the vandalism was timed to the anniversary.

Read more: Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park


New York courts to begin temperature checks


Created: Sun, 5 Jul 2020 09:13:00 EDT

Author: Vanessa Rizzitano

Starting tomorrow, courts across New York state will be checking for COVID-19 symptoms. 

Read more: New York courts to begin temperature checks


Importance of protecting yourself over the holiday weekend


Created: Sun, 5 Jul 2020 09:11:00 EDT

Author: Vanessa Rizzitano

The Fourth of July may be over but it is still the holiday weekend.

Read more: Importance of protecting yourself over the holiday weekend


Southern Tier police agencies report increase in firework complaints


Created: Sun, 5 Jul 2020 09:11:00 EDT

Author: Vanessa Rizzitano

Most fireworks are illegal in New York state but people in the Southern Tier seem to be ignoring that.

Read more: Southern Tier police agencies report increase in firework complaints


Festival of Balloons officially canceled for 2020


Created: Sun, 5 Jul 2020 00:03:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

Dansville, NY (WENY) -- The 2020 Dansville Festival of Balloons, host to the New York State Festival of Balloons has been canceled after originally being scheduled for the beginning of September. The decision from the board came after they decided that “the health and safety concern outweighed our desire to hold the 2020 festival”. Next year's festival is still on and is slated to be September 3rd through the 5th. It will be the 40th annual Dansville Festival of Balloons...

Read more: Festival of Balloons officially canceled for 2020


In Lieu of Fireworks A Partial Lunar Eclipse Tonight


Created: Sat, 4 Jul 2020 19:41:00 EDT

Author: Sarah Horbacewicz

If you look up to the sky tonight the moon might look a little different. That's because at around 12:30am we will be at the maximum viewing point for tonight's penumbral lunar eclipse that will create a partial shadow on the moon.

Read more: In Lieu of Fireworks A Partial Lunar Eclipse Tonight


COVID-19 Task Force examines scenarios for a return to high school sports


Created: Fri, 3 Jul 2020 03:26:00 EDT

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As high school athletic programs await guidance from Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association held the second meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force earlier this week.

Read more: COVID-19 Task Force examines scenarios for a return to high school sports


Outlining legal fireworks in New York and Pennsylvania


Created: Fri, 3 Jul 2020 03:23:00 EDT

Author: Olivia Jaquith

Complaints to municipalities have been at record highs as residents set off fireworks from home ahead of Independence Day weekend.

Read more: Outlining legal fireworks in New York and Pennsylvania


Last Pa. county moves into Green Phase


Created: Fri, 3 Jul 2020 03:09:00 EDT

Author: Olivia Jaquith

The last county in Pennsylvania is moving to the Green Phase Friday.

Read more: Last Pa. county moves into Green Phase


PASSHE Redesign Efforts Boosted By Newly Signed Legislation


Created: Thu, 2 Jul 2020 17:09:00 EDT

Author: Cody Carlson

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is in the midst of a redesign, and its being bolstered by recent legislation passed by the General Assembly.

Read more: PASSHE Redesign Efforts Boosted By Newly Signed Legislation


N.Y. sports to return without fans


Created: Thu, 2 Jul 2020 07:22:00 EDT

Author: Jared Esposito

Sports are coming back to the Empire State but without fans in the stands.

Read more: N.Y. sports to return without fans


Chemung County to participate in statewide STOP-DWI enforcement effort


Created: Thu, 2 Jul 2020 03:52:00 EDT

Author: Olivia Jaquith

New York is cracking down on impaired drivers this holiday weekend with a statewide STOP-DWI enforcement effort.

Read more: Chemung County to participate in statewide STOP-DWI enforcement effort


Gov. Cuomo to create COVID-19 restriction enforcement department


Created: Thu, 2 Jul 2020 03:17:00 EDT

Author: Olivia Jaquith

New York State is creating an enforcement department to ensure residents are adhering to COVID-19 guidance and restrictions.

Read more: Gov. Cuomo to create COVID-19 restriction enforcement department


Most NY counties continue to count June 23rd primary results


Created: Thu, 2 Jul 2020 00:23:00 EDT

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Most countries across New York are resuming the counting of a flood of absentee ballots that could decide the results of the June 23 primary.

Read more: Most NY counties continue to count June 23rd primary results


Judge: Gov. Cuomo's eviction suspension is constitutional


Created: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:30:00 EDT

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A Manhattan federal judge says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acted constitutionally when he temporarily banned evictions because of the coronavirus.

Read more: Judge: Gov. Cuomo's eviction suspension is constitutional


Border agents find big marijuana cache in truck entering US


Created: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:27:00 EDT

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Border agents have seized nearly 9,500 pounds of marijuana from a truck entering Buffalo from Canada.

Read more: Border agents find big marijuana cache in truck entering US


Man dies in fireworks accident in Scranton


Created: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:23:00 EDT

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Authorities say a man was killed in a fireworks accident in northeastern Pennsylvania over the weekend. 

Read more: Man dies in fireworks accident in Scranton


Binghamton's economic recovery is faster than most of New York's


Created: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 07:17:00 EDT

Author: Vanessa Rizzitano

Binghamton's economic recovery is faster than most of New York's. 

