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Pirates ditch pirate as main logo

01.09.14 | Bob Price

The scowling, one-eyed buccaneer with a red bandana and a gold earring is no longer the face of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team has decided the gold "P" on its cap will become its primary logo, replacing the pirate logo, the Pirates announced ...

Newly released NY energy plan mum on fracking

01.09.14 | Bob Price

New York’s newly released energy plan calls for increased use of renewable energy and clean technology and anticipates reduced utility bills and a more flexible distribution grid, but takes no position on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas ...

Appeals Court Decides City Can't Ban Guns From Erie Parks

01.08.14 | Bob Price

A big win Tuesday for the Erie man, who took the city of Erie to court for a city ordinance, which banned the right to carry guns in city parks.The Commonwealth Court on Tuesday, ruled the city's ordinance is "unlawful and unenforceable."  ...

Congressman Reed Wants More LIHEAP Funds for NY

01.08.14 | Bob Price

Congressman Tom Reed says he thinks New York State should get more federal funds for the state's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The Congressman announced this week he'll introduce a bill in the coming days that seeks to direct more ...

Portions of Paterno lawsuit against NCAA can move forward

01.08.14 | Bob Price

The Paterno family and Penn State supporters scored a win over the NCAA on Tuesday, as some of their claims survived the first round of the legal battle and can proceed to the discovery phase. The Paternos, in a statement, hailed Senior Judge John ...

Cuomo lays out his agenda for NY in election year

01.08.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to deliver an election-year State of the State address touting tax breaks and economic successes. The annual speech Wednesday marks the start of the legislative season in Albany and Cuomo has used the days leading up ...

Wind chills could set records in region

01.07.14 | Bob Price

A wind chill warning through 7 p.m. Tuesday for Central New York and northeastern Pennsylvania has led to the closure of most area schools, and the bitter cold could be one for the record books. The National Weather Service forecasts wind chills as ...

1 dead, 8 have swine flu in Pittsburgh hospitals

01.07.14 | Bob Price

Pittsburgh hospital officials say an older woman with an underlying medical condition has died and eight others have been so seriously sickened by the H1N1 flu strain that they require machine assistance. Dr. Donald Yealy, chief of emergency ...

RULING: environmental group can challenge eminent domain provisions in PA natural gas drilling law

01.07.14 | Bob Price

An environmental group can pursue a legal challenge to eminent domain provisions in the state natural gas drilling impact fee law, thanks to a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling. The highest court drew widespread attention last month when it ...

Cuomo tax plan calls for property tax freeze, corporate tax cut

01.07.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed cutting taxes by $2 billion a year, including a two-year freeze on property taxes and an elimination of corporate income taxes for manufacturers in upstate New York. Cuomo will make the tax-cutting plan a key piece of ...

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