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NY Education Chief comments on State Tests

03.18.16 | Bob Price

NEW YORK EDUCATION COMMISSIONER MARY ELLEN ELIA HOPES CHANGES MADE TO THE COMMON-CORE ALLIGNED STATE TESTS WILL LEAD TO FEWER STUDENTS OPTING OUT OF THE EXAMS NEXT MONTH. ELIA SAYS THE TEST RESULTS ARE IMPORTANT TO GAUGE STUDENT SUCCESS AND...

Pa Friars surrender to Police

03.18.16 | Bob Price

THREE FRANCISCAN FRIARS FROM JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA ...CHARGED WITH ALLOWING A PEDOPHILE TO HOLD A POSITION WHERE HE MOLESTED CHILDREN ..ARE SURRENDERING TO POLICE TODAY.THEY'RE CHARGED WITH CHILD ENDANGERMENT AND CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY. THE 3 WERE...

IRS phone scam

03.18.16 | Bob Price

THERE'S A PHONE SCAM YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ....AND THE CALLER CLAIMS TO BE FROM THE I-R-S. UNFORTUNATELY, MANY IN OUR LISTENING AREA HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO IT .... AND BEEN RIPPED OFF. IRS SPOKESWOMAN PATRICIA VARNAS SAYS IN MANY CASES, THE...

New York's Zika Virus Prevention Plan

03.18.16 | Bob Price

NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO HAS UNVEILED A SIX-POINT ACTION PLAN TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF THE ZIKA VIRUS WHEN MOSQUITO SEASON STARTS APRIL FIRST. THE PLAN INVOLVES THE DISTRIBUTION OF ONE-HUNDRED THOUSAND LARVICIDE TABLETS, THE DEPLOYMENT OF...

U.S. Congressman Tom Reed is endorsing Donald Trump for President

03.17.16 |

The Corning Republican is calling for his party to unite behind the GOP front-runner.Politico reports today that conservative activists are meeting behind closed doors in Washington, D.C. today to discuss putting up a third party candidate to...

Pennsylvania House representatives passed the Senate bill to legalize medical marijuana

03.17.16 |

Yesterday's vote was the last one needed to send the package of changes back to the Senate for a final vote or to make changes before Gov. Tom Wolf can sign the medical marijuana bill into law. Rep. Matt Baker spoke in opposition of the bill...

70 Miles-per-hour speed limit expanding to most of Pennsylvania’s Turnpike

03.17.16 |

The Pennsylvania Turnpike has had a pilot program for nearly two years-- with a 70 mile-an-hour speed limit on about 100 miles of its system in the south central part of the state. Now, the speed limit is expected to be raised to 70 on another...

The lead water problem continues to impact New York schools

03.17.16 | Bob Price

In Penfield, a suburb of Rochester, officials have detected the harmful metal in the water of one of its schools. Bottled water is now being brought in for students at Cobbles Elementary School. Nationwide, excessive lead levels have been found...

Eakin resigns from Pa. Supreme Court amid email criticism

03.16.16 |

The former Cumberland County district attorney is accused of violating conduct rules for judges. His ethics trial was scheduled for later this month in Philadelphia. The 67-year-old Republican has been on the State Supreme Court since 2002...

Medical marijuana may pass the Pennsylvania house today

03.16.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Yesterday was a busy day for lawmakers. They passed some of the 200 amendments attached to the bill, but paused before taking a vote on the final package. They did it while supporters were outside the door, rallying. Governor Tom Wolf went out...

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