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  • Governor Cuomo holds Storm Briefing in Broome County

    Governor Cuomo holds Storm Briefing in Broome County

    Saturday, January 19 2019 11:05 AM EST2019-01-19 16:05:10 GMT
    BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) - Governor Andrew Cuomo will be visiting Erie, Broome and Oneida counties on Saturday.  10:00 AM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing New York State Thruway Authority, Buffalo Division 1870 Walden Ave Cheektowaga, NY 12:00 PM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing DOT Region 9 Broome County Residency 112 Barlow Road Binghamton, NY 2:00 PM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing DOT Oneida East Residency 2436 Chenango Road Utica, NY  Lieutenan...
    BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) - Governor Andrew Cuomo will be visiting Erie, Broome and Oneida counties on Saturday.  10:00 AM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing New York State Thruway Authority, Buffalo Division 1870 Walden Ave Cheektowaga, NY 12:00 PM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing DOT Region 9 Broome County Residency 112 Barlow Road Binghamton, NY 2:00 PM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing DOT Oneida East Residency 2436 Chenango Road Utica, NY  Lieutenan...
  • NY conservation agency takes applications for pheasants

    NY conservation agency takes applications for pheasants

    Saturday, January 19 2019 10:54 AM EST2019-01-19 15:54:18 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Department of Environmental Conservation is taking applications from people interested in raising and releasing pheasants in New York state.    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the pheasant chick program, which began in 1919 when pheasant eggs and chicks were distributed to farmers and rural youth.    Day-old chicks are available for free to people who can provide a brooding facility, a covered outdoor rearing pen, and an adequate re...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Department of Environmental Conservation is taking applications from people interested in raising and releasing pheasants in New York state.    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the pheasant chick program, which began in 1919 when pheasant eggs and chicks were distributed to farmers and rural youth.    Day-old chicks are available for free to people who can provide a brooding facility, a covered outdoor rearing pen, and an adequate re...
  • Police looking for Endicott man in connection to domestic dispute

    Police looking for Endicott man in connection to domestic dispute

    Saturday, January 19 2019 9:13 AM EST2019-01-19 14:13:15 GMT
    ENDICOTT, N.Y. (WENY) - The Endicott Police Department is attempting to locate a man in connection to a domestic dispute. Police say the incident occurred in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue in the Village of Endicott during which a handgun was reportedly fired at two victims. The victims were not injured. The man has been identified as: Fly Brown, approximately 37 years old, 5'10" and 150 lbs. Last seen wearing maroon sweatpants and a blue thermal style shirt. Anyone who can...
    ENDICOTT, N.Y. (WENY) - The Endicott Police Department is attempting to locate a man in connection to a domestic dispute. Police say the incident occurred in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue in the Village of Endicott during which a handgun was reportedly fired at two victims. The victims were not injured. The man has been identified as: Fly Brown, approximately 37 years old, 5'10" and 150 lbs. Last seen wearing maroon sweatpants and a blue thermal style shirt. Anyone who can...
  • Dutchess County woman killed in Syria attack

    Dutchess County woman killed in Syria attack

    Friday, January 18 2019 12:19 PM EST2019-01-18 17:19:47 GMT

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – A woman from the Hudson Valley has been identified as one of the four Americans killed in a suicide bombing attack in Syria. 35-year-old Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon Kent was originally from Dutchess County. Her specific town has not yet been released. Before traveling to Syria, Kent was stationed at Fort George G. Meade in Marylan. On Wednesday, the United States confirmed four American citizens – two of them soldiers –...

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – A woman from the Hudson Valley has been identified as one of the four Americans killed in a suicide bombing attack in Syria. 35-year-old Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon Kent was originally from Dutchess County. Her specific town has not yet been released. Before traveling to Syria, Kent was stationed at Fort George G. Meade in Marylan. On Wednesday, the United States confirmed four American citizens – two of them soldiers –...

  • Cause of officers' illness after NY raid still unknown

    Cause of officers' illness after NY raid still unknown

    Friday, January 18 2019 7:31 AM EST2019-01-18 12:31:39 GMT

    Authorities still don't know what caused 21 law enforcement officers to become ill after participating in a raid on a Niagara Falls apartment.

    Authorities still don't know what caused 21 law enforcement officers to become ill after participating in a raid on a Niagara Falls apartment.

