List by Month: 4-2016

New York Bans State Trips to Mississippi Because of New Law

04.06.16 | Bob Price

New York state has banned non-essential state-funded travel to Mississippi after that state's governor signed a law allowing religious groups and some businesses to refuse service to gay couples. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the ban Tuesday, the...

The Villanova Wildcats are college basketball's new champs

04.05.16 | Bob Price

Villanova is celebrating it's second men's title ever--the first in over 30 years after a last second, buzzer-beater over North Carolina last night.Villanova forward Kris Jenkins hit a 3-point shot as time...

Bus crashes into car in Mt. Morris, NY

04.05.16 | Bob Price

A Nunda, NY woman was killed in a 3-vehicle, weather-related accident yesterday morning near Mt. Morris.The crash on Route 36 involved a 12-passenger tour bus from China.Police say the bus crossed the center line and slammed head-on into a small...

The Pennsylvania House could vote this week on fetal pain awareness legislation

04.05.16 | Bob Price

The measure was voted out of committee yesterday.   It bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Republican representative Kathy Rapp sponsored the bill. The reforms are the first in a quarter century to Pennsylvania's abortion statute.

State testing starts today in New York

04.05.16 | Bob Price

Two weeks of common-core aligned math and English exams begin today for 3rd thru 8th graders.Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia hopes those who boycotted the tests last year will give them a "shot" this go around. Several reforms have been...

Amtrak trains are running again near Philadelphia after the lead engine derailed

04.04.16 |

Amtrak trains are back on track near Philadelphia after a collision yesterday that killed two workers and injured 30 passengers.The train hit a backhoe on the tracks during a trip from New York City to Savannah, Georgia. There were 350 people on...

New York pro-environment groups seek to squelch gas pipeline

04.04.16 |

Environmentalists will rally at the state capital today to try and put the kabosh on a 125-mile natural gas pipeline project. The constitution pipeline will transport Marcellus-shale gas from Pennsylvania to the Albany area. Energy activists...

New pro-life legislation is pending in Pennsylvania

04.04.16 |

The House bill bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Representative Kathy Rapp is sponsoring the fetal pain awareness effort amid growing scientific evidence that shows unborn babies feel pain after 20 weeks of gestation.

Cars pile up near Binghamtom

04.04.16 |

There was a multi-vehicle pile-up on Interstate 88 north of Binghamton yesterday that was blamed on white-out conditions. Lt. Dan Larkin with the New York State Police says it's a miracle no one was killed.12 vehicles including 3 tractor...

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has won a key citizenship case before Pennsylvania's highest court

04.01.16 |

The state Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that affirmed the Texas senator's eligibility to appear on Pennsylvania's primary ballot this month.A resident of Pittsburgh had argued that Ted Cruz's name should be expunged from the...