List by Category: New York News

New York Picks Kirsten Gillibrand's Challenger Next Tuesday

06.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There are days till the U.S. Senate primary in New York, and there are huge swaths of voters that have no idea who they're casting their vote for. There are three candidates in the running for New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand's seat: Wendy Long, ...

Heat Exhaustion-- What Should You Watch For?

06.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands of cities in New York and Pennsylvania could top 100 degrees today with the heat index. High temperatures increase your chance of getting heat exhaustion. It all has to do with water intake. medical experts say. The sodium in your body ...

Low Gas Prices Are Saving School Bus Companies In NY, PA Thousands of Dollars

06.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Low gas prices are making school districts in Pennsylvania and New York ecstatic. School superintendants are finalizing their 2012-2013 budgets. Jeffrey Zweibel, the superintendant in Pottsville, Pennsylvania says he budgeted 10-percent more in ...

Connecticut Close To Stealing NY's Title For Highest Taxes In The Nation

06.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There's another state in the running for the highest state income taxes in the nation. New York and now Connecticut are neck and neck for taxing their people the most. The tax foundation analyzed all 50 states. They found New York took in ...

NY agrees to sweeping reforms in disabled care

06.18.12 | Bob Price

Some of New York's most vulnerable citizens will be protected by a hotline, special investigators and other measures aimed at improving a system marked by years of abuse and death among the disabled in state facilities.

Hydrofracking Could Be Approved In The Southern Tier Only

06.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Hydrofracking could be coming to New York, if you live in the Southern Tier. The "New York Times" reports Governor Cuomo is considering a proposal that would allow the controversial drilling method to take place only in certain counties along the ...

Kids Start Skipping School In Kindergarten, Study Shows

06.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

When do kids start choosing to miss school? Rochester, New York did a study, and they learned it's as early as kindergarten. The city has the lowest attendance rate in the state; some 4-thousand kids a year miss classes. District officials say they ...

Documentary Marks 40 Years Since Hurricane Agnes

06.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

This month marks the 40-year anniversary of Hurricane Agnes, also called the "Flood of '72."  The storm killed 128 people nationwide, caused 2-billion dollars in damage, and destroyed 43-thousand structures in New York and Pennsylvania. In ...

NY To Protect Families of the Dead At Funerals

06.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There are new rules in the works in New York that could affect who can attend your funeral. State politicians are closing the "burial loophole". Governor Cuomo and legislators have agreed to a package of bills that bars anyone that has killed a ...

NY Lawmakers Working On Bill To Counter the James Corasanti Trial

06.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The doctor was given misdemeanor charges, not a felony, for driving drunk and killing an 18-year-old last July in Amherst. He said he didn't know he'd hit her. Now, Senator Patrick Gallivan is proposing to close a so-called loophole in the current ...

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