  • NY Governor Proposes Bill Requiring Candidates Disclose Tax Returns

    NY Governor Proposes Bill Requiring Candidates Disclose Tax Returns

    Friday, January 18 2019 4:24 AM EST2019-01-18 09:24:47 GMT

    Candidates planning to run for public office in New York in the future may be required to disclose their tax returns.

    Candidates planning to run for public office in New York in the future may be required to disclose their tax returns.

  • Pennsylvania Invests $8.7 Million in Computer Science Classes in Schools Across State

    Pennsylvania Invests $8.7 Million in Computer Science Classes in Schools Across State

    Friday, January 18 2019 3:50 AM EST2019-01-18 08:50:12 GMT

    221 school districts across Pennsylvania are splitting $8.7 million in targeted grants to expand computer science classes and teacher training. 

    221 school districts across Pennsylvania are splitting $8.7 million in targeted grants to expand computer science classes and teacher training. 

  • Sports betting in Pennsylvania hits $16M in first full month

    Sports betting in Pennsylvania hits $16M in first full month

    Friday, January 18 2019 3:41 AM EST2019-01-18 08:41:58 GMT

    The first full month of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania saw gamblers wager just over $16 million at three casinos.

    The first full month of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania saw gamblers wager just over $16 million at three casinos.

  • NY utilities to help federal workers impacted by shutdown

    NY utilities to help federal workers impacted by shutdown

    Friday, January 18 2019 3:40 AM EST2019-01-18 08:40:04 GMT

    Major utilities in New York state have agreed to help federal workers who may be struggling to pay their electrical bills because of the partial government shutdown.

    Major utilities in New York state have agreed to help federal workers who may be struggling to pay their electrical bills because of the partial government shutdown.

  • Good Samaritan returns missing $8,000 to limo crash widow

    Good Samaritan returns missing $8,000 to limo crash widow

    Friday, January 18 2019 3:38 AM EST2019-01-18 08:38:59 GMT

    A good Samaritan who found $8,000 on the side of the road has returned it to a woman whose husband died in a stretch limousine crash in upstate New York.

    A good Samaritan who found $8,000 on the side of the road has returned it to a woman whose husband died in a stretch limousine crash in upstate New York.

  • Jury to mull case of Temple University student's slaying

    Jury to mull case of Temple University student's slaying

    Thursday, January 17 2019 2:06 PM EST2019-01-17 19:06:09 GMT
       PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia jury must now decide the fate of a man charged in the murder of a 22-year-old Temple University student.    Thirty-year-old Joshua Hupperterz is charged with homicide and possession of an instrument of crime in the death of Jenna Burleigh.    Prosecutors allege that Hupperterz killed Burleigh in his Philadelphia apartment in August 2017, moved her body to his mother's suburban home in a plastic storage container and l...
       PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia jury must now decide the fate of a man charged in the murder of a 22-year-old Temple University student.    Thirty-year-old Joshua Hupperterz is charged with homicide and possession of an instrument of crime in the death of Jenna Burleigh.    Prosecutors allege that Hupperterz killed Burleigh in his Philadelphia apartment in August 2017, moved her body to his mother's suburban home in a plastic storage container and l...
  • 5-term Republican Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is resigning, taking job in private sector

    5-term Republican Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is resigning, taking job in private sector

    Thursday, January 17 2019 12:48 PM EST2019-01-17 17:48:25 GMT

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - 5-term Republican Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is resigning, taking job in private sector. This is a developing story -- details to come.  (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 1/17/2019 12:25:16 PM (GMT -5:00)

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - 5-term Republican Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is resigning, taking job in private sector. This is a developing story -- details to come.  (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 1/17/2019 12:25:16 PM (GMT -5:00)

  • 3 months after deadly NY crash, NTSB has yet to inspect limo

    3 months after deadly NY crash, NTSB has yet to inspect limo

    Thursday, January 17 2019 3:55 AM EST2019-01-17 08:55:21 GMT

    More than three months after 20 people died in a stretch limousine crash in rural upstate New York, federal safety investigators have yet to get their hands on the most crucial piece of evidence: the wrecked vehicle itself.

    More than three months after 20 people died in a stretch limousine crash in rural upstate New York, federal safety investigators have yet to get their hands on the most crucial piece of evidence: the wrecked vehicle itself.

  • NY governor wants to limit pre-employment credit checks

    NY governor wants to limit pre-employment credit checks

    Thursday, January 17 2019 2:41 AM EST2019-01-17 07:41:44 GMT

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to prohibit pre-employment credit checks for most jobs.

