List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

NY Lawmaker Urges for Legislation Before Summer Recess

06.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

          New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver wants the minimum wage increased and the Dream Act-financial aid for Illegal immigrants to attend college-passed in the next few days. Silver says he ...

NY Bill Could Curb Explicit Photo Sharing

06.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  A bill that would make it illegal to share explicit photos of an ex passed the New York State Senate Wednesday.   The bill would require a person's explicit consent before revealing photos could be posted online. Under the proposed ...

Judge Sets January Trial In Lawuit Over Penn State's NCAA Fine

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania judge is scheduling a January trial for a lawsuit by a state senator and the state treasurer over the NCAA's $60 million fine imposed on Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Commonwealth Court ...

School District Survey In PA: Property Taxes To Keep Rising

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania school officials estimate the cost of educating students will rise again this year, and they pledge more local property tax increases despite significant reductions in faculty, staff and resources. That forecast was the result of the ...

Binghamton Firefighters Have Used Narcan To Save 7 From Heroin Overdoses

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

City firefighters saved seven people from heroin overdoses within the past two months due to the heroin antidote Narcan, officials said. Narcan, which can be used via nasal spray or injection, is a medication that helps restore normal breathing ...

Voter Turnout Plummeted For NY's School Board Elections

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

School budgets are being passed on the first try more than ever in New York. But there’s another trend: turnout at the polls is plunging. Turnout for school-budget votes in May has dropped 34 percent since 2010 and 19 percent since the state ...

Fatal Crash in Corning

06.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

One person is dead after a 10-car pileup on I-86 near Corning, New York yesterday. The crash happened in the village of riverside after a box truck lost control on a curve in heavy rain. Several cars and a commercial truck hit the box truck-the ...

PA Scraps Medical Marijuana Bill

06.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

   Medical marijuana is likely a no-go in Pennsylvania-- for now. At first glance it appeared a bill may have the chance of passing-- after Governor Tom Corbett announced last month he would support a medical study of it's effects. But ...

Tom Wolf Ahead in PA Polls

06.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

In the first public poll since the May 20 primary, Democrat Tom Wolf holds a 20-point lead over Republican Governor Tom Corbett. Rasmussen Reports, of New Jersey, a media company specializing in polling, said Wolf holds a 51-31 percent lead over ...

Robert Mericle Starts Prison Time Today

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the key figures in the “Kids for Cash” scandal in Luzerne County has to report to prison today. In April, Robert Mericle  was sentenced to one year behind bars, plus a year of probation and a $250,000 fine.  He will ...

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