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NY To Protect Families of the Dead At Funerals

06.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There are new rules in the works in New York that could affect who can attend your funeral. State politicians are closing the "burial loophole". Governor Cuomo and legislators have agreed to a package of bills that bars anyone that has killed a ...

NY Lawmakers Working On Bill To Counter the James Corasanti Trial

06.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The doctor was given misdemeanor charges, not a felony, for driving drunk and killing an 18-year-old last July in Amherst. He said he didn't know he'd hit her. Now, Senator Patrick Gallivan is proposing to close a so-called loophole in the current ...

Time Lapse Video Of Space Shuttle Enterprise

06.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Just in case you missed seeing a crane unload the 174-thousand pound Enterprise space ship onto the deck of the Intrepid Space Museum in New York city, NASA has you covered. They taped the whole thing and made a time lapse video. You can check it ...

NY Strikes Down The Defense Of Marriage Act

06.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal judge in New York has ruled the Defense of Marriage Act, which protects traditional marriage, is unconstitutional. The ruling by Manhattan federal court judge Barbara Jones followed a decision last week from a U.S. appeals court in ...

New York Kids May Be Able To "Practice" Voting

06.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A new package of bills in Albany supported by good-government groups will allow New Yorkers to register to vote over the internet, computerize voter registration, and encourage teenagers to register even before they're eligible to vote.  The ...

NASA's Two New Telescopes Made In Upstate New York

06.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The two space-ready scopes were built by Eastman Kodak more then a decade ago, and right now, they're sitting in a clean room at the company's former Elmgrove facility in Gates, New York, awaiting their transfer to NASA. You won't get a chance to ...

Want To Know Every College Fee? You Can If You Attend A SUNY School

06.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The community college system in New York state had a meeting with the White House this week. SUNY has 64 college campuses in New York, and they were one of just ten college networks in the country that signed a pledge with the White House to ...

NY, PA Logs As Much Rain In 3 Days Of June As All Of May

06.04.12 | Sarah Harnisch

June has started off soggier then normal. In fact, we may log more rain in the first week then the entire month of May. That's what the National Weather Service is saying for New York and Pennsylvania. In Rochester, 1.38 inches was recorded in the ...

Lawmakers Say 75-Percent of New York's Apple Crop Is Lost

06.04.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The tallies are still coming in as to how much of New York's apple crop was destroyed by frost in April and May. It could be as much as 75-percent, according to New York lawmakers, who have done a survey of the farms across upstate New York. On ...

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 ...

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