List by Month: 5-2016

Groups rallied in Albion, New York for a revolutionary idea--dividing New York state

05.16.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Under the proposal, New York City boroughs, Long Island, Westchester County and Rockland County would remain New York. The rest of the state would be called New Amsterdam. Each would have its own regional governor, leaving "the central state...

A coalition of media groups in Pennsylvania has asked a judge to unseal court records surrounding settlements that Penn State paid to Jerry Sandusky's abuse victims

05.13.16 | Bob Price

The settlements came to light last week in a dispute between the university and its insurer over who should cover the cost of the nearly $93 million Penn State has paid to 32 Sandusky victims since 2013.

The fire that killed four children and two adults one week ago in Syracuse was sparked by smoking materials left on the porch of the home

05.13.16 | Bob Price

Officials say the home had no working smoke detectors. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says this tragedy serves as a wake-up call about the need for smoke detectors in the...

Pennsylvania-- as the only state in the country that does not let local police use radar guns to enforce speed limits--could change soon

05.13.16 | Bob Price

There's legislation in the works in Harrisburg to make radar available to all police in Pennsylvania.   The police chief in Wyoming, PA looks forward to having the up-to-date technology.Currently in the Keystone State, only state police are...

Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the commencement address at Syracuse University College of Law this afternoon

05.13.16 | Bob Price

Biden graduated from that law school in 1968. The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. inside the Carrier Dome. The V.P. has many ties to central New York.  His first wife, who died in a car accident in 1972, grew up in Auburn.  The...

Five years in prison was the sentence handed down yesterday to New York's former Senate majority leader

05.13.16 | Bob Price

Dean Skelos was the highest ranking Republican in the state before he mis-used his office for personal gain. Blaire Horner with the New York Public Interest Research Group said, "the days of using your public office for private gain should...

A dozen deer in Pennsylvania have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

05.12.16 |

The deer, including one harvested by a hunter, where found during 2015 in an area of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Huntington counties where 10 other deer tested positive for CWD since 2012.The Pennsylvania Game Commission said all of the animals...

A "Divide New York" rally happens this Saturday in Albion, Orleans County

05.12.16 | Bob Price

Activists want to split the upstate from the downstate, arguing the state legislature in Albany is too dominated by New York City interests.The "Divide New York" caucus tells WGRZ-TV they want to create two autonomous regions, not two separate...

It's sentencing day for Dean Skelos, the former Senate majority leader of New York

05.12.16 | Bob Price

The 68 year-old Long Island Republican faces up to 15 years behind bars for public corruption. Just two weeks ago, ex-Assemby Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to a dozen years in prison for taking bribes.

26 Names are being added to the New York State Police Officers Memorial in Albany

05.11.16 | Bob Price

Four of them died in the line of duty last year: two New York City detectives, a state trooper and an Orange County police officer. Most of the other 24 names are officers who died from illnesses linked to their work at ground zero after the...