After deadly shooting, Pittsburgh synagogue plans reopening
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Leaders of a Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 worshippers were fatally shot last year say they want to renovate the building into what they hope will be a "center for Jewish life in the United States" and a symbol against hatred. Plans unveiled Friday for the Tree of Life synagogue include places for worship; memorial, education and social events; classrooms and exhibitions.
Lawmaker facing child porn possession charges waives hearing
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A four-term Pennsylvania state senator who resigned after being arrested on child pornography possession charges is waiving his preliminary hearing. Court records show that Republican Mike Folmer waived the hearing Friday. It had been scheduled for Oct. 31. No trial date has been scheduled.
N.Y. expands TAP eligibility for students affected by college closures
New York is expanding student eligibility for Tuition Assistance Program awards. New legislation signed by Governor Cuomo allows undergraduate students enrolled in an approved two- or four-year program of study who were required to transfer to another institution as a result of permanent college closure to be eligible for up to two additional semester of TAP awards.
Governors co-host regional Cannabis Regulation & Vaping Summit
Governors in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New Jersey have decided on a joint approach to cannabis and vaping policies. Governors Cuomo, Wolf, Lamont, and Murphy yesterday co-hosted the regional Cannabis & Vaping Summit.
Suit: Hospital mishandled infection that killed 3 babies
A wrongful death suit filed Thursday says Geisinger knew the neonatal intensive care unit of its flagship hospital in Danville was "dangerous, defective and contaminated" but continued filling its beds with premature infants.
Prosecutor: Repair shop billing not to blame for limo crash
District Attorney Susan Mallery said in a letter filed in Schoharie County Court Wednesday that information from a former repair shop employee doesn't exonerate limo company operator Nauman Hussain, as the defense claims.
Foods, drinks still sold with CBD in NYC, despite ban
Food and drink are still being sold with CBD in New York City, months after health officials banned restaurants and cafes from selling edibles spiked with or accompanied by the trendy cannabis derivative because of safety concerns.
A week after a Bronx woman was run over by her own car and attacked with a machete, her estranged husband was arrested as a suspect in her death.
Governor Cuomo announced that $1.5 million is available for eligible school districts to support the growth of Farm-to-School programs across New York State.
With the winter season just around the corner, the Keystone State is detailing its $223 million budget dedicated to this winter's statewide operations.
Southern Tier Hemp announced plans back in February to purchase, and move to the building formerly known as the Gannett Central New York Production Facility. But since then, issues with the property deeds have prohibited the company from making it’s move to Broome County.
More than 1.53 million Pennsylvanians experience chronic hunger every day. Officials in the Commonwealth are kicking work to combat hunger into high gear.