List by Author: Bob Price

Anxiousness sets in as severe drought conditions persist

07.15.16 | Bob Price

The last time he suffered through a summer this dry, Paul Zittel was just a kid, watching his father manage their family farm in Eden Valley without the luxury of a modern irrigation system. "He would just run out of water," Zittel said, "and...

Pa. distributing Zika prevention kits to pregnant women

07.15.16 | Bob Price

The state Health Department is distributing Zika prevention kits to pregnant women. The kits contain insect repellent for skin, spray repellent for treating clothing and shoes, standing water tablets for killing mosquito larva, condoms to...

Verizon to end mass delivery of business phone books in NY

07.15.16 | Bob Price

Verizon will soon end the mass distribution of business phone directories in New York state in another example of how the internet has changed daily life. State utility regulators gave Verizon permission to cease the widespread distribution of...

Pennsylvania has a state budget nearly nine months sooner than last year

07.14.16 | Bob Price

Last night, the House and Senate agreed on a revenue package that will pay for the 31-and-a-half billion dollar spending plan.The bipartisan funding package does not include any increase in the state sales or income tax, but Pennsylvanians will...

Broome County New York has it's first case of Zika Virus but according to local health officials, the public at large has no reason to worry

07.14.16 | Bob Price

The infected person recently traveled to the Caribbean and has made a full recovery. Still, pregnant women are being encouraged to avoid travel to Zika hot-spots south of the border. The Centers for Disease Control says the upcoming Summer...

Turnpike toll cheats are costing Pennsylvania taxpayers about $43 million a year

07.14.16 | Bob Price

Residents we spoke to say that's just not fair.Representative Mike Carroll says habitual toll cheats need to be punished by having their driver's license revoked.According to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, most of the toll cheats are...

A number of communities remain in a drought and now water restriction advisories are being expanded in western New York

07.14.16 | Bob Price

Rita Heldon of Lyndonville says downpours won't cut it.  What the region needs is a steady, soaking rain.The Chautaqua County village of Mayville, the village of Lyndonville in Orleans County and the town of Yates in Orleans County have...

A Pennsylania politician has introduced "blue lives matter" legislation

07.13.16 | Bob Price

Representative Frank Burns says his bill would elevate assaults on police to hate-crime status. It puts employment as a law enforcement officer on par with race, color, religion and national origin as covered classes under the commonwealth's...

With temperatures hovering in the 90s today, the elephant herd at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse can beat the heat with a dip in a new pool

07.13.16 | Bob Price

Zoo officials are unveiling the new Pachyderm Pool at its Asian Elephant Exhibit. The pool was built for the zoo's herd  of seven elephants and includes an observation deck for visitors.

Pennsylvania lawmakers are nearing a deal to fully fund the budget which took effect at midnight

07.12.16 | Bob Price

The Senate and House are both in session today to try and shore up the deficit-riddled package. Standard & Poor's is warning of a downgrade to the state's credit, and $600 million in aid to public universities across Pennsylvania remains in...

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