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  • Wolf signs Real ID law, expects new licenses in 2019

    Wolf signs Real ID law, expects new licenses in 2019

    Friday, May 26 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-05-26 17:13:38 GMT

    Wolf signed legislation Friday designed to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the 2005 Real ID law enacted following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. 

    Wolf signed legislation Friday designed to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the 2005 Real ID law enacted following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. 

  • Southern Tier libraries getting federal funding

    Southern Tier libraries getting federal funding

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-05-26 16:10:31 GMT

    Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding will benefit the Southern Tier Library System.

    Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding will benefit the Southern Tier Library System.

  • Repairs On NY Highways Pause Over Busy Holiday Weekend

    Repairs On NY Highways Pause Over Busy Holiday Weekend

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:52 AM EDT2017-05-26 11:52:13 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Repair crews on New York state highways are taking a break over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. 

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Repair crews on New York state highways are taking a break over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. 

  • PA court tightens rules for seizing properties tied to crime

    PA court tightens rules for seizing properties tied to crime

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:16:23 GMT

    The court says it's unconstitutional for the government to take the property if its value is grossly disproportionate to the gravity of the crime.

    The court says it's unconstitutional for the government to take the property if its value is grossly disproportionate to the gravity of the crime.

  • Merger of prisons, parole agencies hits opposition in House

    Merger of prisons, parole agencies hits opposition in House

    Thursday, May 25 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-05-25 20:55:48 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf's bid to merge the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole is hitting another wall of resistance.      House members, prosecutors and even two parole board members criticized the bill during a Judiciary Committee meeting Thursday, saying it sets a bad precedent by removing an independent check on who gets out of prison.      Wolf's administration touts the merger as a way to save millions of dol...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf's bid to merge the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole is hitting another wall of resistance.      House members, prosecutors and even two parole board members criticized the bill during a Judiciary Committee meeting Thursday, saying it sets a bad precedent by removing an independent check on who gets out of prison.      Wolf's administration touts the merger as a way to save millions of dol...
  • NY lawmaker: make 'stealthing' a felony

    NY lawmaker: make 'stealthing' a felony

    A New York lawmaker wants to make it a felony to remove a condom during intercourse without the permission of a sexual partner, a practice known as "stealthing."
    A New York lawmaker wants to make it a felony to remove a condom during intercourse without the permission of a sexual partner, a practice known as "stealthing."
  • Investigators suspect deadly maneuver in NJ jet crash

    Investigators suspect deadly maneuver in NJ jet crash

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-05-25 18:44:42 GMT
    TETERBORO, N.J. (AP) - Federal investigators say the jet in a deadly crash this month near New Jersey's Teterboro Airport apparently turned too late upon its approach, banked hard and hit the ground. The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued a preliminary report into the May 15 crash of the Learjet 35, which killed its two crew members. The NTSB says radar data indicated the flight did not start its circling turn until it was less than a mile from the approach end ...
    TETERBORO, N.J. (AP) - Federal investigators say the jet in a deadly crash this month near New Jersey's Teterboro Airport apparently turned too late upon its approach, banked hard and hit the ground. The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued a preliminary report into the May 15 crash of the Learjet 35, which killed its two crew members. The NTSB says radar data indicated the flight did not start its circling turn until it was less than a mile from the approach end ...
  • Report identifies areas where New York is short of teachers

    Report identifies areas where New York is short of teachers

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:27 PM EDT2017-05-25 16:27:34 GMT
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A new report examining New York's teacher shortage says it's mostly confined to a handful of subjects and geographic regions. The New York State Schools Boards Association says hard-to-staff subjects include science, math, special education, bilingual education and technology. It says shortages are found mostly in New York City and smaller, rural districts. The association released the report Wednesday after surveying New York districts and analyzing U.S. Educa...
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A new report examining New York's teacher shortage says it's mostly confined to a handful of subjects and geographic regions. The New York State Schools Boards Association says hard-to-staff subjects include science, math, special education, bilingual education and technology. It says shortages are found mostly in New York City and smaller, rural districts. The association released the report Wednesday after surveying New York districts and analyzing U.S. Educa...
  • 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.

