List by Author: Bob Price

Mercyhurst University police carrying guns after incidents

03.06.15 | Bob Price

Police at Mercyhurst University are now carrying guns in response to an uptick in gun violence in Erie and the suicide of a non-student who shot himself on campus. Mercyhurst police Chief Robert Kuhn tells the Erie Times-News (...

Local Boy Wins Regional Spelling Bee

03.06.15 | Bob Price

The Scripps Regional Spelling Bee has a new winner after Thursday night. Jairam Hartwar will be in Washington for the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, a year after his brother, Sriram won it. Sriram offered his brother and the other spellers ...

Drilling group says Wolf overestimates expected tax revenue

03.06.15 | Bob Price

Revenue from Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed natural gas extraction tax — slated to pay for millions in education funding — could fall far short of projections because his estimates are based on higher gas prices in other parts of the country, ...

Snow hurting budgets, possibly summer roadwork

03.06.15 | Bob Price

This wicked winter with record cold, has been brutalizing the budgets of local municipalities. Many highway officials tell 2 On Your Side their salt is running low and their overtime is running high. They're focused not only on this winter, but ...

Wolf calls on state colleges to freeze tuition

03.05.15 | Bob Price

After years of flat or declining funding, Pennsylvania’s state universities and community colleges would see significant increases in their budgets under Gov. Wolf’s proposed spending plan unveiled Tuesday. But as Wolf said in his ...

Weather Closes Penn State For First Time In 8 Years

03.05.15 | Bob Price

Penn State’s main campus is closed for the first time in eight years due to icy roads and forecasts for more snow. The university says dining halls will remain open Wednesday and a 6 p.m. men’s basketball game is still on, but the ...

More than 200 Homes in Niagara Falls Without Water

03.05.15 | Bob Price

More than two-hundred homes in Niagara Falls do not have running water as of Wednesday night. That number could increase as the temperature falls overnight. The only reason Rebecca Shea and her three children have running water is because her ...

Western New Yorkers Overwhelmed With Roofing Issues

03.05.15 | Bob Price

Calling the Winter of 2014-15 one of the most unprecedented of all-time, a local roofing contractor said it has responded to hundreds and hundreds of calls from homeowners during the past few weeks. And the busy period may just be getting ...

Pa. high court upholds stay of execution

03.04.15 | Bob Price

A man on death row will not be executed Wednesday, after the state's highest court denied the Philadelphia district attorney's request to an expedited decision on a petition seeking to overturn Gov. Wolf's temporary reprieve. Terry Williams, 48, ...

Charter Advocates, Teachers Union Descend on NY Capitol

03.04.15 | Bob Price

harter school advocates and teachers unions have taken their fight to the New York state Capitol with competing events that highlight the escalating clash over education.An estimated 13,000 charter school students, teachers and parents rallied on ...

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