List by Author: Bob Price

Runaway Rail Car Rolls Through Scranton

02.27.15 | Bob Price

Investigators are looking into what led to a runaway train car that finally stopped in Scranton late Thursday afternoon. Officials with the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad Company said the train car was in Archbald, loaded with lumber, when it rolled ...

Pennsylvania allows students to "opt out" of standardized testing

02.27.15 | Bob Price

State law allows Pennsylvania students to cite a religious exemption from testing. To opt out, families must write a letter to the school principal or superintendent, stating the exemption. They don't need to list their religion, and the state ...

95% of teachers rated effective; NY leaders doubt it

02.27.15 | Bob Price

More than 1,300 ineffective teachers stood in front of New York state classrooms last year, including 36 entrusted with teaching the students of the Southern Tier region. But some state officials warn that the roughly 1 percent of teachers rated ...

Large Fire in Clarence

02.27.15 | Bob Price

Clarence, N.Y. (WBEN) - Flames lit the skies over Clarence Thursday night as a large fire engulfed a home in a new housing division in the Roll Rd area.  Multiple fire companies responded tot he fire at Essex Greens on Dana Marie Parkway.No ...

Pipe replaced, but water problems continue in Bradford

02.26.15 | Bob Price

Most residents in Bradford, PA are without water following a water main break at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Crews were able to replace the pipe that burst Tuesday, but they say it could be days before services are restored. "It's ...

Doctors debate caution vs. medical need for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania

02.26.15 | Bob Price

To former Pennsylvania Medical Society president Bruce MacLeod, the oath physicians take to “do no harm” means proceeding with caution when it comes to legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. “History will judge us harshly ...

NY private schools sue to overturn athlete transfer rule

02.26.15 | Bob Price

Nine private and charter schools have sued to overturn the new rule for scholastic athletics in upstate New York that would make many students ineligible to play sports for a year when they transfer to a new school without changing residency. The ...

Meet the New Baby Giraffe at Buffalo Zoo

02.26.15 | Bob Price

The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the birth of a female giraffe.The baby was born on Saturday, February 21 to mother, 20-year-old Agnes. The baby’s father is 3-year-old Moke, who also sired Sampson, a male giraffe born to mother A.J. in ...

Casino bids: 'Nothing about process rang true at end'

02.25.15 | Bob Price

An inquiry by the Attorney General's Office into the selection of three casino projects has raised new questions about the process as the state looks to grant the gambling licenses in the coming months. Some of the losing bidders said state ...

Business burns in Honesdale

02.25.15 | Bob Price

Crews are battling flames at a business in Wayne County. Calls came in just before 10 p.m. Tuesday night. Flames could be seen shooting from the roof of the building that houses George W. Kinsman Inc. on Main Street in Honesdale. There is no ...

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