  • Lawmakers send Real ID bill to Wolf, who plans to sign it

    Lawmakers send Real ID bill to Wolf, who plans to sign it

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:34:36 GMT

    Pennsylvania lawmakers are approving a bill designed to comply with federal identification standards for people who want to fly or enter federal facilities.
        

    Pennsylvania lawmakers are approving a bill designed to comply with federal identification standards for people who want to fly or enter federal facilities.
        

  • Pennsylvania Senate OKs internet play for casinos, lottery

    Pennsylvania Senate OKs internet play for casinos, lottery

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:21:07 GMT

    The Pennsylvania Senate is advancing legislation to allow online casino-style gambling in the state as lawmakers look for ways to heal the state's deficit-ridden finances.

    The Pennsylvania Senate is advancing legislation to allow online casino-style gambling in the state as lawmakers look for ways to heal the state's deficit-ridden finances.

  • Poll: NY Gov. Cuomo sees boost in favorability ratings

    Poll: NY Gov. Cuomo sees boost in favorability ratings

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:57 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:57:07 GMT

    A new poll suggests New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is enjoying his highest favorability rating in three years.

    A new poll suggests New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is enjoying his highest favorability rating in three years.

  • NY lawmakers vote to let Uber, Lyft start upstate June 29

    NY lawmakers vote to let Uber, Lyft start upstate June 29

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-05-24 13:48:51 GMT

    New York lawmakers have voted to let Uber and Lyft begin picking up passengers in upstate New York a little early.

    New York lawmakers have voted to let Uber and Lyft begin picking up passengers in upstate New York a little early.

  • UPDATE: Missing girl found safe

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:25:07 GMT

      AMBER ALERT - The New York State Police Machias has activated the New York State AMBER Alert and is investigating a child abduction that occurred near Shady Lane, in Lyndon, New York at about 5:00 AM on 5/23/2017. The CHILD, McKenzie R. Wilson is a White female, approximately 12 years 10 months old with strait, blonde hairand blue eyes. She is approximately 5 feet 6 inches and weighs about 100pounds.

      AMBER ALERT - The New York State Police Machias has activated the New York State AMBER Alert and is investigating a child abduction that occurred near Shady Lane, in Lyndon, New York at about 5:00 AM on 5/23/2017. The CHILD, McKenzie R. Wilson is a White female, approximately 12 years 10 months old with strait, blonde hairand blue eyes. She is approximately 5 feet 6 inches and weighs about 100pounds.

  • NY will get $635K in Target settlement

    NY will get $635K in Target settlement

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-05-23 19:05:11 GMT

    Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today 47 states and the District of Columbia have reached a $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation.

    Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today 47 states and the District of Columbia have reached a $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation.

  • Governor Cuomo calls for increased security after Manchester blast

    Governor Cuomo calls for increased security after Manchester blast

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:53 AM EDT2017-05-23 11:53:23 GMT

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's directed state law enforcement officials to step up security and patrols at high-profile locations across the state after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England.

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's directed state law enforcement officials to step up security and patrols at high-profile locations across the state after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England.

  • DMV announces "Vehicle Safety Week"

    DMV announces "Vehicle Safety Week"

    Monday, May 22 2017 1:01 PM EDT2017-05-22 17:01:04 GMT

    It runs from May 22nd to May 29th.

    It runs from May 22nd to May 29th.

  • NY lawmakers consider banning E-Cigarettes in public areas

    NY lawmakers consider banning E-Cigarettes in public areas

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-05-22 13:17:54 GMT

    Lawmakers in New York are debating whether to add electronic cigarettes to the state's ban on smoking in public areas like workplaces, bars and restaurants. 