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to prohibit pre-employment credit checks for most jobs.

  • Jewelry stores make $11M settlement over credit practices

    Jewelry stores make $11M settlement over credit practices

    Thursday, January 17 2019 12:02 AM EST2019-01-17 05:02:26 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Officials say some well-known jewelry stores that promote sparkling romance engaged in credit practices that consumers might not love. New York Attorney General Letitia James and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Wednesday an $11 million settlement with Ohio-based Sterling Jewelers Inc. The settlement involves several brands, including Kay Jewelers and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry. It resolves claims that consumers were signed up for store credit c...

    NEW YORK (AP) - Officials say some well-known jewelry stores that promote sparkling romance engaged in credit practices that consumers might not love. New York Attorney General Letitia James and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Wednesday an $11 million settlement with Ohio-based Sterling Jewelers Inc. The settlement involves several brands, including Kay Jewelers and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry. It resolves claims that consumers were signed up for store credit c...

  • Cuomo introduces proposal to make assaulting a journalist a felony

    Cuomo introduces proposal to make assaulting a journalist a felony

    Wednesday, January 16 2019 4:11 PM EST2019-01-16 21:11:12 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a proposal to make assaulting a journalist a felony. The proposal is included in the 2019 State Executive Budget. "Reporters have a tough enough job as it and it is unacceptable and unconscionable that they increasingly have to endure the threat of physical harm for just for doing their jobs," Governor Cuomo said. "While the current federal administration is fostering an environment that normalizes ...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a proposal to make assaulting a journalist a felony. The proposal is included in the 2019 State Executive Budget. "Reporters have a tough enough job as it and it is unacceptable and unconscionable that they increasingly have to endure the threat of physical harm for just for doing their jobs," Governor Cuomo said. "While the current federal administration is fostering an environment that normalizes ...
  • Man ruled incompetent to stand trial in elder deaths

    Man ruled incompetent to stand trial in elder deaths

    Wednesday, January 16 2019 11:18 AM EST2019-01-16 16:18:32 GMT
       UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - A central New York man charged with the deaths of his 90-year-old grandmother and their 87-year-old landlord has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.    Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said Monday a judge made the ruling after hearing reports from psychologists who evaluated 29-year-old Naythen Aubain.    He has been charged with murder in the deaths of Katerine Aubain and their landlord, Jane Wentka. He previously s...
       UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - A central New York man charged with the deaths of his 90-year-old grandmother and their 87-year-old landlord has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.    Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said Monday a judge made the ruling after hearing reports from psychologists who evaluated 29-year-old Naythen Aubain.    He has been charged with murder in the deaths of Katerine Aubain and their landlord, Jane Wentka. He previously s...
  • New postings show wide range of Pennsylvania college hazing

    New postings show wide range of Pennsylvania college hazing

    Wednesday, January 16 2019 5:43 AM EST2019-01-16 10:43:00 GMT

    Pennsylvania colleges and universities are posting online reports of hazing under a new state law passed after a Penn State fraternity pledge died in 2017.
      

    Pennsylvania colleges and universities are posting online reports of hazing under a new state law passed after a Penn State fraternity pledge died in 2017.
      

  • School board votes to postpone policy to arm teachers

    School board votes to postpone policy to arm teachers

    Wednesday, January 16 2019 5:24 AM EST2019-01-16 10:24:18 GMT

    A Pennsylvania school board has voted to postpone a policy allowing teachers to carry guns in school.

    A Pennsylvania school board has voted to postpone a policy allowing teachers to carry guns in school.

  • Man fights off intruder who crawled through doggy door

    Man fights off intruder who crawled through doggy door

    Tuesday, January 15 2019 4:25 PM EST2019-01-15 21:25:08 GMT
    MACEDON, N.Y. (AP) - A 21-year-old man is recovering from a head wound after fighting off an intruder who crawled into his western New York home through a doggy door.    Levi Thompson of Macedon says he awoke Wednesday to find a 19-year-old former friend rifling through his home. He tells WHAM in Rochester he confronted the man, who threatened him with a pocket knife before bashing him in the head with a 30-inch-tall wooden plant stand.    Police say the suspect th...
    MACEDON, N.Y. (AP) - A 21-year-old man is recovering from a head wound after fighting off an intruder who crawled into his western New York home through a doggy door.    Levi Thompson of Macedon says he awoke Wednesday to find a 19-year-old former friend rifling through his home. He tells WHAM in Rochester he confronted the man, who threatened him with a pocket knife before bashing him in the head with a 30-inch-tall wooden plant stand.    Police say the suspect th...
  • 'Miracle' flight survivors mark decade of thankfulness

