List by Month: 8-2013

Western New York hosts Rare Salamanders

08.22.13 | Bob Price

Some of the world’s largest salamanders, once a rare sight in New York state, are squirming anew in upstate streams with the help of the Bronx Zoo. Also known as "snot otters," "devil dogs" and "Allegheny alligators," eastern hellbenders can ...

Controversial PA Police Chief Suspended

08.22.13 | Bob Price

A gun-control group has erected a billboard calling on the small northeastern Pennsylvania borough of Gilberton to fire its police chief, who's been suspended for allegedly using department weapons and ammunition without permission. Chief Mark ...

Registration Deadline For S-T-A-R

08.21.13 | Bob Price

If you are one of 2.6 million homeowners in New York state, it's time to re-register for the STAR property tax rebate. If you don't reapply online or by phone by December 31st, you risk loosing the property tax credit-- which can be as high as 500 ...

PA Granted Waiver from No Child Left Behind Act

08.21.13 | Bob Price

The U.S. Education Department Granted Pennsylvania a partial waiver from the 'No Child Left Behind'  School Evaluation law today.  This gives state officials the flexibility to make a plan to improve the schools on the state's own terms. ...

Grand Jury Indicts PA Man over Drilling Leases

08.21.13 | Bob Price

A Pittsburgh grand jury has indicted a man on mail and wire fraud charges related to natural gas drilling leases. Prosecutors say in a Tuesday release that 33-year-old Derek A. Candelore of Jeannette worked as a landman, trying to get mineral ...

Seneca's Pursue Rochester Area Casino

08.21.13 | Bob Price

The Seneca Nation appears to be looking at a casino in Rochester. In a statement, the Senecas announced they've retained a Rochester company to organize and coordinate a casino hotel in Henrietta. “The Seneca Nation is interested in looking ...

Youtheatre Collects Rice Bowls

08.20.13 | Darcie Schwarz

The numbers are in!

Governor Sued over Casino Deal

08.20.13 | Bob Price

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature have been sued over the landmark deal that gave the Oneida Indian Nation a casino monopoly in Central New York. The Oneida County towns of Vernon and Verona say Cuomo did not have authority to make ...

Same-Sex Marriage Debate Continues in PA

08.20.13 | Bob Price

A rogue county clerk is defending his decision to issue same-sex marriage licenses in a legal brief that calls Pennsylvania's marriage law "arbitrary and suspect." About 135 same-sex couples have obtained marriage licenses in Montgomery County ...

Cuomo Keeping His Distance from Obama

08.20.13 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo will avoid a potentially dicey political conflict by not accompanying the President to parts of New York roiled over the states' ban on hydrofracking.  Mr. Obama supports the technology as an economic boon to help make the ...