List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

A defense attorney says an insanity defense is unlikely in the Eric Frein trial

12.26.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Frein is the man charged with fatally ambushing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding a second trooper near a rural barracks in eastern Pennsylvania. Attorney William Ruzzo said during a hearing over the holiday that an insanity or diminished...

Wegmans is facing a a civil lawsuit for background checks it runs on prospective employees

12.26.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Rochester-based grocery giant has been accused of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act for failing to give job applicants and employees who became the subjects of consumer background checks proper notice. The civil lawsuit was filed in...

The minimum wage is going up at year's end in New York state

12.26.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Within New York City, the living wage will rise from $9 to $11 dollars an hour, though the increase will be smaller for employees of small businesses. Their wage will increase to $10.50 an hour. Elsewhere in the state it will go to $9.70...

PA state police are recruiting candidates to fill about 500 job openings

12.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Officials are looking for more troopers and liquor control officers. State residents have less than three weeks to apply for the openings which offer beginning salaries of nearly $43,000  for a liquor control officer and nearly $59,000 for...

Pennsylvania is in the throws of deer hunting season

12.05.16 | Sarah Harnisch

State Representative Martin Causer, who oversees McKean and Potter counties in northern Pennsylvania, was out in the woods himself this week.  So far, he's seen one buck and plans to head out again.Causer says there is an important program...

Green Party Candidate Jill Stein is taking her fight for a recount of the votes in the presidential election to the federal court system

12.05.16 | Sarah Harnisch

By Sunday morning, her recount bid had raised a little more then $7 million. But she says they cannot afford the $1 million bond required for a Pennsylvania recount. Instead, they are switching strategies and filing for a federal recount.It's...

Snow and cold making a display this week

12.05.16 | Sarah Harnisch

We are due for a 20 degree temperature drop by Saturday. The last two weeks of fall are going to feel a lot like winter. The National Weather Service is predicting below-normal temperatures that will start this week and last for 14 days. Some...

Thousands of Penn State students are headed to the "Big 10" game in Indianapolis

12.02.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Nittany Lions take on the Wisconsin Badgers for the Big 10 Championship game. Those in "Happy Valley" hope a win tomorrow night propels them into the National Championship Playoffs.The Nittany Lions are the seventh ranked team in the...

Former PA attorney general Kathleen Kane will not be impeached

12.02.16 | Sarah Harnisch

She's already out of a job, but it looks like Kane's file won't read that she was impeached.  A state house subcommittee that formed earlier this year to review her conduct in office issued a five-page report, saying subcommittee members...

Niagara falls is now sporting a $4 million makeover

12.02.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Officials unveiled a new LED lighting system that will illuminate the falls in different colors. The lights are positioned on the Canadian side of the board and shine over to the American side.   They are brighter, but use half the power.

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