List by Month: 11-2017

Penn State has paid out nearly $25 billion for costs related to the Sandusky scandal

11.13.17 | Bob Price

The former assistant football coach is serving a life sentence for abusing boys he met through a charity he founded in State College.  

A church in Buffalo staged an active shooter drill during Sunday services

11.13.17 | Bob Price

Sergeant Cedric Holloway with the buffalo police department says the "events across the country reflect a need to prepare even houses of worship for an active shooter. It's good to familiarize the congregation with what to do." The cop told the...

Starting today NY residents can begin applying for energy assistance

11.13.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Empire State officials are urging low-income families, seniors and individuals to sign up for home heating assistance. A family of four earning less than $53,500 a year is eligible. The state has set aside than $325 million this year for New...

An upstate NY police officer has died after collapsing while exercising

11.13.17 | Bob Price

The Saratoga County sheriff's office says Deputy Sheriff John Brown collapsed Sunday during a triathlon training run in Albany. Brown had been with the department for about 15 years.

PA's state university system has launched a national search for a new leader

11.10.17 | Bob Price

The board of governors for the 14 schools hopes to be able to name a candidate by next summer. Former Chancellor Frank Brogan retired in September after serving in the position for nearly four years. The president of Clarion University in...

4 million U.S. households have children living in them with unsafe levels of lead

11.10.17 | Bob Price

Whether it's in the water or in the paint, experts say lead can cause serious health problems. Erie County, New York Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says the brain toxin "could effect brain development" especially for children under...

Niagara Falls, NY wants to update sex education classes at school

11.10.17 | Bob Price

The move is making pro-family forces "hoppin' mad." District Superintendent Mark Laurrie says teaching abstinence-only sex education is not working.  He notes the teen pregnancy rate in Niagara Falls is double the state average. But...

A credit rating agency admits Pennsylvania's new gambling law could 'kill-off' casinos

11.10.17 | Terry Diener

Pro-family groups have been warning about it for years. The gambling expansion will allow up to 10 new mini casinos to start operating, as well as video gambling terminals in truck stops. Moody's analyst Peggy Holloway said the moves could...

A Buffalo doctor has been indicted on 166 criminal counts

11.09.17 | Bob Price

The U.S. Attorney's office charges 57-year-old Eugene Gosy with over-prescribing drugs over a period of ten years just so he could make a profit. In six cases, the patients died from drug overdoses. This marks the first time in western New York...

The next mayor of Tamaqua, PA will be a 19-year-old

11.09.17 | Bob Price

Nathan Gerace just graduated high school last year. The Republican mayor-elect says he's looking forward to his new job. Gerace ran essentially unopposed, beating out two write-in candidates for mayor. He says one of his goals is to get more...