    'Miracle' flight survivors mark decade of thankfulness

    Tuesday, January 15 2019 1:17 PM EST2019-01-15 18:17:01 GMT
    PHOTO: The Associated PressPHOTO: The Associated Press
       NEW YORK (AP) - It's been 10 years since US Airways flight 1549 landed on the Hudson River after colliding with a flock of geese just after takeoff.    All 155 people on board survived the Jan. 15, 2009, incident, which became known as the "Miracle on the Hudson."    Survivors say that day changed their lives.    Some moved or switched jobs, but others have experience more intangible shifts, like feeling more gratitude and appreciat...
       NEW YORK (AP) - It's been 10 years since US Airways flight 1549 landed on the Hudson River after colliding with a flock of geese just after takeoff.    All 155 people on board survived the Jan. 15, 2009, incident, which became known as the "Miracle on the Hudson."    Survivors say that day changed their lives.    Some moved or switched jobs, but others have experience more intangible shifts, like feeling more gratitude and appreciat...
  • Police: Irate Eagles fan put girlfriend's dog in microwave

    Police: Irate Eagles fan put girlfriend's dog in microwave

    Tuesday, January 15 2019 10:50 AM EST2019-01-15 15:50:46 GMT
       HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Police say a woman upset about the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the New Orleans Saints got into an argument with her girlfriend and put the friend's dog in a microwave.    Kirsten Gaskins of Philadelphia faces charges including assault, harassment and cruelty to animals.    The alleged incident occurred at a hotel in Hanover Township.    The Morning Call reports the 31-year-old Gaskins began yelling at the woman a...
       HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Police say a woman upset about the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the New Orleans Saints got into an argument with her girlfriend and put the friend's dog in a microwave.    Kirsten Gaskins of Philadelphia faces charges including assault, harassment and cruelty to animals.    The alleged incident occurred at a hotel in Hanover Township.    The Morning Call reports the 31-year-old Gaskins began yelling at the woman a...
  • Cuomo set to release state budget proposal to Legislature

    Cuomo set to release state budget proposal to Legislature

    Tuesday, January 15 2019 7:17 AM EST2019-01-15 12:17:58 GMT

    Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to release his annual state budget proposal to a New York Legislature that's controlled by Democrats for the first time in a decade.

    Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to release his annual state budget proposal to a New York Legislature that's controlled by Democrats for the first time in a decade.

  • Wolf's first term: wins, losses and big budget fights

    Wolf's first term: wins, losses and big budget fights

    Tuesday, January 15 2019 3:02 AM EST2019-01-15 08:02:55 GMT

    Governor Wolf is set be sworn in to a second term at noon today.

    Governor Wolf is set be sworn in to a second term at noon today.

  • Cuomo: Let cities opt out of pot shops if NY legalizes weed

    Cuomo: Let cities opt out of pot shops if NY legalizes weed

    Tuesday, January 15 2019 3:01 AM EST2019-01-15 08:01:04 GMT

    Governor Cuomo is dropping a few hints about his upcoming marijuana legalization proposal.

    Governor Cuomo is dropping a few hints about his upcoming marijuana legalization proposal.

  • Hemp processor plans facility in Southern Tier of NY

    Hemp processor plans facility in Southern Tier of NY

    Tuesday, January 15 2019 2:57 AM EST2019-01-15 07:57:36 GMT

    An industrial hemp processing company based in Canada is planning a facility in New York's Southern Tier.

    An industrial hemp processing company based in Canada is planning a facility in New York's Southern Tier.

  • Ban on gay conversion therapy poised for passage in New York

    Ban on gay conversion therapy poised for passage in New York

    Tuesday, January 15 2019 2:55 AM EST2019-01-15 07:55:23 GMT

    A proposed ban on gay conversion therapy is picking up momentum in Albany now that Democrats control the entire Legislature.

    A proposed ban on gay conversion therapy is picking up momentum in Albany now that Democrats control the entire Legislature.

