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ALBANY - A New York state employee who name-dropped Gov. Andrew Cuomo during an airplane tantrum captured on video by a Rochester-area woman has been placed on leave, according to the state. A spokesperson for the state Council of the arts on Thursday confirmed it has removed an employee ...
The debt per person was $17,528 in New York state, according to the Empire Center. The center is a non-partisan, non-profit think tank based in Albany that calls for policy reforms based on free-market principles, personal responsibility and effective and accountable government. It used data from the U.S. ...

New York state has become the first in the nation to offer a Mental Health Public Awareness license plate. The plate - which features a green ribbon and includes the words, "Healthy Minds, Healthy New York" - can be ordered online on the "Custom Plates" tab at dmv.ny.gov. State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-North ...
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- In the wake of a shooting that left 17 people dead in a South Florida high school this week, a New York state senator was calling for tighter school security Thursday. As WCBS 880's Rich Lamb reported, New York state Sen. Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn), an ex-NYPD officer, ...
Ray Brook, N.Y. - New York state police held a press conference in Ray Brook on the latest about Constantinos "Danny" Filippidis of Toronto. Filippidis was reported missing last Wednesday, after being last seen skiing on on Whiteface. Crews searched for Filippidis for multiple days. Filippidis was found ...
The Onondaga County Justice Center has been named one of the worst jails in New York. The State's Commission of Correction issued the report, naming five state jails. Overcrowding, understaffing, and destroying the property of inmates are just a few of the problems listed for the Justice Center. In 2016, a ...

(More? I need to write to more? For some reason, that's not enough? Because it pretty much says everythin- OK, OK…) When Major League baseball approved Jim Crane's purchase of the Astros in 2011, it was on the condition he move his team to American League. The news enraged many Astros fans ...
Beer boom: New York state says it now has record number of breweries. Updated February 14, 2018 at 4:47 PM ; Posted February 14, 2018 at 2:24 PM ... New York state is now home to more breweries than at any time in its history, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today, citing licenses issued by the State ...
A state commission that oversees New York City's jail system may move to close the troubled complex at Rikers Island ahead of the city's 10-year timeline to do so, citing the city's inability to correct longstanding problems there. The Commission of Correction found that despite increased scrutiny from state ...
13 could change the date of the New York state primary from Tuesday, Sept. 11, the second day of Rosh Hashanah, to Thursday, Sept. 13. The bill that was introduced by State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) and sponsored by State Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) and by Assemblyman Robert ...
The New York state commissioner of health is launching an investigation into recurring heat and lead paint problems at the New York City Housing Authority. From the Bronx to the Bowery, from the Rockaways and Canarsie to Staten Island, NYCHA buildings, all built around the same time in the same style ...
New York prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against The Weinstein Company, alleging that the studio failed to protect staff from Harvey Weinstein. The film producer is facing dozens of allegations of sexual abuse, including rape, but denies non-consensual sex. The lawsuit alleges Mr Weinstein abused ...
A string of violence led to New York state shutting down five NYC bars in January, with violations varying from stabbings to shootings. Brooklyn Nights in Bed-Stuy was deemed unsafe following three knife attacks in the lounge last year, as were Bronx bars Vapor Lounge, Wish 37, and M & J Flow Lounge.
North Elba, N.Y. - New York state police say a Lake Placid man was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing an 11-year-old child in North Elba. police say, Christopher Andersen, 34 is accused of abusing the child sexually on various dates between 2014 and 2017. According to police, Andersen was ...
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The parents of a New Jersey man killed in an act of terror on the West Side bike path on Halloween are bringing new legislation to Washington. As CBS2's Ali Bauman reported, they hope to put an end to the types of attacks brought by terrorists. Eight people died when a ...
The New York state Chinese Lantern Festival will be held Friday, May 25, through Sunday, July 1, at the New York state Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse. Visitors can stroll along a path surrounded by all new lighted lantern sculptures and enjoy live performances, food and drink as well as watch ...
Newsday has the scoop on an elaborate offshore wind energy master plan cooked up by New York state, and it sure is a doozy. ... The funny thing is, New York state's first wind farm is slated to be built in a federal lease area off a coastal part of New York City that happens to be equidistant from part of the ...

