List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

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.

Demonstrators will be planted in front of a Philly abortion clinic tomorrow

05.09.19 | Sarah Harnisch

It's the same clinic where Pennsylvania Representative Brian Sims filmed his now viral rebuke of a peaceful pro-life activist. Lila Rose, founder of live action--a national pro-life group, says the rally is to protest bullying from the abortion...

PA lawmaker reintroduces a bill to stop drivers from holding a cell phone while driving

04.24.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania really only gives tickets for texting while driving, and not much else. You can have your phone in hand while searching for a phone number or making a call, something all surrounding states have banned. Representative Rosemary...

Fed. court forces Catholic social services to include gay couples as foster parents

04.23.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the city's decision to stop placing children with the agency because it would not permit gay and lesbian couples to take in foster children. The court said it did not target the agency because of its...

Owego, NY woman starts "Red Egg" ministry to show abortion alternative

04.19.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Organizer Nikki Howard is leaving the plastic eggs in stores, restaurants, and public places to show pregnant women considering abortion that there is a way out. Howard says the eggs have tiny plastic babies inside that are the size of an infant...

New York's budget is due today

04.01.19 | Sarah Harnisch

It's expecting to be signed within hours. One thing you won't find inside: recreational marijuana. Many in law enforcement are pleased it didn't make the cut. Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour says one of his biggest reservations is "the high...

New York's AG is filing "nation's biggest lawsuit" against opioid makers

03.29.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Letitia James alleges six national drug makers and four distributors are responsible for creating the opioid epidemic that's caused widespread overdoses and addictions over recent years. The AG accuses them of using false and deceptive...

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