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  • Sheriff: Search underway for man who pulled gun on officer

    Sheriff: Search underway for man who pulled gun on officer

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:13 AM EDT2018-07-20 07:13:54 GMT

    Authorities say they're searching for a convicted drug dealer a day after a police officer fired a shot at him during a traffic stop in western New York.    

    Authorities say they're searching for a convicted drug dealer a day after a police officer fired a shot at him during a traffic stop in western New York.    

  • Searching for Suspects in Grocery Store Larceny

    Searching for Suspects in Grocery Store Larceny

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:35 AM EDT2018-07-20 06:35:56 GMT

    State Police are asking for the public's help identifying three suspects they say stole nearly $1,000 worth of groceries from an Aldi store.

    State Police are asking for the public's help identifying three suspects they say stole nearly $1,000 worth of groceries from an Aldi store.

  • Auditor sees state tax windfall if marijuana is legalized

    Auditor sees state tax windfall if marijuana is legalized

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-07-20 03:42:58 GMT

    Pennsylvania's elected fiscal watchdog says legalizing and taxing the sale and use of marijuana at 35 percent could add more than a half-billion dollars to state coffers.

    Pennsylvania's elected fiscal watchdog says legalizing and taxing the sale and use of marijuana at 35 percent could add more than a half-billion dollars to state coffers.

  • State to invest $20M on new Binghamton water treatment plant

    State to invest $20M on new Binghamton water treatment plant

    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:27 AM EDT2018-07-19 06:27:20 GMT

    New York state will invest $20 million in a major overhaul of the sewage treatment plant in Binghamton.   

    New York state will invest $20 million in a major overhaul of the sewage treatment plant in Binghamton.   

  • Pa. Supreme Court Upholds Philadelphia Soda Tax

    Pa. Supreme Court Upholds Philadelphia Soda Tax

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-07-18 20:08:16 GMT

       HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry.    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the 1.5-cent-per-ounce levy is aimed at distributors and dealer-level transactions and does not illegally duplicate another existing tax.    Both dissenting justices say the tax does duplicate taxes already in place on retail sales of so...

       HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry.    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the 1.5-cent-per-ounce levy is aimed at distributors and dealer-level transactions and does not illegally duplicate another existing tax.    Both dissenting justices say the tax does duplicate taxes already in place on retail sales of so...

  • New, Dangerous Tick Found in Westchester County

    New, Dangerous Tick Found in Westchester County

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-07-18 15:52:48 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Health Department has warned about a new type of tick that was found in Westchester County. The Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, or longhorned tick, was found in multiple parts of the county recently, according to the health department. Officials are now warning residents to take caution when they are outside, particularly in or around wooded areas. "While the longhorned tick has transmitted disease to humans in other parts of the ...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Health Department has warned about a new type of tick that was found in Westchester County. The Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, or longhorned tick, was found in multiple parts of the county recently, according to the health department. Officials are now warning residents to take caution when they are outside, particularly in or around wooded areas. "While the longhorned tick has transmitted disease to humans in other parts of the ...
  • Pilot still hospitalized from NY plane crash; 2 teens hurt

    Pilot still hospitalized from NY plane crash; 2 teens hurt

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 13:47:53 GMT

    GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) - A pilot remains hospitalized with serious injuries suffered when his small airplane crashed at an upstate New York airport, leaving two teenage passengers with minor injuries.    The Livingston County Sheriff's Office has released the unofficial cause of a small plane crash at the Geneseo Airport on Friday. Officials say 65-year-old Timothy Sheffer flew his single-engine Cessna 172 off a runway at the airport, but had problems ascending.

    GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) - A pilot remains hospitalized with serious injuries suffered when his small airplane crashed at an upstate New York airport, leaving two teenage passengers with minor injuries.    The Livingston County Sheriff's Office has released the unofficial cause of a small plane crash at the Geneseo Airport on Friday. Officials say 65-year-old Timothy Sheffer flew his single-engine Cessna 172 off a runway at the airport, but had problems ascending.

  • Suspects Accused of Stealing from Two Car Washes

    Suspects Accused of Stealing from Two Car Washes

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:26 AM EDT2018-07-18 08:26:59 GMT

    State Police in New York need your help. They're searching for three suspects they say stole money from the pay machines at two Southern Tier car washes.

    State Police in New York need your help. They're searching for three suspects they say stole money from the pay machines at two Southern Tier car washes.

  • 9 casinos apply for online gambling licenses in Pennsylvania

    9 casinos apply for online gambling licenses in Pennsylvania

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:51 AM EDT2018-07-18 06:51:07 GMT

    Nine casino owners in Pennsylvania are seeking licenses to operate casino-style gambling online.    

    Nine casino owners in Pennsylvania are seeking licenses to operate casino-style gambling online.    

