Cold Weather Safety Tips

Here are some important things to keep in mind when temperatures drop below freezing. >>

Health Commissioner Says Flu Is Widespread in NY

New York's health commissioner says the flu has been confirmed in 44 counties and in all boroughs of New York City. >>

Cuomo revises plan to keep youths out of NY's adult prisons

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has revised his proposal for retooling New York's criminal justice system to keep juveniles out of adult prisons and jails. >>

PA Senate To Vote On Whether To Remove Kane From Office

The Pennsylvania Senate will vote on a resolution Wednesday on whether to remove Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane. >>

NY Assembly Works To Put Heroin Overdose Treatment In Pharmacies

The new bill would require any chain pharmacy with 20 or more locations in the state to have Naloxone available. >>

PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane to Stay in Office

Pennsylvania senators have failed to muster enough votes to remove state Attorney General Kathleen Kane >>

NY lawmakers propose help for the wrongfully convicted

The state of New York should guarantee health coverage and college tuition to people exonerated after being imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit, two legislators said Wednesday in proposing a bill that also includes other compensation for people wrongfully convicted. >>

Gov. Wolf To Present 2016-17 Budget, Current Budget Still In Air

Governor Wolf will present the upcoming year's budget, while lawmakers are still fighting about the current budget. >>

Senator O'Mara Co-Sponsors Legislation To Tackle Heroin Epidemic

The legislation will strengthen laws, improve prevention and treatment efforts, and help raise awareness. >>

United Airlines Ending Services with E-C Regional Airport in April

United Airlines will be ending services with Elmira/Corning Regional Airport as of April 2016. >>

NY Senate Republicans seek greater agricultural research

NY Senate Republicans seek greater agricultural research >>

NY lawmakers propose tax deferrals to defray childcare costs

Democrats in the New York state Senate say the state should allow families with young children to defer some of their state income taxes to help them cover the cost of childcare. >>

Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock

ov. Tom Wolf warned lawmakers on Tuesday that Pennsylvania's finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, as he sent them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the year that began back in July. >>

Cuomo Working To Stop Conversion Therapy For Youth

The governor wants to stop insurance coverage for the therapy & prohibit mental health facilities from offering it to minors. >>

Hundreds Register For NY's Medical Marijuana Program In First Month

About 551 New Yorkers have become certified and more than 330 doctors have registered. >>

Chesapeake Denies Bankruptcy Rumors

Company stock tanks in early trading >>

Upstate NY College Dealing With Racially Motivated Robbery

Authorities are investigating a robbery at an upstate New York college that's being called racially motivated. >>

Guns Used In 195 Domestic Killings In NY During 2006-2014

FBI records reviewed by The Associated Press show guns were used in 195 domestic-related killings in New York from 2006 through 2014. >>

Wolf To Float New Budget Plan Amid Fight Over Current One

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will release his 2016-17 budget plan even as he fights to get his major priorities into this year's budget. >>

Scientists Identify Causes In Mass Long Island Fish Kills

Scientists have identified causes of large fish kills in Long Island's Peconic River last summer, where roughly 300,000 adult Atlantic Menhaden died. >>

Watch Out For Tax Scams, Report Suspicious Activity Online

The state's tax department has created a new webpage on its website to help taxpayers report suspected scams. >>

NY to Offer Free Zika Tests for Pregnant Women

Women don't need to exhibit symptoms for testing >>

NY Economic Devlp.Commissioner: Min Wage Boost Good For Economy

Howard Zemsky, head of Empire State Development, says boosting the minimum wage to $15 would put more money into circulation. >>

David Sweat To Be Sentenced For Prison Escape

David Sweat pleaded guilty to felony charges in November that carry sentences of three and a half to seven years. He's already serving a life sentence for his murder conviction. >>

NY State to Help Local Govts. Streamline Services

Governor Cuomo says the state will set aside $25 million dollars for local governments that streamline services to cut costs. >>

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