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Pa. high court upholds stay of execution

03.04.15 | Bob Price

A man on death row will not be executed Wednesday, after the state's highest court denied the Philadelphia district attorney's request to an expedited decision on a petition seeking to overturn Gov. Wolf's temporary reprieve. Terry Williams, 48, ...

Charter Advocates, Teachers Union Descend on NY Capitol

03.04.15 | Bob Price

harter school advocates and teachers unions have taken their fight to the New York state Capitol with competing events that highlight the escalating clash over education.An estimated 13,000 charter school students, teachers and parents rallied on ...

Wolf's $30B budget: 'Bold' blueprint or dead on arrival?

03.04.15 |

Gov. Wolf on Tuesday unveiled a nearly $30 billion spending plan that would raise the state income and sales taxes to pay for sweeping property-tax cuts in every school district. The release of Wolf's first budget marked a possible turning point ...

Bill restricting union dues collection fails but not dead yet in Pa. Senate

03.04.15 | Bob Price

An attempt to pass a controversial amendment to a bill that would restrict union dues collection from state and school employees' paychecks narrowly failed in the state Senate. But most likely, we haven't seen the last of this amendment ...

Bill to legalize mixed martial arts advances in NY

03.04.15 | Bob Price

The fight to legalize mixed martial arts in New York - the last state to prohibit cage matches with small gloves - resumed Tuesday with legislation advancing out of committee and some lawmakers advocating a special fund for brain-damaged ...

NY considers treating charged 16, 17-year-olds as juveniles

03.04.15 | Bob Price

Jim Saint Germain was mixed up with drugs and just shy of 16 when he was arrested and sent to a juvenile facility. Things might have been different had he been a year older and tried as an adult. "I could've been in Attica. In Sing Sing. I would ...

Biracial twins look wildly different

03.03.15 | Bob Price

    Biracial fraternal twins Lucy and Maria Aylmer. If a stranger happened to meet 18-year-olds Lucy and Maria Aylmer on the street, they'd likely suspect they were close friends, but probably not ...

N.Y. lawmakers brace for pressure from charters, teachers

03.03.15 | Bob Price

With the state’s March 31 budget deadline looming, lawmakers are bracing for a barrage of pressure this week from charter-school advocates and their adversaries in the state teachers’ union. At least 1,000 members of the New York State ...

Woman hopes her random act of kindness inspires others

03.03.15 | Bob Price

Over a frigid weekend late last month, a portion of the fence around the Floral Avenue park in Johnson City was decorated with children's winter apparel. Coats, hats, gloves and scarves hung neatly from the diamond-shaped holes in the chain-link ...

Consumers Warned to Watch Out for Scams

03.03.15 | Bob Price

Kathleen Dolecki knows first hand how devastating it can be to fall victim to a scam."First, they called me and told me that I had won a $10,000 grant," Dolecki said."Then they said I won a $50,000 lottery, and they knew I was sick fighting cancer. ...

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