List by Month: 8-2017

A PA senator has introduced a new school voucher bill in Harrisburg

08.08.17 | Bob Price

Senator John DiSanto's bill would set up education savings accounts so parents can send their children to the school of their choice. Critics say the customized approach to education robs public schools of desperately-needed revenue.

Feds are assisting PA in the fight against a fly that's crippling the fruit and hardwood industries

08.07.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the Keystone State nearly $2 million for activities to control the spotted lanternfly and another $25,000 for public outreach. Control work began last month. A spokesperson for the state's Ag...

A former Phillies catcher and World Series champion has passed away

08.07.17 | Bob Price

Philadelphia Phillies and Florida Marlins catcher Darren Dalton succumbed to brain cancer Sunday.  He was 55 years old.

Martin Truex Jr. took home the checkered flag at Sunday's NASCAR race at the Glen

08.07.17 | Bob Price

Truex captures his fourth victory of the NASCAR season.  It"s his first ever win at Watkins Glen. The race was also the last at Watkins Glen for Dale Earnhardt, Jr.,  who will retire at the end of the season.

New York state's top Republican is in rehab for alcoholism

08.07.17 | Bob Price

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan says alcohol become a crutch for him to cope with the pressures of politics. The 56-year-old says he sought treatment to ensure his dependency does not affect his family and his ability to do his job.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in the prevalence of lyme disease

08.04.17 | Bill Price

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says last year there were 11,000 lyme disease cases in Pennsylvania. Lyme disease is spread most often by ticks. Officials are encouraging Pennsylvanians to wear insect repellent when in the great...

A proposed solar farm in Owego, NY is causing concern

08.04.17 | Bob Price

The 22-acre project would impact more than 800 home-owners. Many say if the solar panels go up, their property values will go down. The proposed solar project could power up to 300 homes in Owego.

Gas-industry and environmental advocates are butting heads again in a PA village at the center of the hydro-fracking debate

08.04.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. has released a statement this week after learning federal scientists are collecting water and air samples from nearly 25 homes in Dimock.  The company insists the water "does not pose a threat to human health and the...

Security is in place for the big race at 'the Glen'

08.04.17 | Bill Price

100,000 fans have flocked to Watkins Glen for upstate New York's premiere sporting event. Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessmann says several recent high-profile international terrorist attacks has him on heightened alert for Sunday's NASCAR race...

A central NY community is in mourning after the murder of an 11-year-old girl

08.03.17 | Bob Price

Jacquelyn O'Connor of Morris was killed in a home over the weekend. 36-year-old James Brower of Norwich was arraigned this morning on 1st degree murder charges. O'Connor's Fifth grade teacher, Susan Kleinschmidt says the "beautiful, vivacious...