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Young dog attack victim pushing lawmakers to change the 'first bite' rule

June 02, 2015 | 02:46 PM
Frankie Flora wants to help other children like him. When he was just five ...more»

New York food banks seek $16M from state as need goes up

June 02, 2015 | 07:41 AM
New York state's food banks on Monday urged state leaders to approve $16 million ...more»

Dream Act, wage increase languish as NY session winds down

June 02, 2015 | 07:40 AM
As New York state lawmakers enter the final weeks of their session, prospects ...more»

Gov. Paterson to speak at Rockefeller event on executive authority in the budget process

June 02, 2015 | 07:36 AM
In recent months, there has been a familiar showdown in Albany over what constitutes ...more»

Legislators take notice of controversial DMV practice

June 01, 2015 | 12:47 PM
Local officials are joining with state lawmakers to address what they call ...more»

Bill protects backyard privacy

June 01, 2015 | 12:44 PM
A bill passed by the Senate and currently in the Assembly. Judiciary Committee ...more»

NY voters split on education tax credit

June 01, 2015 | 12:38 PM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed education tax credit is opposed by a plurality ...more»

Senate bill helps libraries help adult learners

June 01, 2015 | 12:37 PM
The Senate passed a bill on May 20 that would expand literacy programs and ...more»

Comptroller says nonprofit contracts often approved late

June 01, 2015 | 12:36 PM
New York’s comptroller says state agencies were generally late in approving ...more»

Rifle & Pistol Association is recruiting legislative candidates for Nov. 2016

June 01, 2015 | 12:33 PM
The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is looking for a few good citizens ...more»

Top judge calls for fixed prison terms

June 01, 2015 | 12:32 PM
New York’s chief judge is calling for state judges to be allowed to set ...more»

Flanagan: Extend NYC mayor’s control of schools by one year

June 01, 2015 | 12:32 PM
The Republican leader of the New York state Senate is proposing a one-year ...more»

Lawmakers reviewing mental health services for children

June 01, 2015 | 12:31 PM
Legislators in New York are taking a look at the state of mental health care ...more»

Bill toughens penalties for obstructing EMS workers

June 01, 2015 | 12:31 PM
The Senate passed a bill that would protect first responders who are in the ...more»

Senate passes bill aimed at protecting retired cops

June 01, 2015 | 12:30 PM
The Senate passed a bill (S.1827), sponsored by Sen. Martin Golden, R-Brooklyn, ...more»

Police union: Understaffing could lead to problems at state parks this summer

June 01, 2015 | 12:30 PM
The union representing state Parks Police is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ...more»

Congressional delegation urge state lawmakers to raise the age

June 01, 2015 | 12:29 PM
In hopes of reducing the number of minors in adult prisons, 15 members of New ...more»

Time to end the ‘parade of prosecutions’

June 01, 2015 | 12:28 PM
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman plans to send a bill to the Legislature ...more»

Legislature welcomes Italian Consul General

June 01, 2015 | 12:25 PM
Sen. David Carlucci, president of the Conference of Italian-American state ...more»

Skelos, son plead not guilty in corruption case

June 01, 2015 | 12:14 PM
The former leader of the New York Senate and his son have pleaded not guilty ...more»

Long Island prosecutor probes legislators' travel records

June 01, 2015 | 08:59 AM
A Long Island prosecutor said Friday her office is examining the travel records ...more»

Pataki in the race for president

May 29, 2015 | 09:16 AM
George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success ...more»

Cuomo tours state prison as he pushes sentencing reform

May 29, 2015 | 09:10 AM
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited a state prison in the Hudson Valley on Thursday, ...more»
Judge rules for Port Authority in whistleblower case
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is not governed by state whistleblower protection laws, a New Jersey judge has ruled in the case of a former employee who claimed he was retaliated against after reporting misconduct...
NY Lottery
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- These New York lotteries were drawn Tuesday:...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Win 4 Midday' game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the New York Lottery's "Win 4 Midday" game were:...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Midday' game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the New York Lottery's "Numbers Midday" game were:...
Black and Jewish WWI heroes finally receive Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor Tuesday to two World War I Army soldiers who may have been denied the top military honor in the past due to discrimination...
Amtrak CEO vows to put safety technology into operation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation, while Democrats and Republicans exchanged barbs over whether Congress or the Obama administration is most to blame for railroads not installing the technology...
American Pharoah owner paved path of bold bets
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ahmed Zayat boldly spends big bucks buying and betting on horses, and brags about how successful he's been at everything he's set out to accomplish...
Cuomo, NY Democratic Party push to renew tax cap
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for lawmakers to extend a cap on local property taxes for another five years...
NTSB still determining if engineer used phone before crash
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal investigators say they still don't know if the engineer involved in a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia was on his cellphone before the speeding train derailed...
NYC votes to consider landmarking Stonewall Inn
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted to consider designating the Stonewall Inn a New York City landmark...
NYC Mayor de Blasio to return to The Daily Show
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is returning to The Daily Show...
Police: Man wanted for attempted homicide sets self on fire
HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say a Pennsylvania man wanted for attempted homicide has set himself on fire after being pulled over by police on a New York highway and is hospitalized...
Dora the Explorer has 2nd job title: NYC family ambassador
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dora's not just an explorer. The plucky cartoon heroine is also reprising her role as New York City's family ambassador...
Suspect in California slaying is caught in western New York
RIPLEY, N.Y. (AP) -- State police say a 51-year-old man wanted in connection with a slaying in Southern California has been taken into custody in western New York...
Les Paul anniversary celebration to kick off in Times Square
NEW YORK (AP) -- A yearlong celebration marking guitarist Les Paul's 100th birthday kicks off in Times Square next week...
Dog named Lulu comforts mourners at New York funeral home
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A therapy dog named Lulu is bringing comfort to mourners at a New York funeral home...
Copper thefts from the rails rise with price of the metal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Longtime New York City subway cops have seen copper thefts before, but last week's heist on a stretch of open-air tracks was particularly brazen: 500 feet of inch-thick cable stripped from the rails in the middle of the night...
Man sentenced for shooting ex-convict just out of NY prison
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) -- Two New York City men are facing decades behind bars for the ambush shooting of a man about 15 minutes after his release from an upstate prison...
$1.2M settlement reached in illegal NYC apartment conversion
NEW YORK (AP) -- The state has reached a $1.2 million settlement with developers who illegally converted rent-stabilized apartments into luxury condos at a New York City building...
Canadian woman drowns while hiking in New York's Adirondacks
KEENE, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say they've recovered the body of a Canadian woman who drowned after falling into a rain-swollen stream while hiking in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks...

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