List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Firearms Maker Becomes First In The State To Leave NY Due To SAFE Act

08.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The firearms maker will move its corporate offices because of the state's new gun law, the SAFE Act, enacted last January. Kahr Firearms in White Plains says it's looking for a friendlier place for business, and will be setting up shop on a 620 ...

All Gas Wells In PA Now Have To Follow Strict Air Quality Rules

08.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says shale oil or gas wells will no longer be exempt. The DEP said Thursday that oil and gas well sites in Pennsylvania had been granted blanket exemptions from obtaining approvals since 1996. ...

Flags to Fly At Half Staff Across Parts of PA This Weekend

08.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett has ordered Pennsylvania state flags at the Capitol  and at commonwealth facilities in Monroe County to fly at half-staff for three days, beginning Sunday, in honor of the shooting victims in Monroe County. Three men, ...

Dogs Find Potential Cancer Patients In PA

08.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Dogs are helping to sniff out ovarian cancer. Using tissue samples donated by patients, the University of Pennsylvania's Working Dog Center has started training 3 canines to sniff out the signature compound that indicates the presence of the ...

Miracle Mountain Ranch Christian Camp Taking Donations After Arson

08.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the premier Christian horse camps in the country, Miracle Mountain Ranch in Spring Creek, Pennsylvania, was set afire over the weekend, allegedly by a 16 year boy from Johnstown. That teen is expected to face charges later today. The camp ...

Quest To Bring NCAA Fines Into Pennsylvania Cost Taxpayers $383K

07.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett’s failed attempt to get the federal courts to overturn the NCAA sanctions has cost taxpayers nearly $383,000. And that’s not the final tally. All the bills from Philadelphia law firm Cozen O'Connor have not yet ...

Former Penn State President Due In Court Monday

07.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Penn state's former president, Graham Spanier, goes before a judge over the Jerry Sandusky scandal on Monday. Spanier lost a request yesterday to take a peek at various prosecution materials, including a transcript of his grand jury testimony. He, ...

Colleges In NY Told To Notify Renters If There Are No Sprinklers

07.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Colleges will now have to notify students whether or not a sprinkler system is present when they move into school-owned housing, according to a new law signed Thursday by New York governor Andrew Cuomo. The bill, named after Kerry Rose Fitzsommons, ...

NY Still Tops The Nation For Spending Per Student

07.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

School funding has steadily grown in New York in the 2000's. A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows schools now spend between 18 and 25 thousand dollars per student; more then any other state. Despite that, only three quarters ...

Tioga County, The Catskills, and Long Island Targeted For New Casinos

05.24.13 | Sarah Harnisch

We now know where the New York State Senate wants to place five new casinos in the Empire State. There were more closed-door negotiations Thursday and the first bill released by Senate Republicans. In it, lawmakers called for three casinos in the ...

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