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Cuomo Says Common Core Not Working, Needs To Be Fixed

09.04.15 | Bob Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the Common Core education program in New York is not working and must be fixed.   In a statement released Thursday Cuomo said the time has come for a comprehensive review of the implementation of the ...

Tougher standards for 7th, 8th grade athletes to play varsity

09.04.15 | Bob Price

Beginning this fall, the rules are changing for New York State middle school athletes who want to play at the junior varsity or varsity level. The previous regulations, which have been in effect for more than three decades, have been replaced by ...

PA Senate To Consider Temporary Funding Later This Month

09.04.15 | Bob Price

The state Senate is planning to return to session later this month to consider stopgap legislation to provide temporary funding until a state budget is passed. But any stopgap bill or bills would require approval of the governor. After House ...

Cuomo tells new troopers to expect more emergency responses

09.04.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told state troopers Thursday that their jobs over the next 20 years would include more emergency responses to major storms, cybersecurity threats, evolving terrorism, emerging diseases and other public safety threats. In an ...

State Police to assign investigators to campus rape cases

09.03.15 | Bob Price

New York State Police plan to assign 12 senior investigators to help campus and local police statewide deal with college date rapes under the state’s new consent law. Superintendent Joseph D’Amico said Wednesday that the new ...

Police Officer Assaulted in Schuylkill County

09.03.15 | Bob Price

State police in Schuylkill County are searching for the person they believe assaulted a West Penn Township police officer. It happened along Route 309 near Andreas just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Route 309 in West Penn Township, also known as West ...

Deadly mosquito-borne virus case is New York's 1st of year

09.03.15 | Bob Price

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a central New York resident is the first person in the state and second in the country this year to be diagnosed with a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus. The Post-Standard of Syracuse ...

Niagara Falls Police Get More Body Cameras

09.03.15 | Bob Price

A Federal Grant will bring 15 new police body cameras to the Niagara Falls Police Department, meaning that 75% of their officers will now be equipped with the recording devices. Last year, Niagara Falls began their body camera program, equipping ...

Cuomo: Long Island plant will turn food waste into energy

09.02.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a plant that will process food waste into clean energy is coming to eastern Long Island. The so-called anaerobic digester project is slated for a 62-acre site in Yaphank. It will be operated by American Organic Energy at its ...

NY court refuses to hear appeals in chimp personhood case

09.02.15 | Bob Price

An animal rights group seeking legal personhood for chimpanzees won't get a hearing in the state's highest court. The Court of Appeals, without comment Tuesday, declined to hear the appeals by The Nonhuman Rights Project on behalf of Kiko and ...

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