List by Author: Bob Price

'Toxic Toy' Bill Gets Another Push in NY, Industry Objects

04.11.15 | Bob Price

Legislation to ban the use of certain chemicals in toys may get another chance in New York state before lawmakers adjourn in June. The measure would require manufacturers to phase out the use of chemicals deemed harmful, such as benzene, mercury ...

Corning Community College Teams Up With Ugandan Water Project

04.10.15 | Bob Price

Corning Community College students get involved in The Ugandan Water Project to fundraise for millions without access to clean water.The Ugandan Project is a non-profit organization that raises funds for a number of sustainable water solutions ...

System to monitor immunization records of Pa school children is flawed

04.10.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Health officials say the system designed to track the number of Pennsylvania schoolchildren immunized against contagious diseases like measles and pertussis is flawed. They admit that the revelation, as well as current immunization ...

Kane Blames Fired Staffer for Grand Jury Leak

04.10.15 | Bob Price

Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who could be charged criminally for grand jury leaks, said Thursday that responsibility for leaks from an unspecified “sitting grand jury” fell to a supervisor she fired. James Barker, whom Kane fired ...

Judge rejects $50M proposed settlement in dairy farming case

04.10.15 | Bob Price

A judge has rejected a proposed settlement between Northeastern U.S. farmers and the Dairy Farmers of America over an alleged effort to drive down prices paid to farmers. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss opposed the $50 million settlement ...

Pa. AG Kane fires official who testified before grand jury

04.09.15 | Bob Price

Attorney General Kathleen Kane fired the head of her appeals office Wednesday and had armed agents escort him from the office. Kane spokeswoman Carolyn Myers said James Barker's firing was part of a restructuring of the criminal division. Barker ...

Parents angry, frustrated by Elmira school violence

04.09.15 | Bob Price

A couple hundred people packed the Elmira school board meeting Wednesday night and for 90 minutes more than two dozen people decried recent violence in Elmira schools and prevalence of bullying, relating tales of what they said happened to their ...

Gov. Wolf tests state universities' board with tuition freeze ultimatum

04.09.15 | Bob Price

A representative for Gov. Tom Wolf told the board that governs the system of 14 state universities in no uncertain terms on Wednesday that Wolf's proposed $45.3 million increase in state funding comes with an ultimatum. Either the State System of ...

Ken-Ton School Board Abandons Testing Boycott

04.09.15 | Bob Price

With widely criticized standardized test beginning in public schools next week, one Western New York district is changing course.   Instead of boycotting statewide testing loathed by many parents, teachers and districts, the Ken-Ton school ...

Partial Building Collapse In Waverly, Area Roads Closed

04.07.15 | Bob Price

Part of a building collapses in Waverly causing some roads to close.Police said the partial building collapse occurred Monday at the former National Protective Legion Building on the 400 block of Fulton street.As a result the lower half of Fulton, ...

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