  • State aims to boost security for election cyber security

    State aims to boost security for election cyber security

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:48 AM EDT2018-07-18 06:48:53 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is taking steps to ensure its elections infrastructure is protected from cyberattacks by foreign hackers.    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that an initiative with the state Board of Elections will help county elections boards strengthen their cyber security measures. The Democrat says the state will soon solicit contracts for services that conduct cyber-security risk assessments and provide enhanced intrusion detection devices and man...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is taking steps to ensure its elections infrastructure is protected from cyberattacks by foreign hackers.    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that an initiative with the state Board of Elections will help county elections boards strengthen their cyber security measures. The Democrat says the state will soon solicit contracts for services that conduct cyber-security risk assessments and provide enhanced intrusion detection devices and man...
  • Revenue at Pennsylvania's casinos creep to record high

    Revenue at Pennsylvania's casinos creep to record high

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 06:47:12 GMT

    Revenue at Pennsylvania's commercial casinos crept to a record high above $3.2 billion in the just-completed fiscal year.  

    Revenue at Pennsylvania's commercial casinos crept to a record high above $3.2 billion in the just-completed fiscal year.  

  • Ex-New York senator and son convicted of bribery, extortion

    Ex-New York senator and son convicted of bribery, extortion

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:44 AM EDT2018-07-18 06:44:55 GMT

    A former New York state Senate leader and his son have been convicted of bribery and extortion charges at their federal corruption trial.  

    A former New York state Senate leader and his son have been convicted of bribery and extortion charges at their federal corruption trial.  

  • Health officials warn of new species of tick found in state

    Health officials warn of new species of tick found in state

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:42 AM EDT2018-07-18 06:42:42 GMT

    Public health and agriculture officials are warning New York residents, farms and visitors to take precautions outdoors as a new tick species has been found in the state.   

    Public health and agriculture officials are warning New York residents, farms and visitors to take precautions outdoors as a new tick species has been found in the state.   

  • New York, Three Other States, Sue Over Federal Tax Deduction Cap Law

    New York, Three Other States, Sue Over Federal Tax Deduction Cap Law

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:10 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:10:31 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York and three other states have announced they are suing the federal government in an attempt to overturn the new $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions, which was included in the Republican tax reform plan last year, saying that it is unconstitutional. Governor Andrew Cuomo and state Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced the lawsuit Tuesday morning. They filed it in Manhattan federal court on behalf of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut ...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York and three other states have announced they are suing the federal government in an attempt to overturn the new $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions, which was included in the Republican tax reform plan last year, saying that it is unconstitutional. Governor Andrew Cuomo and state Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced the lawsuit Tuesday morning. They filed it in Manhattan federal court on behalf of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut ...
  • Verizon to Expand High-Speed Internet Services in Upstate NY

    Verizon to Expand High-Speed Internet Services in Upstate NY

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-07-17 14:21:51 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Last week, Verizon reached a deal with New York State regulators to expand its high-speed internet services to upstate, as well as repairing its existing telephone infrastructure. The agreement was announced Thursday with the state Public Service Commission. Verizon is now expected to make its high-speed broadband internet available to 47,000 more households across the state starting this year. “The joint proposal builds upon and expands important c...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Last week, Verizon reached a deal with New York State regulators to expand its high-speed internet services to upstate, as well as repairing its existing telephone infrastructure. The agreement was announced Thursday with the state Public Service Commission. Verizon is now expected to make its high-speed broadband internet available to 47,000 more households across the state starting this year. “The joint proposal builds upon and expands important c...
  • Jurors at trial of ex-New York senator still deliberating

    Jurors at trial of ex-New York senator still deliberating

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:50 AM EDT2018-07-17 11:50:06 GMT

    Jurors in the corruption trial of former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos are entering the third day of deliberations.

    Jurors in the corruption trial of former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos are entering the third day of deliberations.

  • New York opens new facility for swift water rescue training

    New York opens new facility for swift water rescue training

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:25 AM EDT2018-07-17 11:25:27 GMT

    The state has opened a facility in central New York where first responders can receive training in rescuing people from dangerous flooding situations.

    The state has opened a facility in central New York where first responders can receive training in rescuing people from dangerous flooding situations.

  • Sen. Schumer Calls for Federal Probe into Increase in Toddler Drowning Deaths

    Sen. Schumer Calls for Federal Probe into Increase in Toddler Drowning Deaths

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:18:25 GMT
    New York, N.Y. (WENY) – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling upon the federal government to open a probe into the increased amount of toddler drownings across the nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016, 463 children ages four or younger drowned, up from 420 in 2015. In addition to a rise in deaths, there was a large gender disparity of the victims. Of the deaths that occurred in 2016, 66.1 percent were boys, according to the da...
    New York, N.Y. (WENY) – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling upon the federal government to open a probe into the increased amount of toddler drownings across the nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016, 463 children ages four or younger drowned, up from 420 in 2015. In addition to a rise in deaths, there was a large gender disparity of the victims. Of the deaths that occurred in 2016, 66.1 percent were boys, according to the da...
  • NY sends 3rd set of volunteers to aid Puerto Rico rebuilding

    NY sends 3rd set of volunteers to aid Puerto Rico rebuilding

    Monday, July 16 2018 4:02 AM EDT2018-07-16 08:02:28 GMT

    A third set of 100 New York college students and construction workers is headed to Puerto Rico to help rebuilding after Hurricane Maria's heavy blow to the island last year.

