List by Author: Bob Price

NY foresters wary of oak wilt, latest tree threat

02.09.14 | Bob Price

Terry Phillips will be sorry to see the last two massive oaks in his yard reduced to wood chips this spring, but he knows it has to be done to keep a devastating fungus from getting a root-hold in New York. Phillips' home in the woodsy subdivision ...

NY mum on thousands of reports of disabled abuse

02.09.14 | Bob Price

The agency established last year to protect the disabled in state-funded institutions has received nearly 25,000 reports of significant incidents, abuse, neglect and deaths in its first six months, though the public knows little about how many of ...

Syracuse may fine homeowners with snow-covered sidewalks

02.06.14 | Bob Price

A proposal by a Syracuse Common Councilor to fine residents who do not shovel sidewalks outside of their home has sparked debate. Councilor Bob Dougherty proposed fining homeowners $100 if they do not shovel the sidewalk outside of their ...

PA's Attorney General says Sandusky scandal delayed by lost emails

02.06.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General says erased emails has hampered her investigation into tom Corbett's handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Democrat Kathleen Kane says a time-consuming effort to reconstruct erased e-mail messages has ...

NY State Police use Facebook to catch crooks

02.06.14 | Bob Price

New York State Police are beginning a new social media campaign to catch more people wanted for crimes across the state. They call it “Warrant Wednesday” ....every Wednesday the state police put wanted posters on their Facebook ...

Power Problems in Pennsylvania

02.06.14 | Bob Price

Wednesday’s snow-and-ice storm left more than a million people in the dark - the vast majority of them in Pennsylvania.  The vast majority of Pennsylvania's power problems were in the Philadelphia area.  Close to 8-hundred-thousand ...

Regional heroin deaths surge

02.05.14 | Bob Price

An abundance of cheap and impure heroin across the region led to a sharp rise in deadly overdoses last year, with fatalities doubling over the previous year and surging more than fivefold since 2011, according to data released Tuesday by the Monroe ...

Snow, ice, slush make slippery going in NY

02.05.14 | Bob Price

    It was snow, then it was ice, then it was frozen rain, then it was slush. The surface was slippery Wednesday no ...

Toomey: CBO Findings On Obamacare "Devastating"

02.05.14 | Bob Price

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement about today's nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that says the President's health care law will reduce the number of full-time workers by about 2.5 ...

Corbett hopes to raise $75M through natural gas leases in state forests, parks

02.05.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett wants to end a three-year ban on new leases for natural gas drilling beneath state forests to be able to raise $75 million, a proposal in his budget on Tuesday that angers some critics who say it endangers sensitive ...

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