List by Month: 9-2017

The NY state Board of Regents has approved changes to make it easier for teachers to be certified

09.20.17 | Bob Price

Former Regents chancellor Carl Hayden says while reforms are needed, New York should not be "watering- down" teaching standards. Hayden says the teacher shortage in New York is being felt the most in charter schools.

PA's governor says lawmakers have less than two weeks to end the budget stalemate

09.20.17 | Terry Diener

Wolf says he believes that leaders of the House and Senate Republican majorities are on board with getting a deal done and signed by October 1. The governor spoke during regularly scheduled appearances on KDKA-AM and KQV-AM in Pittsburgh. ...

NY congresswoman Claudia Tenney calls her first townhall meeting a success

09.20.17 | Bob Price

The first-term Republican hosted her constituents in the central New York town of Camden last night. Tenney talked about DACA, healthcare, and the environment. The congresswoman has been hesitant to host townhalls after getting death threats...

PA's attorney general has announced a major investigation into the root causes of the opiod epidemic

09.20.17 | Bob Price

Josh Shapiro says 13 Pennsylvanians die every single day from drug overdoses. The AG is "taking to task" five drug-makers and three opiod distributors for marketing a product he says is killing Pennsylvanians in record numbers.

PA officials are warning residents to avoid buying flooded vehicles

09.19.17 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman says car buyers need to be alert for flood-damaged vehicles being sold as "undamaged, new, or used vehicles." As many as half a million vehicles were damaged by flooding from Hurricane Harvey in...

NY Congresswoman Claudia Tenney hosts her first town-hall meeting since being elected

09.19.17 | Bob Price

Tonight's event in Camden, NY comes nearly nine months since the Republican from New Hartford was elected to her first term. Tenney, a former state assemblywoman, says she looks forward to hearing from the people of the 22nd District.  Her...

Erie County, NY sheriff candidates have different views on immigration policy

09.19.17 | Bob Price

Incumbent Sheriff Tim Howard supports the rights of police to inquire about the immigration status of people who are arrested. But Democratic challenger Bernie Tolbert thinks such inquiries should only be made on a "need to know" basis. Tolbert...

School districts across PA will share millions to help students with behavioral problems

09.19.17 | Terry Diener

More than 24,000 Pennsylvania students are currently identified as having behavioral needs, which could lead to chronic absenteeism and inhibit post-graduate or career success. To better help students, school districts across the commonwealth...

Abortion Clinic Closes Down That Was Cited by State for 44 Pages of Health Code Violations

09.18.17 | Bob Price

The infamous Hillcrest abortion clinic is now closed. As LifeNews has repeatedly reported, the troubled Hillcrest abortion facility has run afoul of state healt and safety laws multiple times. Now it has closed down. Hillcrest’s troubles...

State Police Looking for Missing Person from Hazle Township

09.18.17 | Bob Price

State police are looking for a missing man from Hazle Township. Troopers say family members of Charles Zunski, 84, reported that he left his home around noon on Sunday and did not return home. The family said that this behavior is extremely...