List by Author: Bob Price

Turzai: Pa. budget process isn't sustainable

03.01.17 | Bob Price

As the General Assembly begins another budget season, it's time to admit that Pennsylvania needs to overhaul state government. In the midst of a 21st-century economy driven by new technology and fundamental changes in the markets, we are still ...

Public defenders call for increased state budget funding

03.01.17 | Bob Price

Public defenders are calling Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state funding proposal a Band-Aid solution to funding gaps for their offices. A coalition of county leaders, clergy and national criminal defense groups Tuesday urged Cuomo to increase ...

New York governor enters fight to outlaw child marriage

03.01.17 | Bob Price

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is lending executive muscle to the movement that would outlaw child marriage in the state.  Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced at a cabinet meeting Tuesday Cuomo is advancing a plan to increase the minimum age to wed ...

Storm Cleanup Continues After Tornado Touches Down

02.28.17 | Bob Price

The cleanup continued Monday after a tornado tore through part of our area this weekend. Parts of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties were hit particularly hard after the twister touched down Saturday afternoon. One place affected in particular is ...

NY tells schools to call attorney if federal agents show

02.28.17 | Bob Price

New York state is advising school employees to call the superintendent and school attorney if faced with an immigration agent's request for access to students or their records. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Education Commissioner ...

Almost 600 Penn State employees accept voluntary retirement offer

02.28.17 | Bob Price

David Yukelson didn’t waste time deciding to accept Penn State’s voluntary retirement incentive offer. “I looked at my wife and said, ‘Whoa,’ ” Yukelson said, thinking back to the first day of September when he ...

You can now ban yourself from NY casinos

02.28.17 | Bob Price

New York this month implemented a policy that allows troubled gamblers to ban themselves from the state's casinos and racetracks.   The policy is part of a series of steps the state Gaming Commission is taking as New York increases its ...

State police reveal cost of local police coverage: $600M

02.27.17 | Bob Price

The top official with Pennsylvania State Police this week estimated it costs the agency nearly $600 million for troopers to provide police services to places with no full-time force. The total breaks down to roughly $234 per resident of ...

Man convicted of Kelley Stage Clayton’s death to be sentenced Monday

02.27.17 | Bob Price

One of the men convicted of killing Kelley Stage Clayton is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday.  Michael Beard was hired by Kelley's husband Thomas to kill her. Kelley Stage Clayton was brutally murdered by beard in the Clayton's Caton home ...

NWS Confirms Tornado Hit Luzerne, Lackawanna Counties

02.27.17 | Bob Price

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado hit part of Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties Saturday afternoon. The NWS said the tornado touched down near Bald Mountain Road in Plains Township around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. “The tornado did ...

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