List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Alcohol will be sold earlier in New York on Sunday mornings

06.15.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Lawmakers announced they have agreed to allow restaurants to sell alcohol at 10 a.m. instead of noon to accommodate brunches. The deal also allows restaurants to get up to 12 waivers a year to sell liquor as early as 8 a.m. The law takes effect ...

The body of the second child that fell over Letchworth Falls in the Fingerlakes has been discovered

06.15.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The body of 9-year- old Dylan Giangregorio was found by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office underwater recovery team under a rock in the lower falls of the Genesee River. The boys were playing in the water when one of them slipped and five ...

New York is poised to require regular inspections of all rail crossings across the state

06.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Cuomo announced a proposal that would require all rail crossing equipment to be inspected every two years to reduce collisions and deaths. If you're caught driving around lowered gates, the first offense is a warning.  The fine ...

The Pennsylvania State Police saved 1,000 lives from heroine overdose over the past year using a new drug

06.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Naloxone was outfitted in squad cars across the state. Governor Wolf held a press conference in their honor. He said, having the drug available is a first step.  Follow-up treatment is also needed.2,500 people a year die in Pennsylvania from ...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill into law Monday that requires all children under the age of two to be strapped into a rear-facing child safety seat in the back seat

06.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It replaces a law that critics said was too vague, allowing kids of all ages to ride in front-facing seats in the back or front. The law takes effect in two months. For the first year, police will issue verbal warnings, but violations in 2017 ...

Hundreds of students in Buffalo will celebrate Flag Day today by honoring the teacher who started the tradition in 1891 in their hometown

06.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

At 10 this morning, more then 400 students from three schools will march in a parade to Forest Lawn Cemetery, where Sarah Hinson is buried. The former Buffalo teacher and principal taught children to salute the flag and repeat the Pledge of ...

The Pennsylvania House got into a heated debate over college professor background checks this week

06.10.16 | Sarah Harnisch

After the Jerry Sandusky scandal, 24 child protection bills passed last year.  But Pennsylvania State Representative Scott Conklin created an exemption for professors with limited access to minors. State Rep. Doyle Heffley's amendment could ...

13% of kids in western New York tested positive for lead poisoning

06.10.16 | Sarah Harnisch, Traci Lynn Woolsey

It's all about the paint in their homes, but there may be a solution. Chuck Schumer is pleading with the federal government to o.k. over $5 million to remove lead-based paint in homes throughout western New York. Schumer says more than 40% of ...

Time Warner's cable speeds may not be as speedy as they are saying they are

06.10.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The attorney general launched an investigation into upstate's largest cable provider and found customers didn't always receive the "blazing fast" and "super reliable" internet speeds the company advertises. Eric Schneiderman's office announced in ...

A multi billion dollar ethylene plant could be a game changer for gas drilling in Pennsylvania

06.08.16 | Sarah Harnisch

For the past couple of years, gas drilling production has dropped because of lower natural gas prices. One by one, companies have moved out of the Keystone State. But now, one company is moving in. And it could create 600 full time jobs, and 6,000 ...

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