    A third set of 100 New York college students and construction workers is headed to Puerto Rico to help rebuilding after Hurricane Maria's heavy blow to the island last year.

  • Police launch seat belt enforcement push in NY state parks

    Police launch seat belt enforcement push in NY state parks

    Monday, July 16 2018 4:01 AM EDT2018-07-16 08:01:03 GMT

    Police patrolling New York state parks want to make sure people buckle up.

    Police patrolling New York state parks want to make sure people buckle up.

  • NY man freed after 1994 conviction in fatal shooting tossed

    NY man freed after 1994 conviction in fatal shooting tossed

    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-07-15 14:10:48 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - A New York man who spent 24 years in prison has been freed after a judge overturned his conviction.    The New York Post reports that 41-year-old Shawn Williams walked free on Friday after prosecutors in Brooklyn joined a defense motion asking the judge set aside Williams' conviction. 

    NEW YORK (AP) - A New York man who spent 24 years in prison has been freed after a judge overturned his conviction.    The New York Post reports that 41-year-old Shawn Williams walked free on Friday after prosecutors in Brooklyn joined a defense motion asking the judge set aside Williams' conviction. 

  • Cuomo: Keep allowing food stamp program use at farm markets

    Cuomo: Keep allowing food stamp program use at farm markets

    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-07-15 14:01:27 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has written to federal officials urging them to renew a policy allowing food stamp recipients to use their benefits at local farmers' markets.   

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has written to federal officials urging them to renew a policy allowing food stamp recipients to use their benefits at local farmers' markets.   

  • New sculpture in Niagara Falls pays tribute to waterfalls

    New sculpture in Niagara Falls pays tribute to waterfalls

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:00 AM EDT2018-07-14 14:00:14 GMT
    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A new sculpture evoking Niagara Falls has been installed in the falls' namesake city.    The work by Buffalo artist Jesse Walp was unveiled Friday in downtown Niagara Falls, New York. The towering art installation is 14 feet (4 meters) wide and 26 feet (8 meters) tall and meant to mimic the splashing of water at the base of the falls. Blue spheres representing water droplets sparkle above a metal arch.    The piece was funded with $60,000...
    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A new sculpture evoking Niagara Falls has been installed in the falls' namesake city.    The work by Buffalo artist Jesse Walp was unveiled Friday in downtown Niagara Falls, New York. The towering art installation is 14 feet (4 meters) wide and 26 feet (8 meters) tall and meant to mimic the splashing of water at the base of the falls. Blue spheres representing water droplets sparkle above a metal arch.    The piece was funded with $60,000...
  • 2-year sentence for woman who faked cancer to raise $51,000

    2-year sentence for woman who faked cancer to raise $51,000

    Saturday, July 14 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-07-14 13:52:13 GMT
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who collected $51,000 in donations by claiming she was dying of cancer has been sentenced in New York to two years in federal prison.    The Journal News reports that Vedoutie Hoobraj apologized to the community and to actual cancer patients Friday at her sentencing for wire fraud in federal court in White Plains. She told her two sons that words "can't describe the pain and hurt I have caused you." Hoobraj lived in Ardsley, New Yo...
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who collected $51,000 in donations by claiming she was dying of cancer has been sentenced in New York to two years in federal prison.    The Journal News reports that Vedoutie Hoobraj apologized to the community and to actual cancer patients Friday at her sentencing for wire fraud in federal court in White Plains. She told her two sons that words "can't describe the pain and hurt I have caused you." Hoobraj lived in Ardsley, New Yo...
  • Report from NY health officials calls for pot legalization

    Report from NY health officials calls for pot legalization

    Saturday, July 14 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-07-14 04:20:13 GMT

    A report from New York state health officials is recommending the legalization of marijuana.    

    A report from New York state health officials is recommending the legalization of marijuana.    

  • NYSP Fundraiser For K9 Foundation

    NYSP Fundraiser For K9 Foundation

    Friday, July 13 2018 9:17 AM EDT2018-07-13 13:17:25 GMT

    A local fundraiser supporting the New York State Police K9 Foundation needs your help.

    A local fundraiser supporting the New York State Police K9 Foundation needs your help.

