List by Author: Bob Price

UB researchers launches autism detection app

04.02.19 | Bob Price

A University at Buffalo research team has designed an app to help detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children as young as 12 months old. EarlySee launches today to coincide with World Autism Awareness Day. The free app is available to...

Elementary Students Push for Seatbelts on School Buses

04.02.19 | Bob Price

Elementary students in Lackawanna County are pushing for a new law in Pennsylvania to get seatbelts on all school buses. Rylie Secor is a first grader at Riverside Elementary West. Earlier in the school year, she was injured on her school...

NY state poised to raise smoking age from 18 to 21

04.02.19 | Bob Price

The Democrat-controlled New York Senate passed legislation Monday putting the state a step closer to joining seven others where the legal age for buying cigarettes and electronic cigarettes has been raised from 18 to 21. The state Assembly, also...

ACLU brings DHS back to court about people with mental illness waiting for trials in jail

04.01.19 | Bob Price

The ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a brief in federal court saying the PA Department of Human Services isn't acting fast enough. The organization wants Pennsylvanians with severe mental illness accused of crimes to be housed in secured...

Cuomo, NY lawmakers reach agreement on $175.5B state budget

04.01.19 | Bob Price

Drivers traveling into the busiest sections of Manhattan will be charged a toll starting in 2021 and single-use plastic bags will be banned across New York state in less than a year under a $175.5 billion state budget agreement announced early...

Dodgeball Tournament Benefits Dunmore Second Grader with Leukemia

04.01.19 | Bob Price

People came together in Lackawanna County for a dodgeball tournament for a cause. The Love for Luca Dodgeball Tournament was held Sunday afternoon at the Dunmore Community Center. The Dunmore High School boys soccer team held the fundraiser as...

New York's trout and salmon season to start April 1

04.01.19 | Bob Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state's trout and salmon fishing season will officially begin on April 1. Anglers can visit the Department of Environmental Conservation's website to view this spring's...

Christian activists in PA fear fallout from "Jesus" prayer in the state House

03.29.19 | Bob Price

Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says, "anyone who attends an Evangelical church would not think anything" of the prayer issued by freshman Rep. Stephanie Borowicz this week. But Muslim activists called the prayer...

Average US price of gas jumps 16 cents per gallon, to $2.66

03.25.19 | Bob Price

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline shot up 16 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.66. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says the rise comes as supplies tighten while refineries undergo...

Deputies identify child who drowned in hotel pool

03.25.19 | Bob Price

Henrietta, N.Y. (WHAM) - The child who drowned in a hotel pool in Henrietta has been identified. Monroe County Sheriff's deputies said Jamielath Kabba, 8, of Rochester drowned in the pool at the Residence Inn in Henrietta around 8:30 p.m...

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