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Bomb Threat Prompts Lockdown, Evacuation at Niagara County Schools

02.10.14 | Bob Price

A bomb threat triggered evacuations at one Niagara County school and a lockdown at another. The all clear has been issued at Niagara Falls High School, and students are expected to return to the classrooms in Niagara Wheatfield late Monday morning. ...

Rally For Royalties Planned In Towanda

02.10.14 | Bob Price

Bradford County Commissioners are inviting landowners in the county to a rally on the steps of the courthouse in Towanda. The rally is to show support for State House Bill #1684 to protect the gas royalty interests of landowners. The ...

Great Lakes Ice Cover At Highest Level Since 1996

02.10.14 | Bob Price

One effect of the persistently cold winter of 2013-2014 is showing up on the world's largest group of freshwater lakes.According to a recent analysis by the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, ice covered 78.7 percent of the Great Lakes ...

NY foresters wary of oak wilt, latest tree threat

02.09.14 | Bob Price

Terry Phillips will be sorry to see the last two massive oaks in his yard reduced to wood chips this spring, but he knows it has to be done to keep a devastating fungus from getting a root-hold in New York. Phillips' home in the woodsy subdivision ...

NY mum on thousands of reports of disabled abuse

02.09.14 | Bob Price

The agency established last year to protect the disabled in state-funded institutions has received nearly 25,000 reports of significant incidents, abuse, neglect and deaths in its first six months, though the public knows little about how many of ...

PA's New Road Conditions Website Is A Stunning Success

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's new traffic website was enormously successful during this week's twin winter storms. Originally, the 511 website could only monitor about 29-hundred miles of road, but its new expansion was put to the test Wednesday. Some 37-thousand ...

Former P.A. Senator Jane Orie Is Leaving Prison

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Republican state Senator Jane Orie will be released from state prison on Sunday, barely 20 months after she was sentenced for using her taxpayer-funded legislative staff to do campaign work and forging defense exhibits to try to cover it up. ...

Penguin Books Plant To Close in Kirkwood, NY

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Penguin Random House distribution center in Kirkwood, New York is closing by January 2015, as part of a merger. It will cost 300 people their jobs. The plant in Pittston, Pennsylvania is also closing because of the closure of the Kirkwood ...

How Does Your Bridge Rate?

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

This week, the New York State Department of Transportation released a report showin a third of the state's 17-thousand bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. But what about the bridge you take to work? There's a new search ...

Syracuse may fine homeowners with snow-covered sidewalks

02.06.14 | Bob Price

A proposal by a Syracuse Common Councilor to fine residents who do not shovel sidewalks outside of their home has sparked debate. Councilor Bob Dougherty proposed fining homeowners $100 if they do not shovel the sidewalk outside of their ...

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