List by Category: New York News

Youth Football May Be Banned In New York State

02.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Lawmakers in New York are considering a proposal to limit youth football across the state. Assemblyman Michael Benedetto introduced a bill last week to prohibit all kids in the state under 11 years old from playing. He said he's concerned about ...

NY Has Had The Reports To Finish Their Hydrofracking Probe For 6 to 8 Weeks

02.11.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York has been waiting on a report by three outside experts to move forward on whether or not to allow high volume hydrofracking. Apparently, their report has been done for over a month. Those were details the State Health Department didn't ...

Oswego County To Fight NY's Safe Act

02.08.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Another upstate New York county is fighting back against the Safe Act. The Oswego County legislature held a special meeting and unanimously passed a resolution that calls for the repeal of the act. Oswego County is joining a growing list of ...

NY Law Requires Defibrilators, But Not The Use of Them

02.08.13 | Jeremy Miller

While state law requires New York health clubs to have defibrillators and train staff to use them, they are not required to use them when a patron goes down. That's the ruling of New York's top court in the 2007 death of Gregory Miglino Sr., who ...

Parts Of NY To Chart 6-12 Inches of Snow; 1-3 Inches for PA

02.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

This system is actually two systems melding together. The storm from the west has already entered western New York. The storm from the south is in southeastern Pennsylvania, and both will mesh right over the Family Life listening area. It starts as ...

More Aid On The Way For Lee And Irene Victims

02.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The federal government is going to buy out 646 New York homes after Hurricanes Lee and Irene, and now, more money could be on the way to help recovering upstate areas. Governor Cuomo is proposing 400 million dollars in state aid to buy out ...

Boy Scouts Pause On Decision To Allow Gays; Local Troops Left Waiting

02.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The move by the Boy Scouts of America to delay a decision on the organization's ban on gay members and leaders is keeping local councils in limbo. The Longhouse Council, which represents the scouts in Cayuga, Onondaga, Jefferson, St. Lawrence and ...

Cash For NY's Flood Warning System In Peril

02.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Lawmakers are scrambling to fund New York's flood warning system. March 1st is the deadline this year for funding to keep the region's stream and rain gauges functional. The funding has been nearly nixed from the federal budget every year since ...

DEC Commissioner Joe Martens Says There's "No Timeline" On Fracking

02.05.13 | Sarah Harnisch

D.E.C. Commissioner Joe Martens sat through a heated hearing yesterday on high volume hydrofracking in New York State, with the deadline, quickly approaching this month. Martens said there's no timetable on a decision on fracking in New York state. ...

If You Want Privacy, Gun Owners Need To Fill Out A Form

02.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Anyone who wants to maintain their privacy under New York State's new gun control law will be able to fill out an opt out form. It permits any permit holder to maintain their confidentiality, and not have personal information released publically. ...

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