List by Author: Bob Price

New law for disclosing fracking fluids

06.30.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania will require shale gas companies to disclose electronically the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing in a new state-run database by next summer.Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley said the department ...

Trooper had law on his side when he shot Sweat

06.30.15 | Bob Price

A state trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed prison escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian border. State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent ...

Autopsy: Matt Shot Three Times

06.28.15 | Bob Price

New York State Police have released the result of an autopsy performed on escaped prisoner, Richard Matt. According to the report, Matt suffered, "severe skull fractures and brain injuries due to gunshot wounds to the head. A preliminary ...

GOP budget bill facing Wolf's veto heads to Senate

06.28.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved an approximately $30 billion Republican-crafted budget bill on Saturday as the Wolf administration and top GOP lawmakers positioned themselves for a government shutdown and the first veto of an ...

The 9-to-5 office workday is dying in America

06.28.15 | Bob Price

With the rise of flexible working schedules, the freelance economy, and video conferencing, more Americans are getting their jobs done without ever heading into an office, according to new data from the American Time Use Survey released by the ...

Second New York Prison Escapee Is Shot and Captured

06.28.15 | Bob Price

David Sweat, the remaining prison escapee on the run in northern New York for three weeks, was shot by a state trooper on Sunday, according to the authorities. Mr. Sweat, 35, was shot twice in the torso and was taken to Alice Hyde Medical Center ...

New medical marijuana legislation in PA House

06.25.15 | Bob Price

State Rep. Ron Marsico said Wednesday he will introduce a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. The Dauphin County Republican hopes the bill will be assigned to the House judiciary committee, which he heads. That could open a path to ...

Negotiations over taxing Pennsylvania gas drillers break down

06.25.15 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf wants to tax Pennsylvania's natural gas drillers and have that money go to education. Republicans don't. Wednesday's negotiation session didn't bring the two sides any closer. Members of Wolf's Cabinet met with Democratic and ...

Firefighters pull 2 teens from river in central New York

06.25.15 | Bob Price

Two teens have been rescued after they were swept away by a strong current in a central New York river. The Citizen of Auburn reports it happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday when the girls went swimming in the Owasco River. Authorities say the girls ...

Arraignment Set for Guard Accused of Helping Prisoners Escape

06.25.15 | Bob Price

A maximum-security prison guard who delivered frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped will be arraigned on charges of promoting prison contraband and other offenses. But a lawyer for correction officer Gene Palmer ...

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