List by Month: 11-2012

Uruguay President Lives In A Shack

11.15.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Most people assume that if you're president of a country, you're rich. That's not necessarily the case. The BBC says Jose Mujica of Uraguay is the world's poorest president. He refuses to live in the presidential mansion, and instead lives in a tin ...

More Math Classes For Tech Majors In New York High Schools

11.15.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Senator Chuck Schumer proposed creating two new high school diplomas across the empire state Wednesday, one in math and one in science. New york's senior senator said he wants to connect teens with jobs in manufacturing, nanotechnology, ...

Black Friday Hours Spur Petitions Against Target, Walmart

11.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A number of retailers are getting a jump on Black Friday this year by opening up on Thanksgiving Day. Target, Walmart, Toys R Us are among the big box retailers opening early, some as early as 8 a.m. One Target worker started an online petition ...

Woman Sues Wegmans Over E.Coli Poisoning From Spinach

11.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The first lawsuit has been filed over Wegman's tainted organic spring mix. The salad sicked at least 19 people with e.coli poisoning. On Tuesday, a woman from Ontario in Wayne County filed a lawsuit in federal court, accusing Wegmans of not ...

Deadline Looms For New York DEC's Hydrofracking Review

11.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

With a key deadline just 16 days away on high volume hydrofracking in New York State, seven representatives from the Southern Tier went to Albany yesterday. Elmira Mayor Susan Skidmore and Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan were among those that traveled, ...

Court Date Set For Spanier, Curley, Schultz

11.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

We have a date. Former Penn State President Graham Spanier and two of his most senior aides face a December 13 Court date on newly filed charges including obstruction of justice, endangering welfare of children and conspiracy. Spanier, retired Vice ...

Petiton To Move Black Friday Back To Friday Garners 200-Thousand Signatures

11.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Still no word yet on the New York State Thruway's decision to hiking tolls by 45 percent for trucks. The Thruway Authority said Tuesday it will delay the increase a bit longer as it faces pressure from business groups and even its own Vice ...

There's A Rare Solar Eclipse Today, And You Can See It

11.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Want to watch a solar eclipse live? Tune in at 3:35 p.m.-- and watch what is going on over Australia. The next solar eclipse isn't for three years. Click here to see ...

Gas Prices To Drop In NY and PA; Prices of Used Cars To Spike

11.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Gas prices here haven't been affected by Hurricane Sandy. It's business as usual in upstate New York and Pennsylvania. Patrick DeHaan of Gas Buddy.com says both states get their gas from different pipelines then New York city and the Jersey Shore. ...

PA Governor Signs 7 Bills To Help Veterans

11.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett signed the bills into law Monday to benefit Pennsylvania's military veterans and the Pennsylvania National Guard. The Veteran's Trust Fund provides more cash for veteran programs, the "V" designation on a state driver's license ...

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