List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

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...

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...

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...

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.

The way your pension is calculated could be changing in the state of Pennsylvania

06.15.16 | Sarah Harnisch

A major pension reform bill flew through the house yesterday in a 136 to 59 vote. It affects every state employee and teacher. It's called the stacked hybrid plan-- And it means the first 50-thousand dollars in income would be put into a...

Alcohol will be sold earlier in New York on Sunday mornings

06.15.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Lawmakers announced they have agreed to allow restaurants to sell alcohol at 10 a.m. instead of noon to accommodate brunches. The deal also allows restaurants to get up to 12 waivers a year to sell liquor as early as 8 a.m. The law takes effect...

The body of the second child that fell over Letchworth Falls in the Fingerlakes has been discovered

06.15.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The body of 9-year- old Dylan Giangregorio was found by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office underwater recovery team under a rock in the lower falls of the Genesee River. The boys were playing in the water when one of them slipped and five...

New York is poised to require regular inspections of all rail crossings across the state

06.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Cuomo announced a proposal that would require all rail crossing equipment to be inspected every two years to reduce collisions and deaths. If you're caught driving around lowered gates, the first offense is a warning.  The fine...