    Lawmakers in New York are debating whether to add electronic cigarettes to the state's ban on smoking in public areas like workplaces, bars and restaurants. 

  • PA State Task Force proposes safe injection sites

    PA State Task Force proposes safe injection sites

    Friday, May 19 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-05-20 00:49:36 GMT

    The proposal comes as Philadelphia heads for a record year of drug overdose deaths.

    The proposal comes as Philadelphia heads for a record year of drug overdose deaths.

  • Driver charged with murder in Times Square crash

    Driver charged with murder in Times Square crash

    Friday, May 19 2017 12:36 AM EDT2017-05-19 04:36:38 GMT
    Richard Rojas, the man who allegedly struck a group of pedestrians with his vehicle in Manhattan's Times Square Thursday, has been arrested and charged with murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of...
    Richard Rojas, the man who allegedly struck a group of pedestrians with his vehicle in Manhattan's Times Square Thursday, has been arrested and charged with murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of...
  • Pennsylvania jobless rate bumps up, payrolls shrink in April

    Pennsylvania jobless rate bumps up, payrolls shrink in April

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-05-19 15:55:33 GMT

    The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.9 percent last month. The national rate was 4.4 percent in April.
     

    The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.9 percent last month. The national rate was 4.4 percent in April.
     

  • Governor Cuomo Launches $20 Billion Housing Project

    Governor Cuomo Launches $20 Billion Housing Project

    Friday, May 19 2017 7:28 AM EDT2017-05-19 11:28:43 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched his $20 billion plan to fight homelessness. 

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched his $20 billion plan to fight homelessness. 

  • NY Comptroller: State May Face Tough Financial Decisions

    NY Comptroller: State May Face Tough Financial Decisions

    Friday, May 19 2017 7:19 AM EDT2017-05-19 11:19:46 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state could face some tough financial decisions if Republicans in Washington follow through on proposals to cut funding for state health care programs.

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state could face some tough financial decisions if Republicans in Washington follow through on proposals to cut funding for state health care programs.

  • NYS Senate passes bill strengthening protections for K-9 officers

    NYS Senate passes bill strengthening protections for K-9 officers

    Thursday, May 18 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-05-18 18:20:05 GMT

    It's named in honor of Officer Mitchell, a six-year-old German shepherd who's been with the Jamestown Police Department since 2011.

    It's named in honor of Officer Mitchell, a six-year-old German shepherd who's been with the Jamestown Police Department since 2011.

  • Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt

    Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt

    Thursday, May 18 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-05-18 17:21:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - A law enforcement official says a car that plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square killed one person and injured about 20 others. The official told The Associated Press that the driver was taken into custody after the Thursday lunchtime crash and is being tested for alcohol. 

    NEW YORK (AP) - A law enforcement official says a car that plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square killed one person and injured about 20 others. The official told The Associated Press that the driver was taken into custody after the Thursday lunchtime crash and is being tested for alcohol. 

  • Cops: Man drives drunk in state police academy's parking lot

    Cops: Man drives drunk in state police academy's parking lot

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-05-18 14:33:17 GMT

    State police say an off-duty trooper reported a suspicious person Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot at the academy located at state police headquarters in Albany.

    State police say an off-duty trooper reported a suspicious person Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot at the academy located at state police headquarters in Albany.

  • New PA Epipen Bill Protects School Employees

    New PA Epipen Bill Protects School Employees

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:56 AM EDT2017-05-18 12:56:45 GMT

    Harrisburg, P.A. (WENY)-- A new Pennsylvania law signed by Governor Tom Wolf could potentially save the life of a student who has an allergic reaction.

    Harrisburg, P.A. (WENY)-- A new Pennsylvania law signed by Governor Tom Wolf could potentially save the life of a student who has an allergic reaction.

  • Former Health Care Consultant Announces Candidacy For PA Governor

    Former Health Care Consultant Announces Candidacy For PA Governor

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:21 AM EDT2017-05-18 12:21:42 GMT

    The 58-year-old former health care consultant made the formal announcement Wednesday night at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Pittsburgh.

