List by Author: Bob Price

One of PA's largest health-care providers is dismissing the use of opiods to control chronic pain

12.20.16 | Bob Price

Geisinger Health says opioid medication is ineffective and dangerous.  The prognosis comes as the commonwealth reels from an opiod overdose epidemic. The study was based on findings from 90,000 patients. It concludes that opioid therapy is...

New york's new "zombie homes" law takes effect today

12.20.16 | Bob Price

The law requires banks to maintain abandoned and foreclosed homes and it fines them up to $500 a day, if they don't. Buffalo Assemblyman Mickey Kearns says foreclosed homes that fall into disrepair, invite crime and drag down property values.The...

PA workers who process unemployment claims will apply for unemployment

12.20.16 | Bob Price

More than 500 employees at three Pennsylvania jobless centers are being laid off as the Keystone State tries to dig out from a massive financial hole. Governor Wolf has promised thousands of state positions that are currently unfilled will...

NY lawmakers and Gov. Cuomo have not given up hope on holding a special session this month

12.20.16 | Bob Price

The legislative get-together in Albany could result in the first pay hike for politicians in 17 years.In exchange for a salary boost, the governor wants new ethics reform legislation and a new hate crimes bill.

NY is awarding nearly $27 million to support agriculture

12.19.16 | Bob Price

68 Farming-related projects in the state's ten regional economic zones will share the grant money. The funds will pay for dairy expansion operations, green-house projects and the promotion of farmers markets.

The cities of Buffalo and Syracuse held Shop with a Cop events

12.19.16 | Bob Price

Children of fallen police officers are given gift cards to buy Christmas presents for themselves or others.     "Shop with a Cop" is put on each Christmas season by the Badge of Honor Association. Spokesman Justin Collins says...

The bone-chilling cold is jolting the system

12.16.16 | Bob Price

The coldest day of the season thus far. Dr. Bob Glatter at the University of Rochester Medical Center says in sub-zero wind chills it doesn't take long for frost-bite to set in.  He says to cover your head, neck, and ears. Another day of...

NY officials plan to build new shaft at a Cayuga County salt mine

12.15.16 | Bob Price

It's the same mine where 17 workers spent hours trapped on an elevator earlier this year. The Cargill Mine in Lansing, on the southern end of Cayuga Lake, plans to add a 2,500-foot ventilation and access shaft that would be equipped with an...

Police are warning about the dangers of snow mounds after a 13-year-old upstate NY boy was buried in one and died

12.15.16 | Bob Price

Residents of Greenwich near Albany are reeling from the tragedy.The 13 year-old was playing with a friend and both had burrowed themselves into the mound when a DPW truck dumped more snow on them, burying them...

A six-year-old PA boy with terminal cancer is giving back to his community

12.12.16 | Bob Price

This courageous lad from Lackawanna County is hosting a hot cocoa stand to raise money for pediatric cancer research.Matt McDonald's mother, Linda says, "this is his way of giving back, showing his love, and shining his light for God." Matthew...

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