List by Category: New York News

NYS trooper killed in freak highway accident

12.18.13 | Bob Price

A New York State Trooper has died from injuries suffered when his patrol vehicle was hit by a tractor-trailer on the Thruway in the Mohawk Valley. Trooper David Cunniff was inside his cruiser while it was parked behind a car he had pulled over ...

WNY man dies after collission with school bus

12.18.13 | Bob Price

Orleans County Sheriff's deputies say the driver of a car that crashed into a school bus on a snow-covered road has died, while the bus driver and four students were taken to a hospital as a precaution. Deputies say 23-year-old Daniel Hollaert Jr. ...

Methane Gas "naturally occurring" in NY

12.18.13 | Bob Price

A new federal study says New York State water wells “naturally” have explosive levels of methane gas, even in areas that aren't near gas drilling. The U.S. Geological Survey found 15 percent of groundwater samples from 66 ...

Cuomo on fate of fracking ....don’t hold your breath !

12.17.13 | Bob Price

If you’re waiting for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make a decision on hydro-fracking ...don’t hold your breath.  He says he still hasn’t set a date for deciding the fate of the unconventional drilling ...

Board of Regents asks for more education funding in NY

12.17.13 | Bob Price

The New York state Board of Regents is recommended a 6 percent increase in state education  funding next year. The regents board says the 1-point-3 billion dollar increase is needed for struggling districts and pre-kindergarten ...

Privacy concerns with inBloom service in NY

12.16.13 | Bob Price

New York parents, educators and administrators are voicing concern about a statewide database used to store students’ personal information. New York has signed up with Atlanta-based inBloom to create a system that stores ...

House fire claims 2 lives in Olean

12.16.13 | Bob Price

Investigators are trying to find the cause of a Sunday morning house fire that claimed two lives in Olean, NY. The blaze broke out around 2:30 on South 2nd Street and was fully engulfed when responders arrived on scene. Three of the five people ...

New York Senate vows to reform Common Core

12.13.13 | Bob Price

The New York State Senate is pushing to reform the Common Core learning standards when lawmakers reconvene in January. Legislation proposed in the Senate would ban standardized testing in pre-kindergarten through second grade, eliminate some ...

Corning Community College addresses unsafe road

12.13.13 | Bob Price

Corning Community College officials met last night to discuss ways they can improve the safety of Spencer Hill Road, the site of a deadly crash last month. The meeting was to discuss options the college can take to be proactive in educating ...

NY economic development grants announced

12.12.13 | Bob Price

New York is awarding nearly 7-hundred-and-16 million dollars in grants to spark job growth statewide.  The Mohawk Valley, North County, Capital Region, Southern Tier and Long Island are the big winners in this year's round of economic ...

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