  • New York Legislature approves early voting

    New York Legislature approves early voting

    Tuesday, January 15 2019 2:52 AM EST2019-01-15 07:52:11 GMT

    Lawmakers in New York have voted to join most other states in allowing citizens to cast a ballot before Election Day.

    Lawmakers in New York have voted to join most other states in allowing citizens to cast a ballot before Election Day.

  • Police: SUV strikes 3 children at bus stop, killing boy, 11

    Police: SUV strikes 3 children at bus stop, killing boy, 11

    Monday, January 14 2019 3:40 PM EST2019-01-14 20:40:12 GMT
    BUTLER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a sport utility vehicle struck three children waiting for a school bus in western Pennsylvania, killing an 11-year-old boy.    State police in Butler County say the children were struck just before 9 a.m. Monday in Summit Township after the driver stopped at a stop sign and turned right but apparently didn't see the children standing or sitting along the roadway.    The boy was pronounced dead at Butler Memorial Hospital. A 10-yea...
    BUTLER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a sport utility vehicle struck three children waiting for a school bus in western Pennsylvania, killing an 11-year-old boy.    State police in Butler County say the children were struck just before 9 a.m. Monday in Summit Township after the driver stopped at a stop sign and turned right but apparently didn't see the children standing or sitting along the roadway.    The boy was pronounced dead at Butler Memorial Hospital. A 10-yea...
  • Victims demand urgent passage of Child Victims Act

    Victims demand urgent passage of Child Victims Act

    Monday, January 14 2019 11:57 AM EST2019-01-14 16:57:39 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Child molestation victims are demanding that New York state lawmakers pass the long-stalled Child Victims Act within 30 days.    Several abuse survivors came to Albany Monday to call for quick action on the bill, which would extend statutes of limitations to give victims more time to seek criminal charges or sue their abusers. The act would also create a one-year window for victims to file lawsuits now barred by the statute of limitations.    T...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Child molestation victims are demanding that New York state lawmakers pass the long-stalled Child Victims Act within 30 days.    Several abuse survivors came to Albany Monday to call for quick action on the bill, which would extend statutes of limitations to give victims more time to seek criminal charges or sue their abusers. The act would also create a one-year window for victims to file lawsuits now barred by the statute of limitations.    T...
  • Hunter who killed neighbor he mistook for a deer sentenced

    Hunter who killed neighbor he mistook for a deer sentenced

    Monday, January 14 2019 10:55 AM EST2019-01-14 15:55:43 GMT
    MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York hunter has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for accidentally killing a neighbor he mistook for a deer.    Thomas Jadlowski was sentenced on Monday in Chautauqua County Court. He pleaded guilty in October to criminally negligent homicide and hunting after sunset.    Authorities say Jadlowski shot Rose Billquist with a high-powered hunting pistol as she walked her dogs in fields behind her rural Sherman home on ...
    MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York hunter has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for accidentally killing a neighbor he mistook for a deer.    Thomas Jadlowski was sentenced on Monday in Chautauqua County Court. He pleaded guilty in October to criminally negligent homicide and hunting after sunset.    Authorities say Jadlowski shot Rose Billquist with a high-powered hunting pistol as she walked her dogs in fields behind her rural Sherman home on ...
  • State Police Issue Shutdown Scam Warning

    State Police Issue Shutdown Scam Warning

    Monday, January 14 2019 7:33 AM EST2019-01-14 12:33:03 GMT

    State Police in Pennsylvania are warning residents of a number of scams popping up amid the ongoing government shutdown.

    State Police in Pennsylvania are warning residents of a number of scams popping up amid the ongoing government shutdown.

  • Police say suspect in Endwell burglary 'refused to cooperate'

    Police say suspect in Endwell burglary 'refused to cooperate'

    Monday, January 14 2019 7:27 AM EST2019-01-14 12:27:42 GMT

    New York State Police say they have arrested the suspect in a daytime burglary Thursday on Watson Boulevard in Endwell.

    New York State Police say they have arrested the suspect in a daytime burglary Thursday on Watson Boulevard in Endwell.

  • Sexual Assault Sentencing

    Sexual Assault Sentencing

    Monday, January 14 2019 7:24 AM EST2019-01-14 12:24:45 GMT

    A man from Broome County, guilty of sexually abusing a young child, will be spending more than a decade in state prison.

    A man from Broome County, guilty of sexually abusing a young child, will be spending more than a decade in state prison.

