List by Author: Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is hiring an engineering firm as it builds a beltway in the Scranton area to ease congestion on Interstate-81

04.29.16 | Bob Price

The commission expects to announce a request for proposals this summer and have a firm on board by the end of the year.The plan would link Interstate-81 and the Northeast Extention, I-476.  The proposal calls for highway-speed connections...

The Orchard Park Middle school is closed today due to illness

04.29.16 | Bob Price

A significant number of students and staff have flu-like symptoms at the school in Western New York.Orchard Park Superintendent Matthew McGarrity says janitorial staff will disinfect the building today, including the buses.All activities and...

Pennsylvania's DEP plans to ramp up its efforts to monitor air quality near natural gas compressors in rural areas

04.29.16 | Bob Price

Special sensors that monitor soot will be installed in eight counties. These sensors will gather data about the quantity of pollutants released in the atmosphere. Each of the eight counties being tested is home to fracking sites.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer continues to push for new legislation to help school districts test their drinking water

04.29.16 | Bob Price

Schumer says recent discoveries of elevated  lead levels in more than 60 water samples taken at two schools in the Ithaca area is a clear sign testing is needed.The senator's bill would authorize 20 million dollars in federal grants through...

Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for emergency funding to help stem the spread of Zika

04.25.16 | Bob Price

Schumer says nearly $2 billion is needed before the mosquito season starts in June. With so many families looking for action, it's critical to work to approve funding quickly. Sixty cases of the Zika virus have already reported in New York

It's back to school today in Sayre, Pennsylvania

04.25.16 | Bob Price

For the first time since April 12th, students are returning to the classroom. A two-week teachers strike has ended. The Sayre teachers have been working without a contract for 3 years.

Energy activists in New York are denouncing DEC's decision to deny permission to finish construction of the Constitution Pipeline

04.25.16 | Bob Price

Binghamton area state Senator Fred Akshar said the pipeline is an opportunity for jobs in a suffering economy.  The rejection of this pipeline is a blow to those seeking work.The DEC says the proposed route of the pipeline from Pennsylvania...

There was a fatal shooting inside a church Sunday morning in Montgomery County, PA

04.25.16 | Bob Price

Shots rang out at the Keystone Fellowship Church in North Wales, about 25 miles north of Philadelphia.One attendee insists she heard three gunshots during worship time.The district attorney says an argument broke out between two church members...

Business leader says Cuomo's 2015 trip to Cuba was a trade 'waste'

04.22.16 | Bob Price

It has been exactly one-year since New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took a trade trip to Cuba and at least one business leader says the taxpayer-funded excursion was a huge bust. John Kavulich with the U.S.-Cuba Trade Council calls the governor's...

Tax officials in New York have stopped nearly 240,000 false tax refunds worth an estimated $400 million dollars this tax season

04.22.16 | Bob Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

Thanks to new softwarer, state watchdogs were able to automatically detect fraudulent returns among the 10 million that were filed. Governor Cuomo says New York has "zero tolerance" for those who try to "cheat the system" at the expense of...