List by Author: Bob Price

Flames Gut Home of Animal Rights Activist

03.30.15 | Bob Price

Flames engulfed the home of a well-known animal rights activist Sunday night. The alarm on Haven Lane in Clarks Summit went off just before Midnight. Lisa Walker, an animal rights activist, lived in the home and fears she may have lost valuable ...

Pa. town using signs to shame residents into cutting lawns

03.30.15 | Bob Price

A councilwoman in a small Pennsylvania borough says they're wrong for approving a form of public shaming to make sure residents cut their lawns this summer. Officials in 20,000-resident Chambersburg say they'll place signs amid the tall grass ...

Body of Buff State grad ID'd from NYC explosion

03.30.15 | Bob Price

Officials believe one of the two bodies pulled from the debris of the East Village explosion was that of Buffalo State College graduate Nicholas Figueroa. Figueroa, 26, graduated from Buffalo State in 2014 as a criminal justice major with a minor ...

Tentative NYS Budget Agreement

03.30.15 | Bob Price

Top New York state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have agreed on a $142 billion budget that increases school funding by $1.4 billion, enhances legislative ethics rules and implements several of Cuomo's education reforms. The deal announced late ...

Hard hat dispute pits Amish miners against Labor Dept.

03.27.15 | Bob Price

A Republican lawmaker is leading efforts to overturn a requirement that Amish workers wear hard hats at mining sites. In a dispute that pits religious freedom against workplace safety, Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) is pushing the Department of Labor ...

State warns Ken-Ton not to boycott testing

03.27.15 | Bob Price

The New York State Education Department is warning the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District not to boycott state-mandated testing after the district passed a resolution saying it would "seriously consider" doing so. In a letter to school board ...

First Ever "Taste NY" Food Truck Competition At State Fair

03.27.15 | Bob Price

The Great New York State Fair will host the first-ever Taste NY Food Truck Competition in September 2015. Commissioner of Agriculture, Richard Ball announced Thursday March 26 the fair will host the competition on Sunday, September 6. As many ...

US defense chief to visit New York's Fort Drum next week

03.27.15 | Bob Price

The U.S. secretary of defense will be in northern New York to visit Fort Drum, where there are concerns the sprawling Army post will be targeted for troop reductions. Officials at Fort Drum say Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Monday to ...

Cuomo, lawmakers close in on budget deal

03.26.15 | Bob Price

The fate of a $5.4 billion infusion of cash remains unresolved as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders close in on a final budget agreement. Cuomo and the state Legislature face a Tuesday deadline to have a spending plan in place, but budget ...

Voters upbeat so far about Wolf; 59% polled supporting his tax plan

03.26.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's registered voters are more optimistic about the state's future than they have been in five years, a poll released Thursday shows. Pollster G. Terry Madonna of Franklin & Marshall College's Center for Opinion Research said the ...

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