Pennsylvania's Black Maternal Health Caucus; Fighting for Futures

Pennsylvania's Black Maternal Health Caucus; Fighting for Futures

As Black History Month ends and Women's History Month begins, take time to learn about one legislative group at the intersection of change for black women.

March 1st, 8:57 PM EST by Kara Jeffers
New York State marks 2023 as second safest hunting seasons, tying with 2019

New York State marks 2023 as second safest hunting seasons, tying with 2019

Hunting safety statistics from the 2023 seasons were released earlier today by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and it was the safest season in years.

March 1st, 4:57 PM EST
‘Buffer in a Bag’ program aims to help plant more trees in New York State

‘Buffer in a Bag’ program aims to help plant more trees in New York State

Commissioner Basil Seggos from The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced today that the 'Buffer in a Bag' Program opens applications on March 1st.

March 1st, 1:36 PM EST
Man to be sentenced for murdering a woman who was mistakenly driven up his rural New York driveway

Man to be sentenced for murdering a woman who was mistakenly driven up his rural New York driveway

A man who fatally shot a 20-year-old woman when the SUV she was riding in mistakenly pulled into his rural driveway could face decades in prison at his sentencing.

March 1st, 1:09 AM EST
$1 Million for Office of Gun Violence Prevention in Budget Proposal

$1 Million for Office of Gun Violence Prevention in Budget Proposal

Pennsylvania averages 1900 gun related deaths each year. Around 60 percent are from suicides. Another 30 percent is homicides.

February 29th, 5:48 PM EST by Kara Jeffers
First Company to Comply with PA Chemical Transparency Policy

First Company to Comply with PA Chemical Transparency Policy

The chance to know what chemicals are used in natural gas drilling.

February 29th, 5:46 PM EST by Kara Jeffers
Community Colleges in Budget Hearings

Community Colleges in Budget Hearings

Community colleges request an 8.1% fund increase to keep up with inflation and cost-of-living increases.

February 28th, 6:28 PM EST by Kara Jeffers
PA Public Transit Facing Financial Crisis

PA Public Transit Facing Financial Crisis

Financial crisis looming for PA public transit.

February 27th, 6:58 PM EST by Kara Jeffers
Election Protocol Center of State Department Budget Hearing

Election Protocol Center of State Department Budget Hearing

Uniformity, nuance, and Pennsylvania's election system.

February 27th, 6:16 PM EST by Kara Jeffers
Food Help for Food Insecure Senior Citizens

Food Help for Food Insecure Senior Citizens

Linking Pennsylvania seniors to food resources.

February 26th, 6:25 PM EST by Kara Jeffers
Former NRA chief Wayne LaPierre misspent gun rights group's money, owes more than $4M, jury finds

Former NRA chief Wayne LaPierre misspent gun rights group's money, owes more than $4M, jury finds

The National Rifle Association and its longtime former leader have been found liable in a lawsuit centered on the organization’s lavish spending.

February 24th, 12:15 AM EST
Food Allergy Protocol in Restaurants; PA Bill Mandates Signage & Menu Notices

Food Allergy Protocol in Restaurants; PA Bill Mandates Signage & Menu Notices

Lawmakers hope additional signage in restaurant kitchens can prevent danger.

February 23rd, 6:13 PM EST by Kara Jeffers
$454 million judgment against Trump is finalized, starting clock on appeal in civil fraud case

$454 million judgment against Trump is finalized, starting clock on appeal in civil fraud case

The staggering civil fraud judgment against Donald Trump was finalized by a New York county clerk on Friday.

February 23rd, 5:15 PM EST
Voter Data Privacy Case Appeal from 2021 Election Inquiry Dismissed by PA Supreme Court

Voter Data Privacy Case Appeal from 2021 Election Inquiry Dismissed by PA Supreme Court

Closing the book on a case that spanned three years.

February 23rd, 5:13 PM EST by Kara Jeffers
PASSHE Requests $38 Million Increase for 2024/25 Budget

PASSHE Requests $38 Million Increase for 2024/25 Budget

Examining higher education in this year's budget.

February 22nd, 6:41 PM EST by Kara Jeffers
New York announces new EBT card protections

New York announces new EBT card protections

ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- New York announced a new tool to keep your EBT card safe from thieves. There is now a lock/unlock button in the ConnectEBT app where people who receive the benefits can digitally turn their card on and off. "Low-income New Yorkers s

February 22nd, 8:40 AM EST by Kurt Martone
PA Bill Expedites Unemployment Benefits for Domestic Violence Victims

PA Bill Expedites Unemployment Benefits for Domestic Violence Victims

Getting safe can be complicated with red tape. This bill wants to change that.

February 21st, 7:15 PM EST by Kara Jeffers
PA Finances Over 5 Years; $8 Billion Difference in Revenue Predictions

PA Finances Over 5 Years; $8 Billion Difference in Revenue Predictions

Numbers don't lie. Statistics and predictions? That's anyone's game.

February 21st, 5:29 PM EST by Kara Jeffers
US appeals court to decide if Pennsylvania mail-in ballots with wrong date still count

US appeals court to decide if Pennsylvania mail-in ballots with wrong date still count

A federal appeals court must decide if Pennsylvania voters who put the wrong date on the envelope containing their mail-in ballots should have their votes thrown out.

PA House & Senate Appropriations Hearings Kick Off: DCED Testifies

PA House & Senate Appropriations Hearings Kick Off: DCED Testifies

Going through the budget. Line by line. Exhilarating, right?

February 20th, 6:15 PM EST by Kara Jeffers
Community Solar Bill Analyzed in PA House Public Hearing
Community Solar Bill Analyzed in PA House Public Hearing

Pennsylvania is not running on sunshine. Yet.

Putting Pennsylvania's First Indigent Defense Funds to Action
Putting Pennsylvania's First Indigent Defense Funds to Action

A first step down a long path of improvement.

Democrats Keep PA House Majority After Bucks County Special Election
Democrats Keep PA House Majority After Bucks County Special Election

Prokopiak wins over 2/3rds of special election votes.

2024 Great American Outdoor Show Wraps Up
2024 Great American Outdoor Show Wraps Up

The sights, sounds, and local vendors at the Great American Outdoor Show.

Continued concern of a federal shutdown impacting migrant crisis
Continued concern of a federal shutdown impacting migrant crisis

Governor Kathy Hochul continues to express concern about a potential federal shutdown impacting the migrant crisis in New York. 

Pennsylvania announces $13M in tax credits for farmers
Pennsylvania announces $13M in tax credits for farmers

HARRISBURG, PA. (WENY) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to apply for $13 million in tax credits. According to Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, the move is to help support farmers' efforts in improving soil health

Copy-WATCH LIVE: Prison Escapee Michael Burham Taken into Custody
Copy-WATCH LIVE: Prison Escapee Michael Burham Taken into Custody

A news conference is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Erie News Now will carry it live.

July 15th, 7:32 PM EDT
Social Workers Rally for Mental Health and Workforce Funding
Social Workers Rally for Mental Health and Workforce Funding

Funding for mental health and behavioral services is set to be a big part of the 2023-2024 fiscal budget. Social workers hope the final investment for the upcoming fiscal year will be enough to keep pace with growing demand.