List by Author: Bob Price

2 injured after setting off fire with torch to thaw pipe

02.17.15 | Bob Price

Authorities say two people are hospitalized after they started a fire using a torch to thaw out a frozen water pipe in their Long Island home. A fire department spokesman says a 75-year-old male resident suffered second-degree burns to his hand. A ...

Reliving The 'Miracle on Ice'

02.17.15 | Bob Price

For the first time since they left Lake Placid with their Olympic gold medals, all 19 surviving members of the 1980 USA Hockey Team are returning to relive their "Miracle on Ice" moment. Groups of players have gathered in Lake Placid or other ...

Should February break continue ?

02.16.15 | Bob Price

Welcome to February Break. What started as a temporary fix to save energy costs in the 1970s is still in effect more than 40 years later. But some school leaders say the week off from school should be eliminated. Rochester School Superintendent ...

Wolf likely facing fight on controversial State Police Commissioner

02.16.15 | Bob Price

Of all the new Wolf administration nominees awaiting confirmation, few face a challenge quite like acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown. The veteran officer, who until recently headed the Maryland State Police, is not facing scrutiny just ...

National Weather Service says Lake Champlain frozen 'closed'

02.16.15 | Bob Price

 The National Weather Service says Lake Champlain is now officially frozen over. The Weather Service says the 120-mile long lake between Vermont and New York was reported as "closed" on Monday. It comes as the region is enduring a protracted ...

Schumer Wants Disclosure of Previous Meth Production in Homes

02.16.15 | Bob Price

Jamestown, NY (WBEN) Many western New Yorkers unknowingly buy or rent a residence where crystal methamphetamine was cooked, according to Sen. Chuck Schumer who spoke here Monday afternoon. Schumer announced he is sponsoring federal ...

NY lawmaker says shelter funds needed for runaways

02.13.15 | Bob Price

Citing thousands of young runaways turned away from New York shelters whose funding has been slashed, a state lawmaker is calling on the Legislature to restore the money. Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat, said it is "unconscionable" that in ...

Plumbers warn about frozen pipes as barbaric cold settles in

02.13.15 | Bob Price

As temperatures drop, there is a greater chance your pipes could freeze, a potentially costly hazard for your home. Senior Plumbing Technician Mike Towers of Ryan Plumbing said, "We get busy with all the other plumbing that we do, and on top of ...

PA lawmakers aim to eliminate philosophical vaccination exemption...

02.13.15 | Bob Price

Some state lawmakers are in the process of garnering support for a bill that would eliminate philosophical exemptions for vaccines like MMR for measles. Currently, the state allows immunization exemptions for school-aged children for medical, ...

Now Someone Can Manage Your Facebook Account After You Die

02.13.15 | Bob Price

Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife. The world's biggest online social network said Thursday that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were ...

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