New York man who offered $500 for killing an ICE agent is acquitted

New York man who offered $500 for killing an ICE agent is acquitted

A New York man who police say offered to give anyone $500 to kill a federal immigration officer has been acquitted.

9 hrs 25 mins ago by Vanessa Rizzitano
Officals say the flu is 'prevalent' in New York

Officals say the flu is 'prevalent' in New York

New York officials have declared that the flu is “prevalent” in the state. 

9 hrs 44 mins ago
NY gives green light to expanding $15 minimum wage

NY gives green light to expanding $15 minimum wage

New York is moving ahead with a law that will raise the minimum wage statewide on New Year's Eve. 

22 hrs 5 mins ago
Pennsylvania Participates in National ‘Trees For Troops’ Program

Pennsylvania Participates in National ‘Trees For Troops’ Program

Pennsylvania is participating in a national program that delivers Christmas trees to service members. The Trees for Troops program is now into its 15th year, and it’s happening this weekend.

December 6th, 5:36 PM EST by Cody Carlson
N.Y. minimum wage phase-in to continue in 2020 following economic analysis

N.Y. minimum wage phase-in to continue in 2020 following economic analysis

In Long Island and Westchester, the minimum wage will increase to $13 on December 31. In the remainder of the state, it will increase to $11.80.

December 6th, 10:01 AM EST by Olivia Jaquith
NY commission drops investigation into advocate's billboards

NY commission drops investigation into advocate's billboards

Sullivan called the investigation “abusive." She says she was assaulted by a teacher two decades ago.

December 6th, 8:59 AM EST
Renewable energy groups push NY to put a price on carbon

Renewable energy groups push NY to put a price on carbon

Carbon pricing could slightly raise electricity prices for consumers in its first few years, but environmental groups say prices will eventually drop.

December 6th, 8:55 AM EST
Pennsylvania man charged in connection to theater shooting

Pennsylvania man charged in connection to theater shooting

One man is dead and anther victim in the hospital after a shooting at a movie theater in Pennsylvania.

December 6th, 8:41 AM EST
PFAS water contamination not widespread, Pennsylvania says

PFAS water contamination not widespread, Pennsylvania says

Wolf's administration said Thursday that one of 96 sites sampled tested above the federal health advisory level for two PFAS chemicals.

December 6th, 8:39 AM EST
Gov. Cuomo announces $14 million Farmland Protection initiative

Gov. Cuomo announces $14 million Farmland Protection initiative

The grant program will assist eligible farmers with production, conservation, and diversification.

December 6th, 8:34 AM EST by Olivia Jaquith
NY bail reforms lead to court date for Harvey Weinstein

NY bail reforms lead to court date for Harvey Weinstein

The hearing is one of many courts have scheduled across the state in advance of an overhaul of the state's rules for setting bail for criminal defendants.

December 6th, 8:26 AM EST
NY attorney general: Town is trying to keep Hasidic Jews out

NY attorney general: Town is trying to keep Hasidic Jews out

New York Attorney General Letitia James is accusing a Hudson Valley town and county of “a systematic effort” to keep Hasidic Jewish families from moving into the town, where a developer says bias is blocking hundreds of planned homes. 

December 5th, 9:16 PM EST
Father charged with manslaughter in death of 6-week-old baby

Father charged with manslaughter in death of 6-week-old baby

Authorities say an upstate New York man is charged with manslaughter in the death of his 6-week-old son, who died after possibly ingesting methamphetamine. 

December 5th, 9:13 PM EST
Governor commutes life sentences of 8 more prisoners

Governor commutes life sentences of 8 more prisoners

Gov. Tom Wolf is commuting the life sentences of eight more people in prison, bringing the total to 19 since he took office in 2015.  

December 5th, 9:12 PM EST
Governor, Advocates Pushing For Probation Reform in PA

Governor, Advocates Pushing For Probation Reform in PA

National advocates for probation reform met in the Pennsylvania Capitol recently to continue pushing for what they call “commonsense” probation laws. Governor Tom Wolf and state lawmakers joined them, calling on the Legislature to address the issue.

December 5th, 4:45 PM EST by Cody Carlson
Bishop Scharfenberger steps in following resignation of Bishop Malone

Bishop Scharfenberger steps in following resignation of Bishop Malone

Scharfenberger said restoring trust in the church will take time and more than simple actions.  He encouraged people not to group all people in the church as the same.

December 5th, 9:00 AM EST
Upstate NY police say they won't enforce anti-harassment law

Upstate NY police say they won't enforce anti-harassment law

Critics say the law is unconstitutionally vague and could be enforced disproportionately against minority populations.

December 5th, 8:46 AM EST
'Tis the season: Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights up

'Tis the season: Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights up

One of the brightest signs of the holiday season is coming to light. 

December 4th, 9:03 PM EST
At notorious jail, guards feel heat for teen's near suicide

At notorious jail, guards feel heat for teen's near suicide

Four Rikers Island guards have been suspended after they allegedly failed to stop a teenage inmate from trying to hang himself in a cell in view of a guard desk. 

December 4th, 9:02 PM EST
PA Lottery to Undergo Performance Audit From Auditor General

PA Lottery to Undergo Performance Audit From Auditor General

The audit will focus on the Pennsylvania lottery, making sure it’s doing enough to prevent fraud by winners and retailers.

December 4th, 5:06 PM EST by Cody Carlson
Buffalo bishop under fire for handling of misconduct resigns
Buffalo bishop under fire for handling of misconduct resigns

The bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Buffalo has resigned following widespread criticism over how he handled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct.

Lyme Diagnosis and Treatment Act Awaits Action in PA Senate
Lyme Diagnosis and Treatment Act Awaits Action in PA Senate

Lyme disease patients in Pennsylvania are waiting for the state Senate to act on a Bill that would ensure long-term treatment. House Bill 629 passed the House back in April, and advocates are pushing for the Senate to take action.

Governor warns of harm from changes to minor league baseball
Governor warns of harm from changes to minor league baseball

Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday wrote to baseball commissioner Robert Manfred to express concern about the impact on the Erie SeaWolves, the Williamsport Crosscutters and the State College Spikes.

New legislation requiring Military Sexual Trauma Portal online for veterans
New legislation requiring Military Sexual Trauma Portal online for veterans

The law requires the Division of Veterans' Services to maintain a Military Sexual Trauma Portal on its website, where veterans can go to find information about where to seek treatment and counseling for military sexual trauma.

Report: Bishop Malone will resign Wednesday, will be replaced by Albany bishop
Report: Bishop Malone will resign Wednesday, will be replaced by Albany bishop

A prominent Catholic journalist is reporting that Bishop Richard J. Malone will resign on Wednesday, capping nearly 22 months of scandals and tumult in the Diocese of Buffalo centered on the bishop's handling of sexual abuse.