List by Month: 7-2012

Guns Or No Guns? Americans Are Nearly Evenly Split

07.31.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A new poll finds that Americans remain divided in their views on the issue of gun control versus gun rights after the deadly shooting at a colorado movie theater earlier this month.  The Pew Research Center poll shows 47-percent say it's more ...

Teens Will Now Need Written Permission To Pierce In NY

07.31.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday that requires parents to give written permission in order for a minor to obtain a body piercing. Under the new law, anyone under 18 years old will have to get written permission from their parents or legal ...

New York Becoming A Market State For Guns

07.31.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Most guns recovered from crimes in New York State last year came from other states. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives traced 87-hundred guns, and many came from southern or eastern seaboard states, states with fewer legal ...

For The First Time In American History, The Democratic Platform Includes Full Support of Same Sex Marriage

07.31.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Democrats have taken an official vote to formally back same sex marriage. The drafting committee voted to include the language during a weekened meeting in Minneapolis, and Democrats, overall, will vote to accept it at the Democratic National ...

Gillibrand, Schumer Looking To Hike National Minimum Wage

07.30.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Both of New York's senators are now weighing in on a possible hike in the minimum wage. They aren't looking to raise in the Empire State, they're looking to change it nationally. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer both said Sunday they support an ...

P.A. Church, Youth Pastor Charged With Felony For Religious Persecution Demonstration

07.30.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A church and a youth pastor in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania have been charged with a felony after holding a mock kidnapping to show kids what it's like to face religious persecution. Police say a 14 year old girl had bruises after she was bound ...

Just How Many Tornadoes Were Spawned In NY, PA After Last Thursday's Storm?

07.30.12 | Sarah Harnisch

At least four tornadoes dropped from the storm. The National Weather Service has confirmed it was a tornado that touched down in northern Pennsylvania last Thursday that knocked out power to thousands statewide and took the lives of 2 people. The ...

Upstate New York Soldier Killed Weeks After Deployment

07.30.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A Rochester soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. 23 Year old Theodore Glende died Friday in Logar province just weeks after he was deployed. He and his unit were attacked by small arms fire. He had only been married for 3 months. His wife, ...

Corbett Says NCAA Ruling Is Unfair To PSU Students

07.27.12 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett says the penalties imposed on the Penn State football program “go well beyond” those with responsibility for the handling of child sex abuse allegations and he is concerned about their impact on current students.

PA Court Rules to Protect Towns from Gas Drilling

07.27.12 | Bob Price

A Pennsylvania appellate court panel on Thursday struck down provisions in a new law regulating the state's booming natural gas industry that opponents said would leave municipalities defenseless to protect property owners from being surrounded by ...

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