  • Nixon nets 65K signatures for place on primary ballot

    Nixon nets 65K signatures for place on primary ballot

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:58 AM EDT2018-07-13 11:58:58 GMT

    Cynthia Nixon has collected more than 65,000 signatures on a petition to secure her place on the primary ballot in her effort to oust two-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  

    Cynthia Nixon has collected more than 65,000 signatures on a petition to secure her place on the primary ballot in her effort to oust two-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  

  • Jury convicts key players in Buffalo Billion corruption case

    Jury convicts key players in Buffalo Billion corruption case

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:55 AM EDT2018-07-13 11:55:04 GMT

    A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program.   

    A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program.   

  • Pennsylvania state system tuition to rise amid budget gap

    Pennsylvania state system tuition to rise amid budget gap

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:51 AM EDT2018-07-13 11:51:35 GMT

    Tuition for in-state students at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities will rise by 3 percent.    

    Tuition for in-state students at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities will rise by 3 percent.    

  • NY to allow medical marijuana as alternative to opioids

    NY to allow medical marijuana as alternative to opioids

    Friday, July 13 2018 7:48 AM EDT2018-07-13 11:48:15 GMT

    New York state will soon allow anyone prescribed an opioid to request medical marijuana instead.

    New York state will soon allow anyone prescribed an opioid to request medical marijuana instead.

  • Christmas in July Civic Dinner

    Christmas in July Civic Dinner

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:31 AM EDT2018-07-12 11:31:32 GMT

    The Salvation Army of Corning is getting in the holiday spirit.  

    The Salvation Army of Corning is getting in the holiday spirit.  

  • Wolf promotes job skills development funded by state budget

    Wolf promotes job skills development funded by state budget

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-07-12 11:26:43 GMT

    Pennsylvania's governor is taking steps to implement a $30 million workforce development initiative to expand high-demand computer and industrial skills training, an effort funded under the recently passed state budget.   

    Pennsylvania's governor is taking steps to implement a $30 million workforce development initiative to expand high-demand computer and industrial skills training, an effort funded under the recently passed state budget.   

  • Sen. Schumer Praises Passage of Firefighter Cancer Registry Bill

    Sen. Schumer Praises Passage of Firefighter Cancer Registry Bill

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:43:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) – Congress has passed a bill creating a national firefighter cancer registry. 

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) – Congress has passed a bill creating a national firefighter cancer registry. 

  • Bills RB McCoy accused of orchestrating assault of woman

    Bills RB McCoy accused of orchestrating assault of woman

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 10:00 AM EDT2018-07-11 14:00:35 GMT

    The lawyer for the ex-girlfriend of NFL star LeSean McCoy says the Buffalo Bills running back orchestrated an attack that left her bloody amid attempts to get her to leave his suburban Atlanta mansion.

    The lawyer for the ex-girlfriend of NFL star LeSean McCoy says the Buffalo Bills running back orchestrated an attack that left her bloody amid attempts to get her to leave his suburban Atlanta mansion.

  • 2 people killed, 3rd person wounded in late-night shooting

    2 people killed, 3rd person wounded in late-night shooting

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 9:10 AM EDT2018-07-11 13:10:17 GMT

    Authorities say they're looking for a man suspected of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third in an upstate New York village.

    Authorities say they're looking for a man suspected of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third in an upstate New York village.

  • Planned Parenthood political group endorses Cuomo, Hochul

    Planned Parenthood political group endorses Cuomo, Hochul

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:18 AM EDT2018-07-11 06:18:01 GMT

    Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts has endorsed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul for re-election, saying they're championing and protecting New Yorkers' rights.

    Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts has endorsed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul for re-election, saying they're championing and protecting New Yorkers' rights.

  • Cold brew: new state law allows sale of beer ice cream

    Cold brew: new state law allows sale of beer ice cream

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-07-11 06:14:11 GMT

    Move over wine slushies - New Yorkers will soon be allowed to purchase beer ice cream.

    Move over wine slushies - New Yorkers will soon be allowed to purchase beer ice cream.

  • Cuomo calls for special session on abortion rights

    Cuomo calls for special session on abortion rights

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 2:44 AM EDT2018-07-10 06:44:27 GMT

    Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has urged Republican state lawmakers to reconsider their opposition to legislation codifying abortion rights in New York state law.  

    Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has urged Republican state lawmakers to reconsider their opposition to legislation codifying abortion rights in New York state law.  

  • Bridge Repair Work in Schuyler County

    Bridge Repair Work in Schuyler County

    Monday, July 9 2018 8:19 AM EDT2018-07-09 12:19:13 GMT

    New York State Department of Transportation crews have started bridge repair work on State Route 13.

    New York State Department of Transportation crews have started bridge repair work on State Route 13.

  • Meetings planned to discuss cancer in 4 New York areas

    Meetings planned to discuss cancer in 4 New York areas

    Monday, July 9 2018 7:47 AM EDT2018-07-09 11:47:00 GMT

    The state Health Department is holding public meetings to discuss the launch of cancer studies in four communities across New York state.

