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Wind Moves Rain Out; Snow In For NY, PA; 25-thousand Without Power

01.31.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Winds were clocked at 39 miles an hour in Hornell, New York, 34 in Waverly, 39 miles an hour in Penn Yann, and 28 miles an hour in Binghamton. There are High Wind Warnings in place until 5 p.m. As this front passes through, there is snow right ...

PA Voter ID Law Being Discussed By Lawmakers Today

01.31.13 | Sarah Harnisch

State lawmakers will hold a hearing in Philadelphia this morning on Pennsylvania's controversial voter id law, the one that requires you to flash an id to vote. The law went into effect last March, but it was suspended for the November election. ...

Hydrofracking Answer May Be Soon For NY

01.31.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The end is in sight. We may have an answer soon on high volume hydrofracking in New York state. New York's Health Commissioner, Nirav Shah, broke his silence on the state's review of health impacts of high volume hydrofracking, telling lawmakers ...

One Sandusky Appeal Down, More Likely to Come

01.31.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Jerry Sandusky's latest attempt for a new trial is unsuccessful. Sandusky lawyers claimed they didn't have enough time to prepare for his first trial. Those motions were all denied by a Pennsylvania judge who said more time wouldn't have changed ...

NY's Reproductive Care Act May Not Pass The State Senate

01.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a bill our newsroom is closely watching in New York State called the Reproductive Care Act, that would allow partial birth abortions all nine months, and force faith based hospitals to offer abortions. It looks like Governor Andrew Cuomo ...

NY Senate Considering Tax Breaks For Businesses That Hire Vets

01.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a bill in the New York Senate in the works that would give a tax break to any business that hires young, unemployed veterans. It would allow businesses to recieve a state tax cut of up to 10 percent of a veteran's salary, or 15 percent of ...

Penn State Implements The Majority Of Louis Freeh's Recommendations

01.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Penn State has completed 75 of the 119 recommendations to strengthen university policies following the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, the ones recommended by former FBI Director Louis Freeh last summer. The college says it's upped campus ...

New York Strawberry Crop is Down

01.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Federal agriculture officials say New York state's strawberry crop took a hit last year, but blueberry production was up. The Department of Agriculture says strawberry production dropped to 3-point-2 million pounds, down 11 percent from 2011. Many ...

Boy Scouts May Allow Gays June 1st

01.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Boy Scouts are considering doing an about face, and allowing gay scouts and leaders. Sing Oldham is with the Southern Baptist Convention. He says "they're really spelling their own death as being the kind of organization they have been ...

American Pastor Planning Appeal To Death Sentence In Iran

01.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The wife of an American pastor whose been sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran says the Islamic regime views his Christianity as a national security threat. Pastor Saeed Abedini's wife Naghmeh says the conviction and sentence is being ...

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