List by Author: Bob Price

Pennsylvania budget hearings began this week in Harrisburg

02.22.17 | Bob Price

Lawmakers say priority number one is offsetting a more than two billion dollar fiscal hole. Senator John Blake of Lackawanna County says the issue will be a big part of the discussion moving forward.The governor has proposed balancing the budget...

A Kraft cheese plant in Campbell, NY will close in 90 days unless a buyer is found

02.22.17 | Bob Price

As the town's largest employer, more than 300 people work at the cheese plant in Campbell.       Kraft / Heinz says if no buyer is found by May severance packages will go out and the factory will shut down by early...

NY's Tompkins County has just declared itself a sanctuary county

02.22.17 | Bob Price

It has instructed local law enforcement to ignore federal immigration laws unless they come with a warrant. Sheriff Ken Lansing says illegals have nothing to worry about in the Ithaca-area.The action taken by the Tompkins County legislature...

A Rochester-area man is fighting for his life today after being shot by a hunter

02.21.17 | Bob Price

A father and son who were hunting coyotes Monday night mistakenly shot the man in the woods of Sweden, NY. Coyotes are in season from October to March in New York. Police say 42-year-old Brett Blackburn is charged with second degree...

An effort to ban late-term abortions has been launched in the Pennsylvania House

02.21.17 | Bob Price

Representative Kathy Rapp says House Bill 77 makes it a third-degree felony for physicians to perform abortions at 20 weeks gestation. Current law bans abortions after 24 weeks in Pennsylvania.Less than two weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Senate...

A Pittsford, NY man is biking 4,000 miles across the country to raise awareness about Parkinson's disease

02.21.17 | Bob Price

Matt Barbaccia lost his grandfather to Parkinson's and hopes his cross-country trip will help one day lead to a cure. The 23 year-old begins his "Ride4Parkinson's" trek in Jacksonville, Florida next week. He plans to finish his journey in mid...

Pennsylvania lawmakers may force drug addicts into treatment programs

02.21.17 | Bob Price

The measure has bipartisan support in the house and senate and would allow involuntary commitment of a drug user after an overdose. The proposal is fueled by the growing opioid epidemic that is rippling across the northeast. The ACLU says it...

Closing arguments are set for tomorrow in the murder-for-hire trial of a former Elmira Jackals hockey player

02.20.17 | Bob Price

In Bath, New York, the defense rested its case last week after calling just 10 witnesses. Thomas Clayton is charged with paying an Elmira man to kill his wife Kelley in their Corning-area home. The trial has lasted nearly two months. After...

PA prison officials have already begun the process of closing a massive state prison complex near Pittsburgh

02.20.17 | Bob Price

Some inmates have already been sent to other detention facilities. Prison staff have until Friday to say where they'd like to be transferred. The state is still trying to figure out what it plans to do with that 24-acre site on the Ohio River...

The Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester is undergoing a $60 million rennovation

02.20.17 | Bob Price

The nearly century-old zoo is in serious need of an overhaul. The most immediate need is to update the giraffe, rhino and zebra exhibits. The zoo will also be adding a new restaurant, bigger education space and a new gift shop. Phase one of...

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