List by Author: Bob Price

The head of the New York state University System is leaving her post next year

06.01.16 | Bob Price

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher will exit her half-a-million dollar post in June of 2017. Zimpher has served as head of the 64-campus SUNY system for seven years. The 69 year-old says she wants to give a one year notice so the board of trustees...

A new Siena College poll shows 96% of New Yorkers think ethics reform should be the top priority of the current state legislative term

06.01.16 | Bob Price

Voters say it's an outrage that former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate Leader Dean Skelos get to collect a pension, despite being sentenced to prison. 58% of voters support making the state legislature a full-time job and just...

A new study takes aim at the minimum wage in Pennsylvania

06.01.16 | Bob Price

It says the average low-income worker in the Keystone State would need to work more than 100 hours a week just to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment. The minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour in Pennsylvania.   Experts say the average...

A Facebook feud is what led to the death of an 18 year-old mother in Scranton, Pennsylvania

06.01.16 | Bob Price

Police say the violence was fueled by a Facebook fight over a guy. The 18-year-old is dead and a 16-year-old high school sophomore is being charged with homicide.

Wellsboro, Pennsylvania has made it to the top ten in a new contest promoting America's most influential main streets

05.31.16 | Bob Price

The Tioga county community could win $25,000. The goal of the Inaugural Independent We Stand "America's Main Streets" contest is to promote the importance and strong economic benefits of main streets and small businesses. The top ten were voted...

40,000 Verizon workers will return to work tomorrow

05.31.16 | Bob Price

They've been on strike since mid-April in nine eastern states including New York and Pennsylvania. The workers have agreed to end their job action after receiving a nearly 11 % pay raise over four years.

A New York state prison guard remains in critical condition after opening a package left by his mailbox that exploded outside his home in Oneida county

05.31.16 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo visited the victim at the hospital in Syracuse Monday and refused to speculate on the motive. He said, "Let's get the facts.   And then, once we have the facts we'll make a decision...see if there's something to learn...

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office has canceled a news conference set for today

05.31.16 | Bob Price

We were supposed to learn the results of an investigation into inappropriate emails found on state servers and shared among state judges and prosecutors. The solicitor general says the report was not comprehensive enough and contained too much...

A northeastern Pennsylvania coroner is sounding the alarm about a dangerous new type of heroin

05.31.16 | Bob Price

At least 10 people in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area have died this year from taking this synthetic drug. It's a more potent form of the pain medication fentanyl and experts say it's more deadly than heroin. Officials suspect that drug dealers...

A church employee is accused of stealing nearly $250,000 dollars from the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

05.30.16 | Bob Price

Police say 62 year-old Thomas Ross stole the money to fund his gambling addiction.   He was a fundraising coordinator for more than 20 years in that diocese.  

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