List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

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...

An amber alert has been issued for a 4-year-old girl missing from Buffalo

03.10.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Police say Mikeya Houston was last seen last night. They believe she is in the company of Mikesha Lawson. The child is believed to be in imminent danger. Lawson is her mother and her custodial rights were removed yesterday by court order.

The death penalty trial of Eric Frein is underway today in Chester County, PA

03.09.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Due to media publicity, the jurors are being selected from the suburbs of Philadelphia.   It could take weeks for a jury to be picked from a pool of nearly 1,200 people. Once jurors are chosen, they will be bused to Pike County for the...

Utility crews are working to restore power to more than 200,000 people

03.09.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Meteorologist Patrick Hammer with WGRZ-TV in Buffalo says this "was a once-in-a-generation wind."  Rochester says winds speeds on 81 miles-per-hour.         Hundreds of trees uprooted, dozens of...

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