List by Author: Bob Price

A struggling northeastern Pennsylvania shopping mall will soon be the home of a new college

05.10.16 | Bob Price

Luzerne County Community College will open a satelitte campus at the Steamtown Mall in Scranton. The college will be located on the second floor of the former Bon-Ton store.  

For the ninth straight year, the New York Assembly has passed the Gender Expression Non-discrimination Act

05.10.16 | Bob Price

Gay-rights groups argue the measure is necessary to protect the LGBT community. But critics say GENDA undermines privacy rights in the bathroom.   It would allow the transgendered to use the bathrooms of the opposite sex. A similar ...

Legislation in the works in Pennsylvania is intended to keep the best teachers in the classroom, but faces a veto from Governor Wolf

05.10.16 | Bob Price

The Senate bill amends current law which states teachers with the least seniority are the first ones laid off regardless of their impact on students. This bill uses teacher performance to guide furlough decisions. It also prohibits a school ...

A Mother's Day tragedy in Broome County, New York

05.09.16 | Bob Price

A four year-old girl is dead following a two-car crash in the town of Union, not far from Johnson City on Sunday afternoon.          Ben Harting with the Broome County sheriff's office says two others ...

School funding is expected to be a hot topic again as another budget standoff gets underway again in Pennsylvania

05.09.16 | Bob Price

The deadline on a new spending plan is June 30th. Northern Tier Representative Kathy Rapp says the House Republicans do not want to put "oppressive taxes on the people of Pennsylvania."Rapp claims Governor Wolf is using schools and school kids as ...

Exploding electronic cigarettes have injured four New York state residents in just the past couple weeks and now, Senator Chuck Schumer wants the government to do something about it.

05.09.16 | Bob Price

Schumer says, "a good FDA investigation will get to the bottom of it, and make sure this stops."Two-and-a-half million Americans use e-cigs.   The senator calls them "ticking time bombs."

Tomorrow is the 5th annual 'I Love My Park' Day in New York

05.06.16 | Bob Price

The event is aimed at getting New Yorkers to visit parks and pitch in to spruce them up by doing things like planting trees, picking up trash, and restoring trails. More than 100 parks and historic sites are taking part in "I Love My Park" Day ...

A Williamsport company shuts its doors after a bank dispute

05.06.16 | Bob Price

NuWeld incorporated, based in Williamsport, says the impact of the plant closure is far-reaching.The company has been around for more than 20 years but can't pay it's employees.  The steel fabrication plant says its' negotiating with the bank ...

How soon did 'Joe-Pa' know?

05.06.16 | Bob Price

A report today says legendary Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno knew of the child abuse committed by his longtime assistant Jerry Sandusky as early as 1976.   The report cites a court order in an insurance case that claims a child told ...

Six people are dead after a house fire early this morning in Syracuse

05.06.16 | Bob Price

The flames broke out around 4 a.m. at a home on Martin Street on the city's northside. Eight people lived at that home.  Seven were there at the time: only one made it out alive.  Four of the victims were found upstairs, two ...

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