List by Author: Bob Price

Two upstate NY men face manslaughter charges in the death of two boys at Letchworth

11.21.16 | Bob Price

The six and nine year-old brothers fell over a 70-foot waterfall back in June at Letchworth State Park.          The Wyoming County District Attorney says the deaths were "100% preventable."  He ...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking a tough stance against hate crimes

11.21.16 | Bob Price

Cuomo's call for action comes after recent reports of an increase of hate crimes.  The governor says, "the demonetization of differences erodes our democracy at its core."So, Cuomo is setting up a new State Police unit to deal with hate ...

Broome County is taking action to make sure hockey remains a part of Binghamton's future

11.18.16 | Bob Price

The AHL-affiliated Senators are moving "north of the border" next season to Ontario, Canada. The owners say a replacement team is lined up to take their place and local lawmakers are stepping in to make sure that happens.Broome County legislator ...

PA's top fiscal watchdog says he's looking forward to another term as auditor general

11.18.16 | Bob Price

Eugene DePasquale outlined his agenda for the coming year at a press conference Thursday in Harrisburg.DePasquale says he will focus on six key areas of fiscal accountability in 2017.  This includes drug reform, child protection, college ...

Ithaca, NY's heroin "safe haven" idea got a full endorsement from the former president of Switzerland

11.18.16 | Bob Price

Ruth Dreifuss was in Tompkins County to publicly support the controversial idea of supervised injection facilities. Ithaca Mayor Savante Myrick says the program's been used with great success in Canada. But not everyone's on board with the Ithaca ...

More than a million homes throughout the northeast are now getting their power from natural gas supplied by Pennsylvania

11.17.16 | Bob Price

A processing plant near Williamsport has just gone online. It's just second in the Keystone State that converts gas from Marcellus Shale drilling into home-heating fuel. Lycoming County state Representative Garth Everett hopes more of these ...

Cuomo is banning campaign contributions from companies that bid for state contracts

11.17.16 | Bob Price

It's all part of a new ethics reform proposal that includes the creation of new watchdog position to oversee the Executive Branch and the state's SUNY system. The anti-corruption probe comes after 10 senior officials, including the ex-president of ...

A school district near Buffalo is thinking of changing Columbus Day to "Indigenous Peoples Day"

11.16.16 | Bob Price

The Williamsville School Board met last night to talk about the move due to modern views on Christopher Columbus and his actions toward Native Americans. But many in attendance argued the famous explorer should not be sacrificed on the altar of ...

Governor Cuomo was in Johnson City Tuesday to talk about plans to upgrade Binghamton University

11.16.16 | Bob Price

A brand new $100 million project will house the new BU School of Nursing, and it "takes shape" in an historic building in the city.Gloria Meredith, the dean of the new BU School of Pharmacy, says seeing the building going up "makes it feel ...

A western PA school district has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by three transgender students

11.16.16 | Bob Price

They're challenging the district's bathroom policy. The Pine-Richland" School District argues that the U.S. Constitution offers no "special" protections for transgendered individuals.

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