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PA state police are no longer requiring recruits to take lie-detector tests

01.13.17 |

The agency says it's lost too many good applicants because the exams prolong the hiring process. The state police said Thursday its review of why some applicants were taking other jobs found the polygraphs contributed to the problem by causing...

A flu outbreak has caused overcrowding at hospitals in NY and PA

01.13.17 | Bob Price

Dr. John Trainer, Chief of Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center says this year's strain of flu is coinciding with a nasty stomach bug.Trainer says the best advice to stop the spread of flu is to stay home from work or...

The first witness takes the stand today at the murder-for-hire trial of former Elmira hockey player Thomas Clayton

01.13.17 | Bob Price

Prosecutors say the defendant took out a one million dollar life insurance policy on his wife, the year before he had her killed in their Corning-area home. The trial is expected to last four to six weeks in Steuben County.

PA Gov. Tom Wolf says 700,000 residents will lose their insurance if the A.C.A. is repealed

01.12.17 | Bob Price

He says under Obamacare, Pennsylvania's uninsurance rate has gone from 20% to 6%. Skeptics point out that a big reason for that is because under the A.C.A., if you don't get insurance, you have to pay a fine.

Gov. Cuomo wants unfettered production of industrial hemp in the Southern Tier

01.12.17 | Bob Price

Andrew Cuomo says the budding industry is the economic "shot in the arm" that struggling farmers have been waiting for.        Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball agrees.  He says it gives farmers and rural...

The Buffalo Bills have a new head coach

01.12.17 | Bill Price

The team announced Wednesday that former Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator Sean McDermott will take over next season.McDermott has signed a five-year deal with the team.  He takes over for Rex Ryan who lasted just two seasons in...

PA Rep. Lou Barletta wants state officials to delay a decision on prison closures

01.12.17 | Terry Diener

Barletta says the officials should take time to consider a forthcoming report detailing the impact of the closure on local communities. Officials announced plans last week to close two state correctional institutions this year as part of a...

NY Senate majority leader John Flannigan may challenge Gov. Cuomo in 2018

01.12.17 | Bob Price

The Suffolk County lawmaker joins Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino as potential GOP contenders. Astorino lost to Cuomo in 2014; Paladino was defeated in 2010.

Cuomo is wrapping up his 'State of the State' road show with speeches today in Syracuse and Albany

01.11.17 | Bob Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

Among the proposals he's pitching is a plan to establish "recovery high schools" for young folks with drug addictions.Cuomo says his six-point plan would address prevention, treatment...and recovery. The drug-free recovery high school concept...

Parts of I-81 in PA were closed for several hours last night due to icy weather

01.11.17 | Bob Price

Six tractor trailers jack-knifed in the southbound lanes near Clarks Summit last night. At least one of them caught fire.

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