List by Author: Bob Price

Study: More children, teens seeking mental health help at emergency rooms

04.09.19 | Bob Price

New numbers show an alarming rise in children and teens turning to the emergency rooms for help because of suicidal thoughts and attempts. Using data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Case Survey, which was conducted by the US...

A major gun safety law takes effect this Wednesday in Pennsylvania

04.08.19 | Bob Price

Act 79 requires all defendants who are subject to a Protection from Abuse (PFA) order to relinquish firearms and ammunition within 24 hours.

Judge rejects lawsuit over Pennsylvania turnpike toll hikes

04.08.19 | Bob Price

A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit over Pennsylvania Turnpike toll increases that are financing payments to help fund transit agencies. U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane ruled last week that a truckers’ organization didn’t...

Clean energy advocates to push NY lawmakers for new mandate

04.08.19 | Bob Price

Supporters of clean energy and residents worried about the impact of climate change are planning a big lobbying push to encourage New York lawmakers to wean the state off fossil fuels. A coalition of supporters will gather Tuesday at the state...

Recreational Marijuana Listening Tour Stops in Monroe County, PA

04.08.19 | Bob Price

Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman is in the middle of his listening tour to hear from people in every county about the proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania. He was at East Stroudsburg University on Sunday. Lawmakers...

$12,500 offered for information in stray-bullet death of boy, 12, in Buffalo

04.08.19 | Bob Price

Buffalo Police are looking for leads after a boy, 12, was struck and killed by a stray bullet Saturday night in Buffalo. This happened just after 8:30 p.m. on the 400 block of William Street near the intersection of Mortimer. Police...

PA's 14 state-owned universities will have more say in what their students pay

04.05.19 | Bob Price

The state system of higher education adopted the tuition policy change yesterday. Next week, state lawmakers will gather in Harrisburg to discuss the declining enrollment problem. Experts say most of it is due to Pennsylvania's shrinking pool...

The Special Olympics is looking at a 25% cut in the NY state budget

04.02.19 | Bob Price

The organization will receive about $50,000 fewer dollars from the Empire State. Special Olympics spokeswoman Stacey Hang-Sterman says that funding "gives opportunities with and without disabilities to do activities throughout the year." At the...

17-year cicadas are coming already? Here’s why

04.02.19 | Bob Price

If cicadas emerge from the ground only once every 17 years, why do they seem to show up so often? There are actually 15 separate broods of cicadas in the United States — five of which include Pennsylvania as part of their territory. Most...

UB researchers launches autism detection app

04.02.19 | Bob Price

A University at Buffalo research team has designed an app to help detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children as young as 12 months old. EarlySee launches today to coincide with World Autism Awareness Day. The free app is available to...

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