Here are short summaries of the top stories on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
The sister of the shooter involved in the triple murder-suicide in Bradford County speaks out for the first time since the tragedy. Danielle Lear says this isn’t the brother she grew up with, and she was shaken when she heard the news. Even with everything that’s happened, Lear says she has no ill-feelings towards him.
New York will be the 13th state to authorize driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. The state senate approved the proposal on Monday following assembly passage last week. Democrats lead both chambers. Republican lawmakers say people shouldn’t be rewarded for violating immigration rules.
There’s just one more day left before the end of the New York legislative session, and time is running out for lawmakers to pass a bill that would expand access to medication-assisted treatment for inmates in state prisons and jails. Experts say greatly improve inmates’ chances of recovery.