    The 58-year-old former health care consultant made the formal announcement Wednesday night at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Pittsburgh.

  • Cuomo Announces Plan To Cut New York Methane Emissions

    Cuomo Announces Plan To Cut New York Methane Emissions

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:15 AM EDT2017-05-18 12:15:19 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is including a strategy to fight methane emissions in his plan to reduce the state's total greenhouse gas emissions by 2050..

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is including a strategy to fight methane emissions in his plan to reduce the state's total greenhouse gas emissions by 2050..

  • Two Men Get Probation For Deaths Of Two Boys At Letchworth

    Two Men Get Probation For Deaths Of Two Boys At Letchworth

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:01 AM EDT2017-05-18 12:01:01 GMT

    WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) - Two men have been sentenced to five years probation for the deaths of two young brothers under their watch who fell over a 70-foot waterfall at Letchworth State Park in western New York.

    WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) - Two men have been sentenced to five years probation for the deaths of two young brothers under their watch who fell over a 70-foot waterfall at Letchworth State Park in western New York.

  • Audit blasts Empire State Development

    Audit blasts Empire State Development

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-05-17 23:21:20 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new audit from New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is blasting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development agency for failing to meet more than half of the reporting requirements for its highly touted tax credit and job creation programs. The scathing report released Wednesday criticized Cuomo's Empire State Development Corp. for sidestepping accountability and transparency. Auditors found 27 of 57 outcome reports weren't finished and 93 of 152 program repo...

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new audit from New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is blasting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development agency for failing to meet more than half of the reporting requirements for its highly touted tax credit and job creation programs. The scathing report released Wednesday criticized Cuomo's Empire State Development Corp. for sidestepping accountability and transparency. Auditors found 27 of 57 outcome reports weren't finished and 93 of 152 program repo...

  • Four Charged in Connection with Elmira Narcotics Ring

    Four Charged in Connection with Elmira Narcotics Ring

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-05-17 23:06:34 GMT

    Four men are facing charges following a drug ring that was brought down in Elmira.  Police say the ring was an elaborate operation that originated in the city, and then spread out towards other parts of the country. The bust comes after a year-long investigation by both federal and local law enforcement.

    Four men are facing charges following a drug ring that was brought down in Elmira.  Police say the ring was an elaborate operation that originated in the city, and then spread out towards other parts of the country. The bust comes after a year-long investigation by both federal and local law enforcement.

  • Southern Tier bridge, road projects receive funding

    Southern Tier bridge, road projects receive funding

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 1:07 PM EDT2017-05-17 17:07:04 GMT

    SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) - The Southern Tier region is getting funding for road and bridge upgrade projects in the region. The region is receiving $36 million dollars for a variety of projects, including some in Chemung and Steuben counties. "Ensuring infrastructure is safe and reliable for residents, businesses and visitors alike is essential to expanding economic opportunity in the Southern Tier," says Governor Andrew Cuomo. "This administration has made an unprecedente...

    SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) - The Southern Tier region is getting funding for road and bridge upgrade projects in the region. The region is receiving $36 million dollars for a variety of projects, including some in Chemung and Steuben counties. "Ensuring infrastructure is safe and reliable for residents, businesses and visitors alike is essential to expanding economic opportunity in the Southern Tier," says Governor Andrew Cuomo. "This administration has made an unprecedente...

