List by Author: Bob Price

Most opioid users stay on drugs even after overdosing, Pa. Medicaid study finds

08.23.17 | Bob Price

Perhaps the one good thing about an overdose is that it might scare a drug abuser into going straight. But new research shows that’s usually not the case. The number of people filling painkiller prescriptions in the six months after...

Paychex plans 625 new jobs as part of Henrietta expansion

08.23.17 | Bob Price

Paychex Inc. will be expanding in Henrietta as part of a five-year, $58.4 million plan that ultimately expects to add 625 jobs in the Rochester region.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Henrietta Tuesday to announce the plan...

Bomb Threat Forces Building Evacuation at Penn State

08.23.17 | Bob Price

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of a building on the campus of Penn State University. The bomb threat was called in to University Police around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday. According to university officials, the threat was to the Research West...

Student scores inch up; opt-outs down

08.23.17 | Bob Price

Test scores for students in grades three through eight improved slightly this year, while the percentage of students who opted out of the English and math tests last spring fell, the state Education Department announced Tuesday. On the English...

PA officials warn not to eat fish caught in the Shenango River

08.22.17 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania environmental protection officials issued the blanket warning Monday for all fish caught in the Shenango River in Mercer and Lawrence counties. It's due to extremely high levels of polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB. The advisory...

A casino controversy in Niagara Falls, NY

08.22.17 | Bob Price

Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking a hard stance against the Seneca Indian Nation when it comes to casino payments to the state. The native-Americans have not made a single payment in over five months for the casino they operate in Niagara...

NY environmentalists are cheering a federal 'kabosh' on the Constitution Pipeline

08.22.17 | Bob Price

The 124-mile natural gas pipeline would have ferried Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania through the eastern Twin Tiers and into the Albany-region. On Monday, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that struck...

Train crash in Philly

08.22.17 | Bob Price

42 hurt, four seriously, when a train crashed into another unoccupied, parked train at a station in Upper Darby, just outside Philadelphia.   It happened just past midnight. No word yet on the cause of the crash. It's not expected to...

Constitutional Convention under consideration in New York

08.22.17 | Bob Price

November elections are drawing closer which means soon voters will have to decide a ballot question that only appears every 20 years whether or not they believe New York should hold a Constitutional Convention. Evan Davis, a former counsel to...

State ride inspectors prepare for start of the Fair

08.22.17 | Bob Price

Inspectors from across New York State will be in Syracuse this week checking rides before the start of this year's Fair. A deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair has brought the importance of ride inspections to the forefront of people's...

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