List by Author: Bob Price

PA Supreme Court candidates hit the airwaves

05.14.15 | Bob Price

Candidates for Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court are spending large amounts of money on air time for campaign TV ads as the primary approaches. A week before the May 19th primary, the total was about $1.5 million. The nonpartisan groups Justice at ...

Help on the way for waterless Niagara Falls neighborhood

05.14.15 | Bob Price

There's a "HOUSE FOR SALE" sign in George Vacanti's front lawn. But he has no interest in selling his home on 72nd Street. "No," Vacanti emphasized, "it's not for sale." He quickly pointed to the bottom of the sign, where a second phrase reads: ...

Pa. beekeepers lose more than half their colonies

05.14.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania beekeepers reported losing 61 percent of their colonies to Colony Collapse Disorder between April 2014 and April 2015, according to a federal survey released Wednesday. Nationally, beekeepers reported losing 42.1 percent of their ...

New York finalizes fracking review

05.14.15 | Bob Price

The state Department of Environmental Conservation released a 2,000-page, seven-years-in-the-making report Wednesday that lays the groundwork for the state's promised ban of large-scale hydraulic fracturing. The release of the voluminous document, ...

House approves Pa. GOP's plan for property tax cuts

05.13.15 | Bob Price

A plan to replace nearly $5 billion in the property taxes that are used to fund public education in Pennsylvania with higher sales and income taxes passed the state House on Tuesday, placing the issue squarely before lawmakers at the start of peak ...

NY Assembly votes for closing campaign finance loophole

05.13.15 | Bob Price

The New York Assembly voted Tuesday to close a campaign finance loophole for limited liability companies, which a Senate committee chairman has refused to consider. The bill would stop treating LLCs like individuals who can give up to $150,000 ...

At least 5 dead, 65 hospitalized in Amtrak train derailment

05.13.15 | Bob Price

At least five people are dead and dozens of others injured after an Amtrak train derailed and overturned in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.The accident has closed the nation's busiest rail corridor between New York and Washington as ...

Could Cuomo's Tax Break Bill Benefit Catholic Schools?

05.13.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing tax credits of up to $500 for low-income families who enroll their children in private schools. This could help Buffalo's Catholic schools says diocese education secretary Carol Kostyniak. "The implications are for ...

Mother Accused of Throwing Child from Bridge Now Charged With Homicide

05.12.15 | Bob Price

A mother was charged with homicide Monday after allegedly throwing her one-and-a-half year old off a bridge in Allentown. Authorities say Johnesha Perry, 19, of Allentown tossed her son into the Lehigh River and then jumped in on May 3. Both were ...

"Scary Lucy" will soon have a new home

05.12.15 | Bob Price

The so-called "Scary Lucy" statue in Celoron, New York will soon have a new home. The town announced that it is donating the statue, which went viral for its depiction of Lucille Ball, to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown. The center called ...

12345678910 ... 2728