List by Author: Bob Price

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 ...

Corman urges probes into NCAA role in Penn State case

02.12.15 | Bob Price

Sen. Jake Corman (R., Centre) said he would fire NCAA president Mark Emmert if he could. He also said Congress and the NCAA should investigate a "rush to judgment" against the school and its leaders. The Quinnipiac poll began Jan. 22 - one week ...

Arctic Air Coming Back to WNY

02.12.15 | Bob Price

Temperatures will drop Thursday to around 10 degrees in the afternoon then a low just below zero Thursday night. Winds will increase as well. A Wind Chill Watch is in effect for all of WNY and northern PA from 7pm Thursday until 12pm Friday. Wind ...

Wolf unveils 5% natural gas tax proposal

02.12.15 | Bob Price

With public sentiment behind him and a deficit on the horizon, Gov. Wolf on Wednesday unveiled his plan to impose on natural gas drilling a 5 percent tax that he said could generate $1 billion for the state's public schools. Bracing for ...

Some groups say 'Fifty Shades' endorses sexual violence

02.12.15 | Bob Price

"Fifty Shades of Grey" hasn't even opened in theaters yet but already it is getting a big thumbs-down from religious and other groups who say it is degrading to women and endorses sexual violence. One social media campaign is encouraging would-be ...

NY Politican Says SAFE Act Unconstitutional

01.19.15 | Bob Price

State Senator Robert Ortt of Niagara County has launched a bill to repeal the SAFE Act. He says the requirement that mental health professionals submit to the state the names of the patients who could hurt themselves or others is an abuse of power. ...

Cuomo Pushes to End Sexual Assualt at SUNY Schools

01.19.15 | Bob Price

Cuomo says women are too often victims of sexual assault and too often institutions of higher learning try to dissuade reporting the crimes. The affirmative consent, or "yes means yes" policy, mirrors the one that was adopted by SUNY schools in ...

Audit Finds New York Schools Fail to Report Violent Incidents

01.14.15 | Bob Price

In light of a recent audit, the education department says it's taking steps to improve compliance with a new state statute. It requires that schools compile a record of each reportable, violent, or disruptive incident on school property. ...

Buffalo Bills Expected to Name Rex Ryan as New Coach

01.12.15 | Bob Price

The ex-NY Jets coach was interviewed for a second time by Buffalo over the weekend and ESPN reports that the Bills have settled on Ryan to replace Doug Marrone, who stepped down on December 31st. Ryan was fired by the Jets after a 4 and 12 season. ...

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