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  • Pennsylvania Senate to seek way to fund state budget

    Pennsylvania Senate to seek way to fund state budget

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-07-26 17:36:38 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Senate is returning to the Capitol to see if it can devise a plan for plugging a $2 billion hole in the state budget, which took effect July 1.      House Republicans tried but failed last week to come up with a proposed solution.      Now the Republican-controlled Senate is hoping to do better during two days in Harrisburg, starting Wednesday.      Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf allowed the $32 billion bud...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Senate is returning to the Capitol to see if it can devise a plan for plugging a $2 billion hole in the state budget, which took effect July 1.      House Republicans tried but failed last week to come up with a proposed solution.      Now the Republican-controlled Senate is hoping to do better during two days in Harrisburg, starting Wednesday.      Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf allowed the $32 billion bud...
  • New York to study 'textalyzer' technology

    New York to study 'textalyzer' technology

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:40 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:40:01 GMT

    New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a crash was texting while driving.

    New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a crash was texting while driving.

  • Toxic algae can harm dogs, officials warn

    Toxic algae can harm dogs, officials warn

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:33 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:33:09 GMT

    State parks and New York Sea Grant are getting the word out about algae that can make dogs sick. Its been found in Cayuga Lake.

    State parks and New York Sea Grant are getting the word out about algae that can make dogs sick. Its been found in Cayuga Lake.

  • New York asks pool owners to look for tree-killing beetles

    New York asks pool owners to look for tree-killing beetles

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:05 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:05:27 GMT

    New York state officials are asking swimming pool owners to look for a tree-killing invasive beetle when they clean their pool filters.

    New York state officials are asking swimming pool owners to look for a tree-killing invasive beetle when they clean their pool filters.

  • Donation helps Duquesne Law provide training for judges

    Donation helps Duquesne Law provide training for judges

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-07-25 21:27:19 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A $7.5 million grant will help Duquesne Law School lead an effort to improve continuing education programs for Pennsylvania's judges, district judges, senior judges and justices. Duquesne announced Tuesday the donation from alumnus Tom Kline that will create a center for judicial education named for the Philadelphia lawyer. The state Supreme Court in December imposed a requirement that judges annually complete at least three hours of training in ethics and nine hou...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A $7.5 million grant will help Duquesne Law School lead an effort to improve continuing education programs for Pennsylvania's judges, district judges, senior judges and justices. Duquesne announced Tuesday the donation from alumnus Tom Kline that will create a center for judicial education named for the Philadelphia lawyer. The state Supreme Court in December imposed a requirement that judges annually complete at least three hours of training in ethics and nine hou...
  • Cuomo: NY will make it easier to register to vote

    Cuomo: NY will make it easier to register to vote

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:37:44 GMT

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all state agencies to provide voter registration information in an effort to increase participation in elections.

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all state agencies to provide voter registration information in an effort to increase participation in elections.

  • Defense costs up to $426,000 in Frein case

    Defense costs up to $426,000 in Frein case

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-07-24 15:07:20 GMT

    A judge has approved more than $55,000 in new defense attorney fees for a sniper who killed a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounded another outside their barracks.

    A judge has approved more than $55,000 in new defense attorney fees for a sniper who killed a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounded another outside their barracks.

  • Ruling raises questions about Pennsylvania's sex offender registry's future

    Ruling raises questions about Pennsylvania's sex offender registry's future

    Monday, July 24 2017 7:26 AM EDT2017-07-24 11:26:43 GMT

    Changes are coming to Pennsylvania's sex offender registry as a result of a state Supreme Court decision issued last week, but experts say it's unclear exactly how they will play out.

    Changes are coming to Pennsylvania's sex offender registry as a result of a state Supreme Court decision issued last week, but experts say it's unclear exactly how they will play out.

  • Food Bank of the the Southern Tier holds annual bike ride to feed the hungry

    Food Bank of the the Southern Tier holds annual bike ride to feed the hungry

    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:19 AM EDT2017-07-23 08:19:39 GMT

    Bikers hit the streets on Saturday to raise money for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The annual bike ride has been going on for over a decade. For the past three years all the proceeds have been going to the food bank.

    Bikers hit the streets on Saturday to raise money for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The annual bike ride has been going on for over a decade. For the past three years all the proceeds have been going to the food bank.

  • Police: Woman steals taxi, picks up paying passengers

    Police: Woman steals taxi, picks up paying passengers

    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:14 AM EDT2017-07-23 08:14:47 GMT

    Philadelphia police say a 65-year-old woman stole a taxi and picked up a fare. 