  • Steuben County Man Behind Bars in Livingston County

    Steuben County Man Behind Bars in Livingston County

    Monday, January 14 2019 7:19 AM EST2019-01-14 12:19:08 GMT

    A man from Wayland, working as an Athletic Trainer in the Geneseo School District is facing rape allegations.

    A man from Wayland, working as an Athletic Trainer in the Geneseo School District is facing rape allegations.

  • Pennsylvania state inmate population fell again last year

    Pennsylvania state inmate population fell again last year

    Monday, January 14 2019 2:44 AM EST2019-01-14 07:44:05 GMT

    Officials say the number of inmates in Pennsylvania's state prisons fell by 2.2 percent last year, the sixth decline in the past seven years.

    Officials say the number of inmates in Pennsylvania's state prisons fell by 2.2 percent last year, the sixth decline in the past seven years.

  • Cuomo to include plastic bag ban proposal in budget

    Cuomo to include plastic bag ban proposal in budget

    Monday, January 14 2019 2:40 AM EST2019-01-14 07:40:16 GMT

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to see single-use plastic bags banned in New York state and is proposing a prohibition on them as part of his upcoming executive budget.
      

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to see single-use plastic bags banned in New York state and is proposing a prohibition on them as part of his upcoming executive budget.
      

  • Senate, Assembly to consider authorizing early voting

    Senate, Assembly to consider authorizing early voting

    Monday, January 14 2019 2:37 AM EST2019-01-14 07:37:10 GMT

    New York lawmakers are poised to decide whether to allow early voting in an effort to drive up election turnout.

    New York lawmakers are poised to decide whether to allow early voting in an effort to drive up election turnout.

  • Episcopal Church allows same-sex marriage in NY diocese

    Episcopal Church allows same-sex marriage in NY diocese

    Monday, January 14 2019 2:34 AM EST2019-01-14 07:34:20 GMT

    The Episcopal Church on Friday cleared the way for same-sex marriages in an upstate New York diocese where they were barred by a bishop who claimed the church had been "hijacked" by the "Gay Rights Agenda."

    The Episcopal Church on Friday cleared the way for same-sex marriages in an upstate New York diocese where they were barred by a bishop who claimed the church had been "hijacked" by the "Gay Rights Agenda."

  • Cuomo to deliver State of the State, unveil budget Tuesday

    Cuomo to deliver State of the State, unveil budget Tuesday

    Monday, January 14 2019 2:31 AM EST2019-01-14 07:31:33 GMT

    Governor Cuomo set to deliver his State of the State address and unveil his budget proposal tomorrow in Albany.

    Governor Cuomo set to deliver his State of the State address and unveil his budget proposal tomorrow in Albany.

  • Boy, 10, dies after being struck by multiple vehicles

    Boy, 10, dies after being struck by multiple vehicles

    Sunday, January 13 2019 9:58 AM EST2019-01-13 14:58:29 GMT
    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Police say a 10-year-old boy died after he was struck by multiple vehicles while crossing a Pennsylvania street, and one of the vehicles left the scene.    West Hempfield Township police say the boy and a 17-year-old girl were struck while crossing from the Silver Spring Cemetery parking lot toward Saint Mary's Coptic Church.    The boy was thrown into the westbound lane, where he was struck once and perhaps twice by vehicles. One remained at ...
    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Police say a 10-year-old boy died after he was struck by multiple vehicles while crossing a Pennsylvania street, and one of the vehicles left the scene.    West Hempfield Township police say the boy and a 17-year-old girl were struck while crossing from the Silver Spring Cemetery parking lot toward Saint Mary's Coptic Church.    The boy was thrown into the westbound lane, where he was struck once and perhaps twice by vehicles. One remained at ...
  • Firm to shut down Pennsylvania plant, affecting 210 jobs

    Firm to shut down Pennsylvania plant, affecting 210 jobs

    Sunday, January 13 2019 9:19 AM EST2019-01-13 14:19:25 GMT
    WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - An international chemical company has announced plans to shut down a western Pennsylvania plant, cutting about 160 jobs and relocating 50 more.    Ferro Corp. said Friday the Canton Township plant in Washington County that produces functional coatings and color solutions will close in late 2019 or early 2020.    The Mayfield Heights, Ohio-based firm said it would also close a plant in Cleveland and "multiple" sites in Latin America,...
    WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - An international chemical company has announced plans to shut down a western Pennsylvania plant, cutting about 160 jobs and relocating 50 more.    Ferro Corp. said Friday the Canton Township plant in Washington County that produces functional coatings and color solutions will close in late 2019 or early 2020.    The Mayfield Heights, Ohio-based firm said it would also close a plant in Cleveland and "multiple" sites in Latin America,...
  • NY Comptroller DiNapoli's inauguration starts another term

