List by Author: Bob Price

Bill restricting union dues collection fails but not dead yet in Pa. Senate

03.04.15 | Bob Price

An attempt to pass a controversial amendment to a bill that would restrict union dues collection from state and school employees' paychecks narrowly failed in the state Senate. But most likely, we haven't seen the last of this amendment ...

Bill to legalize mixed martial arts advances in NY

03.04.15 | Bob Price

The fight to legalize mixed martial arts in New York - the last state to prohibit cage matches with small gloves - resumed Tuesday with legislation advancing out of committee and some lawmakers advocating a special fund for brain-damaged ...

NY considers treating charged 16, 17-year-olds as juveniles

03.04.15 | Bob Price

Jim Saint Germain was mixed up with drugs and just shy of 16 when he was arrested and sent to a juvenile facility. Things might have been different had he been a year older and tried as an adult. "I could've been in Attica. In Sing Sing. I would ...

Biracial twins look wildly different

03.03.15 | Bob Price

    Biracial fraternal twins Lucy and Maria Aylmer. If a stranger happened to meet 18-year-olds Lucy and Maria Aylmer on the street, they'd likely suspect they were close friends, but probably not ...

N.Y. lawmakers brace for pressure from charters, teachers

03.03.15 | Bob Price

With the state’s March 31 budget deadline looming, lawmakers are bracing for a barrage of pressure this week from charter-school advocates and their adversaries in the state teachers’ union. At least 1,000 members of the New York State ...

Woman hopes her random act of kindness inspires others

03.03.15 | Bob Price

Over a frigid weekend late last month, a portion of the fence around the Floral Avenue park in Johnson City was decorated with children's winter apparel. Coats, hats, gloves and scarves hung neatly from the diamond-shaped holes in the chain-link ...

Consumers Warned to Watch Out for Scams

03.03.15 | Bob Price

Kathleen Dolecki knows first hand how devastating it can be to fall victim to a scam."First, they called me and told me that I had won a $10,000 grant," Dolecki said."Then they said I won a $50,000 lottery, and they knew I was sick fighting cancer. ...

"Redskins" nickname supporter flown in ahead of rally

03.03.15 | Bob Price

Two Native Americans from outside Western New York were flown in Monday ahead of a rally in support of the Lancaster School District's controversial 'Redskins' nickname. The two Native Americans will voice their support for the nickname. Their ...

Liquor privatization faces uncertain future after passing House

03.02.15 | Bob Price

For the second straight legislative session, state House Republicans say it’s time to privatize liquor and wine stores. One key lawmaker is proclaiming the government monopoly on adult beverages is destined to fall. “There is an ...

Pirates sickened by pic of 'Jihadi John' wearing Bucs ball cap

03.02.15 | Bob Price

He would be the Pittsburgh Pirates' most unwanted and unwelcome fan. A photograph surfaced Friday of Mohammed Emwazi, identified as the Islamic State terrorist known as “Jihadi John” and linked to several beheading videos, wearing a ...

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