List by Month: 4-2017

Pennnsylvania motorists will fork over more cash for gas

04.07.17 | Bob Price

Pump prices are expected to hover around $3 a gallon this summer in the Keystone State. AAA says the spike will catch many off guard. The switch to summer-blend gasoline is the reason why pump prices will be soaring about 40 cents a gallon over...

New York police are cracking down on distracted driving this weekend

04.07.17 | Bob Price

Extra patrols are trolling the highways to catch motorists who talk or text illegally. Distracted driving accounts for about 40% of all accidents. The distracted driving crackdown in New York continues through Monday.

A PA senator has introduced a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood

04.06.17 | Bob Price

Senate Bill 300, introduced by Pennsylvania state Senator John Eichelberger,  re-directs state funds away from family planning services that perform abortions. Pennsylvania lawmakers are also debating two fetal pain awareness bills that...

PA’s House has voted to pass a bill to increase donations to pediatric cancer research

04.06.17 | Terry Diener

House Bill 46 would establish a check-off box on Pennsylvania’s state income tax form to allow taxpayers to designate a contribution for childhood cancer research. The donations, deducted from the taxpayers’ refunds, would go to...

No deal on the New York budget

04.06.17 | Dee Haley

Many state lawmakers returned to their districts late yesterday after failing to reach a budget consensus with Governor Andrew Cuomo.The state's fiscal year began on April 1st.  Earlier this week, the legislature passed a temporary spending...

NY authorities are working to extradite a teen charged with arson from Butler, PA

04.06.17 | Bob Price

19 Year-old Jonathon Young is in custody in western Pennsylvania. He's charged with setting 12 fires throughout the Jamestown area. Mayor Sam Terici says the arson attack had his city on edge for weeks.  The suspected fire-bug is facing up...

School districts across NY and PA are debating whether cursive writing should still be taught

04.06.17 | Bob Price

Common Core does not require it and many educators say they don't have time to teach it. As districts focus more on math and science, cursive writing is on the decline. That's too bad, according to Naples, New York Superintendent Matthew...

PA House Republicans are doubling down on their 'no new taxes' budget

04.05.17 | Bob Price

The $31.5 billion spending plan must be reconciled with the state Senate and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf.

Baseball's back in Binghamton

04.05.17 | Bob Price

Professional baseball returns next week to the Parlor City. Fans got to meet the players yesterday at the Holiday Inn in downtown Binghamton. George Wilson of Endicott says he's looking forward to the 2017 season.The Binghamton baseball team...

New legislation in PA eliminates out-of-school suspensions for elementary school students

04.05.17 | Bob Price

Sponsors say those suspensions put a burden on families, with parents having to take time off from work or pay for day-care.