List by Author: Bob Price

Coroner Called to Drowning at Wayne County Lake

07.06.15 | Bob Price

The coroner and state police have been called to a lake for a drowning. Instead of some people enjoying the fireworks, state police were called to a home just down the road near Paupackan Lake. Officers and the coroner were called to a house on ...

For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

07.06.15 | Bob Price

The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said ...

11-Year-Old Golfer Hits Hole in One

07.02.15 | Bob Price

With one swing, 11-year-old James Flickinger of Waverly Township made his summer vacation and earned bragging rights for a lifetime. “I didn`t think it was going in, but it had backspin on it and it just rolled in the hole. I ran down with ...

Ex-NY senator gets 7 years in prison for mayoral race plot

07.02.15 | Bob Price

Former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas agreed with the defense that ...

Pa may ease restrictions on fireworks

07.02.15 | Bob Price

Braden Laudidio scouted fireworks on the Phantom Fireworks website and came looking for Saturn missiles. Laudidio has three young cousins visiting him this weekend and was hoping to buy the missiles, which he said shoot up into the air and make ...

New warden, increased security after New York prison escape

07.02.15 | Bob Price

A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been put in place. The state correction department announced Wednesday that ...

As Pa. budget deadline looms, partial shutdown appears likely

06.30.15 | Bob Price

With just one day left to achieve an on-time state budget and no further talks planned, the impasse between Gov. Wolf and the Republican-controlled legislature seems certain to end in a partial government shutdown. On Monday, Wolf sent letters to ...

Lawmakers Speak on Capture, Need for Prison Reform

06.30.15 | Bob Price

After the weekend capture of David Sweat ended a nearly month-long manhunt for two convicts who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility, lawmakers were quick to ask for an investigation in to the escape. "After the prisoners escaped, the ...

New law for disclosing fracking fluids

06.30.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania will require shale gas companies to disclose electronically the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing in a new state-run database by next summer.Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley said the department ...

Trooper had law on his side when he shot Sweat

06.30.15 | Bob Price

A state trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed prison escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian border. State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent ...

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