List by Author: Bob Price

A Southern Tier congressman wants the death penalty for dangerous drug dealers

09.28.16 | Bob Price

Republican Tom Reed is proposing a bill that would give prosecutors more options whenever users die from a drug overdose. He proposes going after dealers that lace drugs with highly-addictive fentanyl.     Reed says those who...

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren says there will be a 90-day period of "community engagement" to improve relationships between the Flower City and the police department

09.27.16 | Bob Price

That announcement comes as a new body-cam video of an incident on Hollenbeck Street in Rochester went public today. It shows officers tackling a woman to the ground during an arrest.The video has been criticized for what many are saying is the...

A federal appeals court has stopped the merger of Harrisburg-based Pinnacle Health System and Penn State Hershey Medical Center

09.27.16 | Bob Price

Today the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a May 9th federal court ruling that allowed the deal to go through between both health systems. Both the Federal Trade Commission and the state attorney general’s office have opposed...

The race for president is tightening in Pennsylvania

09.26.16 | Bob Price

Just hours before the first presidential debate, a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Poll shows a narrow gap between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump amid rising support for Trump within his own party. Clinton still leads...

A strike date is set for faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities

09.26.16 | Bob Price

Union leaders say faculty members will go on strike Wednesday, October 19th unless a new contract agreement is reached that they say is fair to students and faculty. Class size, health-care, and pension reform are some of the key sticking...

The airport in Elmira, NY is getting a major overhaul

09.22.16 | Bob Price

The Elmira-Corning Regional Airport is receiving $40 million from the state to make major renovations and security upgrades.   The money will also be used to build a new restaurant and develop retail space around the airport. State senator...

Legislation in the works in Harrisburg would streamline and speed up the adoption process throughout Pennsylvania

09.22.16 | Bob Price

The House bill would cut in half the period of time that a birth mother has to revoke her consent for adoption.

The decision by SUNY to ban questions about criminal history on college applications is getting a thumbs up from one local education leader

09.22.16 | Bob Price

Kevin Drum is the president of Broome Community College.  He says the schools can help students turn their lives around.Students have mixed reaction to the "Ban the Box" movement.Each year, nearly 3,000 SUNY applicants answer "yes" to...

Some good police work has netted a huge drug bust in western Pennsylvania

09.22.16 | Bob Price

75 felony arrests were made as undercover cops spent six months investigating a drug trafficking ring. Attorney General Bruce Beemer says some of the product the dope-dealers were peddling included "heroin, crack cocaine and prescription...

Pennsylvania lawmakers are putting local gun laws in the crosshairs again

09.21.16 | Bob Price

The move is on To re-enact legislation that would let the NRA and other gun-right" groups challenge local firearm restrictions. The House Judiciary Committee has voted to advance the gun-friendly legislation that was thrown-out by the courts...

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