List by Month: 5-2017

A slew of local colleges and universities held their commencement exercises over the weekend

05.15.17 | Bob Price

At Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York on Sunda, former president Bill Clinton delivered a speech that centered on social justice, service and inclusion.Meanwhile, 6,500 Syracuse University students donned their caps and gowns...

Tomorrow is Primary Day in Pennsylvania

05.15.17 | Bob Price

Republicans and Democrats will choose their nominees for statewide courts and school boards. There are several competitive races for superior court as well as commonwealth court.Also tomorrow, voters in New York will be going to the polls for...

A national driver safety campaign made a 'pit stop' in Hornell, NY this week

05.12.17 | Bob Price

The stop was all about educating high school students about the dangers of distracted driving.Devon Watson with the Save a Life tour says distracted driving is outpacing drunk driving in terms of overall traffic...

Convicted cop killer Eric Frein has started his death sentence appeal process

05.12.17 | Bill Price

Defense attorneys say emotional testimony by a Pennsylvania state trooper's widow was unfair to the sniper who killed that officer and wounded another.  The lawyers claim the death penalty the sniper faces should be overturned. The motion...

Homeowners in western NY say their mortgages are 'under water'

05.12.17 | Bob Price

Erosion from flooding caused by record water in Lake Ontario has homeowners worried about the devaluation of their property.Rick Davis of Hamlin has already had to saw off half his deck as his home teeters on the edge of cliff that's chewing up...

Many PA homeowners have unsafe levels of radon in their drinking water

05.12.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

In addition to radon gas, a new U.S. Geological survey study has found high levels of radon in some Pennsylvania water wells.  Nearly 40% of homes in the Keystone State have indoor radon levels. The chemical typically enters a house through...

PA's ag secretary is criticizing the state's $32.2 billion budget proposal

05.11.17 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's spending plan continues to be debated in Harrisburg. Agricultural Secretary Russell Redding warns that more than $2 million in cuts to the agriculture industry could threaten the agency's ability to safeguard public health...

NY is accepting applications for companies interested in testing out self-driving cars

05.11.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

A measure to allow trials of self-driving cars was included in last month's budget. Testing needs to be approved by the state and done with the guidance of state police. Companies are required to have a licensed driver in the vehicle and a $5...

NY could become the first state to legalize the use of a device aimed at combatting distracted driving

05.11.17 | Bob Price

In the same way a breathalyzer tells if a driver is drunk, the Textalyzer app can tell if a driver was using a phone while behind the wheel.Deb Hersman with the National Safety Council says New York could start a national trend by embracing this...

Penn State's president says the Beta Theta Pi fraternity will never be allowed back on campus

05.11.17 | Bob Price

University President Eric Barron insists the organization involved in a deadly hazing incident back in February will never again operate at Penn Sate. 18 Members of the Beta Theta Pi house have been charged with manslaughter for the death of 19...

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