Groups seek to help veteran held as motel hostage for years

07.26.16 | Bob Price

Veterans' organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in a motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks. Groups in New York, Ohio and Virginia have offered assistance to...

Trump to speak in Scranton

07.25.16 | Bob Price

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to campaign Wednesday in Scranton as the Democratic nominating convention unfolds in Philadelphia, multiple party sources said. Trump, 70, will campaign at an unspecified time in the...

Career in teaching? College students turning away in droves

07.25.16 | Bob Price

Danielle Arnold-Schwartz, a teacher in the Lower Merion School District, considers education her calling. Yet, when her 16-year-old daughter began mulling the same career path, she advised her to choose a second major, just in case. The...

New York task force to address drug-resistant bacteria

07.25.16 | Bob Price

State health officials have established a task force to examine drug-resistant bacteria and efforts to protect New Yorkers. A novel drug-resistant gene was recently found in two cases of bacterial infection, including one in New York. State...

New York to spend $3M on electronic waste recycling

07.25.16 | Bob Price

For more than a year New York state residents have been required to recycle old televisions and computers instead of throwing them in the trash - and that's created challenges for local communities that must collect the material. In response...

A major public corruption case is brewing in Pennsylvania

07.22.16 | Bob Price

The state's former auditor general and state treasurer, Barbara Hafer has just been indicted for reportedly lying to federal authorities in their "pay to play" investigation of state government.The scandal could cost Hafer her pension and even...

New York has officially repealed the tax on feminine hygiene products

07.22.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Cuomo signed the bill to drop the tax on tampons and similar products. Supporters of the change argued that tampon-type items are "essential" to women and should be tax-free like medicine and laundry items. The repeal, expected to...

The Penn State Board of Trustees is expected to give final approval today to a more than 2% tuition increase for students next year

07.22.16 | Bob Price

In-state students on the main campus in State College will pay "north of" $28,000 a year. That's almost $700 more than last year for full-time students. Smaller tuition increases have been proposed for Penn State's branch campuses.

The heat is on in New York and across much of the country

07.22.16 | Bob Price

The heat wave comes in the midst of a drought in New York state and it's putting a strain on cash crops. Jim Allen, President of the New York State Apple Association, says the lack of rain hurts the yield and production.And the drought is also...

New York Senator Chuck Schumer wants the FDA to investigate sun-screen claims

07.21.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Chuck Schumer is calling on the FDA to test and confirm the SPF levels in sunscreens.  Schumer cited a recent "Consumer Reports" study that found 43% of sunscreens fail to meet the SPF factor listed on the label...

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