List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

New York lawmakers have ok'd $50 million in tax breaks for music and digital game producers

07.04.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol says New York was once the epicenter for music production, but they have lose much of the business to other states aggressive tax incentive programs. The bill would offset 25% of expenses like studio rentals, music ...

The world is remembering one of the most well known survivors of the Holocaust

07.04.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Family and friends gathered at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue in New York City Sunday morning to pay their last respects to Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel who died on Saturday.  Wiesel was the author of numerous books, including Night which ...

It passed! Hours before Pennsylvania's new fiscal year began, the House voted for a $31 billion spending plan

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It will increase funding to public schools, and combat the statewide opiod drug crisis. The current plan adds $39 million for education. The big question now is how do they pay for it? Lawmakers need $1 billion to cover the changes. Options include ...

The Hershey Chocolate Factory was almost taken over last night--but the board of directors turned it down

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch, Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Pennsylvania chocolate maker rejects a $23 billion preliminary offer by Illinois-based Mondelez International. The merger of two of the world's top five candy makers would have created the world's largest candy maker. Mondolez, the maker of ...

Millions of us will be out and about for the July 4th holiday weekend, but there's one subdivision in upstate New York that's hiding inside--even though the weather outside is great

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Parks Service believes there are nine bears roaming around, including a momma and four cubs in Golden Glow, a subdivision in the town of Big Flats.   It's got wildlife experts closely watching the town. They say the issue is that people ...

A political powerhouse and confidant to Governor Cuomo was indicted yesterday for extortion and bribery in Buffalo

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch

His name is Steve Pigeon. The judge has admitted his role and will testify against Pigeon. The case, so important, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman himself made comments saying the facts show clear corruption from the bench. Future federal ...

Travelers are arriving early To New York and Pennsylvania state parks. The Lehigh River near Jim Thorpe is already packed

06.30.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Pocono Whitewater has had hundreds of people rafting on the river this week, and as it gets closer to the weekend, business is picking up. AAA expects this to be one of the busiest July 4th holidays on record. So here in Pennsylvania and New York ...

Mike Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute is rallying against so-called "Fairness Act" legislation

06.30.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Geer says it would "force open all public facilities, restrooms, showers, locker rooms in schools, in churches, in theatres, and every public place to people who identify otherwise; people of the opposite sex.  Men being able to go into girls' ...

A dash cam movement is spreading across New York state

06.30.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Install a dash cam in your car and cut your insurance rates by 5%. It records what's going on outside your car--not inside.  State Senator Jose Peralta is working on a bill, hoping the promise of better insurance rates will get more people to ...

Gun sales are up significantly across Pennsylvania since the mass shooting in Orlando Sunday morning

06.15.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Gregory Dillon owns a gun store in Johnstown, PA. The most popular gun purchased: semi-automatic weapons. Dillon says there has been a 100% increase in gun sales in his shop.

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