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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 ...

Trooper revives toddler in Erie County, NY

05.23.12 | Bob Price

When Trooper Christopher Sullivan arrived at a home in Erie County Tuesday night, he found a toddler who had been in the pool unresponsive and not breathing. He quickly began CPR and partially revived the child. It was just before 9 p.m.

U.S. House And Senate Speak Like 10th Graders

05.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Have you ever thought politics were too tough to understand? A new study by the Sunlight Foundation found the U.S. House and Senate speak at a 10th grade level. The group analyzed every word said on both floors between 1996 and last month, using a ...

Religious Groups To Meet WIth Lawmakers Today On Non-Indian Casinos In NY

05.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A group of religious advocates are pushing back against Governor Cuomo's plan to build seven non-Indian casinos in New York. State lawmakers in March passed a constitutional amendment that would allow for the 7 full-fledged casinos statewide. It ...

NY High Schoolers May Be Able To Count Culinary, Construction Classes Toward Graduation

05.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Students in New York could soon count classes in construction, culinary arts, and engineering toward their graduation requirements. The Board of Regents is considering a plan that would allow kids to forego some traditional subjects so they can ...

The Problem with Prayer in Greece, NY

05.18.12 | Bob Price

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday the Town of Greece violated the Establishment Clause through a prayer practice that “identified the town with Christianity.” The decision reversed a previous ruling in a lower ...

Reigning in NY Lobbyists

05.18.12 | Bob Price

The state's ethics commission may soon determine if the biggest lobbying group in Albany will have to name at least some of the donors behind an unprecedented $10 million TV campaign it funded to help boost Gov. Andrew Cuomo's poll numbers and ...

Eric Smith Denied Parole

05.16.12 | Bob Price

Convicted child killer Eric Smith has been denied parole. Smith was 13 years old in 1993 - when he killed 4-year-old Derrick Robie in Savona in Steuben County.

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