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Toy Hall of Fame inductees

10.01.13 | Bob Price

The National Toy Hall of Fame has narrowed the nominees for its class of 2013. This year's finalists are: Bubbles, chess, the board game Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green Army men, the Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, the ...

Political spin of referendum fools NY voters

10.01.13 | Bob Price

Unusually rosy wording of the referendum to legalize Las Vegas-type casinos appears to have loaded the dice for approval in New York, according to a poll released Monday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders facing a split electorate are ...

Gun-shaped lighters banned in NY

10.01.13 | Bob Price

Those novelty lighters at checkout counters that look like guns, cars, toys, tiny fire extinguishers and even SpongeBob SquarePants are being snuffed out in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law that prohibits the sale of the items ...

Common Core and NY's private schools

09.30.13 | Bob Price

Private and parochial school kids had just as much trouble with New York's Common Core exams as the public school children did.  Statewide, just 35 percent of students in non-public schools who took the third- through eighth-grade English ...

Plane crash kills NYS Trooper

09.30.13 | Bob Price

An off-duty New York State Police Trooper has died after the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed near a lake in the Adirondack Mountains. Tim Cowper crash-landed just before 4 p.m. yesterday.  The 55-year-old was an experienced pilot ...

NY voters could push top judges' retirement to 80

09.27.13 | Bob Price

Judges could remain on the state's highest court until they turn 80 years old if New York voters approve a referendum Nov. 5 to increase the age limit by a decade. Approval would postpone mandatory retirement for four of the seven judges currently ...

Role of hit in WNY football player's death questioned

09.27.13 | Bob Price

There is increasing evidence that 16 year-old Brocton High School Football player Damon Janes's death on the field earlier this month may not have been the result of a direct head-to-head hit. Janes was a running back on the Westfield/Brocton ...

Free Tickets For The Military... To Buffalo Sabres Games

09.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Buffalo Sabres Forward Mike Weber is giving away a pair of 18th-row Sabres hockey tickets every game this season to a soldier serving from western New York. It's part of the Tickets for Troops program. They launched the program to show appreciation ...

WNY Girl scores touchdown at "boy's" high school football game

09.26.13 | Bob Price

Jensine Falu-Montes has done something never before accomplished in high school sports in upstate new york.  The junior running-back for the Webster Schroeder varsity football team scored a touchdown during a boy's game this week. The 17 ...

NY's GOP re-elects Cox

09.25.13 | Bob Price

New York state Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox has been re-elected to his leadership post. Cox was unanimously re-elected at a state party meeting Tuesday. The lawyer and longtime party activist was first sworn in as chairman of the state ...

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