List by Month: 12-2012

'Home Instead Senior Care' Gives Gifts To Seniors

12.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A group called Home Instead Senior Care has been partnering with Meals on Wheels and other local organizations to help the elderly. They call the program "Santa For Seniors," as they bring seniors gifts and other things they need. Many of these ...

Cuomo Administration Approves For New Benefit Plans

12.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Uninsured New Yorkers and small businesses will be able to shop for benefit plans from the state's healthcare exchange in October next year, with coverage beginning in January 2014, the Cuomo Administration has announced. New York's healthcare ...

Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal And Counselor Have Local Ties

12.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There were two central figures in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that tried to stop the gunman before he entered the school; both were from the Family Life listening area. School principal, Dawn Hochsprung, was from Towanda, Pennsylvania, and ...

Influx In PA's Unemployment Compensation Service Centers

12.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania has been hit by an unusual spike in job hotline calls. The state's labor secretary says calls to the state's unemployment compensation service centers have mysteriously skyrocketed since September, and the agency is still trying to ...

Conservative May Take Final Seat In NY Senate

12.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The final seat in the New York Senate race may be officially decided today, and the odds look good for Republican Assemblyman George Amedore.  Amedore has already claimed victory, but his democratic opponent Cecilia Tkaczyk, says his victory ...

No White Christmas For PA

12.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Things are looking good for New York, but the likelihood of a white Christmas in Pennsylvania is slim. While it's too early to know for certain a full week out, the forecast for the bulk of the state shows no snow for Pennsylvania. The forecast ...

Schools In Upstate NY Teach Students Safety Procedures

12.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Schools went through lock down drills yesterday to teach kids what to do in case of an intruder. At least five schools in Elmira were among those practicing. Broadway Middle School student Rachael Kelly said, "we would have to shut off all the ...

It's Now Lawful To Use Texting To Catch Criminals

12.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's highest court has ruled state police can use texts to catch criminals. The State Supreme Court says the police did not violate the Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act during the 2007 investigation of a vehicle ...

Heroic Principal At Sandy Hook Was A Towanda, PA Native

12.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The principle of Sandy Hook Elementary, the first person shot in Connecticut, has ties to the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. Dawn Hochsprung was a native of the Northern Tier town of Towanda. Hochsprung grew up as Dawn Lafferty, playing with ...

Whooping Cough Increases In PA

12.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Whooping cough cases are increasing across Pennsylvania. The State Department of Health reports there are three times as many cases of whooping cough this year compared to 2011, so far. They say the resurgence, like the flu, has come ...

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