  • Cuomo orders review of "Enough is enough" compliance

    Cuomo orders review of "Enough is enough" compliance

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-05-17 16:55:15 GMT
    (WENY) - Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make sure college students know when enough is enough. He's ordered a comprehensive statewide review of compliance with the "Enough is Enough" law at all colleges and universities across the state. The law makes sure these schools fulfill their obligations to protect students from sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. It also makes sure they're properly investigating allegations. A multi-agency team will c...
    (WENY) - Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make sure college students know when enough is enough. He's ordered a comprehensive statewide review of compliance with the "Enough is Enough" law at all colleges and universities across the state. The law makes sure these schools fulfill their obligations to protect students from sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. It also makes sure they're properly investigating allegations. A multi-agency team will c...
  • NY to car insurers: Don't use education, job to set rates

    NY to car insurers: Don't use education, job to set rates

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:22:54 GMT

    New York state is moving to restrict the ability of auto insurers to use a customer's job or education to set premiums.
     

    New York state is moving to restrict the ability of auto insurers to use a customer's job or education to set premiums.
     

  • Cuomo announces federal funding to expand apprenticeship program

    Cuomo announces federal funding to expand apprenticeship program

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:20:23 GMT

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced more than $4 million in federal funding is available to support expanding New York's Apprenticeship Program.

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced more than $4 million in federal funding is available to support expanding New York's Apprenticeship Program.

  • Cosby says he doesn't expect to testify at sex assault trial

    Cosby says he doesn't expect to testify at sex assault trial

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 12:09 PM EDT2017-05-16 16:09:39 GMT

    Bill Cosby says he doesn't expect to testify at his Pennsylvania sexual assault trial.      

    Bill Cosby says he doesn't expect to testify at his Pennsylvania sexual assault trial.      

  • Judge refuses to overturn death sentence of police sniper

    Judge refuses to overturn death sentence of police sniper

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-05-16 14:08:14 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - A judge has rejected a motion to overturn the death sentence of a sniper who killed a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounded another outside their barracks. 

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - A judge has rejected a motion to overturn the death sentence of a sniper who killed a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounded another outside their barracks. 

  • Pennsylvania launches new effort to fight prison recidivism

    Pennsylvania launches new effort to fight prison recidivism

    Monday, May 15 2017 2:31 PM EDT2017-05-15 18:31:08 GMT

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania is forming a new effort to help keep newly released prisoners from committing crimes that get them sent back to prison. 

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania is forming a new effort to help keep newly released prisoners from committing crimes that get them sent back to prison. 

  • NY Senate defends payroll tactic upping lawmakers' salaries

    NY Senate defends payroll tactic upping lawmakers' salaries

    Monday, May 15 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-05-15 17:20:48 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A lawyer for the New York Senate says paying leadership stipends to state lawmakers who don't hold the positions is constitutional.     

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A lawyer for the New York Senate says paying leadership stipends to state lawmakers who don't hold the positions is constitutional.     

  • NY Workers Compensation premiums to go down

    NY Workers Compensation premiums to go down

    Monday, May 15 2017 12:50 PM EDT2017-05-15 16:50:33 GMT
    NEW YORK (WENY) - Workers Compensation premiums will be reduced for New Yorkers. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board, a non-governmental rate service organization, has submitted an overall workers' compensation rate decrease of about 4.5%. That will save New York employers about $400 million this year in premiums. In its rate filing, the CIRB attributed the reduction to cost savings measures passed in the 2018 budget and general sys...
    NEW YORK (WENY) - Workers Compensation premiums will be reduced for New Yorkers. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board, a non-governmental rate service organization, has submitted an overall workers' compensation rate decrease of about 4.5%. That will save New York employers about $400 million this year in premiums. In its rate filing, the CIRB attributed the reduction to cost savings measures passed in the 2018 budget and general sys...
  • New York manufacturing shrank in May as new orders fall

    New York manufacturing shrank in May as new orders fall

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:59 AM EDT2017-05-15 13:59:59 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Manufacturing in New York state shrank for the first time in seven months in May, as new orders fell and shipments grew more slowly.      The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says its Empire State manufacturing index fell last month to minus 1, from 5.2 in April. Any reading below zero signals contraction.      The index measures sentiment in New York, but is followed by economists because it provides an early read on factory output nati...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Manufacturing in New York state shrank for the first time in seven months in May, as new orders fell and shipments grew more slowly.      The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says its Empire State manufacturing index fell last month to minus 1, from 5.2 in April. Any reading below zero signals contraction.      The index measures sentiment in New York, but is followed by economists because it provides an early read on factory output nati...
  • PA Liquor Board Approves 430 New Locations To Sell Wine And Beer

