List by Month: 7-2017

There's a new wave of hope for flood victims along the shores of Lake Ontario

07.07.17 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo has already promised $55 million in state aid for affected homes and businesses in upstate New York. State Assemblyman Joe Morelle of Rochester says the goal is to get state aid into the hands of people that have damage surpassing...

Buffalo police are investigating a hit and run crash that claimed the life of a 40-year-old woman last night

07.07.17 | Bob Price

It happened just after 10 p.m. This is the second hit-and-run crash on Buffalo's east side this week. Back on Tuesday, a 7-year-old boy was left in critical condition after he was hit by a car two miles away from where the 40-year-old woman was...

The PA Turnpike Commission is giving drivers a chance to pay their overdue tolls before a new law takes effect

07.06.17 | Bob Price

Turnpike CEO Mark Compton says toll cheats have a month to avoid stiffer penalties. This is for people with six or more toll violations or $500 worth of toll fees. You can find out more about the toll cheat amnesty program at www.paturnpike.com.

A NY congressman is pushing to get a 'disaster' declaration for the flood-damaged Lake Ontario shoreline

07.06.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Congressman Chris Collins says local state representatives will lobby Governor Cuomo to press for federal assistance. Collins toured Green Harbor Marina in Orleans County on Wednesday. He blames most of the flooding on the International Joint...

NY state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi has brought his congressional campaign to the Southern Tier

07.06.17 | Bob Price

The Democrat announced his candidacy for the 22nd District last week, and yesterday he was in Binghamton to reaffirm his plan to challenge Republican Claudia Tenney. Brindisi promises, if elected, he will hold a town hall meeting in every town in...

Consultants hired to review PA's financially strapped university system plan to present findings next week

07.06.17 | Terry Diener

The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems had been scheduled to present an interim report to the State System of Higher Education on July 12th, but officials say the consultants will share their actual findings and...

Erie County NY's drug drop-off program is reaping results

07.06.17 | Bob Price

The county now has 26 locations where you can drop off unused and expired prescription drugs. County Executive Mark Poloncarz says most addiction problems begin with legitimate prescriptions. Since the program's start in 2014, 14 tons of drugs...

New York's bald eagle population has reached new heights

07.05.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

There are now 323 breeding pairs in New York, the highest number since the Department of Conservation started restoration efforts in the 1970s. The national bird was nearly wiped out in the late 1960s from the effects of the DDT pesticide in...

Uber had an outage yesterday just days after opening for business in upstate NY

07.05.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The ride-sharing company calling it a "technical hiccup." Uber went down in Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo early Tuesday morning. The company says it's now up and running again.

PA's drilling industry is showing signs of life

07.05.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

So far this year, natural gas producers have already drilled more than twice the number of shale wells than last year. Natural gas prices have nearly doubled since 2016. A spokesman for the Marcellus Shale Coalition says "there's a cautious...

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