Read more: Binghamton's economic recovery is faster than most of New York's


Pennsylvania lawmakers wrestle anew with major gambling bill


Created: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 00:18:00 EDT

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Under a draft amendment, businesses with liquor licenses could install the so-called video gaming terminals.

Read more: Pennsylvania lawmakers wrestle anew with major gambling bill


Tompkins County Health Preparing for College Students This Fall


Created: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 18:13:00 EDT

Author: Sarah Horbacewicz

As Tompkins County maintains just one active case of COVID-19, many are looking to the thousands of students from TC3, Cornell University, and Ithaca College that may come back to the area this fall and wondering how they can make safety a priority.

Read more: Tompkins County Health Preparing for College Students This Fall


Home Buyers Face Competition in Tight Housing Market Following COVID


Created: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 18:10:00 EDT

Author: Sarah Horbacewicz

The pandemic's lasting effects have impacted dozens of industries close to home, including the one that finds them. Realtors have seen a spike in housing in the local area as New York re-opens despite COVID-19 concerns slowing down some markets across the country.

Read more: Home Buyers Face Competition in Tight Housing Market Following COVID


DEC issues 'Fire Danger Warning' for parts of NYS


Created: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 13:49:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued a “Fire Danger Warning” as parts of New York State face abnormally dry conditions. 

Read more: DEC issues 'Fire Danger Warning' for parts of NYS


Food Bank of The Southern Tier Continues Food Drive Thru Distribution for Families


Created: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 19:45:00 EDT

Author: Christina Episcopo

We’re committed to continuing to support our school partners who are able to handle our additional food like the food boxes that we have to distribute to families in need.

Read more: Food Bank of The Southern Tier Continues Food Drive Thru Distribution for Families


Philadelphia Phillies affected by coronavirus


Created: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 09:49:00 EDT

Author: Vanessa Rizzitano

The Philadelphia Phillies are dealing with an outbreak of coronavirus. 

Read more: Philadelphia Phillies affected by coronavirus


Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese seeks bankruptcy protection


Created: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 00:39:00 EDT

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The diocese has been hit with more 100  lawsuits alleging clergy sexual misconduct under the Child Victims Act passed last year.

Read more: Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese seeks bankruptcy protection


Utility regulators keep moratorium on service terminations


Created: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 22:34:00 EDT

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission is rejecting an attempt to end its three-month-old moratorium preventing utilities from terminating service to non-paying customers while the state fights the spread of the coronavirus. Thursday's 2-2 vote means the motion failed. Commissioner John Coleman sought to allow electric, water, sewer and telephone utilities to restart termination processes in July. Coleman says courts could end Wolf’s emergency di...

Read more: Utility regulators keep moratorium on service terminations


Gas driller pushes back against grand jury, defends record


Created: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 22:32:00 EDT

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DIMOCK, Pa. (AP) - A gas driller is pushing back against a grand jury’s claim that it acted with “long-term indifference” toward a Pennsylvania community where high levels of methane leaked into residential groundwater supplies. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. was charged this week with breaking state environmental laws.

Read more: Gas driller pushes back against grand jury, defends record


WATCH: Interviews with Family of Children Killed in Daycare Fire


Created: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:53:00 EDT

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A fire ripped through the Harris Family Daycare on West 11th Street, killing five children Sunday.

Read more: WATCH: Interviews with Family of Children Killed in Daycare Fire


Mother of Two Year Old Who Died in Fire Shares Pictures


Created: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:26:00 EDT

Author: Lisa Adams

Mother shares photos of baby.

Read more: Mother of Two Year Old Who Died in Fire Shares Pictures


Pennsylvania DEP to Conduct Air Quality Sampling Near Erie Coke Plant


Created: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:21:00 EDT

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Thirteen monitors will be placed along the outside of the facility and at four locations in the community.

Read more: Pennsylvania DEP to Conduct Air Quality Sampling Near Erie Coke Plant


Copy-Closing arguments at trial of self-improvement group founder


Created: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:11:00 EDT

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A federal prosecutor says the former spiritual leader of a cult-like self-improvement group was a "con man" and a "crime boss."

Read more: Copy-Closing arguments at trial of self-improvement group founder


PA House's $2B no-new-taxes revenue plan could be thorny


Created: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:59:00 EDT

Author: Isabel Garcia

The thorny question of where to find $2 billion will dominate the upcoming weekend session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. House members were expected to reconvene in Harrisburg on Saturday amid a three-week budget stalemate with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Senate. 

Read more: PA House's $2B no-new-taxes revenue plan could be thorny


Tornado damage confirmed in western NY


Created: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:04:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

No injuries have been reported as severe storms ripped through the area Thursday, uprooting trees and knocking down power lines.

Read more: Tornado damage confirmed in western NY


Suspect in Times Square car crash that killed 1 is indicted


Created: Wed, 24 May 2017 16:03:00 EDT

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A man accused of intentionally mowing down pedestrians with his car on a Times Square sidewalk has been indicted by a grand jury.

Read more: Suspect in Times Square car crash that killed 1 is indicted

 
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