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NY Teacher Tenure Lawsuit Officially Filed

07.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A lawsuit challenging New York's teacher tenure laws was officially filed just before the start of the July 4th holiday weekend. An education advocacy group has partnered with 11 students; arguing the state's laws are unconstitutional because they ...

Nik Wallenda To Be Honored In NY

07.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A plaque is being dedicated to mark daredevil Nik Wallenda's 2012 high-wire walk over Niagara Falls. Wallenda and his family are expected to attend today's ceremony at Goat Island in Niagara Falls, along with dignitaries from the United States and ...

We're Entering The Peak of Tick And Lyme Disease In NY, PA

07.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

We are now in the worst time of year-- for ticks and Lyme disease-- in Pennsylvania and New York. And the threat could be unusually high, given that experts believe deer ticks benefit from a wet spring like the one we had this year. The ...

PA Governor Tom Corbett Has Until Thursday To Produce A Budget

07.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

With lawmakers' rocky spring session climbing deeper into summer, nobody knows what Governor Tom Corbett will do with the no-new-taxes budget plan sitting on his desk. He is being asked by his fellow Republicans to sign the bill they wrote and ...

Sparklers Remain Illegal As Cuomo Reviews Bill In NY

07.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

If your Fourth of July plans included lighting up sparklers, be aware that they remain illegal in New York. A bill that the New York State Legislature passed June 19 would make sparklers legal in New York is still under review by Gov. Andrew ...

Health Insurers in New York Seek Double Digit Increases

07.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York insurance companies are seeking to raise premiums 13 percent next year. The proposed rates from roughly 40 insurers to the state Department of Financial Services this week comes in the second year of the state's health exchange. Insurers ...

PA Congressman Blasts Immigration Officials At Texas Border Town

07.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A northeast Pennsylvania Congressman lashed out at immigration officials on a visit to the border town of McAllen Texas Thursday. Pennsylvania Congressman Lou Barletta lashed out at the federal government Thursday, accusing unnamed officials ...

Police In PA Are On The Lookout For Drunk Drivers This Holiday Weekend

07.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

PennDOT, the Pennsylvania State Police and local police are partnering  during the Independence Day holiday travel period to target motorists impaired by drugs or alcohol. Last year, there were 256 alcohol-related crashes resulting in ...

Libous Responds

07.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Senator Tom Libous has responded for the first time to FBI allegations that he unlawfully used his position to get his son a job. He says the allegations are not true. Libous held a press conference Wednesday after entering a not guilty ...

Tornado Warnings Issued Wed In NY, PA

07.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

There was a tornado warning at 8:35 last night for Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland and Tompkins County-- with wind gusts to 60 miles an hour before the storm. No major damage reported yet, but the same storm system also triggered a tornado warning in ...

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