List by Month: 8-2017

NY's governor has signed legislation designed to reduce student obesity

08.25.17 | Bob Price

It allows doctors to check for diabetes during routine school physicals. A third of New York children are obese or overweight. Students in 2nd, 4th, 7th and 10th grades are required by law to undergo a comprehensive health exam at school.  

Pennsylvania's Lt. Gov. living 'high off the hog'

08.24.17 | Bob Price

House Republicans accuse Mike Stack of lavish spending habits, amidst the commonwealth's dire financial straights.  They say his grocery budget is over $30,000. Stack has been under intense scrutiny since he and his wife were accused of...

Cuomo directs DEC to probe seepage amounts into the falls

08.24.17 | Bob Price

There have been three accidents in just the past two months. Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins blames aging infrastructure at the Niagara Falls wastewater treatment facility. In just the past 10 days, four million gallons of...

Activists in Buffalo, NY want to tear down a statue of Christopher Columbus

08.24.17 | Bob Price

It's located in Columbus Park, just off of Columbus Parkway and it's been there for 60 years. Local revision historians and liberal activists have launched a petition drive to have Columbus come down.  But a recent online poll...

PA's health department is requiring students be "up to date" on all vaccinations by the first week of school

08.24.17 | Bob Price

For some Pennsylvania schools, that's next week. Those who do not show their records by the fifth day of school may be forbidden to attend class. There are exceptions for students who cannot or choose not to be vaccinated, but those must also...

PA liquor officers will be cracking down on underage drinking across the state

08.24.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

As the fall semester begins, liquor authorities will meet with campus administrator in an effort to reduce illegal drinking and related issues on college campuses. Officers will also work with local liquor licensees to promote awareness... and...

Most opioid users stay on drugs even after overdosing, Pa. Medicaid study finds

08.23.17 | Bob Price

Perhaps the one good thing about an overdose is that it might scare a drug abuser into going straight. But new research shows that’s usually not the case. The number of people filling painkiller prescriptions in the six months after...

Paychex plans 625 new jobs as part of Henrietta expansion

08.23.17 | Bob Price

Paychex Inc. will be expanding in Henrietta as part of a five-year, $58.4 million plan that ultimately expects to add 625 jobs in the Rochester region.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Henrietta Tuesday to announce the plan...

Bomb Threat Forces Building Evacuation at Penn State

08.23.17 | Bob Price

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of a building on the campus of Penn State University. The bomb threat was called in to University Police around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday. According to university officials, the threat was to the Research West...

Student scores inch up; opt-outs down

08.23.17 | Bob Price

Test scores for students in grades three through eight improved slightly this year, while the percentage of students who opted out of the English and math tests last spring fell, the state Education Department announced Tuesday. On the English...