List by Month: 8-2012

G.E. Recalls Dishwashers That Could Start A Fire

08.09.12 | Sarah Harnisch

1.3 Million General Electric dishwashers have been recalled because of heating element failures that could result in a fire or smoke damage to your house. There have been 15 reports of fires or smoke damage already. The dishwashers cost 350 to 850 ...

Calling All Crafters

08.08.12 | Trudi Cook

We need your creativity for a special event!

What Is Pennsylvania To Do With Juvenille Convicts?

08.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's highest court is moving quickly to determine how the state should respond to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles is unconstitutional. In Pennsylvania, it's allowed. The State ...

Kodak's Retirees, Employees Watch Auction Today With Baited Breath

08.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Let the patent auction begin. Today is the start of Rochester-based Kodak's auction for its digital patents. Two early bids for a few of the patents, backed by Google and Apple, were worth between 150 to 250 million dollars. The company hopes to ...

NY, PA Offically Log Their Hottest Years

08.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

We have heard the date from the federal government, but now it's official, from Cornell University: New York and Pennsylvania have had their hottest year, ever.  The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell reported this week the average ...

NY Gas Drilling Report Tops 4-Thousand Pages; Still No Release Date

08.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Department of Environmental Conservation in New York is getting closer to releasing their report on whether or not to allow gas drilling in New York state. Their report just topped 4-thousand pages this week, but it's still not quite ready for ...

It's National Marriage Equality Day Today

08.07.12 |

Gay rights activists are asking people to shop at Starbucks and Macys today. They are calling it National Marriage Equality Day. It's in opposition to the support of traditional marriage at Chick Fil A restaurants across the country last week. That ...

Suncreen No Longer Banned In New York Public Schools

08.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Sunscreen is no longer banned in public schools in New York. The State Education Department has ruled kids can apply sunscreen at school activities without a note from their doctor, as long as a parent provides written permission. Previously, the ...

First Full Color Photos From Mars Released, Courtesy of Rover

08.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

N.A.S.A. has released photos and video of the Rover Curiosity's first full day on the planet Mars. One image shows Mount Sharpe off in the distance, where the Rover is heading over the next two years. The Rover is expected to send weather data back ...

West Nile Mosquitos Out In Force in Pennsylvania This Year

08.07.12 |

Pennsylvania's first 2012 human cases of the West Nile virus of have been reported. Two women contracted it; one in Franklin county, and a second in Lancaster county. The number of mosquitos is higher then any other summer since monitoring began 10 ...