List by Month: 8-2017

PA Gov. Tom Wolf has jumped into a labor dispute in Erie

08.10.17 | Bob Price

Unionized General Electric workers aren't putting much hope in negotiations. Nearly 600 GE jobs could be gone soon from Erie. General Electric wants to shut down locomotive production there. The plant has existed in Erie since the days of...

A teachers group is suing the Buffalo Public Schools

08.10.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Buffalo Teachers Federation filed a lawsuit against the Buffalo Public Schools and superintendent following the decision to change the start time of three city schools. One intermediate and two grade schools have shown consistent low...

A PA congressman says he supports a new bi-partisan effort to fix what ails Obamacare

08.09.17 | Bob Price

Congressman Glenn Thompson is part of a group of 40 lawmakers called the Problem-solvers Caucus. One of their goals is to save rural hospitals. Thompson says since Obamacare was enacted, nearly 100 rural hospitals nationwide have...

A gas driller accused of polluting water in PA has filed a five million dollar lawsuit

08.09.17 | Bob Price

Cabot Oil & Gas has filed the suit against two law firms and a Pennsylvania resident, claiming they tried to extort the company through a frivolous lawsuit. Authorities for Cabot say the defendants sought to harass the Houston-based...

A infant baby was abandoned inside a garbage bag behind a home yesterday in Elmira, NY

08.09.17 | Bob Price

The child was found alive by neighbors who heard crying from behind a home on Walnut Street. Police Sgt. William Solt says the neighbors "tried to wash it up and immediately called 911." The baby is in stable condition at a local hospital. The...

NY state is taking a new approach to cut-down on opioid deaths

08.09.17 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo is offering a program that cuts the cost on the "overdose-reversing" medication naloxone. It means that starting this week folks with health insurance, medicare or medicaid, can get the lifesaving drug with up to $40 in co-payment...

The Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo has just been named one of the best cancer hospitals in the U.S.

08.08.17 | Bob Price

Roswell Park came in 33rd out of nearly 900 cancer hospitals that were reviewed by U.S. News & World Report.  

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is setting into motion a measure to prevent microchip implants

08.08.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic Representative Tina Davis of Bucks County has introduced a bill that would ban private employers and government groups in Pennsylvania from requiring employees to have microchips implanted in their bodies as a condition of employment...

PA patients may not be able to find enough doctors to dispense medical marijuana

08.08.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The state health department launched its medical marijuana registry program for doctors last month. Physicians who want to refer patients for the drug need to sign up and complete a training course. The Pennsylvania Medical Society, the state's...

Former NY senate leader Dean Skelos wants a new trial

08.08.17 | Bob Price

Skelos's former colleague, ex-assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, is getting a new trial. A couple years ago, both men were convicted of public corruption. Skelos says recent changes to public corruption law by the U.S. Supreme Court demands he...