    Philadelphia police say a 65-year-old woman stole a taxi and picked up a fare. 

  • Syracuse woman facing weapon charges in Ithaca

    Syracuse woman facing weapon charges in Ithaca

    Sunday, July 23 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-07-23 04:45:28 GMT

    A woman form Syracuse is in trouble with the law after police say she tried to steal from a gas station.

    A woman form Syracuse is in trouble with the law after police say she tried to steal from a gas station.

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

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

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:59:36 GMT

    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. 

    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. 

  • Legal minimum age of marriage in NYS is now 17

    Legal minimum age of marriage in NYS is now 17

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-07-21 22:00:22 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state has raised the age of marriage to 17 in an effort to prevent child marriage. The change took effect Thursday, a month after lawmakers voted to rewrite a state law that had allowed children as young as 14 to legally wed. Under the new rules, an individual aged 17 must receive judicial approval before marrying. New York had been one of only three states that allowed 14-year-olds to marry, the others being North Carolina and Alaska. More than 3,800 ...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state has raised the age of marriage to 17 in an effort to prevent child marriage. The change took effect Thursday, a month after lawmakers voted to rewrite a state law that had allowed children as young as 14 to legally wed. Under the new rules, an individual aged 17 must receive judicial approval before marrying. New York had been one of only three states that allowed 14-year-olds to marry, the others being North Carolina and Alaska. More than 3,800 ...
  • Pennsylvania jobless rate unchanged as payrolls creep higher

    Pennsylvania jobless rate unchanged as payrolls creep higher

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:10 AM EDT2017-07-21 14:10:52 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained the same in June, as payrolls crept higher.      The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was 5 percent last month, the same as in May. The national rate was 4.4 percent in June.      The household survey found that the civilian labor force, employment, and unemployment were all relatively stable last month.      A separ...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained the same in June, as payrolls crept higher.      The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was 5 percent last month, the same as in May. The national rate was 4.4 percent in June.      The household survey found that the civilian labor force, employment, and unemployment were all relatively stable last month.      A separ...
  • New York gets 75,000 applications for free tuition program

    New York gets 75,000 applications for free tuition program

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:32 AM EDT2017-07-21 11:32:43 GMT

    Officials say about 75,000 people have applied for New York's new tuition-free college program but it's not yet known how many of them will receive an award.

    Officials say about 75,000 people have applied for New York's new tuition-free college program but it's not yet known how many of them will receive an award.

  • Tornado damage confirmed in western NY

    Tornado damage confirmed in western NY

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-07-21 04:04:36 GMT

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

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

  • Lawmakers calling on DEC to stop salt mine expansion

    Lawmakers calling on DEC to stop salt mine expansion

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-07-20 23:11:53 GMT
    ITHACA (WENY) - Cayuga Salt Mine has been in operation for nearly 100 years. Now, Lawmakers are calling on the DEC to put an end to under water expansion. Cargill recently applied for more permits, allowing it to expand its current operation north up the lake. Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton announced Thursday, that she and Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Environmental Conservation, drafted a joint letter to the DEC asking to block their request...
    ITHACA (WENY) - Cayuga Salt Mine has been in operation for nearly 100 years. Now, Lawmakers are calling on the DEC to put an end to under water expansion. Cargill recently applied for more permits, allowing it to expand its current operation north up the lake. Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton announced Thursday, that she and Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Environmental Conservation, drafted a joint letter to the DEC asking to block their request...
  • Supreme Court: Warrant needed for blood of unconscious man

    Supreme Court: Warrant needed for blood of unconscious man

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-07-20 14:33:02 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court says police have to get a search warrant if they want to draw blood from an unconscious person suspected of driving drunk.      Wednesday's decision stems from the 2012 arrest of a Philadelphia man police say appeared drunk before they found an open bottle of brandy in his vehicle.      The case became more complicated when doctors gave the man medicine that rendered him unconscious before police could...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court says police have to get a search warrant if they want to draw blood from an unconscious person suspected of driving drunk.      Wednesday's decision stems from the 2012 arrest of a Philadelphia man police say appeared drunk before they found an open bottle of brandy in his vehicle.      The case became more complicated when doctors gave the man medicine that rendered him unconscious before police could...
  • Parents who 'gifted' daughter to man get prison sentence

    Parents who 'gifted' daughter to man get prison sentence

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:19 AM EDT2017-07-20 12:19:18 GMT

     A Pennsylvania judge has sentenced a married couple to up to seven years in prison after they "gifted" their oldest daughter to a cult-like figure who sexually assaulted the girl and her five sisters.

