Number of NY millionaires rose 63 percent since 2009

03.21.17 | Bob Price

The number of millionaires in New York soared following the national recession, up 63 percent since 2009 and up 15 percent between 2013 and 2014, state data shows. The rise in millionaires — who live mainly in New York City and its...

Don't vote? Pay a fine (if this bill passes)

03.21.17 | Bob Price

Declining to exercise your right to vote would cost you money if a long-shot bill at the state Capitol is approved. Eligible voters who don't cast a ballot would be hit with a $10 fine under the bill, which was sponsored earlier this month by...

A NY teen has pled guilty to setting a fire last summer that killed his friend

03.17.17 | Bob Price

The fire claimed the life of his friend, 14 year-old Joseph Phillips. The admitted arsonist will spend as little as 18 months in a juvenile detention facility, or get no jail time at all. The fire at a tire recycling plant in Lockport caused...

A pro-life non profit is suing PA's auditor general over a financial audit

03.17.17 | Bob Price

Harrisburg-based Real Alternatives has asked the courts to prevent Eugene DePasquale from examining the money that it received from nearly 30 donors. DePasquale wants an investigation into how the money is being spent.

The last pending criminal trial from the child abuse scandal at Penn State is about to 'gavel in' Monday

03.17.17 | Terry Diener

Graham Spanier, the Penn State president from 1995 through 2011, will defend himself against  charges that his inaction on a February 2001 report about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky led to the abuses of at least three other...

Binghamton scrambles to find places to put the snow

03.17.17 | Bob Price

The region is recovering from a three-foot snow storm.  Mountains of snow, 20 feet high, are piling up in parking lots. Broome County officials says the snow mounds are hampering visibility for motorists.    National Guard...

PA's iconic Zippo lighter factory in Bradford is laying off nearly 40 workers

03.16.17 | Bob Price

It blames the layoffs on a glut of inventory in China. Zippo employs about 500 people in the city of Bradford.

President Trump's government hiring freeze has led to the shut down of several historic sites in Philadelphia

03.16.17 | Terry Diener

Union representatives tell several sites at Independence National Historic Park have closed.  David Fitzpatrick, who is head of union that represents park employees, says the halt in hiring shuttered seven sites, including...

A 10-year-old Niagara County boy has died after being trapped in a pile of snow

03.16.17 | Dee Haley

Playing in the snow turned deadly for a 10-year-old boy.Niagara County sheriff deputies responded to call for a boy in Pendleton involving a 10-year-old trapped in a pile of snow yesterday afternoon. Investigators believe he was digging a...

The IRS is extending the tax-filing deadline for small businesses in NY affected by winter storm Stella

03.16.17 | Jeremy Miller

Senator Chuck Schumer's office said the IRS responded to letter he sent earlier this week on behalf of his constituents asking the agency to extend the March 15 deadline because of power outages and inclement weather.A Schumer spokesman says the...