Earlier this month, we reported on New York state's drone implementation plans for the year, which consist of allocating 18 unmanned aerial vehicles to law enforcement across the state by April. In a fairly impressive timeframe, New York has gone from Governor Cuomo (D-NY) being eager to foster "the ...
A handful of New York state lawmakers at the rally said they have a plan, legislation that would legalize safe injection sites, similar to locations currently open in Canada. "No one has ever died of an overdose in a safe injection site," said Liz Evans, who 15 years ago helped establish the Washington ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Governor Cuomo is proposing to invest more than $1 billion for economic development this year. With the money pouring in, how many jobs will these projects bring? New York state lawmakers held a hearing Monday to examine whether the money the state has already ...
Despite all that work, the Buffalo River remains one of the unhealthiest rivers in New York state. Only the Lower Bronx River, East Hudson River, the Narrows between Staten Island and Brooklyn, and Flushing Creek ranked worse, according to a first-of-its-kind statewide analysis mapping the environmental ...
Voutour will work with the newly elected president of the Association, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts, and sheriffs around the state, to further the efforts of the Sheriffs' Association to enhance public safety in New York state through professional training and accreditation programs, public safety programs, ...
The American Lung Association's 2018 "State of Tobacco Control" shows New York state earned mixed grades on its tobacco policies. The 16th annual report grades states and the federal government on policies to prevent and reduce tobacco use, and finds that while New York has taken significant steps, ...
At first glance, Montana and New York state don't have much in common. New York has a reputation as an urban blue state, though this is partly the result of the general public's conflation of New York City with the entirety of New York state. Montana is known for being rural, lightly populated, and staunchly ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) -- New York state is the latest state to remove a dangerous type of guardrail, named "X-Lite guardrail systems" from roads. This comes more than a year after a Western New York teen was killed by one of those guardrails in Tennessee. Her father has been urging leaders across the ...
Syracuse, N.Y. -- About a third of New York state is considered "abnormally dry," according to this week's U.S. drought Monitor report. The abnormally dry status is a step below the first drought level. The dry areas include the Hudson Valley, the Catskills, and the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks, which ...
ALBANY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called on all New Yorkers six months of age and over who have not yet received a flu shot to get vaccinated as soon as possible. According to the Department of Health, cases of influenza rose by 54 percent and new cases were diagnosed in all counties of the state ...
At a recent state and local tax conference, the New York state Department of taxation and finance (DTF) and the New York City Department of Finance (DOF) addressed the high percentage of corporate tax returns that contain common errors regarding the prior net operating loss conversion (PNOLC).
As president of the Portville Free Library Board of Trustees, I am writing to declare my support for our library -- and for all Libraries in New York state. Our library in Portville, like so many others, is the cornerstone of our community. We serve not only Portville, but being near the state line to the south and the ...
State lawmakers and good government advocates Tuesday called for a $2 million campaign to promote the coming U.S. Census in New York in order to ensure every state resident is counted. Due to sluggish population growth, the state's representation in Washington could erode even further into the next ...
Andrew Cuomo signed New York state's first phased-in Paid Family Leave program into law. As of Jan. 1, 2018 ... And outside of that you have a lot of employers in the State of New York that don't have very generous benefit packages that [the Research Foundation] offers," Popielarski said. "So [Paid Family ...
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. government shutdown that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors has prompted the New York state government to step in and pay to open the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for visitors. Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his state will ...
State Sen. Elaine Phillips recently hosted members of a special Korean delegation at the New York state Capitol during a day full of events culminating with the Senate enacting resolutions celebrating the 115th Anniversary of Korean-American Day and commemorating the XXIII Winter Olympics in Korea.
