List by Month: 12-2012

Tax Break Might Affect Health Contributions

12.26.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Congress might start taxing your health contributions. It is the single biggest tax break allowed by the government, outstripping the mortgage interest deduction and the deduction for charitable giving. About one in two Americans currently pay no ...

2 Firemen Killed, 3 Wounded in Webster, NY Ambush

12.24.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A car fire was started around 5:30 a.m. at 191 Lake Rd. near Bay Rd. and when the first responders arrived, a gunman opened fire on them. Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering said that the suspect may have created the fire as a trap for ...

Powerful Storm Makes Its Way Through NY, PA

12.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Welcome to the first day of winter! A powerful storm upon us, and there is fierce weather in 17 states Friday morning from Washington to Maine, as well as seven traffic deaths, highway pileups, and highway rescues in the snowy midwest. For western ...

Two Upstate NY Schools Threatened

12.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Students in Pennsylvania and New York are still on edge follow the Connecticut massacre. And now, two schools in the listening area have been threatened. Owego schools were warned that a student was planning a shooting today at the Tioga County ...

Hobby Lobby Forced To Comply With HHS Mandate As Of January 1st

12.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal appeals court has ruled the Obama Administration can force Christian craft store Hobby Lobby to obey the HHS mandate. The law that requires faith based companies to offer abortive care to employees. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ...

NY, PA Looking At Their Gun Laws Following Connecticut Massacre

12.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett sidestepped questions about what Pennsylvania can do in the aftermath of the Connecticut shootings, but says mental illness is the key issue. At a news conference, Corbett said any ban on assault weapons is a federal issue that ...

Major Winter Storm Heading For NY, PA On Friday

12.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A snow storm 900 miles wide is threatening travel today in the midwest, and it's heading toward us. Five million people are under a blizzard warning today. Iowa and Wisconsin are seeing a foot and a half of snow and 50 mile an hour winds. In the ...

Millions Handed Out To NY To Create Jobs

12.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Finger Lakes region of New York state took home the most cash from New York's Regional Economic Development Council awards. It's Albany's version of "The Hunger Games," in which 10 regional councils across the state are pitted against each ...

A Day Of Silence

12.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Upstate New York and Pennsylvania will pause at 9:30 Friday morning to remember the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Steuben County Legislature Chairman Joe Hauryski proclaimed Friday a day of mourning and requested the whole state to join ...

Gun Sales Up in PA

12.20.12 |

Pennsylvanians are lining up to buy firearms in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings, but dealers say gun owners' anxiety over a potential gun-control crackdown was driving up sales before the Sandy Hook massacre. Sheriffs around the ...

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