List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Rest Stops and Grocery Stores Jam Packed In NY, Pa For The 4th

07.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The big holiday rush is on with folks heading out on the highways for the Fourth of July weekend. AAA expects nearly 42 million people will travel this weekend with 85 percent of those, or 35 million, expected to drive. AAA says that’s the ...

The Sister of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane Is Sued

07.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's twin borrowed $200,000 from an FBI agent who was living with her and then kicked him out the door, the agent says in a civil lawsuit filed in Lackawanna County. Jacob J. Wentland III of Dunmore wants the court to ...

What Would Happen To Your Big Mac If Minimum Wage Goes Up In NY?

07.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The cost of a Big Mac likely will increase in New York if the state decides to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour or more. In Seattle, where the minimum wage for all workers is being increased to $15 an hour, $5 footlongs ...

Where Can You Buy Fireworks In NY? Here's A Guide

07.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New York state has a new fireworks law for the 4th of July. Here's how to follow it. How: The state passed a law in 2014 that allows fireworks leading up to the 4th of July and New Year's Eve – but only in counties that also pass a local ...

Wolf Vetoes Entire GOP Budget

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Gov. Wolf vetoed the Republican-backed $30.1 billion budget in its entirety Tuesday night, a move that leaves Pennsylvania without a spending plan and sets the stage for a partial government shutdown. A visibly frustrated Wolf told reporters ...

David Sweat Claims To Be The Mastermind of Prison Escape

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

David Sweat is revealing a steady stream of new information about how he and Richard Matt escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility. Sweat, speaking to officials from his Albany hospital bed, claims he was the mastermind behind the bold ...

PA Teacher Turned Down After Asking For Dues To Go To Pro-Life Groups

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

In Pennsylvania, a public school teacher is suing the state’s education association for preventing her from giving her mandated union dues to a pro-life organization. The teacher, Linda Misja, said the following about her lawsuit against the ...

Seneca Falls Wins Senator's Backing For $10 Bill Bid

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Senator Charles Schumer wants the hometown of the National Women's Hall of Fame to play a role in placing a woman on the $10 bill. Treasury officials are expected to announce this summer who will replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill after ...

"The Nightmare Is Finally Over": 2nd Convict Caught In Upstate NY

06.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York was shot and captured near the Canadian border on Sunday, two days after his fellow inmate was killed in a ...

NY Governor Cuomo Officiates A Gay Wedding

06.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday made use of some newly granted powers to officiate at his first wedding, that of a same-sex couple who wed outside a Greenwich Village bar where police harassment of patrons sparked three days of riots ...

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