List by Author: Bob Price

Firings for the "force" in Philadelphia

07.19.19 | Bob Price

The city's police commissioner, Richard Ross, says 13 cops will be cut for making racist or offensive Facebook posts--an unprecedented wave of terminations resulting from a scandal that has attracted national attention. The department had...

Contrasting steps taken on death penalty in Pennsylvania

07.17.19 | Bob Price

Philadelphia's top prosecutor and the state district attorneys' association have taken opposing positions in a case that will determine if Pennsylvania's death penalty will remain in effect. Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner says his own review...

Fed funds funneled to upstate NY to expand internet

07.16.19 | Bob Price

Nearly $40 million dollars will help bring high-speed internet to more than 15-thousand homes and businesses in upstate New York. The money is part of the FCC's "Connect American Fund."

PA offers funds to connect homebound students to school

07.05.19 | Bob Price

The commonwealth will offer aid to school districts to pay for accommodations for students who are homebound while recovering from a serious injury or illness. The grants can be used to buy equipment that helps students participate in real-time...

Gov. Tom Wolf will sign the dairy investment bill today

07.01.19 | Bob Price

Republican Rep. Clint Owlet, the main sponsor of House Bill 1590, says funds are put into a grant program for dairy farmers. Owlett says he'll continue to raise awareness about the plight of dairy farmers in the commonwealth.  

Get ready to pay more to heat your home and drive your car in NY

06.28.19 | Bob Price

It's thanks to the landmark climate change law signed by Governor Cuomo. Energy experts say the cost of weaning the Empire State off of fossil fuels will hit consumers where it hurts--in their wallet. The soon-to-be-law sets aggressive, legally...

NY landmarks being lit in LGBT colors this week

06.27.19 | Bob Price

The spire of One World Trade Center, the Mid-Hudson Bridge, the SUNY Central Administration Building, and the State Fair Exposition Center will shine in colors of the pink and blue transgender flag today and tomorrow and rainbow colors of the...

The chair of PA's Republican Party has stepped down

06.26.19 | Bob Price

This comes following a report that he had traded sexual text messages with a Philadelphia City Council candidate and also sent her an explicit photo. But, Val DiGiorgio denied the allegations and says his "resignation should in no way be...

A war hero from western NY will make military history today

06.25.19 | Bob Price

Former Army Sergeant David Bellavia of Buffalo will receive the Medal of Honor from President Trump this afternoon. Bellavia will become the first "living" veteran of the Iraq War to receive such an award. He says he does not want to continue...

Fears increase for family farms in NY after bill passes

06.20.19 | Bob Price

The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly passed a plan to give farmworkers the right to organize, collect overtime and get a day off. Jose Chapa with the Justice for Farmworker Coalition notes, "it includes a day of rest; it includes sanitary...

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