List by Author: Bob Price

Pa. AG Kane fires official who testified before grand jury

04.09.15 | Bob Price

Attorney General Kathleen Kane fired the head of her appeals office Wednesday and had armed agents escort him from the office. Kane spokeswoman Carolyn Myers said James Barker's firing was part of a restructuring of the criminal division. Barker ...

Parents angry, frustrated by Elmira school violence

04.09.15 | Bob Price

A couple hundred people packed the Elmira school board meeting Wednesday night and for 90 minutes more than two dozen people decried recent violence in Elmira schools and prevalence of bullying, relating tales of what they said happened to their ...

Gov. Wolf tests state universities' board with tuition freeze ultimatum

04.09.15 | Bob Price

A representative for Gov. Tom Wolf told the board that governs the system of 14 state universities in no uncertain terms on Wednesday that Wolf's proposed $45.3 million increase in state funding comes with an ultimatum. Either the State System of ...

Ken-Ton School Board Abandons Testing Boycott

04.09.15 | Bob Price

With widely criticized standardized test beginning in public schools next week, one Western New York district is changing course.   Instead of boycotting statewide testing loathed by many parents, teachers and districts, the Ken-Ton school ...

Partial Building Collapse In Waverly, Area Roads Closed

04.07.15 | Bob Price

Part of a building collapses in Waverly causing some roads to close.Police said the partial building collapse occurred Monday at the former National Protective Legion Building on the 400 block of Fulton street.As a result the lower half of Fulton, ...

Teen Reports to Jail Early in Rock Throwing Case

04.07.15 | Bob Price

One of the four teenagers charged with throwing a rock onto Interstate 80 in Union County and severely injuring a woman reported to jail Friday, one week before his formal sentencing. Brett Lahr said he wanted to get an early start on his expected ...

Pa Voters support Medical Marijuana

04.07.15 | Bob Price

According to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released Monday, Voters in three critical swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, support legalization of medical marijuana by margins of 5-1 or more and also support legalization of ...

Some WNY schools could face takeover

04.07.15 | Bob Price

More than 170 schools across the state could face a takeover if they don't boost their lagging academic performance. The state's new $142 billion budget paves the way for an outside "receiver" to step in and oversee a school that has long been ...

Kathleen Kane's chief of staff resigns after 4 months on the job

04.06.15 | Bob Price

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's chief of staff resigned on Friday, four months into the job. Blake Rutherford, who took the position in December, follows others who left key positions under the embattled state prosecutor. Four aides quit last ...

New York Inching Closer to Legalizing MMA

04.06.15 | Bob Price

With the budget out of the way, lawmakers in Albany are beginning to turn their attention to other issues. Among them, legalizing the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Advocates have lobbied for years to legalize MMA in New York state, and a bill that ...

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