List by Month: 5-2016

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is appealing his 12-year prison sentence for public corruption

05.04.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Silver's defense attorneys argued to the judge that his taking millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks "caused no discernible harm."   The 12-year sentence was announced in Manhattan yesterday afternoon.  Outside the federal court...

Verizon workers rally in Harrisburg

05.04.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the Pennsylvania State Capitol to challenge unions to continue their strike. Nearly 39,000 Verizon workers on the east coast have been on strike since April 13. Unions have said the company wants to...

Former New York state Senator Tom Libous died last night after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer

05.04.16 | Bob Price

The influential Binghamton state lawmaker once served as the 2nd highest ranking Republican in New York before being convicted of public corruption. His friend and colleague George Winner of Elmira says scandals aside, Libous was a dedicated...

53 Year-old Salamanca, NY native Harold Nichols was one of two missionaries beaten to death over the weekend in Jamaica

05.03.16 | Bob Price

The killers ambushed the two as they were checking on the status of a home they had built for the poor.          Nichols had been a missionary to Jamaica for more than a decade.  His sister...

The speed limit is going up to 70 mph on nearly a thousand miles of highway in Pennsylvania

05.03.16 | Bob Price

Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards claims PennDot crews will install new signs this week. Roadways getting the new 70 mph designation include sections of Interstates 79, 80, 99, 380 and U.S. Route 15.

A scandal is brewing in Governor Cuomo's office

05.03.16 | Bob Price

A top aid to the chief executive is accused of pocketing money illegally from companies awarded state contracts in the city of Buffalo.Investigative journalist Jim Heany insists Governor Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" program is the epitome of...

It's sentencing day for Sheldon Silver

05.03.16 | Bob Price

The former New York State Assembly Speaker faces 14 years in prison for accepting bribes.   Silver was convicted last November of taking $5 million in kickbacks. Next week, former New York State Senate Leader Dean Skelos will sentenced for...

Convicted child abuser and former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky appears before a judge this morning in Bellefonte

05.03.16 | Bob Price

Sandusky's new legal team pressed to get him a new trial in Center County, Pennsylvania.Judge John Cleland voiced doubt about whether defense attorneys are entitled to question some of the coach's victims. The Sandusky legal team wants a new...

A teenage girl has died after falling down a 100-foot embankment on the Cattauraugus Indian Reservation in Erie County, NY

05.02.16 | Bob Price

Emergency personnel tried CPR, but were not able to revive the girl. The fall happened early Sunday.  Police are still investigating what led to that tragedy.

Pennsylvania politicians return to the state capital today to begin work on a $33 billion budget proposal that's due at the end of next month

05.02.16 | Bob Price

The spending plan comes on the heels of the latest state budget in commonwealth history.