List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

For the third year in a row there are co-champions at the Scripps National Spelling Bee

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

2 winners and one was from the Finger Lakes of New York. Nihar Janga and Jairam Hathwar were named co-champs after 24 championship rounds when eleven-year-old Nihar correctly spelled the word "gesellschaft."  That came after 13-year-old Jairam ...

The CDC says a Pennsylvania woman is the first patient infected with a bacteria that is resistant to all known antibiotics

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

CDC Director Thomas Frieden said Thursday the patient is a 49-year-old woman who has a urinary tract infection. She had never left the country.  Frieden says the infection was not even controlled by an antibiotic they use when nothing else ...

It's a mad dash to the budget finish line in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The budget deadline is June 30th, just a few weeks away. Will we see a repeat performance of the dysfunction last year? Pennsylvania Family Institute's Mike Geer says "no."  He thinks "some Democrats will work with Republicans to get a ...

Protestors are not slowing down Donald Trump

04.21.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Trump will be stumping in Harrisburg at 7 tonight at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. Trump will reportedly tone it down tonight, leaning on a speech writer for the first time this campaign season. But he's still calling for Ted Cruz to drop ...

A Democrat is leading the race for Dean Skelo's seat in New York

04.21.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It's 48 hours from election day, and still, Democrat Ted Kaminsky has a 780 vote lead over Republican Chris McGrath in the tight special election for the Long Island seat vacated by convicted former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. Kaminsky ...

Former NY Assembly leader Speaker Sheldon Silver may have a long prison sentence ahead of him

04.21.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Prosecutors from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office issued written statements this week, asking a district judge to imprison the once-powerful Manhattan Democrat to prison longer then any other New York legislator convicted of public corruption, ...

GOP presidential presence comes to Pennsylvania

04.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Donald Trump was in Pittsburgh last night. A thousand police officers had to hold rioters back. Inside though, "The Donald" had a foible. It seems that in Nittany Lion country, he didn't know that Joe Paterno had died.   Ted Cruz's dad, ...

Five more days till the primary in New York state

04.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Ted Cruz speaks on the campus of the University of Buffalo at 11 this morning, then in Binghamton tomorrow. Donald Trump will be at a rally in Buffalo on Monday. John Kasich makes his way to Long Island today.  Tomorrow he'll speak at town ...

New York's governor is considering changing the 80 year old law that prohibits the sale of alcoho on Sunday mornings

04.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Cuomo set up a panel to investigate ways to modernize the law.  This week, they heard several recommendations from the alcohol beverage control law working group. Currently, no alcohol can be sold between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Sundays ...

Medical marijuana could be a done deal in Pennsylvania this weekend

04.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The bill, signed and sealed by both houses of the legislature, now sits on Governor Tom Wolf's desk.  He says he'll sign it Sunday. Crowds on both sides of the aisle were up late into the night, waiting. As news of the vote came in, there ...

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