List by Category: New York News

Heat Is On Again... In New York and Pennsylvania

07.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

We could be breaking more heat records this week in New York and Pennsylvania. The first half of July was just a warm-up. Tuesday's high could hit 95. The record for July 17th in Rochester was 95, set in 1900. The National Weather Service says so ...

Insurance Company Says It Won't Cover Businesses Or People Who Hydrofrack

07.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company has become the first insurer in the nation that won't cover damage related to natural gas drilling. The company said its personal and commercial policies were "not designed" to cover damage related to ...

NY Police Officers Issue 4 Times More Tickets This Year... To Texters

07.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York State's strict law on texting while driving seems to be working. Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that since the law took effect on July 12th last year, there have been four times as many tickets issued for texting while driving ...

Is Your County In The Nationwide Drought? Check Out Our Map

07.13.12 |

Temperatures will exceed 90 in New York and Pennsylvania today for the fourth time this month. That is 10 degrees above average. Parts of New York and Pennsylvania are officially in a drought, along with a thousand other counties nationwide.  ...

Education Reform Commission Meets In Albany

07.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Education officials across New York state met in Albany on a brand new board Tuesday for the first time. The group, assembled by the governor, is called the "New York Education Reform Commission." It's tasked with figuring out a better way to test ...

Appelate Court Rejects Traditional Marriage Lawsuit In New York State

07.09.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There has been a blow to traditional marriage in New York state. Late Friday, an Appelate court rejected New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms lawsuit against the state Senate. They had sued saying the decision to make gay marriage legal in the ...

NY, PA Sweltering In Volcanic Heat Today

07.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York and Pennsylvania could break a few heat records today. More then a thousand records have been broken just in the last couple of days nationwide, and both the Empire and Keystone States are poised to hit the mid 90's, with a heat index ...

Productivity Is Down For Those Who Went Back To Work Today

07.05.12 | Sarah Harnisch

If you notice not as many people are at work today, you aren't alone. With the 4th of July holiday in the middle of the week, there are a lot of people taking the opportunity for a longer weekend. And experts say those who did go back may not be ...

The Lowdown On Travel & Firework Safety For NY, PA On The 4th Of July

07.02.12 | Sarah Harnisch

More then 42-million Americans are hitting the road over this 4th of July holiday week. Triple-A is projecting travel over the next 10 days will tie the record for the highest volume in the past decade. It's because the fourth falls on a Wednesday, ...

Bullying Laws Get Tougher For New York Schools

07.02.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Anti-bullying laws approved nearly two years ago took effect at every public school in New York state on Sunday. The only people impacted by the law now are kids enrolled in summer school. But come fall, you'll feel the full brunt of the "Dignity ...

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