Panel to discuss New York governor's free tuition proposal

03.13.17 | Bob Price

A panel discussion will examine from several perspectives a proposal to make public college tuition-free for New Yorkers. The Empire Center and Manhattan Institute are co-hosting Monday's two-hour discussion of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's...

Upstate New York house freezes completely

03.13.17 | Bob Price

Owners of an upstate New York home now have a house to defrost thanks to freezing temperatures. WABC-TV reports ( ) that the Webster home is entirely incased in a thick layer of ice. The house sits on the banks of Lake...

The fate of first arena in Elmira is expected today

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The home of the Elmira Jackals minor league hockey team could shut down if a feud over building renovations is not settled. A potential buyer has emerged but says he won't sign the dotted line until the city and Chemung County agree on how to...

JC Penney plans to close nearly 150 stores because of poor sales

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania stores could take a huge hit. As many of six of the state's 34 Penney's department stores are at risk.   The chain hasn't released a list of which stores it will close yet. Big box stores like JC Penney, Kmart, Sears and...

Jury selection continues today in the trial of accused cop killer Eric Frein in PA

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Two out of three of the jurors questioned so far in Chester County say they're familiar with the case, even though the crime happened 100 miles away in Pike County.   District Attorney Ray Tonkin says he's looking forward "selecting a fair...

An amber alert has been issued for a 4-year-old girl missing from Buffalo

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Police say Mikeya Houston was last seen last night. They believe she is in the company of Mikesha Lawson. The child is believed to be in imminent danger. Lawson is her mother and her custodial rights were removed yesterday by court order.

The death penalty trial of Eric Frein is underway today in Chester County, PA

03.09.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Due to media publicity, the jurors are being selected from the suburbs of Philadelphia.   It could take weeks for a jury to be picked from a pool of nearly 1,200 people. Once jurors are chosen, they will be bused to Pike County for the...

The cyber-attack that shut down the computers of PA Senate Democrats for days is lasting longer than expected

03.09.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa said the situation is more complex than originally thought, and it’s not clear when it will be resolved. The FBI is investigating and Microsoft is working to figure out how the network was penetrated and...

Utility crews are working to restore power to more than 200,000 people

03.09.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Meteorologist Patrick Hammer with WGRZ-TV in Buffalo says this "was a once-in-a-generation wind."  Rochester says winds speeds on 81 miles-per-hour.         Hundreds of trees uprooted, dozens of...

The NY state assembly wants to provide tax breaks to small business owners

03.09.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Speaker Carl Heastie says the incentive is part of an employment growth package to support middle-class families.   Both the Assembly and the Senate will release their budget blueprints next week.   Those plans must be reconciled with...

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