List by Author: Bob Price

16 counties in south-central PA are getting a new area code

11.10.16 | Bob Price

Numbers already being used in the 717 area code won't be affected. The region has been designated for the 223 area code once there are no 717 numbers left.  That should happen before the end of next year.  

A massive fire at the former Bethleham Steel site near Buffalo is now contained

11.10.16 | Bob Price

 Erie County Health Commissioner Gayle Burnstein says the air quality is o.k.Firefighters spent all day yesterday and last night dousing the inferno which sent plumes of thick, black smoke miles into the atmosphere.That building spanned six ...

Republican Pat Toomey holding onto his U.S. Senate seat out of Pennsylvania

11.09.16 | Bob Price

He narrowly beat Democrat Katie McGinty. The race was the most Senate contest expensive in the nation. Toomey won his bid for reelection by 2 points, 49 to 47%.

On the lookout for black bear dens in NY

11.08.16 | Bob Price

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is asking for the the public's help in locating black bear dens throughout the Empire State. Bears may den in a rock crevices, tree cavities, or under heavy brush or fallen trees. The ...

NY's Thruway head defends the controversial tourism signs

11.08.16 | Bob Price

The head of the New York Thruway Authority is defending those controversial new highway signs that promote the state's tourism industry. He says the signs follow the spirit of the law and the federal government needs to update it's signage ...

Pennsylvania petroleum products will be flowing again by the end of the week

11.08.16 | Bob Price

Sunoco says a pipeline that was breached during flash floods near Williamsport last month is nearly fixed. The company has had 160 people working around the clock replacing the line that was broken by a slab from a bridge washed away by flash ...

Authorities are investigating the cause of a home explosion in central NY

11.07.16 | Bob Price

The blast happened shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday in the Onondaga County of Camillus.A man who was renting the home emerged from the garage waering nothing but a shirt. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.The force of the explosion blew ...

Pennsylania's judicial conduct board has issued an advisory

11.07.16 | Bob Price

The advisory warns judges about the types on online activity that can get them into trouble. The advisory stems from questions the board received from judges following the so-called "porngate" scandal that ripped through the state's legal ...

Grief counselors on hand today as a Buffalo-suburb mourns the loss of a young student

11.07.16 | Bob Price

Seven-year-old Alyssa Hearn was killed Friday afternoon after getting pinned under a school bus.  Springville Superintendent Kimberly Moritz says, "It's probably the worst thing that can happen in a school district." &nb...

A major health-care provider in PA is pulling out of insurance marketplace for "Obamacare"

11.07.16 | Bob Price

Pittsburgh-based Highmark is cancelling coverage plans in 27 counties in 2017. That amounts to about 70% of the customers enrolled in the so-called Affordable Care Act. The move comes after the government reported that Obamacare premiums will ...

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