List by Author: Bob Price

SUNY SHORTAGE: Teaching programs plummet

11.25.16 | Bob Price

Teaching programs throughout the State University of New York system have experienced roughly a 40 percent decline in enrollment over the past five years, records show. Education officials attributed the decline to an increase in standardized ...

Seven Left Homeless after Thanksgiving Day Fire

11.25.16 | Bob Price

Smoke could be seen pouring from a building in Freeland Thursday evening. The fire at the home on the 600 Block of Hemlock Street in Freeland Street is currently under investigation. Officials say the seven people who lived in the house were not ...

Maverick Democrat Jim Burn to challenge Gov. Wolf?

11.25.16 | Bob Price

As Pennsylvania Democrats grapple with the aftermath of the Nov. 8 election, leaders can expect criticism from a familiar source: former state Democratic chair Jim Burn, who says he’s weighing a challenge to Gov. Tom Wolf in the Democratic ...

Fire tears through onion-packing plant; no one is injured

11.25.16 | Bob Price

An onion-packing plant in western New York has been ravaged by a fire. No one was injured in the fire Thursday morning at Big O Farms in Elba, about 50 miles east of Niagara Falls. Genesee (JEN'-uh-see) County Emergency Services coordinator Tim ...

1 Dead, 2 Injured in Jamestown Shooting

11.25.16 | Bob Price

One man is dead and at least two others wounded following a shooting in Jamestown early Thursday morning.  "We're currently investigating a homicide that occured in front of 129 South Main Street, about 4 AM this morning," said Jamestown ...

A Buffalo pastor is living homeless all this week to raise awareness about poverty and his Boxes of Love campaign

11.22.16 | Bob Price

Eric Johns with the Buffalo Dream Center has made his "week on the streets" a Thanksgiving week ritual for nearly two decades.Johns uses the homelessness awareness campaign to promote his Boxes of Love fund-drive which provides wrapped Christmas ...

Upstate New York is digging out from the storm

11.22.16 | Bob Price

The region got pummeled yesterday with a couple feet of snow. The lake-effect blizzard crippled the communities of Rochester, Syracuse and Binghamton. The wintry weather caused a fatal tractor-trailer accident near Buffalo and is blamed for a ...

PA politicians are reminding residents about help to pay for heat

11.21.16 | Bob Price

Northern Tier Representative Matt Baker notes the federal program helps individuals and families pay their heating bills.   He says, "It also provides crisis grants to help residents in the event of a home heating emergency due to broken ...

The season's first significant snowstorm is complicating travel across upstate NY

11.21.16 | Bob Price

Blizzard-like conditions being reported south and east of Rochester and Syracuse.   A U.S. postal worker was killed yesterday on a snow-covered highway near Oswego. There are numerous school closings today. Thousands have lost power due to ...

A Scranton church is making a concerted effort to reach refugees

11.21.16 | Bob Price

St. Paul's United Methodist Church has begun an outreach campaign to minister to 20 displaced residents of war-torn Congo. Many of them have relocated to Scranton, in search of a better life. Pastor Scott Miller says the opportunity seems to be a ...

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