    NY Comptroller DiNapoli's inauguration starts another term

    Sunday, January 13 2019 9:16 AM EST2019-01-13 14:16:40 GMT
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is being officially sworn in for another term at his alma mater on Long Island.    The Long Island Democrat's inauguration is taking place Sunday at Hofstra University in Hempstead.    DiNapoli became comptroller in 2007 and was elected to his first full, four-year term in 2010.    The office performs government audits, reviews state finances and manages the $207 billion state pension fund....
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is being officially sworn in for another term at his alma mater on Long Island.    The Long Island Democrat's inauguration is taking place Sunday at Hofstra University in Hempstead.    DiNapoli became comptroller in 2007 and was elected to his first full, four-year term in 2010.    The office performs government audits, reviews state finances and manages the $207 billion state pension fund....
  • NY governor wants to raise age to buy tobacco, e-cigarettes

    NY governor wants to raise age to buy tobacco, e-cigarettes

    Sunday, January 13 2019 8:38 AM EST2019-01-13 13:38:55 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to raise the state's minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarette products from 18 to 21 - to curb their use by younger people.    Cuomo announced Saturday that he will include the proposal in his 2019 executive budget.    The legislation would ban sale of tobacco and electronic cigarette products in pharmacies, restrict their display in retail stores that are not adult-only and require that e-cigarettes be so...
    NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to raise the state's minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarette products from 18 to 21 - to curb their use by younger people.    Cuomo announced Saturday that he will include the proposal in his 2019 executive budget.    The legislation would ban sale of tobacco and electronic cigarette products in pharmacies, restrict their display in retail stores that are not adult-only and require that e-cigarettes be so...
  • Program offers support for moms struggling with opioids

    Program offers support for moms struggling with opioids

    Saturday, January 12 2019 9:32 AM EST2019-01-12 14:32:49 GMT
    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A collaborative new program caters to moms and moms-to-be struggling with opioids in Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties, where the rate of hospitalized infants born dependent on drugs in fiscal 2016 and 2017 was about twice the state average.    Neonatal abstinence syndrome, also known as infant drug withdrawal, is the technical term for a group of problems that occur in infants exposed to addictive drugs, often opioids, while in the womb. It's a chilli...
    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A collaborative new program caters to moms and moms-to-be struggling with opioids in Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties, where the rate of hospitalized infants born dependent on drugs in fiscal 2016 and 2017 was about twice the state average.    Neonatal abstinence syndrome, also known as infant drug withdrawal, is the technical term for a group of problems that occur in infants exposed to addictive drugs, often opioids, while in the womb. It's a chilli...
  • 3 young children found dead after fast-moving NY house fire

    3 young children found dead after fast-moving NY house fire

    Saturday, January 12 2019 9:21 AM EST2019-01-12 14:21:06 GMT
    HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) - The remains of boys aged one, six and seven years have been found in the charred rubble of a house that caught fire just before dawn in upstate New York.    Fire officials in Herkimer tell WKTV that two parents awakened by smoke detectors before 6 a.m. Friday unsuccessfully tried to save the three boys from the rapidly spreading fire. The adults exited the home and then attempted to go back in, but weren't able to reach the children.    Firefi...
    HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) - The remains of boys aged one, six and seven years have been found in the charred rubble of a house that caught fire just before dawn in upstate New York.    Fire officials in Herkimer tell WKTV that two parents awakened by smoke detectors before 6 a.m. Friday unsuccessfully tried to save the three boys from the rapidly spreading fire. The adults exited the home and then attempted to go back in, but weren't able to reach the children.    Firefi...
  • Ex-lawmaker lands job with state Agriculture Department

