List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

A Southern Tier congressman is weighing-in on the prospects for healthcare reform

05.03.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Republican Tom Reed of Corning says Congress will take a more cautious approach after an effort to abolish the Affordable Care Act failed earlier this year.As of today, 21 House Republicans say they won't support the Obamacare-overhaul...

Several small tornados touched down during the severe storms Monday night in western and central PA

05.03.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The National Weather Service in State College says an F-1 tornado tore up the town of Rebersburg in Centre County.          The twister followed a mile-long path and damaged more than two dozen...

The PA Senate is advanced legislation that would allow certain school teachers to carry firearms in the classroom

04.20.17 | Sarah Harnisch

State Senator Don White says many educators are expressing support for his bill. But opponents argue guns in school would do more harm than good.Senate Bill 383 would allow school personnel access to guns if they have authorization from the...

NY’s health insurers are now required to cover fertility treatment for unmarried and same-sex couples who are trying to conceive

04.20.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The new guidelines are being condemned by pro-family groups who argue they disregard what's in the best interest of children, and that's to be raised by a mother and father who are married. In vitro fertilization typically costs couples trying...

Police say they still have no idea what happened in the crash that killed two boys on the New York State Thruway

04.18.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The Monday accident shut down lanes on the New York State Thruway for seven hours near Manchester. State police say they are confident the nine and eleven year old boys, which were thrown from the vehicle, were not wearing seatbelts. The...

NY officials are warning about the dangers of spring-time wildfires

04.18.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Higher-than-normal temperatures and seasonal winds could heighten the risk of brush-fires. The state has banned open burning until mid may. Brush fires are a common problem in the spring in New York and Pennsylvania as rising temperatures and...

Former President Bill Clinton will deliver the commencement address to college students in Geneva, NY next month

04.13.17 | Sarah Harnisch

He's the keynote speaker for the ceremony on Sunday, May 14th at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. at Hobart Quad. Hobart and William Smith were founded as separate colleges but are now administered jointly.

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack has issued an apology for verbally abusing his security detail and staff

04.13.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Mike Stack says he has "said things in anger, stress or frustration" that he wishes he'd never said.State police who protect Mike Stack say they are routinely sworn at and ridiculed by the lieutenant governor and his wife.

Power companies could face fines for last month's slow response to the windstorms that blew through Upstate NY

04.13.17 | Sarah Harnisch

RG&E and NYSEG are under the gun for the amount of time it took them to get the lights back on following the March 8th and 9th weather event. Many affected homeowners went days without electricity. Erie County's Executive Mark Polancarz...

'Raise the Age' is now the law in New York

04.11.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo calls the historic juvenile justice reforms "common sense."         The reforms agreed to in Sunday night's budget agreement means 16-year-olds will no longer be tried in adult court...

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