    PA Liquor Board Approves 430 New Locations To Sell Wine And Beer

    Monday, May 15 2017 8:00 AM EDT2017-05-15 12:00:40 GMT

    Pennsylvania residents now have even more places across the state to buy six packs and bottles of wine. Governor Tom Wolf says the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved 430 new locations to sell up to three liters of wine, and two six-packs of beer per transaction.

    Pennsylvania residents now have even more places across the state to buy six packs and bottles of wine. Governor Tom Wolf says the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved 430 new locations to sell up to three liters of wine, and two six-packs of beer per transaction.

  • New York expanding fight against invasive beetle

    New York expanding fight against invasive beetle

    Sunday, May 14 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-05-14 14:58:25 GMT

    New York state is expanding its fight against an invasive beetle.  The emerald ash borer has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America, including many trees in upstate New York.

    New York state is expanding its fight against an invasive beetle.  The emerald ash borer has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America, including many trees in upstate New York.

  • NY considering breathalyzer-type device to combat texting and driving

    NY considering breathalyzer-type device to combat texting and driving

    Sunday, May 14 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-05-14 14:54:30 GMT

    New York lawmakers are considering a Breathalyzer of sorts to combat distracted driving from texting.

    New York lawmakers are considering a Breathalyzer of sorts to combat distracted driving from texting.

  • NY ranks 9th best state for working moms

    NY ranks 9th best state for working moms

    Sunday, May 14 2017 9:34 AM EDT2017-05-14 13:34:52 GMT

    According to finance website WalletHub, New York is ranked 9th in the nation for quality of life for working moms.

    According to finance website WalletHub, New York is ranked 9th in the nation for quality of life for working moms.

  • NYS tourism industry sets records in 2016

    NYS tourism industry sets records in 2016

    Thursday, May 11 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-05-11 22:05:12 GMT
    NEW YORK (WENY) - New York state’s tourism industry set new records in 2016. A record 239 million visitors came to the Empire State generating an economic impact of $104.8 billion dollars. It’s the third straight year the economic impact topped $100 billion. Visitors also generated an all-time high $64.8 billion in direct spending. The visits also generated $8.2 billion in state and local taxes 2016. Tourism remains the fourth largest private sector employer in New York....
    NEW YORK (WENY) - New York state’s tourism industry set new records in 2016. A record 239 million visitors came to the Empire State generating an economic impact of $104.8 billion dollars. It’s the third straight year the economic impact topped $100 billion. Visitors also generated an all-time high $64.8 billion in direct spending. The visits also generated $8.2 billion in state and local taxes 2016. Tourism remains the fourth largest private sector employer in New York....
  • Wegmans recalls potato salad

    Wegmans recalls potato salad

    Thursday, May 11 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-05-11 18:34:41 GMT
    (WENY) - Wegmans is recalling potato salad. The Wegmans brand potato salad may have an incorrect back label and instead have a label intended for Greek Pasta Salad. The incorrect label does not list eggs, an allergen, in the ingredient list. The potato salad does not contain eggs. The recalled product was distributed to Wegmans stores in Massachusetts, New York, and Erie, Pennsylvania. The incorrect back label's UPC is 77890-24678. It also has a "use by" date of May 7th, ...
    (WENY) - Wegmans is recalling potato salad. The Wegmans brand potato salad may have an incorrect back label and instead have a label intended for Greek Pasta Salad. The incorrect label does not list eggs, an allergen, in the ingredient list. The potato salad does not contain eggs. The recalled product was distributed to Wegmans stores in Massachusetts, New York, and Erie, Pennsylvania. The incorrect back label's UPC is 77890-24678. It also has a "use by" date of May 7th, ...
  • Cuomo announces judges for TasteNY Craft Beer competition

    Cuomo announces judges for TasteNY Craft Beer competition

    Thursday, May 11 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-05-11 16:55:23 GMT

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the judges for the Taste NY Inaugural Craft Beer Challenge. 

