List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Cash is finally coming for people impacted by Lake Ontario flooding

10.11.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo says up to $20 million is available for homeowners that had flood damage this year in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, Saint Lawrence and Wayne counties. Homeowners can get up to $50,000 for flood damage...

Folks rally in Rochester over proposed health law in NY

10.11.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Single-payer healthcare means New Yorkers would no longer have to pay premiums, deductable or co-pays as a way to make insurance premiums more affordable. Under the New York Health Act, the proposal would put everyone under one health insurance...

The fight to protect religious exemptions for vaccines hits Steuben Co., NY today

09.30.19 | Sarah Harnisch

When the stay was shut down for lawyer Michael Sussman's religious freedom case earlier this summer, the strategy switch to get a new case heard before a conservative judge further upstate. Hundreds of people attended a vigil last night in Bath...

Thousands of NY families hear outcome of stay for relig. exemptions for vaccines

08.26.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Those families got their answer over the weekend. Judge Denise Hartman denied the preliminary injunction with a 34-page opinion. That means those of faith with religious exemptions will not be able to attend school when it starts next...

Pennsylvania House wins appeal in atheist suit on prayer policy

08.26.19 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal appeals court has ruled the Pennsylvania House has the right to deny atheists from delivering invocations. The decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the Pennsylvania House's policy of limiting prayers at the start...

Louisiana takes home its first-ever Little League World Series Championship

08.26.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The 73rd series ended Sunday in South Williamsport, PA. The kids from River Ridge, Louisiana crushed Curacao 8-0 in yesterday's title game. Series attendance was more than 300,000 people this year. The league announced it's expanding the number...

Police in Luzerne County, PA are cracking down on aggressive truck drivers

08.23.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The move comes following hundreds of reports of distracted and unsafe driving. Officer Ryan Cywinski says, "we see a lot of trucks that are speeding, aggressive lane changing, going through stop signs, weaving in and out of traffic, weaving off...

Families of 26K unvaccinated children in NY await judge's decision on school

08.15.19 | Bob Price, Sarah Harnisch

Attorney's representing these families were in court yesterday to try and get the state's revamped vaccine law blocked. In June, Governor Cuomo signed legislation requiring all school-age children to receive vaccinations unless a medical...

NYS police ID 4 teenagers killed in weekend car crash

07.29.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The driver, 16-year-old Rebecca Earner, and three passengers: 16 year-old Ambra Eddleton, 14 year-old Justin Carpenter and 14 year-old Kyrstin Wolfganger were all pronounced dead at the scene. All were from Dansville, New York. A fifth...

Attorney files suit against NY state on religious freedom exemption for vaccinations

07.12.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Michael Sussman was the man behind the winning court battle over religious freedom and vaccinations in Rockland County.  Now the new case is over the whole of the Empire State. Paperwork was filed this week to protect the religious freedom...

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