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An 87-year-old Tioga County, PA man is dead following a freak accident

07.20.17 | Bob Price

George Ackley drowned after his motorized scooter rolled down an embankment at his home in Westfield. Ackley became trapped in a ditch that was flooded from recent storms.

Enrollment at New York's 64 SUNY schools is up 6% on average from last year

07.20.17 | Bob Price

Officials credit the Excelsior Scholarship program which offers free college to most students. Some private schools, however, are seeing a noticeable dip in enrollment Bill Cheetham, the admissions chief at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, says...

Health officials have confirmed a second case of a rare tick-borne virus in NY

07.19.17 | Bob Price

This is the same virus that killed a 74-year-old Albany area man earlier this year. The Powassan virus was last detected 20 years ago. It's spread mostly by deer ticks.

Hundreds of veterans will be making their way to Syracuse tomorrow

07.19.17 | Bob Price

Every year, vets from all over New York gather to talk about ways to improve the lives of those who've served. Members in New York logged in over 600,060 volunteer hours in 2016. This year marks the 99th American Legion Convention, which runs...

Last year hackers made more than 90 billion cyber intrusions against the commonwealth of PA

07.19.17 | Terry Diener

A spokesperson for the Department of State, said that such disclosure could potentially provide useful information to hackers and draw attention to the application, resulting in even more intrusion attempts. The 90 billion figure applies to all...

Efforts to end PA's 18-day stalemate over how to pay for spending plan has hit another wall

07.19.17 | Bob Price

House Republicans have abruptly retreated from talks over raising taxes to help stitch together the "bare-bones" spending package. The GOP says Pennsylvanians are already taxed too much.  They're exploring other revenue sources, including...

Women politicians in PA are more effective at getting legislation passed than their male counterparts

07.18.17 | Terry Diener

Researchers have found that female lawmakers were responsible for 10% of the 3,800 bills signed into law the past two years. Women make up only 17% of Pennsylvania's general assembly.

The deadline for free SUNY and CUNY tuition this fall is quickly approaching

07.18.17 | Bob Price

With about a month left before classes begin, the deadline to apply for the Excelsior Scholarship is this Friday, July 21. College financial aid advisors say when you apply, you'll need copies of last year's New York state tax returns, a college...

The head of PA's state-owned university system is leaving his post after four years

07.18.17 | Terry Diener

The State System of Higher Education says Chancellor Frank Brogan will retire on September 1st from the position that pays him $346,000 a year. Brogan, who is 63 years old, told the board of his decision last week, shortly before a meeting in...

Gov. Cuomo says the state has settled on a developer to restore the historic Hotel Niagara

07.18.17 | Bob Price

The 12-story structure hosted its last guests a decade ago. Since then it has become an abandoned eyesore. Built in 1924, the Hotel Niagara was once the grandest of places to stay in Niagara Falls. In its heyday, the hotel provided lodging for...

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