List by Month: 2-2014

Astorino Forms Committee to Run for Governor

02.04.14 | Bob Price

Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has created a campaign committee for governor as he considers a challenge to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Astorino for Governor committee was registered with the state Board of Elections on ...

Casey: 'Silver Alert' needed to protect seniors with dementia

02.03.14 | Bob Price

The Amber Alert system helps find missing children, and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey wants a similar safeguard for another vulnerable population: seniors. Mr. Casey, who sits on the Senate Special Committee on Aging, said the issue of seniors suffering ...

Firefighters save dog from sinkhole in Buffalo, NY

02.03.14 | Bob Price

A German shepherd is back on solid ground after being rescued from a sinkhole that opened up in a Buffalo park. The 3-year-old dog named Mack dropped more than 10 feet to the bottom of the watery hole during a Sunday morning walk with his owner, ...

Film explores 'Kids for Cash' scandal in Pa.

02.03.14 | Bob Price

Charlie Balasavage, a baby-faced boy of 14, landed in juvenile detention after his parents bought him a stolen scooter. Hillary Transue was sent away over a MySpace parody of her vice principal. Justin Bodnar was locked up for mouthing off to a ...

Flu like illness spreads at Ithaca College

02.03.14 | Bob Price

A nasty flu like illness is going around Ithaca College. In the past week about 30 students have come to the health center complaining about flu like symptoms.Students are asked not to attend class if they are feeling this way and the health center ...

State Republican Party chairman confident Corbett will win re-election

02.03.14 | Bob Price

President Obama's failed policies will be a “millstone around the neck” of Democratic candidates in the November election, and voters will re-elect Gov. Tom Corbett despite his low public approval ratings, state Republican Party ...

N.Y.'s Lotto continues long decline as games grow

02.03.14 | Bob Price

Lotto is still losing its mojo. New York’s venerable twice-weekly Lotto drawing continues its long-term decline in an age of multistate mega jackpots. Even as overall lottery revenues grew, receipts from Lotto dropped from $137.5 million in ...

Two Dead from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Lycoming County

02.03.14 | Bob Price

Two people are dead after a case of carbon monoxide poisoning near Williamsport. The Lycoming County Coroner says Salina Johnson and Keith Payton, both 40 years old, were found dead Friday night in Hepburn Township. Coroner Charles Kiessling was ...

County Sheriffs Speak Out on SAFE Act

02.03.14 | Bob Price

In the year since the passage of the New York SAFE Act, the law has been met with opposition from many angles, including local law enforcement.  Our news partner, WETM in Elmira sat down with several county sheriffs in the Southern Tier to ask ...

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