List by Author: Bob Price

A radiologist in western NY is going to prison for writing hundreds of illegal opioid prescriptions

02.03.17 | Bob Price

Dr. Albert Cowie was sentenced by a federal judge in Buffalo Thursday. Prosecutors say he wrote more than 200 illegal prescriptions for Oxycodone, Percocet and Hydrocodone.  Most of it was to feed his own addiction.

NY's economic czar got a three-hour grilling from state lawmakers in Albany

02.02.17 | Bob Price

It happened yesterday over governor Cuomo's failed Startup NY program.           The governor wants to retool the program under a new name and Assemblyman Steve McClaughlin can't understand why.Empire ...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf takes the wraps off his budget address next Tuesday

02.02.17 | Bob Price

Political pundits say given the Republican majority in both the House and Senate, the Democratic governor has no chance but to hold the line on taxes.Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says Wolf "is not going to be calling for any ...

Republicans in the PA Senate are making another attempt to make the commonwealth a 'right to work' state

02.01.17 | Bob Price

The want to end the ability of public-sector labor unions to collect dues that go to fund liberal political causes. To become law, the matter must be approved by the state legislature and the voters in a statewide referendum.

Police across NY and PA are warning about a new bogus robo-call designed to rip you off

02.01.17 | Bob Price

If the caller asks "Can you hear me o.k.?" do not answer.  Just end the call. Authorities say the recording is being used for identity theft purposes.  If you say "yes" you could be in for a world of trouble.

Cornell University in Ithaca has just received the largest gift in school history

02.01.17 | Bob Price

SC Johnson Foundation has given a $150 million donation. The pharmaceutical giant's CEO, Fisk Johnson, is a graduate of the ivy league school.          The newly-named SC Johnson College of ...

Attorneys general from 16 states have sent a letter to the president, calling the immigration order unconstitutional

01.30.17 | Bob Price

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a hotline to assist detainees and is offering legal assistance to any migrant affected by the president's actions. Pennsylvania's attorney general was also involved in sending the letter.

Two PA senators have introduced legislation calling for a state constitutional amendment

01.30.17 | Bob Price

They want to expand property tax exemptions for disabled veterans. Under the proposal, veterans with at least a 50% disability would be exempt from paying part of their property taxes, Currently,  vets must be 100% disabled to receive an ...

Sunday was 'Random Acts of Kindness' Day in Binghamton, NY

01.30.17 | Bob Price

Kate McKan and her friends have been doing this every January 29th the past five years. It's to honor McKan's infant son, Mason, who died of SIDS in 2012.  She's says having something to look forward to helps in the healing ...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf will today propose the consolidation of four state agencies into one department

01.30.17 | Bob Price

He wants the departments of human services, health, aging and drug and alcohol prevention to become one new state agency. The consolidation will result in major job cuts, but save the state money. The new unified agency would be called the ...

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