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Upstate NY Group demands Audit before Thruway Toll Hike

07.18.12 | Bob Price

A major state business group is demanding a thorough audit of the state Thruway Authority before it raises tolls by what the authority called a "modest" 45 percent for larger trucks.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Is Your County In The Nationwide Drought? Check Out Our Map

07.13.12 |

Temperatures will exceed 90 in New York and Pennsylvania today for the fourth time this month. That is 10 degrees above average. Parts of New York and Pennsylvania are officially in a drought, along with a thousand other counties nationwide.  ...

Education Reform Commission Meets In Albany

07.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Education officials across New York state met in Albany on a brand new board Tuesday for the first time. The group, assembled by the governor, is called the "New York Education Reform Commission." It's tasked with figuring out a better way to test ...

Appelate Court Rejects Traditional Marriage Lawsuit In New York State

07.09.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There has been a blow to traditional marriage in New York state. Late Friday, an Appelate court rejected New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms lawsuit against the state Senate. They had sued saying the decision to make gay marriage legal in the ...

NY, PA Sweltering In Volcanic Heat Today

07.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York and Pennsylvania could break a few heat records today. More then a thousand records have been broken just in the last couple of days nationwide, and both the Empire and Keystone States are poised to hit the mid 90's, with a heat index ...

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