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Ex-NY Sen. Smith gets 7 years in prison for mayor race plot

July 01, 2015 | 12:58 PM
Former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith was sentenced Wednesday to seven ...more»

Firefighters say: Leave the fireworks to the professionals

July 01, 2015 | 09:23 AM
While this is the first Independence Day since certain fireworks were legalized ...more»

$7.3B to be shared among health care networks to overhaul

July 01, 2015 | 08:07 AM
Some $7.3 billion will be divided among 25 networks of health care providers ...more»

At last, de Blasio takes off gloves and hits back at Cuomo

July 01, 2015 | 08:04 AM
Mayor Bill de Blasio, who 18 months ago in his inaugural address pledged to ...more»

Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

July 01, 2015 | 08:03 AM
The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed ...more»

Fast Food Wage Board needs to deliberate on proposed increase

June 29, 2015 | 03:13 PM
The state’s Fast Food Wage Board was unable to come to a unanimous decision ...more»

It's official: DEC bans fracking in 44-page 'findings statement'

June 29, 2015 | 02:58 PM
The state Department of Environmental Conservation seven-year review on hydraulic ...more»

Second Dannemora convict captured; lawmakers thank police, look to prevent future incidents

June 29, 2015 | 12:44 PM
Following the death of escaped inmate Richard Matt and the capture of David ...more»

Tedisco calls for 3-month legislative session to stop taxpayer-funded ‘pontification, thumb-twiddling’

June 29, 2015 | 12:02 PM
Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Glenville, is calling for a dramatic rethinking ...more»

Status Quo

June 29, 2015 | 12:00 PM
A laundry list of changes in the state Legislature this session has made for ...more»

Good-govt. groups: lawmakers have unfinished business

June 29, 2015 | 11:59 AM
New York’s leading watchdog groups are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and ...more»

Education tax credit fails in final days of session

June 29, 2015 | 11:55 AM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the death of the Parental Choice in Education Act, ...more»

‘The nightmare is finally over’

June 29, 2015 | 11:55 AM
Some of the same state troopers who spent three weeks hunting down two escaped ...more»

NYU study projects single-contract savings

June 29, 2015 | 11:53 AM
A new report from New York University projects major savings from combining ...more»

Legislature passes IDA reform bill

June 29, 2015 | 11:53 AM
The passage of a series of Industrial Development Agency reforms under a recent ...more»

Bill would establish forcible touching crime on public transit systems

June 29, 2015 | 11:52 AM
A bill (A.4969-b/S.3203-a) relating to the crime of forcible touching was passed ...more»

AG to serve as special prosecutor in cases where police kill civilians

June 29, 2015 | 11:52 AM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will appoint Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as a statewide ...more»

Bill would give inmates’ families access to prison medical records

June 29, 2015 | 11:51 AM
A bill that would disclose an inmate’s medical information to family ...more»

‘Raise the Age’ effort fails; youth can still be prosecuted and tried as adults

June 29, 2015 | 11:50 AM
To the dismay of the Raise the Age NY Campaign and its supporters, lawmakers ...more»

Bill would consider a veteran’s disabilities when prosecuting certain crimes

June 29, 2015 | 11:50 AM
In 2009, Robert "Bar" Porter found himself in Saratoga County watching on as ...more»

AG settles with liquid nicotine manufacturers over safety issues

June 29, 2015 | 11:49 AM
New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced June 22 that four ...more»

Legislature passes requirement for student meningitis vaccine

June 29, 2015 | 11:48 AM
A bill (S.4324-a/A.791-c) that requires young people to be vaccinated against ...more»

Bill requires caregivers to report abuse directly to 911

June 29, 2015 | 11:47 AM
A bill introduced late in the session would have required that employees of ...more»
Sabres draftee Eichel arrives in Buffalo, could sign deal
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Sabres draftee Jack Eichel has arrived in Buffalo, where he's likely to sign a professional contract and skip his final three years of college eligibility...
Macy's dumps Trump, Flo Rida pulls out of Miss USA pageant
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rapper Flo Rida has pulled out of his guest appearance at the "Miss USA" pageant later this month and Macy's has dumped Donald Trump, part of the continued fallout over the GOP hopeful's remarks about Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign announcement...
Sale of IBM microchip plants in Vermont, New York completed
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- GlobalFoundries announced Wednesday it had completed its purchase of IBM's microchip plants in Vermont and New York, giving a new lease on life to a big employer in Vermont and New York's Duchess County...
Amtrak, families want lawsuits from fatal crash consolidated
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Amtrak has joined a bid to have the lawsuits filed over a deadly crash in Philadelphia consolidated before the same federal judge...
Wall paintings by Thomas Cole found during work at his home
CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) -- Restoration work at the home of a 19th century Hudson River School artist has uncovered hints of previously unknown wall paintings done by Thomas Cole...
NY Lottery
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- These New York lotteries were drawn Wednesday:...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Win 4 Midday' game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Wednesday 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 Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the New York Lottery's "Numbers Midday" game were:...
NY financial planner gets prison term for scamming charities
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A suburban New York financial planner will spend up to 10 years in prison for embezzling $1...
High water from heavy rain shut down part of NY canal system
BREWERTON, N.Y. (AP) -- The Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals and a 67-mile stretch of the Erie Canal are closed to vessel traffic because of high water levels and strong currents from heavy rainfall...
NYC enacts ban on plastic foam containers
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's ban on plastic foam is now in effect...
Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage...
Public Advocate: NYC funds should divest from Wal-Mart
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Public Advocate Letitia James is calling for the city's pensions funds to divest from Wal-Mart...
Search on for man who fell into manhole during street flood
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say they're searching for a man presumed to have drowned after falling into a manhole while assisting a motorist stranded on a rain-flooded street in Syracuse...
NY environmental commissioner Martens resigns
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A day after enacting a promised ban on fracking, New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens has announced that he'll step down during July...
Ex-NY Sen. Smith gets 7 years in prison for mayor race plot
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Former Democratic state Sen...
2 convicted murderers practiced night before prison breakout
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) -- One of two convicted murderers who broke out of a maximum-security prison in June told police that they conducted a practice run the night before their daring escape, a district attorney said...
Emails show top officials aware of Clinton's private address
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department late Tuesday night...
Police: Motorhome driver killed in crash at NY racetrack
NEW LEBANON, N.Y. (AP) -- State police say the driver of a motorhome has been killed in a crash during an upstate New York racetrack's annual "Eve of Destruction" event...
Historic Manhattan church goes green
NEW YORK (AP) -- A historic Manhattan church is saving money while going green...

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