List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

A 12-year-old Syracuse boy is on the adventure of his life to raise money for sick kids

06.29.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Adam Koss and his parents took in a Detroit Tigers game last night, and he talked about why he's going to a ballgame at all 30 major league stadiums this summer. The youth says this allows him to combine his bar mitzvah and his love of...

Ride sharing began just after midnight in some Upstate NY cities

06.29.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Uber and Lyft can be used right off your cell phone. It will take some getting used to.   To use the service, download the free app to your phone and type in where you want to go.  Once you accept the ride, you'll see an icon of a...

Pennsylvania is considering banning plastic bags

06.28.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf wants to do away with plastic grocery bags to protect the environment. The trouble is there are over 1,500 people across the state that make the bags for a living.The bill has already passed the House and the Senate and is...

There's a shortage of lifeguards at swimming pools across PA this summer

06.27.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Last year, Pool Manager Kimberly Whittington had nearly 30 guards at Splash Cove in eastern Pennsylvania.   This year,  only 15. Part of the issue is an expensive certification course to start the job. So far, parks have not had...

Buffalo billionaire Carl Paladino takes the stand in his own defense today before the state education commissioner

06.27.17 | Sarah Harnisch

He's accused of leaking confidential information in the wake of the outrage over his remarks about former president Barack Obama. The Buffalo School Board, where Paladino serves, says they are trying to prove he violated a code of conduct by...

Rochester police are still on the hunt for a suspect who shot an officer near the face over the weekend

06.27.17 | Sarah Harnisch

It's been three days and still no sign of the gunman. 36-year-old Jeremy Nash, an 11-year veteran of the force, was released from the hospital yesterday and walked through a line of patrol officers that came to escort their wounded comrade home...

NY state changed the rules for who can hand out medical marijuana

06.26.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Effective immediately, nurse practitioners can register online and certify patients the same day. Previously, only doctors were allowed. Officials say they hope it will streamline the process for the 22,000 patients enrolled. The state says it's...

Seven high school students from Rochester are rowing more than 300 miles to raise money for charity

06.26.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The students will be rowing for eight days along the Erie Canal from Amherst to Albany. So far, they've raised about $30,000 for Holy Childhood School based in Rochester.  The school helps children and young adults with developmental...

A bill on Gov. Cuomo's desk requires children under two be in rear facing car seats starting in November of 2019

06.23.17 | Sarah Harnisch

AAA says on average, a one-year-old is injured every day in New York in car crashes.Elizabeth Carey with AAA notes that a rear facing car seat is needed by new moms to leave the hospital after birth.  Current law requires children be in a...

Gov. Tom Wolf says the health care bill written by Republicans in the U.S. Senate is even more cruel than the House plan

06.23.17 | Sarah Harnisch

He says it carries deeper cuts to Medicaid. Wolf says 700,000 low-income working adults now have health insurance in Pennsylvania because of Obamacare.

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