Category Archives: Southern Tier

  • Pennsylvania expands income rules for seniors’ drug subsidy

    Pennsylvania expands income rules for seniors’ drug subsidy HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — More older Pennsylvanians will qualify for prescription drug assistance under newly enacted eligibility standards. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf inked into law on Tuesday the legislation that passed the General Assembly unanimously earlier this month. The income limits…

  • US health chief says overdose deaths leveling off

    US health chief says overdose deaths leveling off WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health secretary Alex Azar says the number of drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic. Azar cautioned in a speech Tuesday it’s too early to declare…

  • US health chief says number of overdose deaths leveling off after years of increases driven by opioid epidemic

    US health chief says number of overdose deaths leveling off after years of increases driven by opioid epidemic WASHINGTON (AP) — US health chief says number of overdose deaths leveling off after years of increases driven by opioid epidemic. The post US health chief says number of overdose deaths…

  • Baltimore program to steer ‘squeegee kids’ to other work

    Baltimore program to steer ‘squeegee kids’ to other work BALTIMORE (AP) — Youngsters known as “squeegee kids” who wash car windows while darting in and out of traffic could go from street hustling to conventional employment under a privately-funded program proposed by Baltimore’s mayor. Mayor Catherine Pugh says roughly…

  • Explosive device found near George Soros’ home

    Explosive device found near George Soros’ home

    Explosive device found near George Soros’ home BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on an explosive device found at a suburban home of George Soros (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A law enforcement official says an explosive device found outside liberal philanthropist George Soros’ suburban New York compound resembled…

  • Train lovers forge lifelong friendships through rail travel

    Train lovers forge lifelong friendships through rail travel ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A group of train lovers from all over the United States has been meeting up for annual rail trips for the past decade. The one-time strangers were brought together by two online forums that discuss train travel…

  • Court rules Newtown shooter’s belongings are public records

    Court rules Newtown shooter’s belongings are public records HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court says state police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school shooter to the public because they are not exempt from state open record laws. The court ruled 5-0 Tuesday…

  • Connecticut high court: Police must release writings, other belongings of Newtown school shooter

    Connecticut high court: Police must release writings, other belongings of Newtown school shooter HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut high court: Police must release writings, other belongings of Newtown school shooter. The post Connecticut high court: Police must release writings, other belongings of Newtown school shooter appeared first on WBNG.…

  • Police: Pakistani tourist dies, kids hurt in highway crash

    Police: Pakistani tourist dies, kids hurt in highway crash TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a Pakistani tourist was killed and three children were injured in a crash that shut down Interstate 290 in western New York. The Tonawanda Police Department says 40-year-old Hamad Mir lost control of the…

  • Maryland school cancels ‘Aladdin Jr’ over Arab stereotypes

    Maryland school cancels ‘Aladdin Jr’ over Arab stereotypes CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Citing negative stereotyping of Arab culture, a Maryland elementary school has canceled its production of Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” Danette Zaghari-Mask is an attorney with the Council on American-Islamic Relations. She tells WBAL-TV her son decided to drop…