List by Author: Bob Price

Victims, Roman Catholic Church spar over NY sex abuse bill

03.06.17 | Bob Price

New York legislation to relax one of the nation's most restrictive statutes of limitations on child molestation victims continues to stall under pressure from the Roman Catholic Church and other opponents. The bill has circled the drain in Albany ...

NY education officials are seeking input from the public on new testing procedures for public schools

03.03.17 | Bob Price

The state education department has scheduled dozens of public meetings around the state.   Meanwhile, school districts are gearing up for another round of state tests later this month. More than one million 3rd thru 8th graders will take the ...

A PA judge has denied a request to have child endangerment charges dropped for 3 former Penn State officials

03.02.17 | Bob Price

The Dauphin County judge says the felony charge will stay in the case against ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier, former Vice President Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley. Jury selection in Harrisburg begins March ...

PA is about to pump a whole lot of money into highway and bridge repair projects

03.02.17 | Bob Price

The $2 billion, 10-year investment will fund interstate improvements and rural road repairs.Penndot Secretary Leslie Richards says roads in rural areas will get much-needed attention.  She insists interstate highways are also in need of ...

New legislation in NY calls for repealing portions of the Safe Act

03.02.17 | Bob Price

The Safe Act has come under fire for several years by gun rights activists. Republicans say changes would apply only to residents outside of New York City. State Senator Robert Ortt says the Safe Act has "been a major source of controversy, of ...

Longest Serving University of Scranton President Dies

03.01.17 | Bob Price

Reverend Joseph Panuska, the University of Scranton's longest serving president, has died. Father Panuska died Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia. He was 89-years-old. Father Panuska was the 22nd president of the University of Scranton. He served ...

Turzai: Pa. budget process isn't sustainable

03.01.17 | Bob Price

As the General Assembly begins another budget season, it's time to admit that Pennsylvania needs to overhaul state government. In the midst of a 21st-century economy driven by new technology and fundamental changes in the markets, we are still ...

Public defenders call for increased state budget funding

03.01.17 | Bob Price

Public defenders are calling Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state funding proposal a Band-Aid solution to funding gaps for their offices. A coalition of county leaders, clergy and national criminal defense groups Tuesday urged Cuomo to increase ...

New York governor enters fight to outlaw child marriage

03.01.17 | Bob Price

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is lending executive muscle to the movement that would outlaw child marriage in the state.  Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced at a cabinet meeting Tuesday Cuomo is advancing a plan to increase the minimum age to wed ...

Storm Cleanup Continues After Tornado Touches Down

02.28.17 | Bob Price

The cleanup continued Monday after a tornado tore through part of our area this weekend. Parts of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties were hit particularly hard after the twister touched down Saturday afternoon. One place affected in particular is ...

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