List by Author: Bob Price

New York education officials are looking for feedback on several concepts being discussed as the state prepares to implement new federal education standards

10.18.16 | Bob Price

Commissioner Maryellen Elia says a "think tank" with representatives from school districts, unions and parent groups met over the summer to compile ideas. The concepts laid out include measures to combat chronic absenteeism and new incentives...

Insurance companies say Obamacare policies for individuals are going up.

10.18.16 | Bob Price

On average, there will be a 32.5% increase next year in Pennsylvania.  Small group insurance plans will increase an average of 7%. The health-care increases are due to more insurance companies leaving the federal exchange program. Open...

New York state has the third highest cell phone tax of any state in the nation

10.18.16 | Bob Price

It's due mostly to surcharges and fees. Many people are outraged.According to the Tax Foundation, as much as 25% of your monthly phone bill in New York is made up entirely of taxes and fees.

It's debate night in Pittsburgh between U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty

10.17.16 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Senate contest could determine whether Republicans maintain control of the Senate after the election.The hour-long debate is being taped at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh for broadcast at 7 p.m.  It will also be available to stations...

Child killed in Jamestown house fire

10.16.16 | Bob Price

Despite  the best efforts of firefighters, police and an infant's parents, officials say a child was killed Saturday morning on Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown.  Fire Department Lieutenant Bruce Sheldon said they responded quickly when...

Biden to Campaign for Hillary Clinton in Luzerne County

10.16.16 | Bob Price

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Luzerne County, the Clinton campaign announced. According to the campaign website, Biden will speak at a public event on Friday, October 21. The venue has not yet been...

Ex-Attorney General May Seek Non-Jail Sentence For Perjury

10.16.16 | Bob Price

Lawyers for former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane are hinting they will seek probation or house arrest when she is sentenced on perjury and obstruction charges. They have filed papers asking for a home confinement assessment. The...

3-year-old child killed in lawnmower accident in upstate NY

10.16.16 | Bob Price

Police say a 3-year-old child has been killed in a lawnmower accident in upstate New York. The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that the accident happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Webster in northwestern New York. Police...

A key health insurance carrier in Pennsylvania wants to raise rates under Obama-care

10.11.16 | Bob Price

Capital Bluecross has asked permission from the state to increase health insurance premiums by more than 20%. The new enrollment period for Obamacare begins November 1. 10 of the 12 carriers in the Keystone State that offer Obamacare have...

An environmental group in New York says it will take $100 million to protect the prized Finger Lakes

10.11.16 | Bob Price

Dangerous algae and the water weed known as Hydrilla has infested many of the water-ways in central New York.The Finger Lakes Land Trust says not only are invasive species threatening the water quality, but land development surrounding the Finger...

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