After deadly shooting, Pittsburgh synagogue plans reopening

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.  

5 hrs 12 mins ago
Lawmaker facing child porn possession charges waives hearing

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. 

5 hrs 20 mins ago
Mansfield Student Participates in PASSHE Harrisburg Internship Program

Mansfield Student Participates in PASSHE Harrisburg Internship Program

One student from every school in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education is participating in The Harrisburg Internship Program. That includes a Junior from Mansfield University.

12 hrs 37 mins ago by Cody Carlson
N.Y. expands TAP eligibility for students affected by college closures

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.

19 hrs 52 mins ago by Olivia Jaquith
Governors co-host regional Cannabis Regulation & Vaping Summit

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.

19 hrs 59 mins ago by Olivia Jaquith
Pennsylvania governor's OT expansion rule heads to a vote

Pennsylvania governor's OT expansion rule heads to a vote

Gov. Tom Wolf is scaling back a proposal to extend overtime pay eligibility to thousands of workers in Pennsylvania, and is putting it on a path to a vote next month.

20 hrs 11 mins ago
NFL season rockets Pennsylvania to new sports betting record

NFL season rockets Pennsylvania to new sports betting record

Sports betting in Pennsylvania blew through its previous monthly record with the start of the NFL season.

October 18th, 12:31 AM EDT
Suit: Hospital mishandled infection that killed 3 babies

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.

October 18th, 12:11 AM EDT
Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations

Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations

 The governors from several Northeastern states say they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping.    

October 17th, 4:59 PM EDT
Bottle and Can Deposit Program Proposed in PA

Bottle and Can Deposit Program Proposed in PA

Rep. Wendy Ullman is proposing legislation that would create a five cent bottle and can deposit program in Pennsylvania.

October 17th, 4:33 PM EDT by Cody Carlson
New York governor signs law aimed at foiling Trump pardons

New York governor signs law aimed at foiling Trump pardons

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a law clearing away legal hurdles that could have prevented state prosecutions of people pardoned by President Donald Trump for federal crimes.

October 17th, 8:46 AM EDT
Gov. Cuomo announces final student loan servicer regulation takes effect

Gov. Cuomo announces final student loan servicer regulation takes effect

The final regulations to protect student loan borrowers in the Empire State are now in effect.

October 17th, 8:45 AM EDT by Olivia Jaquith
NYC poised to close notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026

NYC poised to close notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026

New York City lawmakers are considering a plan to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex and replace it with four smaller jails.

October 17th, 7:59 AM EDT
Prosecutor: Repair shop billing not to blame for limo crash

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.

October 16th, 11:44 PM EDT
Fentanyl Crisis in PA is Costing Lives, Taxpayer Dollars

Fentanyl Crisis in PA is Costing Lives, Taxpayer Dollars

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has released a special report on the impact fentanyl is having across the state. 

October 16th, 4:10 PM EDT by Cody Carlson
Gov. Cuomo under fire after saying the N-word during radio interview

Gov. Cuomo under fire after saying the N-word during radio interview

 Governor Andrew Cuomo is under fire after dropping the N-word in a radio interview during a discussion surrounding discrimination against Italian Americans. 

October 15th, 2:36 PM EDT by Caitlin Murphy
Foods, drinks still sold with CBD in NYC, despite ban

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.

October 15th, 8:08 AM EDT
4 people arrested in connection to murder inside NY home

4 people arrested in connection to murder inside NY home

Four people are behind bars in New York State in connection to a murder.

October 14th, 8:49 AM EDT by Vanessa Rizzitano
Trail patch sales support NY outdoor recreation projects

Trail patch sales support NY outdoor recreation projects

New York's Department of Environmental Conservation is selling patches to support maintenance work on outdoor recreation facilities.    

October 13th, 9:50 PM EDT
$3 million for NY towns to buy zero emissions equipment

$3 million for NY towns to buy zero emissions equipment

 New York's Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that communities that want to promote emissions-free vehicles can apply for part of $3 million in rebates and grants.  

October 13th, 9:49 PM EDT
Man arrested after wife is run over, attacked with machete
Man arrested after wife is run over, attacked with machete

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.    

Gov. Cuomo announces $1.5 million available to school districts through N.Y.S. Farm-to-School Program
Gov. Cuomo announces $1.5 million available to school districts through N.Y.S. Farm-to-School Program

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.

Wolf administration outlines winter preparations, guidance for public readiness
Wolf administration outlines winter preparations, guidance for public readiness

With the winter season just around the corner, the Keystone State is detailing its $223 million budget dedicated to this winter's statewide operations.

Deed issues preventing hemp company from moving into Johnson City
Deed issues preventing hemp company from moving into Johnson City

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.

Wolf Administration's Food Security Summit highlights progress to combat hunger
Wolf Administration's Food Security Summit highlights progress to combat hunger

More than 1.53 million Pennsylvanians experience chronic hunger every day. Officials in the Commonwealth are kicking work to combat hunger into high gear.