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DEC Commissioner Martens resigns

July 02, 2015 | 08:25 AM
A day after enacting a promised ban on fracking, New York Department of Environmental ...more»

New warden, increased security after New York prison escape

July 02, 2015 | 08:24 AM
A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate ...more»

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»
Some Hamptons villages seek limits on new construction
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Mansions are as synonymous with the Hamptons as cocktail parties, manicured lawns and white sandy beaches...
NY Lottery
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- These New York lotteries were drawn Sunday:...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Midday' game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the New York Lottery's "Numbers Midday" game were:...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Win 4 Midday' game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the New York Lottery's "Win 4 Midday" game were:...
To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy...
Wild Walk gives NY museum visitors treetop view of forest
TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. (AP) -- While most boardwalks skirt beaches or traverse bogs and marshlands, a new wooden walkway in the Adirondacks takes nature lovers on a tour of the treetops to let them experience the forest from the perspective of the birds and beasts that live there...
Boy, 15, arrested in shooting at July 4 barbecue in Brooklyn
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a 15-year-old boy bicycled up to a Fourth of July barbecue in a New York City park and fired at the gathering, shooting a 63-year-old man...
81-year-old woman found dead in LI house fire
DEER PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman has died in an early morning fire at a Long Island home...
For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell
ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) -- The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday...
Traders recall the 'rush' and 'roar' as famed pits close
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, `Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him...
Inmate shot after escape moved from hospital to prison
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The prison inmate who was shot after a three-week escape attempt has been moved from the hospital to another maximum-security prison...
NY health officials warn of mosquito risk
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Public health officials in New York state are reminding residents of the dangers posed by mosquitoes after West Nile Virus was found in two counties...
Advance New York State Fair tickets to go on sale
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Advance tickets for the New York State Fair go on sale July 13...
Clinton reaches out (and out and out!) for 2016 policy ideas
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts...
NY lawmakers vote for 10-year smoke detectors
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York lawmakers have passed a bill that would require new smoke detectors contain 10-year non-removable batteries...
NY Assembly requiring proof for Albany travel expenses
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The leader of New York's Assembly has further revised the travel reimbursement policy for his chamber's 150 members with new restrictions when the Legislature isn't in session...
America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades
Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:...
Matt Harvey struggles for Mets in 4-3 loss to Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Harvey was bowed by the Los Angeles Dodgers and then bloodied...
Spectators brave tight security for NYC fireworks show
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of people braved tight security along New York City's East River to watch the annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display...

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