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the judges for the Taste NY Inaugural Craft Beer Challenge. 

  • PA facing budget woes

    PA facing budget woes

    Thursday, May 11 2017 10:44 AM EDT2017-05-11 14:44:16 GMT
    HARRISBURG (AP) - Pennsylvania state government is facing perhaps its most difficult budget dilemma since the recession, and demographic trends will provide no relief in coming years. Already one of the nation's oldest states, the growth of Pennsylvania's retirement age population is projected to balloon in the coming decade, while its working-age population shrinks. The projections, by the Pennsylvania State Data Center, were cited by the legislature's nonpartisan budget analyst, t...
    HARRISBURG (AP) - Pennsylvania state government is facing perhaps its most difficult budget dilemma since the recession, and demographic trends will provide no relief in coming years. Already one of the nation's oldest states, the growth of Pennsylvania's retirement age population is projected to balloon in the coming decade, while its working-age population shrinks. The projections, by the Pennsylvania State Data Center, were cited by the legislature's nonpartisan budget analyst, t...
  • Schneiderman announces settlement with ticket scalpers

    Schneiderman announces settlement with ticket scalpers

    Thursday, May 11 2017 10:30 AM EDT2017-05-11 14:30:10 GMT
    ALBANY, NY (WENY) - New York State cracked down on ticket scalpers and now the scalpers are paying up. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says six companies have agreed to pay nearly $4.2 million to New York state. They're settling allegations they illegally sold tickets to concerts and other events. Schneiderman's office says some of the companies used illegal software, called ticket bots, to snatch up large numbers of tickets. They then resold them to the public at significantly h...
    ALBANY, NY (WENY) - New York State cracked down on ticket scalpers and now the scalpers are paying up. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says six companies have agreed to pay nearly $4.2 million to New York state. They're settling allegations they illegally sold tickets to concerts and other events. Schneiderman's office says some of the companies used illegal software, called ticket bots, to snatch up large numbers of tickets. They then resold them to the public at significantly h...
  • Defense: Widow's emotional testimony unfair to cop killer

    Defense: Widow's emotional testimony unfair to cop killer

    Thursday, May 11 2017 9:52 AM EDT2017-05-11 13:52:33 GMT
    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - Defense attorneys say emotional testimony by a Pennsylvania state trooper's widow was unfair to the sniper who killed that officer and wounded another, and so the death penalty the sniper faces should be overturned.      The motion filed Wednesday in Pike County is the first by the defense since would-be revolutionary Eric Frein was convicted last month in the September 2014 murder of Cpl. Bryon Dickson II outside the Blooming Grove police barra...
    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - Defense attorneys say emotional testimony by a Pennsylvania state trooper's widow was unfair to the sniper who killed that officer and wounded another, and so the death penalty the sniper faces should be overturned.      The motion filed Wednesday in Pike County is the first by the defense since would-be revolutionary Eric Frein was convicted last month in the September 2014 murder of Cpl. Bryon Dickson II outside the Blooming Grove police barra...
  • Senate OKs bill for more police body cameras

    Senate OKs bill for more police body cameras

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-05-10 19:16:19 GMT

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Legislation advancing in Pennsylvania would clear legal hurdles for police departments to expand the use of body cameras, but it also gives departments discretion to refuse public requests for copies of audio or video recordings by officers, unless a court orders its release.      Senators approved the bill, 47-1, on Wednesday, sending it to the House of Representatives. 

