List by Author: Bob Price

It's sentencing day for Sheldon Silver

05.03.16 | Bob Price

The former New York State Assembly Speaker faces 14 years in prison for accepting bribes.   Silver was convicted last November of taking $5 million in kickbacks. Next week, former New York State Senate Leader Dean Skelos will sentenced for...

Convicted child abuser and former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky appears before a judge this morning in Bellefonte

05.03.16 | Bob Price

Sandusky's new legal team pressed to get him a new trial in Center County, Pennsylvania.Judge John Cleland voiced doubt about whether defense attorneys are entitled to question some of the coach's victims. The Sandusky legal team wants a new...

A teenage girl has died after falling down a 100-foot embankment on the Cattauraugus Indian Reservation in Erie County, NY

05.02.16 | Bob Price

Emergency personnel tried CPR, but were not able to revive the girl. The fall happened early Sunday.  Police are still investigating what led to that tragedy.

Pennsylvania politicians return to the state capital today to begin work on a $33 billion budget proposal that's due at the end of next month

05.02.16 | Bob Price

The spending plan comes on the heels of the latest state budget in commonwealth history.

Convicted child abuser and former Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky appears before a judge this morning in Bellefonte

05.02.16 | Bob Price

The 72 year-old has a new legal team as he tries for a new trial. Today's hearing gets underway at 11 a.m.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is hiring an engineering firm as it builds a beltway in the Scranton area to ease congestion on Interstate-81

04.29.16 | Bob Price

The commission expects to announce a request for proposals this summer and have a firm on board by the end of the year.The plan would link Interstate-81 and the Northeast Extention, I-476.  The proposal calls for highway-speed connections...

The Orchard Park Middle school is closed today due to illness

04.29.16 | Bob Price

A significant number of students and staff have flu-like symptoms at the school in Western New York.Orchard Park Superintendent Matthew McGarrity says janitorial staff will disinfect the building today, including the buses.All activities and...

Pennsylvania's DEP plans to ramp up its efforts to monitor air quality near natural gas compressors in rural areas

04.29.16 | Bob Price

Special sensors that monitor soot will be installed in eight counties. These sensors will gather data about the quantity of pollutants released in the atmosphere. Each of the eight counties being tested is home to fracking sites.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer continues to push for new legislation to help school districts test their drinking water

04.29.16 | Bob Price

Schumer says recent discoveries of elevated  lead levels in more than 60 water samples taken at two schools in the Ithaca area is a clear sign testing is needed.The senator's bill would authorize 20 million dollars in federal grants through...

Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for emergency funding to help stem the spread of Zika

04.25.16 | Bob Price

Schumer says nearly $2 billion is needed before the mosquito season starts in June. With so many families looking for action, it's critical to work to approve funding quickly. Sixty cases of the Zika virus have already reported in New York