List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Central New York Mourns After Motorist Deliberately Runs Over State Trooper

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The motorist who struck and killed a trooper Thursday during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 81 did so intentionally, state police said. Almond Upton, 60, of Melrose, Fla., was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Trooper ...

Goodbye, Mandatory High School Graduation Testing In PA. Maybe.

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill that would eliminate a key component of the state's Common Core curriculum - passing proficiency tests to graduate from high school is again up for consideration in the Pennsyvlania Legislature. It’s Senator Andrew ...

Electric Rates To Spike In PA June 1st

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Some electricity users in Pennsylvania will see their rates go up in just a few days. It is set to happen June 1st. How much rates go up depends on the provider. Rates go up every quarter. This time around they are going up more than usual to help ...

PA Illegal Immigrants Rally for Driving Licenses

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

          Illegal immigrants rallied for the right to have a driver's license on the steps of the state Capitol in Harrisburg Yesterday. House Democrat Patty King is co-sponsoring house bill 1648. It ...

New York Unvails Aggressive Heroin Legislation

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Lawmakers have unveiled 25 different bills to curb heroin use. The senate's joint task force on heroin and opioid addiction released the bills Wednesday, saying they hope they'll address the heroin surge in the state. The bills would equip ...

Medical Marijuana Bill Soon a Reality in NY

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

         Senator John Defrancisco in New York says a medical marijuana bill will happen this session.  His statement is significant because he is a top rank republican senator who has opposed the ...

Montgomery County Legalizes Gay Marriage

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 The final Pennsylvania county which had been legally prevented from issuing same sex marriage licenses to gay couples will begin signing them at 8:30 this morning. This, after a Federal judge legalized gay marriage in the Keystone State last ...

Cuomo's Lt. Governor Pick May Have Competition

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's running mate may have to face a primary election. Bill Samuels, a wealthy democratic activitist, said Tuesday he may run for Lieutenant Governor, against Cuomo's pick, Kathy Hochul. Samuels said he's simply ...

Compassionate Care Act Passes in NY Assembly

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York assembly has passed a bill allowing for the use of medical marijuana. The state democratic-led assembly passed the compassionate care act, increasing the pressure on the senate to pass the measure before the session concludes at the ...

Poor Record for Buffalo VA

05.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

You've heard about the Veteran's Affairs scandal-- 26 VA offices offering slow or no medical care to our vets. Apparently, the Buffalo VA is one of the worst offenders. The Buffalo VA serves 31 counties-- covering the western half of New York State ...

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