"hospitals throughout New York are on the front lines in the response to this uptick in influenza cases," said Bea Grause, President of the healthcare Association of New York state. "HANYS is working closely with the State Department of Health to ensure that hospitals and health systems continue to have ...
ALBANY -- So why is it that the State of New York can tell the city of New York what to do with its streets? The question is a natural one in light of a proposal unveiled on Friday to charge drivers who enter Midtown and Lower Manhattan, a congestion pricing plan that would raise money for mass transit.
... Senate, however, Cuomo decided to send it to the state Housing and Community Development and Financial Services departments, as well as the State of New York mortgage Agency, for further analysis, said Salvatore Prividera, director of communications for the New York state Association of realtors.
As regular public library patrons, we are writing to publicly declare our support for the Monroe County Library System and Rochester Public Library, as well as for all the Libraries in New York state. Our libraries, like so many others, are cornerstones of our communities. Libraries are for everyone; they ...
In Governor Cuomo's proposed budget, he has put aside money to conduct a study to see what effects recreational marijuana would have on New York. Cuomo says he wants to look at all the impacts the drug could have, including health. Jefferson County public health Planner Steve Jennings says it's ...
MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- Driving under the influence of alcohol is obviously illegal, but countless people get away with driving high in the State of New York because of a loophole. CBS2's Alex Denis investigated the phenomenon of the legal DUI Wednesday night. Imagine if someone lying on the ...
Governor Andrew Cuomo has struck down a new set of rules severely restricting what types of books and other goods inmates in New York state prisons can receive. Though Cuomo said he was calling for the program to be rescinded, Thomas Mailey, a spokesperson for the state prison system was more ...
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - The New York state Department of Health has approved Counsyl's noninvasive prenatal screen, Prelude, which can be run as early as 10 weeks into gestation to determine the risk of fetal chromosomal aneuploidies that can cause Down syndrome and other conditions, the ...
Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled New York's fiscal year 2019 budget on Tuesday, at last offering insight into how the state will begin to fund dire upgrades to the ailing New York City subway system. The 2019 executive budget allots $429 million towards the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's $836 ...
Local pinball enthusiasts are beyond excited to have Buffalo hosting New York state Pinball Championships for the first time. Previous tournaments have been held in NYC. On Saturday, January 20, top pinball players from across the state will be gathering in WNY to test their skills. Two local players have ...
The fundamental tenet of criminal law in the United States is that all those accused of a crime in this country are presumed innocent unless proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. That fundamental principle is not limited to American law; it was also part of Roman law, Islamic law and English common ...
ALBANY - Western New York troopers will be among the first in New York state to start using drones to enhance work including traffic safety and disaster response. The Governor's Office announced Wednesday that 18 new unmanned aircraft soon will be deployed throughout the state to assist New York ...
The Supreme Court will deliver its ruling on the issue of cell site location info later this year, possibly changing the contours of the Third Party Doctrine for the first time since its erection out of thin air more than four decades ago. Until then, a patchwork of decisions has been handed down by state courts, ...
Ice fishing available at some New York state parks. Tania Barricklo-Daily Freeman In this photo from Jan. 11, 2016, ice fisherman take to their winter sport at Kenneth Wilson State Park in Woodstock, N.Y. From the right are Walter Conklin and his son Jordan, 12, of Eddyville, and Tommy Fisher of Ulster Park ...
New York state Mentoring Program expands to East Rockaway. Posted Friday, January 5, 2018 3:06 pm. Matilda Cuomo, front, third from right, visited East Rockaway Junior-Senior high school on Dec. 13 to speak with participants in the school's new mentor program. Melissa Koenig/Herald. Cuomo, right, gave advice to ...
Trooper Michael Anson, a capital Region native, passed away from cancer stemming from his assignment at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Open calling hours will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Both services will be held at ...
"New York state spends more than $8 billion in taxpayer money each year on job-creation programs - more than the combined total of the next three largest states," Kolb wrote in an op-ed. Republican lawmakers have targeted the state's economic development strategy, saying little progress has been made ...


 

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