List by Author: Bob Price

The budget wheels are turning in Albany

04.05.17 | Bob Price

Lawmakers hope to finish up work on a five-day late, $152-billion spending plan before they break for Easter tomorrow. Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says the process has been anything but easy.The deal in the works may include a...

NY lawmakers are expected to approve a budget extender today to avoid a government shutdown

04.03.17 | Bob Price

The move will extend the current budget into May. Right now lawmakers are hunkered down in Albany as they continue debating the three-day late state budget.This is the latest state budget in the six years since Governor Cuomo assumed...

A 36-year-old PA woman has died after crossing the finish line of the Scranton Half Marathon Sunday

04.03.17 | Bob Price

Lindsay Doherty of Clarks Summit was one of 2,000 runners taking part in the 13-mile race.  Doherty was rushed to the Geisinger Medical Center after collapsing at the finish line. No word yet on what caused her death.

The trial of accused cop-killer eric frein gets underway today in Milford, PA

04.03.17 | Bob Price

A jury from the suburbs of Philadelphia has been bused in to hear the case. Frein is accused of killing a state trooper and injuring another, and then leading police on the largest man-hunt in state history.

The PA-based Crayola crayon company is saying farewell to the dandelion crayon

03.31.17 | Bob Price

Crayola made the announcement to replace Dandelion Yellow during a Facebook Live event in Times Square today, despite a leak on Twitter yesterday. Today is National Crayon Day and this marks the first time Crayola has retired a color. The...

Corning Community College is making a concerted effort to reverse the trend of declining enrollment

03.31.17 | Bob Price

C.C.C. President Dr. Katherine Douglas says they want to get the message out that the school "is a really good deal."Corning Community College was recently named the top junior college in New York. Many Corning graduates wind up staying in the...

A deadly batch of heroin has claimed seven lives in just 24 hours in the suburbs of Buffalo

03.31.17 | Bob Price

Erie County officials held an emergency news conference last night.The seven victims lived in communities outside the city of Buffalo. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says he will judge the drug dealer with murder, if it can be...

Budget talks grind on in Albany

03.30.17 | Bob Price

Senate and Assembly leaders say there's still no deal on a spending plan, but they are confident they'll get there by tomorrow night's midnight deadline.Already, Governor Cuomo is planning on blaming President Trump should New York miss the...

Tuition at Syracuse University is going up next year

03.30.17 | Bob Price

The school has approved a 4% hike in tuition. The price-tag for one year at S.U. is $45,000 dollars.  Most students get about half that back in scholarships and grants. Syracuse University has a student enrollment of just under 22,000.

The Pennsylvania DEP has sued two tiny towns that banned frack water wells

03.30.17 | Bob Price

The sites in question are shale-gas wastewater disposal sites. The legal action sets the Keystone State on a collision course with municipalities over who governs oil and gas operations within a town's local boundaries.The lawsuits were filed...

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