List by Month: 9-2017

Man accused of striking 12 parked cars in North Buffalo

09.18.17 | Bob Price

A 36-year-old Buffalo man has been arrested after striking cars near Hertel Ave. in North Buffalo. Joshua Jones is accused of striking and damaging 12 parked vehicles overnight on Taft Place. Jones was charged with driving-while-intoxicated...

Person struck and killed by train in Endicott

09.18.17 | Bob Price

Police are investigating the death of a person who was struck by a train Friday afternoon in Endicott. A 911 call summoned emergency responders around 4:15 p.m., to the train tracks by North Page Avenue and North Duane Avenue. The Endicott fire...

Protecting children in the Keystone State

09.15.17 | Bob Price

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says child abuse is on the rise in Pennsylvania, and case-workers can't keep up with the problem. Last year, nearly 50 children died as a result of domestic abuse in Pennsylvania despite the state spending...

The Niagara Falls, NY water board has been ordered to pay $50K

09.15.17 | Bob Price

The state says the Niagara Fall Water Board is to blame for the black discharge at the base of the falls back in July.  In addition to the fine, water-board workers must now be monitored by the DEC. In Niagara Falls Wednesday, Governor...

PA politicians can't agree even on what to wear to work

09.15.17 | Terry Diener

Complaints about dress code scofflaws prompted the parliamentarian for the state House of Representatives to issue a memo last week reminding members that men must wear a coat and tie. A Democratic legislator said the memo showed that...

September is Hunger Action Month

09.15.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is fighting against food insecurity. Food bank President Natasha Thompson invites people in the community to "educate themselves about the issue of hunger, roll up their sleeves, get involved." The food bank...

A NY assemblyman is hosting a rally in Buffalo to reform NY's voting laws

09.14.17 | Bob Price

Democrat Sean Ryan says allowing early voting could reverse a decades-long trend of low turnout at the polls. Political pundit Bruce Fischer says voter apathy is contagious all across the Empire State. Fischer says incumbents do well when...

PA House approves a no-new-taxes borrowing package to help plug a $2 billion deficit

09.14.17 | Bob Price

Democratic lawmakers oppose it and so too do Senate Republicans. Governor Wolf warns he'll be unable to pay the bills as soon as tomorrow and may have to impose a spending freeze on Harrisburg.

An update allows Wyoming County, NY gun-owners to take firearms more places

09.14.17 | Bob Price

The places will soon include county-owned government buildings. In the village of Warsaw, residents have mixed reaction to the news. The amended gun ordinance in Wyoming County excludes taking weapons to police stations and the county jail.

The number of people without health insurance continues to decline in PA

09.14.17 | Bob Price

New numbers from the Census Bureau puts the uninsured rate at 5.6%. That's 12th lowest in America. The national average is over 8.5%. 700,000 Pennsylvanians lacked health insurance last year, half a million fewer than the previous year.