List by Author: Bob Price

Pennsylvania lawmakers may force drug addicts into treatment programs

02.21.17 | Bob Price

The measure has bipartisan support in the house and senate and would allow involuntary commitment of a drug user after an overdose. The proposal is fueled by the growing opioid epidemic that is rippling across the northeast. The ACLU says it...

Closing arguments are set for tomorrow in the murder-for-hire trial of a former Elmira Jackals hockey player

02.20.17 | Bob Price

In Bath, New York, the defense rested its case last week after calling just 10 witnesses. Thomas Clayton is charged with paying an Elmira man to kill his wife Kelley in their Corning-area home. The trial has lasted nearly two months. After...

PA prison officials have already begun the process of closing a massive state prison complex near Pittsburgh

02.20.17 | Bob Price

Some inmates have already been sent to other detention facilities. Prison staff have until Friday to say where they'd like to be transferred. The state is still trying to figure out what it plans to do with that 24-acre site on the Ohio River...

The Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester is undergoing a $60 million rennovation

02.20.17 | Bob Price

The nearly century-old zoo is in serious need of an overhaul. The most immediate need is to update the giraffe, rhino and zebra exhibits. The zoo will also be adding a new restaurant, bigger education space and a new gift shop. Phase one of...

PA Representative Marty Causer is sponsoring legislation to beef-up depleted first responders

02.20.17 | Bob Price

He says ambulance services are in a state of crisis due to "a lack of personnel and a lack of financial resources." Causer's bill would increase the fine on speeding tickets to pay for efforts to upgrade equipment and training for ambulance staff.

Gov. Cuomo says cashless tolls on the upstate Thruway will be phased in over the next several years

02.17.17 | Bob Price

The governor was in Buffalo yesterday and gave no time-line for when those cashless tolls will become reality.While the initial cost will be significant, Andrew Cuomo says, "long-term it's efficient."Cuomo claims cashless tolls would go a long...

State law in PA says teachers must get 10 paid sick days a year

02.17.17 | Bob Price

But Senator John Eichelberger wants to eliminate those guarantees and let each school district negotiate that benefit with individual teachers’ unions.The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is on board noting that each district knows...

First Arena in Elmira, NY is skating on thin ice

02.17.17 | Bob Price

The home of the Elmira Jackals minor league hockey team is in jeopardy after the city said it will not pay for renovations to the facility.Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli says if First Arena does shut down "it's going to have a very...

The largest electric steam turbine ever transported on a flat-bed truck arrives at it's destination near Scranton

02.17.17 | Bob Price

It began it's slow journey nearly a month ago in Schenectady, New York. The massive General Electric turbine moved along at top speeds of 5 to 10 miles per hour.  Traffic detours were set up in the areas where this massive piece of...

Pro-life lawmakers in PA are trying to muster enough votes to over-ride a promised veto by the governor

02.16.17 | Bob Price

It hasn't happened in more than 25 years. The state House is close to the 2/3rds super-majority needed to over-rule Governor Wolf's striking down of Senate Bill 3.   The measure bans late-term and dismemberment abortions.   Wolf...

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