     A Pennsylvania judge has sentenced a married couple to up to seven years in prison after they "gifted" their oldest daughter to a cult-like figure who sexually assaulted the girl and her five sisters.

  • Schumer Calls On Feds To Increase Support For NY Craft Beer Industry

    Schumer Calls On Feds To Increase Support For NY Craft Beer Industry

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:11 AM EDT2017-07-20 12:11:00 GMT

    The craft beer market in New York State is rapidly expanding, and one U.S. Senator wants to make sure it has as much support as possible.

    The craft beer market in New York State is rapidly expanding, and one U.S. Senator wants to make sure it has as much support as possible.

  • New York State Adopts Regulations For Paid Family Leave Program

    New York State Adopts Regulations For Paid Family Leave Program

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:46 AM EDT2017-07-20 11:46:49 GMT

    New York State has adopted regulations implementing New York's Paid Family Leave program.

    New York State has adopted regulations implementing New York's Paid Family Leave program.

  • Gov. Cuomo: Discriminating against tenants with kids not OK

    Gov. Cuomo: Discriminating against tenants with kids not OK

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:35 AM EDT2017-07-20 11:35:51 GMT

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state won't tolerate landlords who refuse to rent to people because they have children. The Democrat announced Wednesday that he's expanding an ongoing investigation.

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state won't tolerate landlords who refuse to rent to people because they have children. The Democrat announced Wednesday that he's expanding an ongoing investigation.

  • Mansfield University named 'College of Distinction"

    Mansfield University named 'College of Distinction"

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:09:50 GMT

    MANSFIELD, PA (WENY) -- Mansfield University has been named as one of the nation's College of Distinction for the third year in a row. To become a college of distinction, colleges must show dedication to student engagement, empowerment, and curriculum innovation. They must also show excellence in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.

    MANSFIELD, PA (WENY) -- Mansfield University has been named as one of the nation's College of Distinction for the third year in a row. To become a college of distinction, colleges must show dedication to student engagement, empowerment, and curriculum innovation. They must also show excellence in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.

  • Gov. Cuomo launches pledge encouraging businesses to hire qualified people with criminal convictions

    Gov. Cuomo launches pledge encouraging businesses to hire qualified people with criminal convictions

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:31 AM EDT2017-07-19 12:31:19 GMT

    Governor Cuomo launched the "Work for Success Pledge" Tuesday. It's an online pledge in which businesses commit to consider hiring qualified individuals with criminal convictions.

    Governor Cuomo launched the "Work for Success Pledge" Tuesday. It's an online pledge in which businesses commit to consider hiring qualified individuals with criminal convictions.

  • Pennsylvania turnpike toll price to increase 6%

    Pennsylvania turnpike toll price to increase 6%

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:14 AM EDT2017-07-19 12:14:44 GMT

    Motorists on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be hit next year with a 6 percent increase in the price of tolls. 

    Motorists on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be hit next year with a 6 percent increase in the price of tolls. 

  • Southern Tier hospitals get funding for improvement projects

    Southern Tier hospitals get funding for improvement projects

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-07-19 12:03:32 GMT

    Governor Cuomo wants to protect and transform the Southern Tier's health system, so he's announced $40 million to support six projects that will improve facilities and patient care. 

    Governor Cuomo wants to protect and transform the Southern Tier's health system, so he's announced $40 million to support six projects that will improve facilities and patient care. 

  • Free college tuition program deadline Friday July 21

    Free college tuition program deadline Friday July 21

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:45 AM EDT2017-07-19 11:45:53 GMT

    The deadline to apply for New York's free college tuition program is Friday July 21st. 

    The deadline to apply for New York's free college tuition program is Friday July 21st. 

  • Talks over Pennsylvania budget deadlock take unexpected turn

    Talks over Pennsylvania budget deadlock take unexpected turn

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 10:17 PM EDT2017-07-19 02:17:03 GMT

    Efforts to end Pennsylvania's 18-day stalemate over how to pay for a nearly $32 billion budget took an unexpected turn. 

    Efforts to end Pennsylvania's 18-day stalemate over how to pay for a nearly $32 billion budget took an unexpected turn. 

