List by Month: 3-2017

NY lawmakers are reacting to the forced resignation of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara

03.14.17 | Bob Price

The Manhattan prosecutor helped bring down some of the most powerful politicians in the Empire State. Many in Albany say they're sad to see him go.Bharara helped expose criminal deal-making that led to the convictions of former Senate Leader...

A PA state senator hopes to crack down on drug abuse by making it harder for addicts to gain access to opioids

03.13.17 | Terry Diener

Senator Richard Alloway is working on Senate Bill 299.  Paper prescriptions for opioids could soon be a thing of the past if his bill becomes law.  He hopes to make it tougher for those addicted to doctor shop or forge prescriptions...

NY's governor is calling out a local utility company for it's slow response to last week's wind-storm

03.13.17 | Bob Price

The governor is demanding an investigation into RG&E's response to the storm. But others in the Rochester-area think Cuomo is over-reacting.Nearly a week after the wind-storm, tens of thousands of RG&E customers still lack...

Bharara Fired After Refusing to Resign

03.13.17 | Bob Price

The White House is facing backlash after Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked for the resignations of 46 U.S. Attorneys on Friday. The high-profile U.S. Attorney General Preet Bharara confirmed he was fired in a tweet late Saturday afternoon. A...

Prepping For Tuesday’s Winter Storm

03.13.17 | Bob Price

The parking lot at the Shoprite in Mount Pocono was full, inside, the store was packed. Crowded deli counters, shopping carts filled up and long lines at the registers. People prepping for the Nor`Easter expected to hit our region early Tuesday...

Panel to discuss New York governor's free tuition proposal

03.13.17 | Bob Price

A panel discussion will examine from several perspectives a proposal to make public college tuition-free for New Yorkers. The Empire Center and Manhattan Institute are co-hosting Monday's two-hour discussion of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's...

Upstate New York house freezes completely

03.13.17 | Bob Price

Owners of an upstate New York home now have a house to defrost thanks to freezing temperatures. WABC-TV reports (http://7ny.tv/2neFwYv ) that the Webster home is entirely incased in a thick layer of ice. The house sits on the banks of Lake...

The fate of first arena in Elmira is expected today

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The home of the Elmira Jackals minor league hockey team could shut down if a feud over building renovations is not settled. A potential buyer has emerged but says he won't sign the dotted line until the city and Chemung County agree on how to...

JC Penney plans to close nearly 150 stores because of poor sales

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania stores could take a huge hit. As many of six of the state's 34 Penney's department stores are at risk.   The chain hasn't released a list of which stores it will close yet. Big box stores like JC Penney, Kmart, Sears and...

Jury selection continues today in the trial of accused cop killer Eric Frein in PA

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Two out of three of the jurors questioned so far in Chester County say they're familiar with the case, even though the crime happened 100 miles away in Pike County.   District Attorney Ray Tonkin says he's looking forward "selecting a fair...

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