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Father And Daughter Deploying From Same Unit In NY

04.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A father and a daughter will deploy together to Afhganistan next month with a New York-based army unit. 21 year old Army Soldier Miranda Mogg, and her father, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michael Mogg, are members of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade at ...

New Bill In The Works In NY That Affects Dog Owners

04.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a bill in the works in New York to hold a dog owner lable and financially responsible the first time their dog bites someone and causes injury.  Under current law, a dog owner is only responsible the second time an attack occurs. The ...

Immigration Bill Would Help 100-Thousand Farm Workers In NY

04.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The 844 page immigration bill unveiled Wednesday in Congress will help New York farmers tremendously. It would let many farmworkers stay in the U.S. permanently and would create a new visa to benefit dairy and horse farms that don't rely on ...

State Offers No Empathy For Kids Taking the Common Core Exams In NY

04.17.13 |

It is day 2 of Common Core testing in Upstate New York. Kids grades 3 through 8 are hunkering down for tough new Math and English exams. But the state isn't showing much sympathy. Take the tests, the state says. They say schools aren't obligated to ...

Medical Marijuana May Not Become Law In NY

04.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo said he still opposes the legalization of medical marijuana, despite growing support for it in the legislature. He said quote "I do not support medical marijuana. I understand the pros and cons. I understand the argument. ...

How To Talk To Your Kids About The Boston Bombing

04.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The bombings at the Boston Marathon have left at least 176 people injured and 3 dead. 17 are in critical condition, so the death toll may rise. We do know all the runners from Pennsylvania are safe; and we believe all from New York are safe as ...

Webster Ambush Suspect Arraigned

04.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Dawn Nguyen appeared in court Monday and was arraigned on state charges of lying on a gun purchase form. She has been charged with purchasing the weapon that was used in the Webster ambush Christmas Eve, which was orchestrated by William Spengler, ...

Common Core Tests Start Today For NY Kids in 3rd Through 8th Grade

04.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Hundreds of thousands of kids across New York State take their Common Core tests this week; a test that schools have spent months preparing for. The tests, given this week and next, cover English and Math for students in third through eighth ...

Two Key Parts Of NY's SAFE Act Kick In Today

04.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Today, you can start registering your assault weapons. Also today, there's a limit on the ammunition in magazines, to 7 bullets. You'll have a year to register or sell your weapons. State officials say weapons that didn't use to be listed as ...

Hymnal From 1640 To Be Auctioned In NY

04.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A tiny hymnal from 1640 believed to be the first book ever printed in what is now the United States is going up for auction, and it could sell for as much as $30 million.  Only 11 copies of the Bay Psalm book survive in varying degrees of ...

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