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Regional heroin deaths surge

02.05.14 | Bob Price

An abundance of cheap and impure heroin across the region led to a sharp rise in deadly overdoses last year, with fatalities doubling over the previous year and surging more than fivefold since 2011, according to data released Tuesday by the Monroe ...

Snow, ice, slush make slippery going in NY

02.05.14 | Bob Price

    It was snow, then it was ice, then it was frozen rain, then it was slush. The surface was slippery Wednesday no ...

Toomey: CBO Findings On Obamacare "Devastating"

02.05.14 | Bob Price

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement about today's nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that says the President's health care law will reduce the number of full-time workers by about 2.5 ...

Corbett hopes to raise $75M through natural gas leases in state forests, parks

02.05.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett wants to end a three-year ban on new leases for natural gas drilling beneath state forests to be able to raise $75 million, a proposal in his budget on Tuesday that angers some critics who say it endangers sensitive ...

Corbett says he will sign legislation allowing cameras to be mounted on police officers' bodies

02.04.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to sign legislation that would allow Pittsburgh police to use its long-dormant $143,000 stockpile of small helmet- and lapel-mounted video cameras. The state House and Senate passed Senate Bill 57 last week, which ...

Grab the shovel: A foot of snow on the way

02.04.14 | Bob Price

Fire up the snow blower and be careful on the roads: a foot of snow is on the way. The National Weather Service at Greater Binghamton Airport is forecasting 10 to 14 inches of snow throughout the region, expected to start between 10 p.m. and ...

Corbett touts education funding in $29.4 billion state budget proposal to lawmakers

02.04.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday presented a $29.4 billion state budget to a joint session of the General Assembly, saying it does not raise taxes, invests more than $240 million more in block grants for public schools and boosts funding for special ...

Astorino Forms Committee to Run for Governor

02.04.14 | Bob Price

Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has created a campaign committee for governor as he considers a challenge to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Astorino for Governor committee was registered with the state Board of Elections on ...

Casey: 'Silver Alert' needed to protect seniors with dementia

02.03.14 | Bob Price

The Amber Alert system helps find missing children, and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey wants a similar safeguard for another vulnerable population: seniors. Mr. Casey, who sits on the Senate Special Committee on Aging, said the issue of seniors suffering ...

Firefighters save dog from sinkhole in Buffalo, NY

02.03.14 | Bob Price

A German shepherd is back on solid ground after being rescued from a sinkhole that opened up in a Buffalo park. The 3-year-old dog named Mack dropped more than 10 feet to the bottom of the watery hole during a Sunday morning walk with his owner, ...

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