List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

PA's governor will block a ban on plastic grocery bags

06.22.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Gov. Wolf says he will veto a bill that would have barred municipalities from imposing fees, taxes or outright bans on the use of plastic shopping bags. The governor says this is a decision best left to local communities, adding that citizens...

Closing arguments are underway in Bath, NY at the murder trial of Dakota Miller

06.22.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The 23 year-old Hornell man is accused of killing his girlfriend's infant son on Thanksgiving Day of 2015. Steuben County DA Brooks Baker say the boy was healthy when he went into Miller's custody.Miller took the stand in his own defense...

A Webster, ny man accused of planting explosive devices in the city apartment building he owned has been indicted on 17 criminal counts

06.01.17 | Sarah Harnisch

A Webster, NY man accused of planting explosive devices in the city apartment building he owned has been indicted on 17 criminal countsOn Wednesday, a Monroe County grand jury indicted 52-year-old Eric Reynolds on multiple counts, alleging he...

PA's public utility commission has just put the pause button on a rate hike request of nearly 16.5% for Pennsylania American Water customers

05.19.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The company provides drinking water to more than two million state residents. American Water says it needs the extra revenue to do infrastructure repairs.

There's a bill in the works in NY that would allow anyone to get a certificate to officiate weddings

05.19.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Pastor Jay LaScolea has been officiating weddings for 15 years.  He insists there are now two different designs on marriage: the state's and God's.LaScolea says those who favor lax wedding officiant laws are forgetting the role that pastors...

Uber and Lyft may be coming to upstate NY sooner than thought

05.18.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The ride-hailing apps may be legal in time for the fourth of July, a full 10 days earlier than scheduled. Lawmakers want Uber and Lyft in cities like Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse in time for the busy 4th of July holiday. Ride-hailing service...

In northcentral PA the only remaining independent hospital in Lycoming County will soon become part of Geisinger

05.18.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Pending government approval, the Jersey Shore Hospital will merge with Geisinger. Its name will be Ggeisinger-Jersey Shore hospital.

New York is stepping up efforts to combat sexual assault on college campuses

05.18.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Cuomo has ordered a comprehensive review to certify that all colleges and universities in the state are complying with the Enough is Enough law. It ensures students are protected from sexual assault and dating violence on campus and...

An Endicott, NY fire-fighter has been aquitted of arson

05.16.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Jason Stokes was accused of torching his own home last summer with his family still inside. The jury cited a lack of evidence in the trial of 41 year-old Stokes. The former fire-fighter was accused of planting gasoline-filled containers inside...

Stipend pay is under review in New York

05.16.17 | Sarah Harnisch

At least eight state senators have been paid thousands of dollars in stipends for committee positions they did not actually hold. Good government watchdog groups question whether the move is fraudulent. Republicans say it's  "much to do...

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