    Ex-lawmaker lands job with state Agriculture Department

    Saturday, January 12 2019 9:18 AM EST2019-01-12 14:18:24 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - One of the breakaway Democrats who helped Republicans keep control of the New York state Senate for seven years has landed a new job in the Cuomo administration.                    Syracuse.com reports Dave Valesky is now deputy commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture and Markets.    The 52-year-old Democrat served 14 years in the Senate representing Madison County and parts of Onondaga and One...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - One of the breakaway Democrats who helped Republicans keep control of the New York state Senate for seven years has landed a new job in the Cuomo administration.                    Syracuse.com reports Dave Valesky is now deputy commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture and Markets.    The 52-year-old Democrat served 14 years in the Senate representing Madison County and parts of Onondaga and One...
  • AP sources: Gillibrand eyes Troy, NY, for 2020 campaign base

    AP sources: Gillibrand eyes Troy, NY, for 2020 campaign base

    Friday, January 11 2019 12:11 AM EST2019-01-11 05:11:23 GMT

    Gillibrand's team eyeing Troy, which is 150 miles north of Manhattan, is the strongest signal yet that the New York senator will soon enter the presidential race.

    Gillibrand's team eyeing Troy, which is 150 miles north of Manhattan, is the strongest signal yet that the New York senator will soon enter the presidential race.

  • Bath Man Facing Domestic Abuse Accusations

    Bath Man Facing Domestic Abuse Accusations

    Thursday, January 10 2019 7:16 AM EST2019-01-10 12:16:29 GMT

    A man from Bath is facing a number of charges including endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful imprisonment.

    A man from Bath is facing a number of charges including endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful imprisonment.

  • STILL MISSING: Johnson City police seeking new tips on Chester Labar

    STILL MISSING: Johnson City police seeking new tips on Chester Labar

    Thursday, January 10 2019 2:45 AM EST2019-01-10 07:45:42 GMT

    Police are again asking for the public's help in a case involving a missing man that's gone cold.

    Police are again asking for the public's help in a case involving a missing man that's gone cold.

  • Governor sets goals for Pennsylvania to cut greenhouse gases

    Governor sets goals for Pennsylvania to cut greenhouse gases

    Wednesday, January 9 2019 2:43 AM EST2019-01-09 07:43:21 GMT

    Governor Wolf is stepping up the fight against climate change - setting targets to slash Pennsylvania's greenhouse gas emissions.

    Governor Wolf is stepping up the fight against climate change - setting targets to slash Pennsylvania's greenhouse gas emissions.

  • TV meteorologist loses job amid furor over apparent MLK slur

    TV meteorologist loses job amid furor over apparent MLK slur

    Tuesday, January 8 2019 2:54 AM EST2019-01-08 07:54:20 GMT

    A TV meteorologist accused of using an on-air racial slur in reference to Martin Luther King Jr. is out of a job.

    A TV meteorologist accused of using an on-air racial slur in reference to Martin Luther King Jr. is out of a job.

  • Millions could face severe cuts to food stamps due to government shutdown

    Millions could face severe cuts to food stamps due to government shutdown

    Monday, January 7 2019 7:17 AM EST2019-01-07 12:17:34 GMT

    If the government is not reopened before February, millions of Americans who receive SNAP benefits could have their assistance disrupted. 

    If the government is not reopened before February, millions of Americans who receive SNAP benefits could have their assistance disrupted. 

  • New York lawmakers return to take up pot, tolls, sports bets

    New York lawmakers return to take up pot, tolls, sports bets

    Monday, January 7 2019 3:45 AM EST2019-01-07 08:45:18 GMT

    Proposals to legalize recreational marijuana and authorize sports betting are just some of the top issues facing New York lawmakers as they return to Albany for their 2019 session.

    Proposals to legalize recreational marijuana and authorize sports betting are just some of the top issues facing New York lawmakers as they return to Albany for their 2019 session.

  • 2 men charged with threatening to shoot up central NY bar

    2 men charged with threatening to shoot up central NY bar

    Wednesday, January 2 2019 2:41 AM EST2019-01-02 07:41:33 GMT

    Authorities say two men have been charged with threatening to shoot up a central New York bar.

    Authorities say two men have been charged with threatening to shoot up a central New York bar.

  • Cuomo begins 3rd term with Ellis Island speech

    Cuomo begins 3rd term with Ellis Island speech

    Wednesday, January 2 2019 12:29 AM EST2019-01-02 05:29:14 GMT

    Cuomo won re-election last fall. He has listed legalizing recreational marijuana, codifying abortion rights and fixing New York City's subways as three priorities for the new year.

    Cuomo won re-election last fall. He has listed legalizing recreational marijuana, codifying abortion rights and fixing New York City's subways as three priorities for the new year.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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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