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Toll Hike Pending On The New York State Thruway

05.31.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Truck drivers who use the New York State Thruway may pay a lot more for tolls. Officials with the State Thruway authority plan to hike tolls for trucks by 45-percent, because of the damages inflicted on roadways by massive tractor trailers. The ...

Telemarketers Could Be Banned From New York

05.30.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York State has struck a blow to telemarketers. All telemarketers could soon be prohibited from using pre-recorded messages to anyone living in the Empire state in a deal struck verbally Tuesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers. The only ...

Storms Cause Hail The Size of Tennis Balls

05.30.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Storms ravaged New York and Pennsylvania last night-- causing car wrecks, sending lightening through homes, and flash flooding. The National Weather Service will be sending out teams to fan both states today, checking for evidence of tornados. ...

NY's Fingerlakes Trail Turns 50

05.29.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Fingerlakes Trail will have a milestone birthday this week. Called one of the area's best kept secrets, the Finger Lakes Trail is a 558-mile path that meanders through the heart of upstate New York with panoramic views, deep gorges and ...

Want The Government To Watch You? Use These Words Online...

05.28.12 | Sarah Harnisch

'Mail Online' did a story over the weekend of hundreds of words you want to avoid using online, if you don't want the government spying on you. They list includes words like pork, cloud, and Mexico. The agency says it may track you if you use those ...

Schumer Goes After Airlines That Target Families With Fees

05.28.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Senator Chuck Schumer held a press conference Sunday, angered at airlines that are charging fees so families can sit together on planes. He said it could be a liability for the air carrier if a child is injured. Since last year, American ...

Gas Prices Drop For A Twelfth Straight Day, Just In Time for Memorial Day

05.28.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Reports of 5-dollar a gallon gasoline by Memorial Day proved to be greatly exaggerated.  Triple-A reports the price of a gallon of gas fell another 4-tenths of a cent overnight. That's the 12th straight day prices fell. It's good news for ...

The Ticks Are Hungry This Year In NY, PA

05.25.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Insect experts are warning people living in New York and Pennsylvania about an abundance of ticks this spring. Each year, thousands of people get Lyme disease, but this year is expected to be worse.  It's because the acorn crop was small this ...

Bill Proposed In NY To Require Parental Consent On Body Piercings

05.25.12 | Sarah Harnisch

People under 18 in New York can't go tanning or get tattoos without parental permission. They're not allowed to buy cigarettes. But they can get body piercings. State Senator Joe Robach has introduced a bill to require minors under the age of 18 to ...

Ketchup Bottle Battle Over

05.24.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Problem solved. M.I.T. PhD student Dave Smith and a team of mechanical engineers and nano-technologists have solved the age old debate of how to get the last of the ketchup out of the bottle. They coat the inside of the bottles with a substance ...

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