  • Owego-Apalachin teachers headed to India

    Owego-Apalachin teachers headed to India

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:25:10 GMT

    In just over a week, Anne Harris, a 5th grade teacher at Owego Elementary, will board a plane to India. It's all part of a cultural exchange program--one that allowed her to host a teacher from India last year. 

    In just over a week, Anne Harris, a 5th grade teacher at Owego Elementary, will board a plane to India. It's all part of a cultural exchange program--one that allowed her to host a teacher from India last year. 

  • 2nd case of rare tick-borne illness confirmed in upstate NY

    2nd case of rare tick-borne illness confirmed in upstate NY

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-07-18 15:52:35 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Health officials say a second case of a rare tick-borne virus has been confirmed and another is probable in the upstate New York county where a man died last month after contracting the illness. State health officials say Tuesday a second case of the Powassan virus has been confirmed in Saratoga County. Officials expected a third case to be confirmed as Powassan. The person with the confirmed case of Powassan remains hospitalized, while the other person was treat...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Health officials say a second case of a rare tick-borne virus has been confirmed and another is probable in the upstate New York county where a man died last month after contracting the illness. State health officials say Tuesday a second case of the Powassan virus has been confirmed in Saratoga County. Officials expected a third case to be confirmed as Powassan. The person with the confirmed case of Powassan remains hospitalized, while the other person was treat...
  • Poll: Cuomo popularity dropping

    Poll: Cuomo popularity dropping

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:06 AM EDT2017-07-18 15:06:58 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Another poll says Gov. Andrew Cuomo's popularity is sagging amid New York City's transit troubles.      Tuesday's Siena College poll found that 52 percent of respondents gave the Democratic governor an overall favorable rating, down from 61 percent two months ago.      Just 43 percent rated Cuomo's performance as excellent or good, with 55 percent rating it as fair or poor.      When asked about transit, 59 percent of re...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Another poll says Gov. Andrew Cuomo's popularity is sagging amid New York City's transit troubles.      Tuesday's Siena College poll found that 52 percent of respondents gave the Democratic governor an overall favorable rating, down from 61 percent two months ago.      Just 43 percent rated Cuomo's performance as excellent or good, with 55 percent rating it as fair or poor.      When asked about transit, 59 percent of re...
  • Red Cross needs volunteers to install smoke alarms

    Red Cross needs volunteers to install smoke alarms

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 9:55 AM EDT2017-07-18 13:55:52 GMT

    The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers for their "Sound the Alarm" home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event. 

    The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers for their "Sound the Alarm" home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event. 

  • Gillibrand to discuss federal effort to combat Lyme disease

    Gillibrand to discuss federal effort to combat Lyme disease

    Monday, July 17 2017 7:06 AM EDT2017-07-17 11:06:42 GMT

    U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand will be in upstate New York to discuss efforts by the federal government to battle Lyme disease.

    U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand will be in upstate New York to discuss efforts by the federal government to battle Lyme disease.

  • DiNardo killed 4 missing PA men after feeling cheated in drug deals

    DiNardo killed 4 missing PA men after feeling cheated in drug deals

    Friday, July 14 2017 8:59 AM EDT2017-07-14 12:59:34 GMT

    A drug dealer has confessed to killing four young Pennsylvania men after he felt cheated or threatened during three drug transactions and then burned their bodies at his family’s farm in suburban Philadelphia, a person with firsthand knowledge of his confession said.

    A drug dealer has confessed to killing four young Pennsylvania men after he felt cheated or threatened during three drug transactions and then burned their bodies at his family’s farm in suburban Philadelphia, a person with firsthand knowledge of his confession said.

  • BREAKING: Man Jailed in Connection to Missing Men in PA Confesses

    BREAKING: Man Jailed in Connection to Missing Men in PA Confesses

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:47:09 GMT

    NEW HOPE, Pa. (AP) -  A defense attorney for a jailed man connected to the search for four missing men in Pennsylvania says his client has admitted killing the four and told authorities the location of the bodies.    

    NEW HOPE, Pa. (AP) -  A defense attorney for a jailed man connected to the search for four missing men in Pennsylvania says his client has admitted killing the four and told authorities the location of the bodies.    

  • Powassan Virus: a tick-bourne illness

    Powassan Virus: a tick-bourne illness

    Thursday, July 13 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-07-13 21:51:54 GMT

    Earlier this week, a man from Saratoga County died after contracting a rare, tick-bourne illness. What do you need to know about the virus? 

