List by Author: Bob Price

New warden, increased security after New York prison escape

07.02.15 | Bob Price

A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been put in place. The state correction department announced Wednesday that ...

As Pa. budget deadline looms, partial shutdown appears likely

06.30.15 | Bob Price

With just one day left to achieve an on-time state budget and no further talks planned, the impasse between Gov. Wolf and the Republican-controlled legislature seems certain to end in a partial government shutdown. On Monday, Wolf sent letters to ...

Lawmakers Speak on Capture, Need for Prison Reform

06.30.15 | Bob Price

After the weekend capture of David Sweat ended a nearly month-long manhunt for two convicts who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility, lawmakers were quick to ask for an investigation in to the escape. "After the prisoners escaped, the ...

New law for disclosing fracking fluids

06.30.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania will require shale gas companies to disclose electronically the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing in a new state-run database by next summer.Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley said the department ...

Trooper had law on his side when he shot Sweat

06.30.15 | Bob Price

A state trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed prison escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian border. State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent ...

Autopsy: Matt Shot Three Times

06.28.15 | Bob Price

New York State Police have released the result of an autopsy performed on escaped prisoner, Richard Matt. According to the report, Matt suffered, "severe skull fractures and brain injuries due to gunshot wounds to the head. A preliminary ...

GOP budget bill facing Wolf's veto heads to Senate

06.28.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved an approximately $30 billion Republican-crafted budget bill on Saturday as the Wolf administration and top GOP lawmakers positioned themselves for a government shutdown and the first veto of an ...

The 9-to-5 office workday is dying in America

06.28.15 | Bob Price

With the rise of flexible working schedules, the freelance economy, and video conferencing, more Americans are getting their jobs done without ever heading into an office, according to new data from the American Time Use Survey released by the ...

Second New York Prison Escapee Is Shot and Captured

06.28.15 | Bob Price

David Sweat, the remaining prison escapee on the run in northern New York for three weeks, was shot by a state trooper on Sunday, according to the authorities. Mr. Sweat, 35, was shot twice in the torso and was taken to Alice Hyde Medical Center ...

New medical marijuana legislation in PA House

06.25.15 | Bob Price

State Rep. Ron Marsico said Wednesday he will introduce a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. The Dauphin County Republican hopes the bill will be assigned to the House judiciary committee, which he heads. That could open a path to ...

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