List by Author: Bob Price

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 ...

Negotiations over taxing Pennsylvania gas drillers break down

06.25.15 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf wants to tax Pennsylvania's natural gas drillers and have that money go to education. Republicans don't. Wednesday's negotiation session didn't bring the two sides any closer. Members of Wolf's Cabinet met with Democratic and ...

Firefighters pull 2 teens from river in central New York

06.25.15 | Bob Price

Two teens have been rescued after they were swept away by a strong current in a central New York river. The Citizen of Auburn reports it happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday when the girls went swimming in the Owasco River. Authorities say the girls ...

Arraignment Set for Guard Accused of Helping Prisoners Escape

06.25.15 | Bob Price

A maximum-security prison guard who delivered frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped will be arraigned on charges of promoting prison contraband and other offenses. But a lawyer for correction officer Gene Palmer ...

Elmira Police Officer Suspended

06.19.15 | Bob Price

Our newspaper partner, The Leader, reports an Elmira City Police Officer has been suspended after allegedly assaulting a woman in Corning. Thursday afternoon Corning Police sent out a news release saying 34-year old Bryan Townsend of Elmira was ...

NCAA again defends handling of Sandusky

06.19.15 | Bob Price

College sports' governing body has again defended its decision to penalize Pennsylvania State University after the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. Sandusky's abuse of children "fell squarely within" its authority, the NCAA contended in a ...

Troopers come up empty on escaped prisoner lead

06.19.15 | Bob Price

Acting on a lead, New York State Police entered a home on Grover Cleveland Highway in Amherst Thursday night searching for escaped prisoners David Sweat and Richard Matt. The search came up empty, however. A spokesperson told 2 On Your Side police ...

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