    Earlier this week, a man from Saratoga County died after contracting a rare, tick-bourne illness. What do you need to know about the virus? 

  • Human remains found in search for missing men, 1 victim ID’d

    Human remains found in search for missing men, 1 victim ID’d

    Thursday, July 13 2017 7:20 AM EDT2017-07-13 11:20:34 GMT

    Investigators found the body of one of four missing young men along with other human remains buried on a Pennsylvania farm.

    Investigators found the body of one of four missing young men along with other human remains buried on a Pennsylvania farm.

  • NYS resident dies from tick related virus

    NYS resident dies from tick related virus

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-07-12 20:35:34 GMT

    According to the New York State Department of Health, a Saratoga County resident passed away earlier this week from the Powassan Virus.

    According to the New York State Department of Health, a Saratoga County resident passed away earlier this week from the Powassan Virus.

  • Property tax measure heading to Pennsylvania referendum

    Property tax measure heading to Pennsylvania referendum

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-07-12 18:30:48 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania voters will have the chance to decide whether to amend the state constitution in what lawmakers call an effort to allow more significant residential property tax reductions. The Senate voted 46-2 on Tuesday, clearing the way for the question to appear on the November statewide ballot. The bill also passed the House, as well as both chambers in the last two-year session of the Legislature. Under the referendum question, voters can amend the constit...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania voters will have the chance to decide whether to amend the state constitution in what lawmakers call an effort to allow more significant residential property tax reductions. The Senate voted 46-2 on Tuesday, clearing the way for the question to appear on the November statewide ballot. The bill also passed the House, as well as both chambers in the last two-year session of the Legislature. Under the referendum question, voters can amend the constit...
  • Major disaster declaration issued for 28 counties after March snow storm

    Major disaster declaration issued for 28 counties after March snow storm

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-07-12 17:10:48 GMT
    NEW YORK (WENY) - A major disaster declaration has been issued for 28 counties across New York due to the significant snow storm in March. The declaration is the next step in seeking financial assistance from the federal government once the $27.7 million damage threshold is met to allow local communities to continue their recovery. That assistance includes funding for emergency protective measures, debris removal, and repairs to public infrastructure. state and local governments had...
    NEW YORK (WENY) - A major disaster declaration has been issued for 28 counties across New York due to the significant snow storm in March. The declaration is the next step in seeking financial assistance from the federal government once the $27.7 million damage threshold is met to allow local communities to continue their recovery. That assistance includes funding for emergency protective measures, debris removal, and repairs to public infrastructure. state and local governments had...
  • Ithaca College Prof. working on NASA mission checks in on progress

    Ithaca College Prof. working on NASA mission checks in on progress

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-07-12 03:49:19 GMT

    A two year mission to space is now 10 months in the making. NASA's "OSIRIS-REX" spacecraft is on a trip to an asteroid named "Benu" to bring back very detailed information, possibly answering life-long questions for scientists. 

    A two year mission to space is now 10 months in the making. NASA's "OSIRIS-REX" spacecraft is on a trip to an asteroid named "Benu" to bring back very detailed information, possibly answering life-long questions for scientists. 

  • Capitol goes quiet after unbalanced budget bill becomes law

    Capitol goes quiet after unbalanced budget bill becomes law

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-07-11 18:42:08 GMT

    Pennsylvania lawmakers are back in the Capitol, but without any sign of agreement to fully fund the $32 billion budget bill they passed nearly two weeks ago. 

    Pennsylvania lawmakers are back in the Capitol, but without any sign of agreement to fully fund the $32 billion budget bill they passed nearly two weeks ago. 

  • Unbalanced Pennsylvania budget bill becomes law

    Unbalanced Pennsylvania budget bill becomes law

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 7:48 AM EDT2017-07-11 11:48:47 GMT

    The budget bill became law Tuesday, even though it is badly out of balance.

    The budget bill became law Tuesday, even though it is badly out of balance.

  • NY to offer free swimming classes at state parks

    NY to offer free swimming classes at state parks

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 7:39 AM EDT2017-07-11 11:39:31 GMT

    New York is again hosting free learn-to-swim classes at selected state parks around the state.

    New York is again hosting free learn-to-swim classes at selected state parks around the state.

  • Airport officials seek additional grant funding, initial construction bids awarded

    Airport officials seek additional grant funding, initial construction bids awarded

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-07-11 04:13:41 GMT

    The Chemung County Aviation Committee met Monday night ahead of the full legislature meeting, to seek additional grant funding for the ongoing airport upgrade project at Elmira/Corning Regional Airport. 

