List by Month: 6-2016

Two killed in Centre County plane crash

06.17.16 | Bob Price

Thursday morning around 8:20, there was a fatal plane crash near the University Park Airport. The crash happened just off of Barnes Road in a wooded area. Two people were onboard the plane, the pilot and a passenger.  Both were pronounced...

Final deals elusive as NY lawmakers aim for adjournment

06.17.16 | Bob Price

New York lawmakers lumbered toward adjournment Thursday, seeking to strike final deals on proposals to extend Mayor Bill de Blasio's control of New York City schools and rein in government corruption that would allow them to end the 2016...

New York regulators have approved a sizable rate hike for a couple of major utilities upstate

06.16.16 | Bob Price

RG&E and NYSEG customers will see their first increases in electricity and natural gas delivery charges since 2012, beginning this summer. On average, Rochester gas and electric customers will pay about a $150 more a year by 2018. NYSEG...

As expected, Pennsylvania's counties and municipalities will see less money from a state fee on Marcellus Shale gas wells

06.16.16 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission said Wednesday that impact fee revenue from Marcellus Shale wells dropped by $36 million to about $188 million. That's the lowest annual payment in the five-year history of the impact fee, and the second...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has ordered Confederate flags on display in the capitol rotunda be brought down

06.16.16 | Bob Price

The State Historical Society says it was part of an exhibit representing different periods in American history from the days of the vikings 'til now They accuse the governor of waving the white flag of political correctness by removing the...

New York lawmakers are burning the midnight oil in hopes of adjourning for the year either tonight or tomorrow

06.16.16 | Bob Price

Much unfinished work remains, including legislation designed to crack-down on public corruption. Lawmakers have already reached consensus on bills to combat heroin addiction, expand breast cancer screening and allow restaurants to sell alcohol...

Gun sales are up significantly across Pennsylvania since the mass shooting in Orlando Sunday morning

06.15.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Gregory Dillon owns a gun store in Johnstown, PA. The most popular gun purchased: semi-automatic weapons. Dillon says there has been a 100% increase in gun sales in his shop.

The way your pension is calculated could be changing in the state of Pennsylvania

06.15.16 | Sarah Harnisch

A major pension reform bill flew through the house yesterday in a 136 to 59 vote. It affects every state employee and teacher. It's called the stacked hybrid plan-- And it means the first 50-thousand dollars in income would be put into a...

Alcohol will be sold earlier in New York on Sunday mornings

06.15.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Lawmakers announced they have agreed to allow restaurants to sell alcohol at 10 a.m. instead of noon to accommodate brunches. The deal also allows restaurants to get up to 12 waivers a year to sell liquor as early as 8 a.m. The law takes effect...

The body of the second child that fell over Letchworth Falls in the Fingerlakes has been discovered

06.15.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The body of 9-year- old Dylan Giangregorio was found by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office underwater recovery team under a rock in the lower falls of the Genesee River. The boys were playing in the water when one of them slipped and five...