Retailers scramble as NY moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Retailers scramble as NY moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Retailers say they believe people sickened by vaping were using black market products, and not the ones they sell.

15 mins ago
Charter School Supporters Rally Against Gov. Wolf’s Reform Proposals

Charter School Supporters Rally Against Gov. Wolf’s Reform Proposals

Parents and students of Pennsylvania’s Charter Schools filled the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg to voice their opposition to Governor Wolf’s proposals to overhaul the charter school system.

8 hrs 2 mins ago by Cody Carlson
AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump's tax returns

AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump's tax returns

New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's tax returns.  

8 hrs 27 mins ago
N.Y. lawmakers to look at expanding access to rural broadband

N.Y. lawmakers to look at expanding access to rural broadband

A group of New York state lawmakers are gathering in Albany to look at ways to expand access to broadband internet access in rural and remote parts of the state.

14 hrs 9 mins ago by Olivia Jaquith
Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy

Purdue Pharma, the company that sells oxycontin has now filed for bankruptcy.

17 hrs 5 mins ago by Vanessa Rizzitano
Ferris wheel ride at fair to remain closed after 2 injured

Ferris wheel ride at fair to remain closed after 2 injured

YORK, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Ferris wheel at a Pennsylvania fair will remain closed following an accident that injured two people, one of whom fell from it. York Fair chief executive officer Bryan Blair says one person fell from a car on the Giant Wheel on the midway at about 8 p.m. Friday. He says the other person didn't fall but couldn't confirm Saturday whether the person was on the ride or on the ground. He says both were taken to York Hospital, which has released no infor...

23 hrs 58 mins ago
NY daycares to get new rules for handling food allergies

NY daycares to get new rules for handling food allergies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Daycare providers in New York state will soon have new guidelines for handling food allergies. Under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state health officials will craft the new guidelines with input from pediatric experts. They will include training requirements for daycare workers, as well as tips for minimizing the risks of allergic reactions and what to do when a child experiences one. 

September 16th, 12:17 AM EDT
Immigration protest leads to 76 arrests in New York City

Immigration protest leads to 76 arrests in New York City

An immigration protest outside a Microsoft store leads to dozens of arrests. Police in New York City say they arrested 76 people yesterday after they blocked traffic in Manhattan. 

September 15th, 8:47 AM EDT by Vanessa Rizzitano
NY schools first to have 'red flag' petition power on guns

NY schools first to have 'red flag' petition power on guns

Schools across New York are beginning the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides and violence.   

September 15th, 8:39 AM EDT
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces initiative to add millions of oysters to New York waterways

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces initiative to add millions of oysters to New York waterways

Governor Andrew Cuomo is in talks about restoring aquatic habitats around New York. He says it will be a multi-million dollar project. 

September 15th, 8:37 AM EDT by Vanessa Rizzitano
College Students Discuss Food Insecurity With Wolf Admin. Officials

College Students Discuss Food Insecurity With Wolf Admin. Officials

After helping to kick off Hunger Action Month last week, First Lady Frances Wolf sat down with college students to learn more about the issue of food insecurity college students are facing.

September 13th, 4:02 PM EDT by Cody Carlson
Appeals court revives suit against Trump over business ties

Appeals court revives suit against Trump over business ties

A federal appeals court in New York has restored a lawsuit by restaurant workers, a hotel event booker and a watchdog who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution.

September 13th, 12:24 PM EDT
Pennsylvania sues Sackler family over role in opioid crisis

Pennsylvania sues Sackler family over role in opioid crisis

He says the new lawsuit claims Sackler family members "directed, controlled and participated in" a deceptive campaign to sell OxyContin.
  

September 13th, 7:47 AM EDT
NY expands anti-tobacco programs to target e-cigs

NY expands anti-tobacco programs to target e-cigs

Cuomo also signed into law a mandate that state anti-tobacco campaigns include vaping as well as traditional tobacco.

September 13th, 7:44 AM EDT
New York law extending gun waiting period takes effect

New York law extending gun waiting period takes effect

The waiting period on certain New York gun purchases has been extended from three days to 30 days under a state law.

September 13th, 12:55 AM EDT
Over 100 dogs removed from filthy home near Pittsburgh

Over 100 dogs removed from filthy home near Pittsburgh

Animal welfare officers and emergency responders have removed over 100 dogs, ranging from puppies to elderly animals, from a filthy home near Pittsburgh where the owner had been hoarding them.

September 12th, 11:53 PM EDT
PA BrainSTEPS Program Helps Students With Brain Injuries

PA BrainSTEPS Program Helps Students With Brain Injuries

With Fall sports in full action, officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Health want to make sure athletes, coaches, and parents are aware of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs.

September 12th, 4:34 PM EDT by Cody Carlson
Wolf Administration working to close the gender pay gap

Wolf Administration working to close the gender pay gap

According to Wolf's Administration, in Pennsylvania, women working full-time are paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to a male, and the gap is even wider for women of color.

September 12th, 6:29 AM EDT by Chris Johnson
Public Employees Call on PA Legislature to Pass Worker Safety Bill

Public Employees Call on PA Legislature to Pass Worker Safety Bill

House Bill 1082, also known as the Jake Schwab Worker Safety Bill, would give the state’s public employees the same safety protections in the workplace as private sector workers. 

September 11th, 4:33 PM EDT by Cody Carlson
New York Department of Financial Services to take action against opioid industry to recover $2 billion in overcharges

New York Department of Financial Services to take action against opioid industry to recover $2 billion in overcharges

New York's Department of Financial Services is taking action against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacy benefit managers to secure $2 billion for New York consumers who, Governor Cuomo's office says, have shouldered the cost of the ongoing opioid epidemic in the form of higher insurance premiums.

September 11th, 10:48 AM EDT by Olivia Jaquith
State House legislative worker buyout offer finds 63 takers
State House legislative worker buyout offer finds 63 takers

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is cutting its ranks after 63 legislative employees jumped on the chance to be paid a bonus to quit their jobs.    

Justices to weigh discipline against Penn State's ex-counsel
Justices to weigh discipline against Penn State's ex-counsel

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in Philadelphia over whether the chief lawyer for Penn State when the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke should face public censure.

Parents of unvaccinated kids decry religious exemption's end
Parents of unvaccinated kids decry religious exemption's end

Parents of unvaccinated children in New York state are protesting the repeal of a religious exemption to school immunization requirements.

New York to require health warnings in vape shops
New York to require health warnings in vape shops

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the move on Monday. He advised people not to use vaping devices while health investigators figure out the cause of the illnesses.

Syracuse welcomes Central Park 5 member to coveted campus
Syracuse welcomes Central Park 5 member to coveted campus

A member of the Central Park Five who once dreamed of attending Syracuse University is making his long-awaited first visit to the campus. Kevin Richardson's college dreams ended in 1989 when he and four other teenagers were wrongly convicted of rape. Long since exonerated, he's still never set foot on the campus. The 44-year-old Richardson aims to change that this weekend when he accepts Syracuse University's invitation to visit and lend his name to a scholarship.