List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania parents are now able for the first time to simply fill out an application online to grant their child permission to have medical marijuana

07.06.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The new Safe Harbor application requires parents to have a photo ID, a doctor's note, and a background check. It's only available to kids with one of 17 medical conditions. Pennsylvania's program is not off the ground yet. This form allows parents ...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued new regulations for child care safety in the Empire State

07.06.16 | Sarah Harnisch

On Tuesday, the governor gave the state more power to suspend or revoke licenses of providers who violate health and safety standards. The biggest offenses: child to provider ratios, sanitary conditions, and physical punishment. The state will ...

The New York Lottery will offer a new instant game using mobile phones

07.06.16 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's lottery has created a new instant game that allows players to use their cell phones as a traditional scratch game, something lottery officials say is a first in the nation. The game contains a bar code that can be scanned by a ...

Former Penn State football players are asking for Joe Paterno's statue to be restored

07.06.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Among the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal was the school's 2012 decision to remove the statue of Joe Paterno that had stood outside the stadium for more then a decade. The legendary coach, who died that year, had been fired in 2011 for ...

The largest American flag in the world flies in Pennsylvania

07.05.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It was on display all day yesterday in Williamsport. At 114 feet wide and 60 feet high, it's the largest free-flying American flag.  Each star is four feet from tip to tip; each stripe, five feet wide. It took 175 volunteers to get it off ...

Bill Cosby's lawyers will take another run at getting his criminal sex-assault case thrown out when Cosby returns to court this week in Pennsylvania

07.05.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The 78-year-old Cosby will renew arguments that the accuser should be forced to testify before he goes to trial. The law on that point remains in flux in Pennsylvania. A state appeals court has said police can read their statement instead. But the ...

Closing arguments are set for today in the New York church killing trial

07.05.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The murder trial is wrapping up for a central New York woman charged with taking part in a group attack that killed her half brother and injured another during a counseling session. Sarah Ferguson is one of nine relatives and church members ...

The fireworks show at Canalside in Buffalo was delayed by 40 minutes last night because of electrical issues

07.05.16 | Sarah Harnisch

For a few minutes, a rumor was started that gun shots had delayed the start and it even sent a few people running. The fireworks in Corning, New York were cancelled with little notice because the ground was too dry. But there were thousands of ...

A Bucks County man insists he has a rare original copy of the Declaration of Independance

07.04.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Tom Lingenfelter says he first found the copy at a flea market more then 20 years ago. He spent $100 on the piece, and then stored it away for a decade. Until he had it tested. Now, after years of research, he is confident his is a real copy of the ...

A couple in Bethlehem, Pennsylvaniahas started a grassroots campaign to get their water bill lowered

07.04.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Dominick Coppola says his bill would go from $355 a year to $633 a year if the utility is allowed to overcharge for their water.  That's twice the cost of the average bill in the Keystone State. There's no response yet from the water company, ...

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