List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Attorney files suit against NY state on religious freedom exemption for vaccinations

07.12.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Michael Sussman was the man behind the winning court battle over religious freedom and vaccinations in Rockland County.  Now the new case is over the whole of the Empire State. Paperwork was filed this week to protect the religious freedom...

Buffalo police are speaking out after mass protest over ICE immigration raids

07.12.19 | Sarah Harnisch, Bill Price

Police say, "the protest was peaceful, but it was illegal." After parts of downtown Buffalo were shut down to traffic yesterday because of the demonstrations, officers say motorists in the Queen City can expect to see the same thing today. It's...

New leader for NY Republicans is calling for a conservative comeback

07.02.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Nick Langworthy replaces Ed Cox as the state GOP chairman. Langworthy says just because New York is one of the "brightest blue" states, it doesn't mean Republicans are obsolete. At 38-years-old, Langworthy is the youngest chairman in the...

Scranton mayor drops bombshell and steps down mid-shift

07.02.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The Democratic mayor of Scranton, Bill Courtright, wrote a one-sentence letter to city council members saying he was stepping down. This, as prosecutors closed in-- saying he was soon due to appear in federal court in a corruption...

Pennsylvania is setting aside $60 million to help prevent school shootings

06.25.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The extra cash will go to improve security and training. One child safety experts says, "there's not a one-size-fits-all preventative measure for safety. The best prevention is relationships and the more that our faculty and our staff knows our...

PA's Dept. of Health launches first in the nation medical pot research

06.21.19 | Sarah Harnisch

It's a partnership between three universities, including Penn State, and dozens of marijuana businesses across the state. Pro-family groups say marijuana is a gateway drug that can lead to abuse. Penn State argues this would give doctors...

Recreational marijuana is a no-go in NY

06.21.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Now, lawmakers are moving to eliminate criminal penalties for public possession and use of marijuana instead, as a consolation. The Senate, by a vote of 39 to 23, has made marijuana possession "on par" with getting a traffic ticket. We're...

A massive fire erupted in Philadephia overnight

06.21.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The oil refinery is the largest on the east coast. No one has been hurt. Roads are closed.  People are sheltering in place as crews work to get the blaze under control. The refinery takes up several city blocks. The smoke has filled a...

Flooding is an issue across the Southern Tier and western NY today

06.21.19 | Sarah Harnisch

A sunny day ahead, but that was not the case when it rained three inches by noon yesterday in Oswego, New York. There is a state of emergency in Oswego County this morning. Three children--ages two, four, and six--had to be rescued in Alleghany...

The world famous Lilac Festival in Rochester, NY got underway today

05.10.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Organizers say one of the things you'll notice right away is all the extra parking! The 121st annual lilac festival runs through Sunday, May 19th. This festival goes back to 1898. Half a million people are expected to attend.

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