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Cancer levels in 2 western NY towns are 30-100% higher than the rest of the state

07.06.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Officials want to know why. There are more diagnosed cases of six cancers in Buffalo's east side, and a portion of western Cheektowaga--than anywhere else. The New York state health department found colo-rectal, esophageal, kidney, lung, oral...

Police rescue teen who jumped into the water while on Maid of the Mist tour

06.29.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Crews were able to rescue the 18-year-old who went into the lower Niagara River near the Horseshoe Falls. The accident happened during a regularly scheduled tour near the famous falls. Police aren't saying why the teen jumped into the water...

We're hitting triple digits for the first time this summer

06.29.18 | Sarah Harnisch

The heat is so serious the National Weather Service has just issued a heat advisory for New York and Pennsylvania starting at noon on Saturday-- And it won't be lifted until 10 p.m. Monday night. Excessive heat creates the potential for heat...

4th of July travel heats up

06.29.18 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission estimates 5.8 million fourth of July travelers will use its roadway system, and the Fridays before and after the holiday will be the busiest.  That means today. The turnpike expects 750,000 vehicles to...

The minimum wage is going up for PA state workers

06.29.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order for the second time-- increasing the living wage to $12 an hour for state workers, starting Sunday. He also ordered an annual boost of 50 cents an hour until it reaches $15 an hour in 2024. Wolf...

Will a PA judge get the Supreme Court nod to replace Justice Kennedy?

06.28.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Judge Thomas m. Hardiman is a conservative federal judge out of Pittsburgh. Lawyers who have worked with the 52 year old describe him as a staunch conservative, but not an activist judge. He does not allow his personal viewpoints to influence...

One of upstate NY's largest internet providers may lose its license to operate

06.28.18 | Sarah Harnisch

State regulators sent a letter to Spectrum cable on Wednesday, threatening to strip its license in New York if it did not stop making claims that it's bringing internet, in a reasonable time frame, to tens of thousands of rural customers. State...

NY has set aside $1 million to fight lyme disease

06.28.18 | Sarah Harnisch

It's the most any state has set aside to fight lyme. The Senate's Republican leaders say the cash will go toward research, education and prevention. They credit the investment to a special Senate task force set up to investigate ways the state...

NY is flexing the strength of its new law to reign in prices of pharmaceuticals

06.27.18 | Sarah Harnisch

The drug Orkambi, just the second the address the underlying cause of the genetic disease cystic fibrosis, costs a staggering $272,000 a year. Now, in a case that's being closely watched across the country, New York state health officials have...

PA's water supply is holding up against Marcellus shale gas drilling

06.19.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving in 2008, making Pennsylvania the nation’s no. 2 gas-producing state, after Texas. Yale University looked at groundwater chemistry and did not find elevated levels of...

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