List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

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.

PA politicians have given first responders permission to break into your locked vehicle to rescue a pet

06.22.17 | Sarah Harnisch

House Bill 1216 protects fire-fighters, EMT's, and police officers from liability for any damage done to your vehicle. Police say the best thing you can do, if you see a pet in a hot car is to call 9-1-1.

PA's governor will block a ban on plastic grocery bags

06.22.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Gov. Wolf says he will veto a bill that would have barred municipalities from imposing fees, taxes or outright bans on the use of plastic shopping bags. The governor says this is a decision best left to local communities, adding that citizens...

Closing arguments are underway in Bath, NY at the murder trial of Dakota Miller

06.22.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The 23 year-old Hornell man is accused of killing his girlfriend's infant son on Thanksgiving Day of 2015. Steuben County DA Brooks Baker say the boy was healthy when he went into Miller's custody.Miller took the stand in his own defense...

A Webster, ny man accused of planting explosive devices in the city apartment building he owned has been indicted on 17 criminal counts

06.01.17 | Sarah Harnisch

A Webster, NY man accused of planting explosive devices in the city apartment building he owned has been indicted on 17 criminal countsOn Wednesday, a Monroe County grand jury indicted 52-year-old Eric Reynolds on multiple counts, alleging he...

PA's public utility commission has just put the pause button on a rate hike request of nearly 16.5% for Pennsylania American Water customers

05.19.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The company provides drinking water to more than two million state residents. American Water says it needs the extra revenue to do infrastructure repairs.

There's a bill in the works in NY that would allow anyone to get a certificate to officiate weddings

05.19.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Pastor Jay LaScolea has been officiating weddings for 15 years.  He insists there are now two different designs on marriage: the state's and God's.LaScolea says those who favor lax wedding officiant laws are forgetting the role that pastors...

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