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Legislation advancing in Pennsylvania would clear legal hurdles for police departments to expand the use of body cameras, but it also gives departments discretion to refuse public requests for copies of audio or video recordings by officers, unless a court orders its release.      Senators approved the bill, 47-1, on Wednesday, sending it to the House of Representatives. 

  • Self-driving cars could hit streets of Empire state

    Self-driving cars could hit streets of Empire state

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-05-10 18:40:49 GMT

    ALBANY, NY (WENY) - Self-driving cars could be hitting the streets of the Empire state. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today New York is now accepting applications from companies interested in testing or demonstrating autonomous vehicles on public roads. Legislation was included in next year's budget allowing for testing self-driving vehicles through a year-long pilot program. "New York has emerged as one of the nation's leading hubs for innovation, and as we invite companies ...

    ALBANY, NY (WENY) - Self-driving cars could be hitting the streets of the Empire state. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today New York is now accepting applications from companies interested in testing or demonstrating autonomous vehicles on public roads. Legislation was included in next year's budget allowing for testing self-driving vehicles through a year-long pilot program. "New York has emerged as one of the nation's leading hubs for innovation, and as we invite companies ...

  • App for the aging

    App for the aging

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-05-10 00:11:54 GMT
    (WENY) - Getting older? Well, now there's an app for that. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the first statewide mobile app to connect older adults with resources and services in their communities. It's run by the New York State Office for the Aging. One of the goals of the app is to provide basic information older New Yorkers and their families need and to connect them with local resources for help. It will provide easily accessible materials about benefits, programs, and services...
    (WENY) - Getting older? Well, now there's an app for that. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the first statewide mobile app to connect older adults with resources and services in their communities. It's run by the New York State Office for the Aging. One of the goals of the app is to provide basic information older New Yorkers and their families need and to connect them with local resources for help. It will provide easily accessible materials about benefits, programs, and services...
  • NY Lawmakers considering "Right to Die" legislation again

    NY Lawmakers considering "Right to Die" legislation again

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 9:26 AM EDT2017-05-09 13:26:30 GMT

    Legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician is again before state lawmakers in Albany. 

    Legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician is again before state lawmakers in Albany. 

  • Education Funding for the Southern Tier

    Education Funding for the Southern Tier

    Monday, May 8 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-05-09 01:28:24 GMT

    SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) - The Southern Tier is getting more than $1 billion to invest in education. Governor Andrew Cuomo says the 2018 state budget will invest nearly $26 billion in education statewide. It includes funding to support and expand per-kindergarten programs for high-need school districts, transforming high -need schools into community hubs, funding public after-school programs, and continuing the Smart Schools Bond Act. Cuomo says the funding increases, including the free ...

    SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) - The Southern Tier is getting more than $1 billion to invest in education. Governor Andrew Cuomo says the 2018 state budget will invest nearly $26 billion in education statewide. It includes funding to support and expand per-kindergarten programs for high-need school districts, transforming high -need schools into community hubs, funding public after-school programs, and continuing the Smart Schools Bond Act. Cuomo says the funding increases, including the free ...

  • $87 million available for water quality improvement projects in NY

    $87 million available for water quality improvement projects in NY

    Monday, May 8 2017 8:53 PM EDT2017-05-09 00:53:15 GMT

    NEW YORK (WENY) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced $87 million in grants for water quality improvement projects. The program provides some funding for projects that improve water quality, protecting drinking water sources, reduce polluted runoff, and restore habitats in New York's waterbodies. Municipalities, soil and water conservation districts, and not-for-profit corporations are eligible to apply. Recipients can be reimbursed between 40% to 80% of the project costs, depending ...

    NEW YORK (WENY) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced $87 million in grants for water quality improvement projects. The program provides some funding for projects that improve water quality, protecting drinking water sources, reduce polluted runoff, and restore habitats in New York's waterbodies. Municipalities, soil and water conservation districts, and not-for-profit corporations are eligible to apply. Recipients can be reimbursed between 40% to 80% of the project costs, depending ...

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