List by Author: Bob Price

Clean energy advocates to push NY lawmakers for new mandate

04.08.19 | Bob Price

Supporters of clean energy and residents worried about the impact of climate change are planning a big lobbying push to encourage New York lawmakers to wean the state off fossil fuels. A coalition of supporters will gather Tuesday at the state...

Recreational Marijuana Listening Tour Stops in Monroe County, PA

04.08.19 | Bob Price

Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman is in the middle of his listening tour to hear from people in every county about the proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania. He was at East Stroudsburg University on Sunday. Lawmakers...

$12,500 offered for information in stray-bullet death of boy, 12, in Buffalo

04.08.19 | Bob Price

Buffalo Police are looking for leads after a boy, 12, was struck and killed by a stray bullet Saturday night in Buffalo. This happened just after 8:30 p.m. on the 400 block of William Street near the intersection of Mortimer. Police...

PA's 14 state-owned universities will have more say in what their students pay

04.05.19 | Bob Price

The state system of higher education adopted the tuition policy change yesterday. Next week, state lawmakers will gather in Harrisburg to discuss the declining enrollment problem. Experts say most of it is due to Pennsylvania's shrinking pool...

The Special Olympics is looking at a 25% cut in the NY state budget

04.02.19 | Bob Price

The organization will receive about $50,000 fewer dollars from the Empire State. Special Olympics spokeswoman Stacey Hang-Sterman says that funding "gives opportunities with and without disabilities to do activities throughout the year." At the...

17-year cicadas are coming already? Here’s why

04.02.19 | Bob Price

If cicadas emerge from the ground only once every 17 years, why do they seem to show up so often? There are actually 15 separate broods of cicadas in the United States — five of which include Pennsylvania as part of their territory. Most...

UB researchers launches autism detection app

04.02.19 | Bob Price

A University at Buffalo research team has designed an app to help detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children as young as 12 months old. EarlySee launches today to coincide with World Autism Awareness Day. The free app is available to...

Elementary Students Push for Seatbelts on School Buses

04.02.19 | Bob Price

Elementary students in Lackawanna County are pushing for a new law in Pennsylvania to get seatbelts on all school buses. Rylie Secor is a first grader at Riverside Elementary West. Earlier in the school year, she was injured on her school...

NY state poised to raise smoking age from 18 to 21

04.02.19 | Bob Price

The Democrat-controlled New York Senate passed legislation Monday putting the state a step closer to joining seven others where the legal age for buying cigarettes and electronic cigarettes has been raised from 18 to 21. The state Assembly, also...

ACLU brings DHS back to court about people with mental illness waiting for trials in jail

04.01.19 | Bob Price

The ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a brief in federal court saying the PA Department of Human Services isn't acting fast enough. The organization wants Pennsylvanians with severe mental illness accused of crimes to be housed in secured...

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