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New York has officially repealed the tax on feminine hygiene products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...

Pennsylvania's governor has ordered flags lowered to half-staff to honor a Luzerne County prison guard who fell to his death this week

07.21.16 | Bob Price

25 Year-old Chris Moles died along with an inmate when they fell down an elevator shaft during a fight at the Luzerne County Jail in Wilkes-Barre.Moles' college baseball coach Chris Penzack says he always knew the star athlete would choose a...

A Northern Tier community is in mourning today following a tragic two-car crash that took the lives of three

07.21.16 | Bob Price

A young child is among the dead in the Bradford County, Pennsylvania accident. Two of the dead, Cliff and Sarah Heasley leave behind five children. For whatever reason, a car driven by Philip Frisbie of Towanda crossed the center line in...

70 Day-campers in Vestal, NY are sending thank you cards to police officers

07.21.16 | Bob Price

It's all about showing encouragement to our law enforcement officers.     Third-grader Emily Yetsko explained how she makes the "thumb-buddy" card for cops.  She says inked-thumbprints decorated the front of cards...

New bill aims to protect police from attacks

07.20.16 | Bob Price

In response to recent violence against police officers, state Representative Frank Burns introduced the “Blue Lives Matter,” bill but opponents say it’s a law that just isn’t necessary. Under Pennsylvania law, an assault...

PA Turnpike toll to increase in 2017

07.20.16 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a six percent toll increase for both E-ZPass and cash customers on Monday.  The increase is set to take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2017. PTC Chairman Sean Logan said this toll increase...