    The state Health Department is holding public meetings to discuss the launch of cancer studies in four communities across New York state.

  • New York motor vehicles agency touts Real and Enhanced ID

    New York motor vehicles agency touts Real and Enhanced ID

    Monday, July 9 2018 7:44 AM EDT2018-07-09 11:44:52 GMT

    New York's Department of Motor Vehicles is urging people to get a Real ID when they renew their driver's license to avoid having to make another trip to the DMV.    

    New York's Department of Motor Vehicles is urging people to get a Real ID when they renew their driver's license to avoid having to make another trip to the DMV.    

  • New York maple producers have a record year in 2018

    New York maple producers have a record year in 2018

    Monday, July 9 2018 7:41 AM EDT2018-07-09 11:41:48 GMT

    It's a sweet year for New York's maple industry as producers hit a 74-year record in 2018 with production of 806,000 gallons of syrup. 

    It's a sweet year for New York's maple industry as producers hit a 74-year record in 2018 with production of 806,000 gallons of syrup. 

  • After New York's electoral upset, eyes turn to Massachusetts

    After New York's electoral upset, eyes turn to Massachusetts

    Sunday, July 8 2018 9:47 AM EDT2018-07-08 13:47:16 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) - After congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned the nation with her primary win over 10-term incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley of New York, many political eyes have turned to Massachusetts.    In the state's 7th Congressional District, a 44-year-old black Boston city councilor is mounting a primary challenge to longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano. Ayanna Pressley counts Ocasio-Cortez as a friend and said her win challenges conventional wis...
    BOSTON (AP) - After congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned the nation with her primary win over 10-term incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley of New York, many political eyes have turned to Massachusetts.    In the state's 7th Congressional District, a 44-year-old black Boston city councilor is mounting a primary challenge to longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano. Ayanna Pressley counts Ocasio-Cortez as a friend and said her win challenges conventional wis...
  • Authorities investigate fire that killed 95-year-old woman in NY

    Authorities investigate fire that killed 95-year-old woman in NY

    Sunday, July 8 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-07-08 13:14:59 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Officials say a 95-year-old woman has died in a fire in her Brooklyn home.    A Fire Department spokesman says firefighters responded to the house fire in the Canarsie neighborhood at 3 p.m. Saturday. Once the flames were out, firefighters found 95-year-old Anna Barthelemy in the basement. She was pronounced dead at the scene.    The victim's daughter, Esther Benoit, tells TV station tells WCBS that she tried to get her mother out of the house but t...
    NEW YORK (AP) - Officials say a 95-year-old woman has died in a fire in her Brooklyn home.    A Fire Department spokesman says firefighters responded to the house fire in the Canarsie neighborhood at 3 p.m. Saturday. Once the flames were out, firefighters found 95-year-old Anna Barthelemy in the basement. She was pronounced dead at the scene.    The victim's daughter, Esther Benoit, tells TV station tells WCBS that she tried to get her mother out of the house but t...
  • Texts sought from woman charged in PA slaying case

    Texts sought from woman charged in PA slaying case

    Sunday, July 8 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-07-08 13:11:29 GMT
    NEWTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Prosecutors are seeking text messages on the second cellphone belonging to a woman charged in the shooting death of a pharmaceutical manager in suburban Philadelphia.    The (Doylestown) Intelligencer reports that Bucks County prosecutors want a judge to compel 34-year-old Jennifer Morrisey to open the phone. Morrisey is accused of killing 64-year-old Michael McNew in August in his Upper Makefield Township home and staging the scene to look like a botched...
    NEWTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Prosecutors are seeking text messages on the second cellphone belonging to a woman charged in the shooting death of a pharmaceutical manager in suburban Philadelphia.    The (Doylestown) Intelligencer reports that Bucks County prosecutors want a judge to compel 34-year-old Jennifer Morrisey to open the phone. Morrisey is accused of killing 64-year-old Michael McNew in August in his Upper Makefield Township home and staging the scene to look like a botched...
  • PA Officer who used stun gun on sitting man won't be suspended

    PA Officer who used stun gun on sitting man won't be suspended

    Sunday, July 8 2018 8:59 AM EDT2018-07-08 12:59:19 GMT
    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania mayor says a police officer seen on video using a stun gun on a man as he was sitting on a curb will not be suspended or fired.    Lancaster Mayor Diane Sorace has said Friday that the officer has not violated current use of force policies, but those policies are being updated. Sorace says the new policy allows stun gun use only when an officer is "faced with direct physical confrontation." She says she was sorry for "the h...
    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania mayor says a police officer seen on video using a stun gun on a man as he was sitting on a curb will not be suspended or fired.    Lancaster Mayor Diane Sorace has said Friday that the officer has not violated current use of force policies, but those policies are being updated. Sorace says the new policy allows stun gun use only when an officer is "faced with direct physical confrontation." She says she was sorry for "the h...
  • Police: Man fatally shot may have been breaking up fight

