List by Author: Bob Price

Cuomo, Astorino Packing Punches as Governor's Race Winds Up

10.01.14 | Bob Price

As the governor's race heads into the homestretch, the candidates for New York's highest office are engaging in some mud-slinging. Democrats charge Astorino with using his position, as a Westchester County executive, to pad his pockets. Republicans ...

Cornell Selects First Female President

10.01.14 | Bob Price

University of Southern California provost Elizabeth Garrett was selected yesterday to lead the Ivy League school. She'll officially take over in July of next year. The 51-year-old takes over for David Skorton, who will become the next secretary of ...

Suspected Killer Frein Still on the Run, but Losing Strength

10.01.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania state police say they're closing in on accused cop killer Eric Freen. Lieutenant Col. George Bevins made another appeal on Tuesday for the suspect to give himself up. He cited the fact that while Frein seems to be weakening, the search ...

Upstate Store Owner Please Not Guilty to Helping ISIS

09.19.14 | Bob Price

Thirty-year-old Rochester native Mufid Elfgeeh plead not guilty to three counts of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State. He's accused of trying to arrange trips to Syria so foreign fighters could join up and fight alongside ...

Tyre Casino Lawsuit Dismissed

09.19.14 | Bob Price

Plans to build a casino in the Seneca County town of Tyre are one step closer to becoming a reality. Thursday, a state supreme court judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by residents who had claimed the Lago Casino and Resort development violated the ...

Study: PA’s debt would cost taxpayers $14,500 each to pay off today

09.02.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania is famous for its potholes, but it has an even bigger sinkhole problem that could cost taxpayers way more than minor car repairs caused by pock-marked roads. Truth in Accounting, an economic think tank based in Chicago, released ...

Invasive insects taking a bite from N.Y. farms, gardens

09.02.14 | Bob Price

Like many berry growers in the Southern Tier, Dave Johnson, of Apple Hill Farms, in Binghamton, was aware of a new Asian pest threatening soft fruit in 2010 on the West Coast. "I thought 'Yeah, in the natural course of things, it could be years, ...

Marcellus Shale drillers under-reported waste by nearly 95,000 tons, DEP says

09.02.14 | Bob Price

EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013. But landfills in southwestern Pennsylvania told a different story. Six ...

Program trains refugees for work on NY dairy farms

09.02.14 | Bob Price

Every morning, a handful of Bhutanese refugees who have settled in city neighborhoods board a van that takes them past bustling streets and suburbs and into a rural landscape where cows outnumber people. In a setting much closer to the homeland ...

Texting-while-driving tickets increasing in NY

08.25.14 | Bob Price

A statewide crusade against texting while driving spurred law enforcement agencies in the Southern Tier and across New York State to hand out record numbers of tickets last year for texting behind the wheel. Broome, Steuben and Cayuga counties ...

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