List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

NY officials are warning about the dangers of spring-time wildfires

04.18.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Higher-than-normal temperatures and seasonal winds could heighten the risk of brush-fires. The state has banned open burning until mid may. Brush fires are a common problem in the spring in New York and Pennsylvania as rising temperatures and...

Former President Bill Clinton will deliver the commencement address to college students in Geneva, NY next month

04.13.17 | Sarah Harnisch

He's the keynote speaker for the ceremony on Sunday, May 14th at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. at Hobart Quad. Hobart and William Smith were founded as separate colleges but are now administered jointly.

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack has issued an apology for verbally abusing his security detail and staff

04.13.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Mike Stack says he has "said things in anger, stress or frustration" that he wishes he'd never said.State police who protect Mike Stack say they are routinely sworn at and ridiculed by the lieutenant governor and his wife.

Power companies could face fines for last month's slow response to the windstorms that blew through Upstate NY

04.13.17 | Sarah Harnisch

RG&E and NYSEG are under the gun for the amount of time it took them to get the lights back on following the March 8th and 9th weather event. Many affected homeowners went days without electricity. Erie County's Executive Mark Polancarz...

'Raise the Age' is now the law in New York

04.11.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo calls the historic juvenile justice reforms "common sense."         The reforms agreed to in Sunday night's budget agreement means 16-year-olds will no longer be tried in adult court...

VP Mike Pence will deliver the commencement address next month at Grove City College

04.11.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The Christian liberal arts school, about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh, has an enrollment of 2,500 students. Pence will address the graduating class of 2017 on Saturday, May 20th.

NY is kicking off a series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Women's Suffragist Movement

04.11.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The fight for the right to vote originated in Seneca Falls. In Tompkins County, local Girl Scouts are learning all about the struggle.The Girl Scouts have added a new women's suffragist badge that scouts can earn while they learn about the...

The fate of first arena in Elmira is expected today

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The home of the Elmira Jackals minor league hockey team could shut down if a feud over building renovations is not settled. A potential buyer has emerged but says he won't sign the dotted line until the city and Chemung County agree on how to...

JC Penney plans to close nearly 150 stores because of poor sales

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania stores could take a huge hit. As many of six of the state's 34 Penney's department stores are at risk.   The chain hasn't released a list of which stores it will close yet. Big box stores like JC Penney, Kmart, Sears and...

Jury selection continues today in the trial of accused cop killer Eric Frein in PA

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Two out of three of the jurors questioned so far in Chester County say they're familiar with the case, even though the crime happened 100 miles away in Pike County.   District Attorney Ray Tonkin says he's looking forward "selecting a fair...

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