List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

New York is now requiring new back-to-school meningitis vaccines for 7th and 12th graders

08.19.16 | Sarah Harnisch

All kids entering those two grades must be vaccinated against the disease before returning to school under a new state requirement that takes effect September 1st. Meningitis spreads easily in large groups and dormitory settings. It is a school ...

A Penn State professor has been reported missing from the main campus in State College

08.19.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Police say 56-year-old Ronald Bettig was last seen at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. He drives a maroon 2010 Ford Focus. His car is also missing. He is an associate professor in the university's College of Communication and was hired in 1988.

Cattaraugus County is closer to raising the tobacco purchasing age

08.18.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The legislature voted to move the county one step closer last night and raise the minimum age from 18 to 21. They still have to have a public hearing before it's adopted. Cattaraugus County has the highest rate of adult smokers in western New ...

Kathleen Kane is no longer attorney general of Pennsylvania

08.18.16 | Sarah Harnisch

She officially stepped down yesterday after her conviction on nine charges earlier this week. She spoke to the press for the first time yesterday. She said, "It's bittersweet.  I loved my job.  I'm proud of the work we have done. But at ...

Today kicks off the Little League World Series

08.18.16 | Sarah Harnisch

40,0000 people attended the annual Grand Slam Parade and Festival last night. 16 teams from all over the world were showcased on floats that went down the street. Even umpires were excited to be there. The games kick off at one this ...

A new bill could lower the required age to sign up as an organ donor in New York state

08.18.16 | Sarah Harnisch

If passed, it would lower the age from 18 to 16 and could save thousands of lives. New York has the lowest number of registered organ donors in the country. One mother in Buffalo has a daughter that needed a colon transplant at 5 weeks old. ...

A national 'anti-gambling' group is threatening to sue New York over its new law legalizing online daily fantasy sports

08.17.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The group called "Stop Predatory Gambling" based out of Washington, D.C. says even though new regulations for players were approved, fantasy sports continue to cheat consumers.          Governor Cuomo ...

Governor Cuomo has signed a new bill into law that strengthens penalties for boating while intoxicated

08.17.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Tiffany Heitkamp's law was named after a 20-year- old Syracuse woman who was killed in a boating accident.     The new law requires courts to consider prior DWIs or driving while ability impaired conviction when sentencing  ...

A tree dedication ceremony was held last night at the Flight 93 National Memorial site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania

08.17.16 | Sarah Harnisch

450 red maple trees will be planted on a trail that creates a canopied walkway for visitors to follow from the visitor's center to Memorial Plaza. 40 passengers overran terrorists on that plane, bringing it to the ground, and sacrificing themselves ...

Kathleen Kane is out as attorney general and Bruce Castor is in

08.17.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Bruce Castor, the first deputy attorney general taking the helm, after Kane's nine convictions on Tuesday. People across Pennsylvania are in shock at the stunning fall from grace for the first female attorney general in Keystone State history. ...

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