List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

New York state will be cracking-down on telemarketers

12.02.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Cuomo signed a bill into law that will require telemarketers to use accurate caller ID information. Until now you may have put your name on a "do not call list," but they weren't updating the list. Cuomo called it "unscrupulous behavior ...

The New York State Senate will remain in control of the GOP

11.09.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Democrats were hoping to take back the chamber. One local race of importance:  Elmira Republican Tom O'Mara is headed back to Albany.Democrats still control the Assembly and the governor's office in New York, but the state Senate will remain ...

Schumer wins in NY's U.S. Senate race

11.09.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Senate race between Democrat incumbent Chuck Schumer and Long Island Republican Wendy Long wasn't even close. Schumer is headed back to Washington.Schumer says he's "a luck man."  This year, he won the Senate race and his daughter got ...

Just one step away until four new casinos open in upstate New York

10.31.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Casino regulators are poised to approve regulations for table games. They vote tomorrow. The rules must be adopted before the casinos can open. The first to open will be Tioga Downs in the Southern Tier. Pro-family groups say more casinos will ...

Pumpkin patrol in New York

10.31.16 | Sarah Harnisch

You may see people standing atop bridges on the thruway across upstate New York today. It's because they have partnered with the state police To be on Pumpkin Patrol. They're making sure people don't toss pumpkins off bridges as a joke this ...

A lawyer who sued former attorney general Kathleen Kane is getting his job back

10.28.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Attorney General Bruce Beemer, Kane's successor, has announced James Barker will rejoin the office November 2nd. Kane was sentenced to 10 months in jail Monday after being convicted of perjury and obstruction for leaking grand jury files. Barker ...

New York broke a few weather records this week

10.28.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Albany broke a record for snowfall yesterday with 1.7 Inches of snow.  An inch in Warsaw and Cheektowaga. One person in Syracuse saw the snow on their windshield, wrote the words "not yet" in it and posted it on social media. The good news is ...

Better not take a selfie if you're at the ballot box in New York

10.28.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It's against the law. There's a new federal lawsuit against New York's law. It comes just a few days after singer Justin Timberlake posted a selfie while voting early in Tennessee. In Tennessee, New York, and a dozen other states, you could be ...

Tense times in Elmira Heights after a man barricaded himself in his home for six hours

10.17.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Elmira Heights Police Chief Rick Churches says the suspect has had runs-in before with law enforcement. He claimed, Sunday, to have planted bombs on the premises. The neighborhood was evacuated, just to be safe.   ...

A fresh batch of New York state Troopers will report for duty this week all across the Empire State

10.17.16 | Sarah Harnisch

More than 220 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Albany last week and will report for duty this coming Thursday. The academy program lasts 26 weeks, and is followed by ten weeks of field training. This was the 204th graduating ...

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