List by Author: Bob Price

National Weather Service says Lake Champlain frozen 'closed'

02.16.15 | Bob Price

 The National Weather Service says Lake Champlain is now officially frozen over. The Weather Service says the 120-mile long lake between Vermont and New York was reported as "closed" on Monday. It comes as the region is enduring a protracted ...

Schumer Wants Disclosure of Previous Meth Production in Homes

02.16.15 | Bob Price

Jamestown, NY (WBEN) Many western New Yorkers unknowingly buy or rent a residence where crystal methamphetamine was cooked, according to Sen. Chuck Schumer who spoke here Monday afternoon. Schumer announced he is sponsoring federal ...

NY lawmaker says shelter funds needed for runaways

02.13.15 | Bob Price

Citing thousands of young runaways turned away from New York shelters whose funding has been slashed, a state lawmaker is calling on the Legislature to restore the money. Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat, said it is "unconscionable" that in ...

Plumbers warn about frozen pipes as barbaric cold settles in

02.13.15 | Bob Price

As temperatures drop, there is a greater chance your pipes could freeze, a potentially costly hazard for your home. Senior Plumbing Technician Mike Towers of Ryan Plumbing said, "We get busy with all the other plumbing that we do, and on top of ...

PA lawmakers aim to eliminate philosophical vaccination exemption...

02.13.15 | Bob Price

Some state lawmakers are in the process of garnering support for a bill that would eliminate philosophical exemptions for vaccines like MMR for measles. Currently, the state allows immunization exemptions for school-aged children for medical, ...

Now Someone Can Manage Your Facebook Account After You Die

02.13.15 | Bob Price

Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife. The world's biggest online social network said Thursday that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were ...

Corman urges probes into NCAA role in Penn State case

02.12.15 | Bob Price

Sen. Jake Corman (R., Centre) said he would fire NCAA president Mark Emmert if he could. He also said Congress and the NCAA should investigate a "rush to judgment" against the school and its leaders. The Quinnipiac poll began Jan. 22 - one week ...

Arctic Air Coming Back to WNY

02.12.15 | Bob Price

Temperatures will drop Thursday to around 10 degrees in the afternoon then a low just below zero Thursday night. Winds will increase as well. A Wind Chill Watch is in effect for all of WNY and northern PA from 7pm Thursday until 12pm Friday. Wind ...

Wolf unveils 5% natural gas tax proposal

02.12.15 | Bob Price

With public sentiment behind him and a deficit on the horizon, Gov. Wolf on Wednesday unveiled his plan to impose on natural gas drilling a 5 percent tax that he said could generate $1 billion for the state's public schools. Bracing for ...

Some groups say 'Fifty Shades' endorses sexual violence

02.12.15 | Bob Price

"Fifty Shades of Grey" hasn't even opened in theaters yet but already it is getting a big thumbs-down from religious and other groups who say it is degrading to women and endorses sexual violence. One social media campaign is encouraging would-be ...

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