List by Author: Bob Price

Pa. rep, river advocates call on DEP to save the Susquehanna

05.18.15 | Bob Price

A state representative and advocates for the health of the Susquehanna River are calling on the Department of Environmental Protection to take immediate steps to begin a clean-up following the discovery of a cancerous fish. State Rep. Sue Helm ...

Race For The Cure in Elmira

05.18.15 | Bob Price

Downtown Elmira was a sea of pink for the 17th annual Komen Twin Tiers Race For The Cure. Almost 4000 people raced for those in their lives affected by breast cancer."Every year I race for my grandmother, she beat cancer twice," Participant ...

Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service

05.18.15 | Bob Price

As Amtrak trains begin rolling between New York and Philadelphia for the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, officials are vowing to have safer trains and tracks while investigators are trying to determine the ...

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 ...

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