    Police: Man fatally shot may have been breaking up fight

    Sunday, July 8 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-07-08 12:49:27 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Police in Albany say a man who may have been trying to stop a group of girls from fighting was fatally shot.    Authorities say 32-year-old Elijah Cancer, of Albany, was shot three times in the torso around 3:10 a.m. Saturday. He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. A 31-year-old Albany man, who was not identified, suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. He is being treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Police ...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Police in Albany say a man who may have been trying to stop a group of girls from fighting was fatally shot.    Authorities say 32-year-old Elijah Cancer, of Albany, was shot three times in the torso around 3:10 a.m. Saturday. He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. A 31-year-old Albany man, who was not identified, suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. He is being treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Police ...
  • 13 arrested at Black Lives Matter protest in Rochester, NY

    13 arrested at Black Lives Matter protest in Rochester, NY

    Sunday, July 8 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-07-08 12:42:37 GMT
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities in Rochester say more than a dozen Black Lives Matter protesters have been arrested after they sat down in the middle of a downtown street.    The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that the protest started at 4 p.m. Saturday at a city park. By about 6 p.m. the marchers had shut down a major intersection. A group of protesters marched to another street and sat down in the roadway. The police warned the protesters to clear the road as ...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities in Rochester say more than a dozen Black Lives Matter protesters have been arrested after they sat down in the middle of a downtown street.    The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that the protest started at 4 p.m. Saturday at a city park. By about 6 p.m. the marchers had shut down a major intersection. A group of protesters marched to another street and sat down in the roadway. The police warned the protesters to clear the road as ...
  • NYPC detective released from hospital hours after being shot

    NYPC detective released from hospital hours after being shot

    Saturday, July 7 2018 10:07 AM EDT2018-07-07 14:07:53 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City police detective has been released from the hospital hours after he was shot in the leg while chasing a wanted man in Brooklyn.    Commissioner James O'Neill said Friday that suspect Kelvin Stichel wounded Detective Miguel Soto once in the upper right thigh. O'Neill says Soto and his two partners returned fire and Stichel fled. He says Stichel was found in a nearby building with a right forearm wound.    O'Neill says Stichel was want...
    NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City police detective has been released from the hospital hours after he was shot in the leg while chasing a wanted man in Brooklyn.    Commissioner James O'Neill said Friday that suspect Kelvin Stichel wounded Detective Miguel Soto once in the upper right thigh. O'Neill says Soto and his two partners returned fire and Stichel fled. He says Stichel was found in a nearby building with a right forearm wound.    O'Neill says Stichel was want...
  • Police: Man says he'd kill supporters of Trump, congressman

    Police: Man says he'd kill supporters of Trump, congressman

    Saturday, July 7 2018 9:58 AM EDT2018-07-07 13:58:08 GMT
    NESCONSET, N.Y. (AP) - Police say an angry Long Island man nearly backed over a campaign worker after saying he wanted to kill supporters of President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, both Republicans.    Martin Astrof was charged Friday with making a terroristic threat and reckless endangerment. The 75-year-old was jailed overnight pending a Saturday arraignment. Information on his lawyer wasn't immediately available. A message on his home phone wasn't immediately ret...
    NESCONSET, N.Y. (AP) - Police say an angry Long Island man nearly backed over a campaign worker after saying he wanted to kill supporters of President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, both Republicans.    Martin Astrof was charged Friday with making a terroristic threat and reckless endangerment. The 75-year-old was jailed overnight pending a Saturday arraignment. Information on his lawyer wasn't immediately available. A message on his home phone wasn't immediately ret...
  • Plane built to rescue Iran hostages goes to New York museum

    Plane built to rescue Iran hostages goes to New York museum

    Saturday, July 7 2018 9:47 AM EDT2018-07-07 13:47:39 GMT
    GLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - A rocket-boosted military transport plane built to rescue 52 American hostages in Iran is making its way piece-by-piece to an upstate New York museum.    The fuselage of the Lockheed YMC130H was hauled to the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville on Friday. It had been at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. The plane is one of three highly modified C130 transport planes intended to rescue the hostages who were held for 444 days after students sup...
    GLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - A rocket-boosted military transport plane built to rescue 52 American hostages in Iran is making its way piece-by-piece to an upstate New York museum.    The fuselage of the Lockheed YMC130H was hauled to the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville on Friday. It had been at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. The plane is one of three highly modified C130 transport planes intended to rescue the hostages who were held for 444 days after students sup...
  • Advance tickets going on sale for New York State Fair

