List by Author: Bob Price

State's public pensions to get scrutiny in audit

07.26.16 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's fiscal watchdog will audit the management of $78 billion in assets by the state's two big public employee retirement systems amid a federal investigation into fees paid to outside firms that invest billions of taxpayer...

Groups seek to help veteran held as motel hostage for years

07.26.16 | Bob Price

Veterans' organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in a motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks. Groups in New York, Ohio and Virginia have offered assistance to...

Trump to speak in Scranton

07.25.16 | Bob Price

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to campaign Wednesday in Scranton as the Democratic nominating convention unfolds in Philadelphia, multiple party sources said. Trump, 70, will campaign at an unspecified time in the...

Career in teaching? College students turning away in droves

07.25.16 | Bob Price

Danielle Arnold-Schwartz, a teacher in the Lower Merion School District, considers education her calling. Yet, when her 16-year-old daughter began mulling the same career path, she advised her to choose a second major, just in case. The...

New York task force to address drug-resistant bacteria

07.25.16 | Bob Price

State health officials have established a task force to examine drug-resistant bacteria and efforts to protect New Yorkers. A novel drug-resistant gene was recently found in two cases of bacterial infection, including one in New York. State...

New York to spend $3M on electronic waste recycling

07.25.16 | Bob Price

For more than a year New York state residents have been required to recycle old televisions and computers instead of throwing them in the trash - and that's created challenges for local communities that must collect the material. In response...

A major public corruption case is brewing in Pennsylvania

07.22.16 | Bob Price

The state's former auditor general and state treasurer, Barbara Hafer has just been indicted for reportedly lying to federal authorities in their "pay to play" investigation of state government.The scandal could cost Hafer her pension and even...

The Penn State Board of Trustees is expected to give final approval today to a more than 2% tuition increase for students next year

07.22.16 | Bob Price

In-state students on the main campus in State College will pay "north of" $28,000 a year. That's almost $700 more than last year for full-time students. Smaller tuition increases have been proposed for Penn State's branch campuses.

The heat is on in New York and across much of the country

07.22.16 | Bob Price

The heat wave comes in the midst of a drought in New York state and it's putting a strain on cash crops. Jim Allen, President of the New York State Apple Association, says the lack of rain hurts the yield and production.And the drought is also...

Pennsylvania's governor has ordered flags lowered to half-staff to honor a Luzerne County prison guard who fell to his death this week

07.21.16 | Bob Price

25 Year-old Chris Moles died along with an inmate when they fell down an elevator shaft during a fight at the Luzerne County Jail in Wilkes-Barre.Moles' college baseball coach Chris Penzack says he always knew the star athlete would choose a...

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