List by Author: Bob Price

Causes, potential consequences of testing opt-out movement

08.14.15 | Bob Price

New York is facing a growing rebellion against Common Core-aligned standardized tests. About 20 percent of the state's third- through eighth-graders refused to take the tests this spring, up from 5 percent a year earlier. As state education ...

Big inning keeps M-E alive in Little League tourney

08.13.15 | Bob Price

Maine-Endwell's savory summer of baseball continues, thanks largely to quality third-inning work logged despite retirement of its first two batters. Five M-E boys contributed two hits apiece to a 10-8 victory Wednesday over Capitol City (D.C.) in ...

A.G. Speaks About 'Porngate' Charges

08.13.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's attorney general publicly defended herself against the criminal charges against her Wednesday. Prosecutors claim Kathleen Kane leaked grand jury information to get back at political enemies then lied to cover it up. On Wednesday, ...

Judge OKs $4.75M settlement by 'kids for cash' center owner

08.13.15 | Bob Price

A federal judge has approved a $4.75 million settlement by a businessman at the center of a Pennsylvania juvenile justice scandal. The judge on Monday approved letting Robert Powell pay that amount to settle the lawsuit filed by youths sent to his ...

20 percent of NY students refused to take spring tests

08.13.15 | Bob Price

About 20 percent of New York's third- through eighth-graders refused to take the statewide English and math tests given in the spring, the state's education chief said, acknowledging the opt-outs affected assessment data released Wednesday, which ...

Beauty Queen Accused of Faking Cancer

08.12.15 | Bob Price

State police in Centre County have charged a beauty queen who they say faked a cancer diagnosis to get money. Troopers say there have been a few benefits to help Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates. Weaver-Gates is the reigning Miss Pennsylvania US ...

Missing Painted Post man found dead

08.12.15 | Bob Price

A missing Painted Post man has been found deceased. According to our newspaper partner The Leader, Ryan A. Rodger, 36, of 9239 Victory Highway, had been missing since July 31. That's when he was last seen, at around 4 p.m. in Hornby, according to ...

Challenges Mount For Kane As She Prepares To Answer Charges

08.12.15 | Bob Price

The Kathleen Kane controversy is still boiling across Pennsylvania. The attorney general is expected to take questions Wednesday in Harrisburg. For criminal defense attorneys, it's a jaw-dropping move by Kane filled with peril, FOX 29 ...

Some prisoners say they were beaten after pair escaped

08.12.15 | Bob Price

Inmates who knew the two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York reported beatings by guards trying to determine where the pair went, according to a legal services group. Prisoners' Legal Services of New ...

Superior Court to hear side argument in Penn State case

08.11.15 | Bob Price

The sanctions are over for the Penn State football team. Jerry Sandusky sits behind bars. Nearly all of his victims have been compensated. The university has almost put the dark and sordid saga in the rear view mirror....

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