    Advance tickets going on sale for New York State Fair

    Saturday, July 7 2018 9:44 AM EDT2018-07-07 13:44:08 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Advance tickets for the New York State Fair are going on sale, and there are new discounts for college students and Canadians.    Admission tickets purchased during advance sales are $6. That's a 40 percent discount from the $10 charge at the gate during the Fair. Admission will be just a dollar on opening day, August 22 and on Labor Day, September 3. College students with a current ID get in for a dollar any day, and Canadian citizens can get in for free...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Advance tickets for the New York State Fair are going on sale, and there are new discounts for college students and Canadians.    Admission tickets purchased during advance sales are $6. That's a 40 percent discount from the $10 charge at the gate during the Fair. Admission will be just a dollar on opening day, August 22 and on Labor Day, September 3. College students with a current ID get in for a dollar any day, and Canadian citizens can get in for free...
  • Gov. Cuomo Says SUNY and CUNY Systems Will Continue to Promote Racial Diversity

    Gov. Cuomo Says SUNY and CUNY Systems Will Continue to Promote Racial Diversity

    Friday, July 6 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-07-06 18:11:30 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Governor Cuomo says New York's SUNY and CUNY systems will continue to promote racial diversity among their students.

    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Governor Cuomo says New York's SUNY and CUNY systems will continue to promote racial diversity among their students.

  • Cuomo: New York state colleges will keep diversity policies

    Cuomo: New York state colleges will keep diversity policies

    Friday, July 6 2018 7:23 AM EDT2018-07-06 11:23:01 GMT

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is directing the state university system to continue policies that promote racial diversity among students after the Trump administration said the federal government will let schools leave race out of admission decisions.   

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is directing the state university system to continue policies that promote racial diversity among students after the Trump administration said the federal government will let schools leave race out of admission decisions.   

  • The Latest: Clergy ask to keep child sex abuse report secret

    The Latest: Clergy ask to keep child sex abuse report secret

    Friday, July 6 2018 7:20 AM EDT2018-07-06 11:20:59 GMT

    The Latest on a legal dispute over making public a report into child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses.

    The Latest on a legal dispute over making public a report into child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses.

  • New York motor vehicles agency touts Real and Enhanced ID

    New York motor vehicles agency touts Real and Enhanced ID

    Friday, July 6 2018 7:18 AM EDT2018-07-06 11:18:24 GMT

    New York's Department of Motor Vehicles is urging people to get a Real ID when they renew their driver's license to avoid having to make another trip to the DMV.   

    New York's Department of Motor Vehicles is urging people to get a Real ID when they renew their driver's license to avoid having to make another trip to the DMV.   

  • Chemung Co. Dairy Princess Takes State

    Chemung Co. Dairy Princess Takes State

    Thursday, July 5 2018 7:45 AM EDT2018-07-05 11:45:53 GMT

    Hailey Pipher, the 2018-2019 New York State Dairy Princess stopped by Good Morning Twin Tiers to tell us about Princess Program.

    Hailey Pipher, the 2018-2019 New York State Dairy Princess stopped by Good Morning Twin Tiers to tell us about Princess Program.

  • State to halt road construction projects for July 4 holiday

    State to halt road construction projects for July 4 holiday

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 7:50 AM EDT2018-07-04 11:50:02 GMT

    New York state will temporarily halt work on highway construction projects to ease traffic associated with the July 4 holiday.   

    New York state will temporarily halt work on highway construction projects to ease traffic associated with the July 4 holiday.   

  • New York has $525K available for tree-planting projects

    New York has $525K available for tree-planting projects

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 7:47 AM EDT2018-07-04 11:47:56 GMT

    New York state has $525,000 in grants available for tree-planting projects. 

    New York state has $525,000 in grants available for tree-planting projects. 

  • Prosecutor to press court to release church abuse report

    Prosecutor to press court to release church abuse report

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 8:09 AM EDT2018-07-03 12:09:53 GMT

    Pennsylvania's top prosecutor will ask the state Supreme Court to move quickly to allow the public release of a major grand jury report on allegations of child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses. 

    Pennsylvania's top prosecutor will ask the state Supreme Court to move quickly to allow the public release of a major grand jury report on allegations of child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses. 

  • Here's What's Happening in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes

    Here's What's Happening in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 7:51 AM EDT2018-07-03 11:51:05 GMT

    Here's a look at the July 2018 schedule for Corning and the Sothern Finger Lakes.

    Here's a look at the July 2018 schedule for Corning and the Sothern Finger Lakes.

  • New NYS law mandating mental health education to take effect

    New NYS law mandating mental health education to take effect

    Sunday, July 1 2018 10:03 AM EDT2018-07-01 14:03:13 GMT

    A new state law is taking effect in New York state that will require schools to teach mental health to students in elementary, middle and high school.    The measure was passed and signed into law in 2016.

    A new state law is taking effect in New York state that will require schools to teach mental health to students in elementary, middle and high school.    The measure was passed and signed into law in 2016.

