List by Month: 7-2012

Want A Tan? Ask Your Parents If You're Under 17 In NY

07.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that prohibits access to indoor tanning facilities for kids under 17. Teen tanners will have to get parental permission when the law takes effect in 30 days.  Rachel from Albany, tells ...

Mitt Romney To Speak To Crowd In Western P.A. Today

07.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Mitt Romney stumps for votes in Pennsylvania today.  He's speaking on energy issues at a gas company in suburban Pittsburgh this afternoon.  It's Romney's sixth trip to the Keystone state in the last 3 months as he tries to put ...

Heat Prompts 3-Month Burn Ban In NY

07.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The dry, hot weather has prompted New York state to issue a burn ban, from now through October 10th. The state has only recieved 25 percent of its rainfall so far this season, and the risk of a wildfire is too great. Pennsylvania does not have a ...

Heat Is On Again... In New York and Pennsylvania

07.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

We could be breaking more heat records this week in New York and Pennsylvania. The first half of July was just a warm-up. Tuesday's high could hit 95. The record for July 17th in Rochester was 95, set in 1900. The National Weather Service says so ...

Company Pays Its Employees $7500 A Year To Take A Vacation

07.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A company in Denver, Colorado is having a hard time keeping computer programmers. So they're trying something new:offering every employee 75-hundred dollars cash to take a vacation to the destination of their choice. "Full Contact API" is hiring 12 ...

Is Your Credit Score Above 736? If Not, You May Have A Hard Time House Buying

07.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The housing market is showing signs of life, but most people are still struggling to get a mortgage. Reuters recently published a poll that shows most economists think the market has bottomed, and housing sales should rise nearly 2-percent in 2013. ...

One County In PA Bucks Trend; Logs Unusually High Number of Bankruptcies

07.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Bankruptcies have been dropping across most of northeastern Pennsylvania, but not in Monroe county. Bankruptcies in 33 northeastern counties have dropped 17-percent from 2011. But in Monroe County, they actually increased by about 3-percent. It's ...

Insurance Company Says It Won't Cover Businesses Or People Who Hydrofrack

07.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company has become the first insurer in the nation that won't cover damage related to natural gas drilling. The company said its personal and commercial policies were "not designed" to cover damage related to ...

Lightening Bugs Are Thriving In Pennsylvania; But Not Elsewhere

07.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The iconic bug of summer: lightening bugs;, are disappearing across the country. But they are thriving in Pennsylvania.  Kelli Hoover, a Penn State Entomology Professor, says there's no doubt there are far more fireflies this year in the state ...

NY Police Officers Issue 4 Times More Tickets This Year... To Texters

07.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York State's strict law on texting while driving seems to be working. Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that since the law took effect on July 12th last year, there have been four times as many tickets issued for texting while driving ...

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