List by Author: Bob Price

Several Car Break-Ins Reported in Town of Tonawanda

05.07.15 | Bob Price

Thieves have broken into several cars in a Town of Tonawanda neighborhood. While most of the cars were left unlocked, one man says he knows he locked his doors. "It's a violation, obviously, because it's just so unexpected and out of the blue," ...

Property-tax debate looms in Pa. House

05.07.15 | Bob Price

A ranking House Republican said Wednesday that party leaders were ready to put to a vote a hotly debated property-tax-relief proposal, shifting the spotlight to an issue certain to become a key point in this year's budget talks. Majority ...

Democrats fail to oust NY Senate's GOP leader after arrest

05.07.15 | Bob Price

The Republican leader of the state Senate survived a largely symbolic effort by Democratic lawmakers to oust him from his position Wednesday following his arrest on federal corruption charges. Democratic lawmakers walked out of the Senate in ...

Is Cannabis a Rx for PA?

05.06.15 | Bob Price

State lawmakers are considering making marijuana legal to treat illnesses such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. State senators could vote on a bill as early as next week. It would have to clear the State House. Republicans control both houses ...

Judge: Deadlocked Harris jury must 'keep an open mind'

05.06.15 | Bob Price

The judge in Cal Harris' murder trial urged a deadlocked jury Tuesday to continue deliberating "with an open mind" until its members reach a verdict. Jurors are scheduled to return to Schoharie County Court for a fifth day of deliberations ...

Pennsylvania House votes to cut own ranks, trim Senate

05.06.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania state representatives took a step Tuesday toward trimming dozens of members from the Legislature, the latest move in a campaign to amend the state constitution that for several years has frustrated its supporters. The House voted ...

Local GOP senator: Skelos should step aside

05.06.15 | Bob Price

Sen. Robert Ortt of Niagara County is among a few GOP lawmakers now calling on Dean Skelos to step aside as majority leader of the State Senate. Skelos and his son, Adam, were arrested Monday on federal corruption charges, including fraud and ...

Small-town police struggle to survive as tax bases shrink

05.04.15 | Bob Price

With a rusty frame and a failing transmission, Scottdale's 9-year-old police car was on its last legs. But times were tough, money was tight, and borough officials were not sure where they would find the extra cash for a new cruiser. So residents ...

Low milk prices, glutted market put strain on dairy farmers

05.04.15 | Bob Price

In an online profile of "Our Farmers," New York City milk bottler Elmhurst Dairy tells the story of how David Wood bought his first two calves as a part-time hobby in 1970 and grew his Saratoga County farm to more than a thousand Holsteins, whose ...

Tractor Rollover Claims Two Lives

05.04.15 | Bob Price

A tractor rollover in the Town of Wales claimed two lives Sunday afternoon. Erie County Sheriffs say that 56-year-old, John Rutkoswki was pulling a tree stump out of the ground with a tractor at his home on Schang Road just before noon. On board ...

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