    The Chemung County Aviation Committee met Monday night ahead of the full legislature meeting, to seek additional grant funding for the ongoing airport upgrade project at Elmira/Corning Regional Airport. 

  • Painted Post couple marries at Rochester cancer center

    Painted Post couple marries at Rochester cancer center

    Monday, July 10 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-07-10 21:37:17 GMT

    Kim was diagnosed with leukemia and has been staying at the Wilmot Cancer Institute in Rochester for over a month. That's why the Cancer Center and Strong Memorial Hospital helped the couple finally seal the deal.

    Kim was diagnosed with leukemia and has been staying at the Wilmot Cancer Institute in Rochester for over a month. That's why the Cancer Center and Strong Memorial Hospital helped the couple finally seal the deal.

  • Funding available for heating equipment maintenance

    Funding available for heating equipment maintenance

    Monday, July 10 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-07-10 19:14:54 GMT

    The state's Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced $2 million is available to help homeowners have their heating equipment cleaned and inspected before colder temperatures arrive in the fall.

    The state's Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced $2 million is available to help homeowners have their heating equipment cleaned and inspected before colder temperatures arrive in the fall.

  • Advance ticket sales underway for NYS Fair

    Advance ticket sales underway for NYS Fair

    Monday, July 10 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-07-10 16:57:01 GMT

    Advance sales are underway for tickets to the 2017 New York State Fair. 

    Advance sales are underway for tickets to the 2017 New York State Fair. 

  • 6 New York dairy processors join state certification program

    6 New York dairy processors join state certification program

    Monday, July 10 2017 11:15 AM EDT2017-07-10 15:15:32 GMT

    Six dairy processors who source their milk from more than 1,200 farms across the state have joined the New York State Grown and Certified program. 

    Six dairy processors who source their milk from more than 1,200 farms across the state have joined the New York State Grown and Certified program. 

  • New York State trooper shot, killed

    New York State trooper shot, killed

    Monday, July 10 2017 9:30 AM EDT2017-07-10 13:30:32 GMT

    A U.S. Army soldier is accused of shooting and killing a New York State Police trooper who was responding to a domestic dispute. 

    A U.S. Army soldier is accused of shooting and killing a New York State Police trooper who was responding to a domestic dispute. 

  • Last day arrives for Wolf to act on $32B spending bill

    Last day arrives for Wolf to act on $32B spending bill

    Monday, July 10 2017 9:16 AM EDT2017-07-10 13:16:10 GMT

    It looks increasingly unlikely that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will have funding legislation on his desk before he must decide on a nearly $32 billion spending bill. 

    It looks increasingly unlikely that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will have funding legislation on his desk before he must decide on a nearly $32 billion spending bill. 

  • Company removes beeping alarm clock in wall vent since 2004

    Company removes beeping alarm clock in wall vent since 2004

    Friday, July 7 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-07-07 18:02:02 GMT

    A heating contractor has removed a beeping alarm clock that's been inside a Pennsylvania family's wall vent for nearly 14 years.      

    A heating contractor has removed a beeping alarm clock that's been inside a Pennsylvania family's wall vent for nearly 14 years.      

  • Wildlife researchers: Bald Eagle population threatened by human-driven cause

    Wildlife researchers: Bald Eagle population threatened by human-driven cause

    Friday, July 7 2017 7:44 AM EDT2017-07-07 11:44:25 GMT

    New York State wildlife officials say the state's Bald Eagle population has hit a record of 323 breeding pairs.  But, new research shows the population is threatened by a human-driven cause: lead. 

    New York State wildlife officials say the state's Bald Eagle population has hit a record of 323 breeding pairs.  But, new research shows the population is threatened by a human-driven cause: lead. 

  • NYS Fair launches new drone video competition & festival

    NYS Fair launches new drone video competition & festival

    Friday, July 7 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-07-07 04:10:37 GMT

    Calling all drone users! The Great New York State Fair wants to know how you see the Empire State from the sky.  The fair is launching the state's first-ever competition for videos created using cameras on drones.

    Calling all drone users! The Great New York State Fair wants to know how you see the Empire State from the sky.  The fair is launching the state's first-ever competition for videos created using cameras on drones.

  • Suspect in Times Square car crash that killed 1 is indicted

    Suspect in Times Square car crash that killed 1 is indicted

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:03:46 GMT

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

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

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