List by Category: New York News

New Webster Police Officer Hailed As Hero

01.08.13 |

A Webster, New York police officer is being credited for "preventing further loss of life" in the Christmas Eve ambush on firefighters. The Webster police chief says officer Mark Reed arrived on scene almost immediately after the first 911 call. He ...

Flu Rampant In PA, NY, and The Rest of the Nation This January

01.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The flu is now widespread in 41 states. It's the fastest start to the flu season in a decade, according to a new federal report. Health experts have this advice: "wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands... cover your mouth, and stay home ...

Cash Coming For Upstate NY Hospitals

01.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Senator Chuck Schumer announced today that three upstate rural hospitals will be getting more than one-and-a-half million dollars in Medicare funding for the next 12 months. It's part of the year end "fiscal cliff" deal. Without it, ...

Technology To Map Seneca Indian Nation For The Layman

01.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new app will be able to translate English into the Seneca Indian Nation language. Rochester Institute of Technology Graduate Student Robbie Jimerson is not a linguist or a fluent speaker of Seneca, but he is a Seneca Indian, has access to ...

How Does The Affordable Care Act Impact You?

01.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

It is now 2013, and that means key portions of President Obama's Affordable Health Care bill are kicking in. One of the most critical parts of the bill is an online insurance market where you will be able to comparison shop, and see which insurance ...

Corning Inc To Release Details On Next Generation Gorilla Glass

01.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Your smartphone is about to get tougher. Corning Incorporated, the Southern Tier's largest employer, is poised to unveil Gorilla Glass 3 next week. The glass is used in most smartphones, as well as tablet computers and high definition televisions. ...

Big Bird Used To Study IQ In Upstate NY

01.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Researchers in Rochester, New York are using Big Bird to study the human brain. Scientists at the University of Rochester scaned the brains of kids and adults watching Sesame Street, and then had them take an IQ test. Kids who watched the show had ...

P.A. Logs Seven Times More Flu Cases Then NY

01.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Flu season has kicked into high gear. New York has already reported 913 cases from mid October through December. There are now cases in every county in the state. In Pennsylvania, the tally is climbing even faster. So far, 71-hundred flu cases have ...

Major Changes Eyed In NY's Public Education System

01.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A panel of education experts on Wednesday presented to Governor Andrew Cuomo a series of recommendations for reforming New York's public education system. Their ideas included expanding pre-kindergarten programs, consolidating schools and districts ...

Upstate NY Soldier To Be Laid To Rest Today

01.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A funeral service will be held today for a fallen soldier from Perinton, New York. Calling hours for Fairport High School graduate Grant Wise are from noon till 2 p.m. today. Wise was killed by a gunshot wound on Christmas Day in Alaska. His ...

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