List by Author: Bob Price

NY attorney general questions work practices of 13 retailers

04.13.15 | Bob Price

New York's attorney general has launched an inquiry into 13 retailers, questioning whether they require workers remain on-call for short-notice shifts and pay for less than four hours when employees report for work, a practice not legal in New ...

Mail Carrier Hailed As Hero For Helping Toddler

04.11.15 | Bob Price

Wilkes-Barre police took custody of a toddler after finding the child alone inside a Hazle Street apartment Friday morning. Officers said the toddler was bruised and wearing only a dirty diaper, alone in a filthy place, with a space heater on. A ...

4 dead in home; carbon monoxide eyed, car running in garage

04.11.15 | Bob Price

Four elderly people were found dead in a home Friday in an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning after a car was left running in an attached garage, police said. The victims were 83-year-old Jerry Hugel, his wife, 80-year-old Marie Hugel, 70-year-old ...

Search warrants served at two of Kane's offices

04.11.15 | Bob Price

Investigators on Friday served search warrants at two of Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's offices, according to sources with knowledge of the search. The purpose of the searches was unclear, but they appeared to be the first sign that ...

'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 ...

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