  • Feds OK plans for recreational rail trail in New York

    Feds OK plans for recreational rail trail in New York

    Saturday, June 30 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-06-30 13:14:44 GMT
    KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) - A federal agency has declared a 38-mile segment of railroad in the Catskills abandoned, clearing the way for construction of a recreational trail.    Ulster County Executive Mike Hein says the decision of the Surface Transportation Board supports the county's decision to pull up tracks on part of the line to create an 11-mile recreational trail along the shore of the Ashokan Reservoir. A railway preservation group had filed a petition with the board to ...
    KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) - A federal agency has declared a 38-mile segment of railroad in the Catskills abandoned, clearing the way for construction of a recreational trail.    Ulster County Executive Mike Hein says the decision of the Surface Transportation Board supports the county's decision to pull up tracks on part of the line to create an 11-mile recreational trail along the shore of the Ashokan Reservoir. A railway preservation group had filed a petition with the board to ...
  • Doctor's wife killed, conviction overturned

    Doctor's wife killed, conviction overturned

    Saturday, June 30 2018 9:08 AM EDT2018-06-30 13:08:59 GMT
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - An appeals court has overturned the murder conviction of a New York doctor in the 2012 death of his wife.    The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that the appellate court voted 3-2 Friday to order a new trial for Robert Neulander. It's not clear if the appeal will go to the state Court of Appeals. Neulander was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years to life in prison after a jury found he killed his wife, Leslie, in the couple's Syracuse-area home. The appellate c...
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - An appeals court has overturned the murder conviction of a New York doctor in the 2012 death of his wife.    The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that the appellate court voted 3-2 Friday to order a new trial for Robert Neulander. It's not clear if the appeal will go to the state Court of Appeals. Neulander was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years to life in prison after a jury found he killed his wife, Leslie, in the couple's Syracuse-area home. The appellate c...
  • Historian seeks records fix for soldier wrongly executed

    Historian seeks records fix for soldier wrongly executed

    Saturday, June 30 2018 9:05 AM EDT2018-06-30 13:05:16 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Research into the execution of a New York soldier during the War of 1812 has led to an upstate congressman introducing legislation that would make it easier to correct military records when a serious error or injustice is discovered decades or even centuries later.    East Greenbush town historian Roberta Reno says she learned that Pvt. Samuel Helms was wrongly executed for desertion at an encampment in Rensselaer, across the Hudson River from Albany. She...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Research into the execution of a New York soldier during the War of 1812 has led to an upstate congressman introducing legislation that would make it easier to correct military records when a serious error or injustice is discovered decades or even centuries later.    East Greenbush town historian Roberta Reno says she learned that Pvt. Samuel Helms was wrongly executed for desertion at an encampment in Rensselaer, across the Hudson River from Albany. She...
  • New visitors center opens at Walkway Over the Hudson

    New visitors center opens at Walkway Over the Hudson

    Saturday, June 30 2018 8:57 AM EDT2018-06-30 12:57:09 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is opening a new welcome center at the Walkway Over the Hudson.    Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the opening of the Ulster County facility on Friday. The $5.4 million welcome center, located at the western gateway to the walkway, will provide information to tourists about local destinations and events. It also includes public restrooms, space for concessions and an amphitheater for special events.    The new welcome cente...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is opening a new welcome center at the Walkway Over the Hudson.    Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the opening of the Ulster County facility on Friday. The $5.4 million welcome center, located at the western gateway to the walkway, will provide information to tourists about local destinations and events. It also includes public restrooms, space for concessions and an amphitheater for special events.    The new welcome cente...
  • Tornado damage confirmed in western NY

    Tornado damage confirmed in western NY

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-07-21 04:04:36 GMT

    No injuries have been reported as severe storms ripped through the area Thursday, uprooting trees and knocking down power lines.

    No injuries have been reported as severe storms ripped through the area Thursday, uprooting trees and knocking down power lines.

  • PA House's $2B no-new-taxes revenue plan could be thorny

    PA House's $2B no-new-taxes revenue plan could be thorny

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:59:36 GMT

    The thorny question of where to find $2 billion will dominate the upcoming weekend session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. House members were expected to reconvene in Harrisburg on Saturday amid a three-week budget stalemate with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Senate. 

    The thorny question of where to find $2 billion will dominate the upcoming weekend session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. House members were expected to reconvene in Harrisburg on Saturday amid a three-week budget stalemate with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Senate. 

  • Suspect in Times Square car crash that killed 1 is indicted

    Suspect in Times Square car crash that killed 1 is indicted

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:03:46 GMT

    A man accused of intentionally mowing down pedestrians with his car on a Times Square sidewalk has been indicted by a grand jury.

    A man accused of intentionally mowing down pedestrians with his car on a Times Square sidewalk has been indicted by a grand jury.

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