List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will testify at his appeals hearing today

08.12.16 | Sarah Harnisch

That is a first for Sandusky. The 72-year-old did not take the stand during his 2012 trial, where he was convicted of abusing 10 boys. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Sandusky is appealing the conviction, saying his trial lawyers in 2012...

New car seat requirements that were signed into law in June in Pennsylvania take effect today

08.12.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The new bill mandates all kids under the age of two must be in a rear-facing seat until they outgrow the seat as indicated by the manufacturer. If they violate the law, the fine is as high as $125. Pennsylvania is just the 4th state to enact...

Storms tore through New York and Pennsylvania last night

08.12.16 | Sarah Harnisch

In Batavia,  New York, a man and a woman huddled under a tree were both struck dead in a fierce lightening storm.Lackawanna County Pennsylvania still has 1,400 people without power. Most towns, Waverly, Corning, Buffalo logged as much as two...

A massive fire at a tire plant is still burning in the city of Lockport, New York near Buffalo

08.11.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Overnight, that fire grew so large that it forced people out of their homes across a seven-street barrier around the blaze. That fire began a little before 7 p.m. at High Tread International. The fire, so massive, it's taken more then a dozen...

Nearly 100 liquor stores that were closed on Sundays open this Sunday for the first time in Pennsylvania

08.11.16 | Sarah Harnisch

A new law goes into effect this week from the Liquor Control Board. One store owner says it's a good thing, because people were travelling to New Jersey to get it. Eventually about 300 stores will have expanded Sunday hours. Another component to...

The city of Rochester has started the hunt for LGBTQ landmarks

08.11.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Landmark Society of Western New York is finding and documenting places around Rochester where the gay community has gathered for night life. Garry and Melissa Ingram are licensed counselors and former homosexuals. They say there's something...

Pennsylvania parents are now able for the first time to simply fill out an application online to grant their child permission to have medical marijuana

07.06.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The new Safe Harbor application requires parents to have a photo ID, a doctor's note, and a background check. It's only available to kids with one of 17 medical conditions. Pennsylvania's program is not off the ground yet. This form allows...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued new regulations for child care safety in the Empire State

07.06.16 | Sarah Harnisch

On Tuesday, the governor gave the state more power to suspend or revoke licenses of providers who violate health and safety standards. The biggest offenses: child to provider ratios, sanitary conditions, and physical punishment. The state will...

The New York Lottery will offer a new instant game using mobile phones

07.06.16 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's lottery has created a new instant game that allows players to use their cell phones as a traditional scratch game, something lottery officials say is a first in the nation. The game contains a bar code that can be scanned by a...

Former Penn State football players are asking for Joe Paterno's statue to be restored

07.06.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Among the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal was the school's 2012 decision to remove the statue of Joe Paterno that had stood outside the stadium for more then a decade. The legendary coach, who died that year, had been fired in 2011 for...

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