List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

State Senate Gets Its First Taste of The Liquor Privatization Bill in PA

05.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

If you live in New York, you're paying more property taxes then you think you are. The 2 percent property tax cap we keep hearing about is actually more like 4.6 percent. The Empire Center in Albany says the cap is twice what's being reported, ...

NY Considers Bill To Make It Easier To Care For Elderly Family Members

05.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The bill, which is expected to pass the state senate, would simplify the process for individuals who act as legal guardians to family members across state lines. Right now, if somebody has a guardianship and goes to another state, you have to go ...

Closing Arguments In Gosnell Trial Today

04.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Closing arguments begin today in Pennslyvania in the trial of abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell. A Philadelphia jury is set to hear closing arguments in the capital murder trial of the abortion doctor, accused of killing at least 4 babies born alive ...

PA's Community Health Centers To Stay Open

04.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A judge has denied a request to immediately stop a plan by Governor Tom Corbett's administration to close nearly half of Pennsylvania's 60 community health centers. Corbett's Department of Health said it'll move ahead with its plan following the ...

If Voter Turnout Was Different, Mitt Romney Would Have Won In 2012

04.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

For the first time in history, black voter turnout surpassed white turnout in the 2012 Presidential election. In fact, had people voted in November as they did in 2004, Mitt Romney would have won narrowly, according to new analysis out by the ...

Amber Alert App For New York

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

If you live in New York, you can now get updates from the Amber Alert System on your cell phone. The state upgraded the system Thursday, and it allows cell users to receive free automatic updates. Amber Alerts are emergency notices activated in the ...

Federal Judge Says Kids Will Be Held Accountable If They Miss Common Core Tests In NY

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Parents who yanked their kids out of New York's Common Core tests the past couple of weeks will pay the price. On Thursday, a federal judge backed the Governor. The case was brought by parents Melissa and Craig Barber, whose son Hunter was held out ...

Police Calm The Crowd Over the SAFE Act In Batavia

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

350 people packed an auditorium at Genesee Community College in Batavia New York last night to vent their frustrations about the SAFE Act. They listened to a panel of politicians and law enforcement officers who calmed the crowd. Police promised ...

Penn State Admissions Down Significantly

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's been a 9 percent decline in applications to Penn State University this year following the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The college says it's not due to Sandusky, but instead, population decline and economic concerns. 54-thousand ...

PA's Highest Court Rules In Favor Of Landowners In Gas Rights Lawsuit

04.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court issued a major ruling yesterday in favor of landowners sitting on natural gas. Pennsylvania's highest court ruled unanimously Wednesday in favor of a Susquehanna county couple. Gas companies had argued if the ...

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