Lawmakers to take look at early voting in New York

Lawmakers to take look at early voting in New York

New York is taking a look at how its first experiment with early voting went. The Legislature is holding a Wednesday hearing on the start of early voting in New York this month.

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Faculty union OKs new contract with state-owned universities

Faculty union OKs new contract with state-owned universities

Teachers and coaches in Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system are giving their approval to a new four-year union contract.

41 mins ago
New York Officials expanding lawsuit against International Joint Commission

New York Officials expanding lawsuit against International Joint Commission

New York is expanding its lawsuit against the commission that manages lake and river systems along the U.S-Canada border, seeking compensatory damages in excess of $50 million.

43 mins ago by Olivia Jaquith
Man convicted in 3 deaths; bodies were burned in pig roaster

Man convicted in 3 deaths; bodies were burned in pig roaster

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A jury has convicted a man in the slayings of three young men whose bodies were found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm. Sean Kratz was convicted Friday of first-degree murder and other offenses. The jury must now decide on a sentence of death or life in prison. The 22-year-old went to trial after rejecting an earlier plea deal. A cousin, 22-year-old Cosmo DiNardo, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.

November 16th, 11:35 PM EST
Report: Two-Thirds of PA Military-Age Young Adults Not Eligible to Serve

Report: Two-Thirds of PA Military-Age Young Adults Not Eligible to Serve

Retired Generals and Admirals with the nonprofit group “Mission: Readiness” say the military is missing recruitment goals, and enlistment numbers are down. There are a few different reasons for that, but perhaps the biggest one is military ineligibility.

November 15th, 3:30 PM EST by Cody Carlson
Man convicted of murdering Binghamton University student sentenced in Nicaraguan court

Man convicted of murdering Binghamton University student sentenced in Nicaraguan court

 Orlando Tercero, the man convicted for murdering a Binghamton University student in 2018, was sentenced in Nicaraguan court Friday.

November 15th, 12:21 PM EST by Caitlin Murphy
Gov. Cuomo announces results of State Police Halloween week enforcement campaign

Gov. Cuomo announces results of State Police Halloween week enforcement campaign

Authorities are now investigating 2,092 crashes that resulted in three fatalities and 269 people being injured.

November 15th, 8:46 AM EST by Olivia Jaquith
Adoptees receive right to birth certificate under new NY law

Adoptees receive right to birth certificate under new NY law

Adoptees can soon obtain a certified birth certificate under a new law passed by the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

November 15th, 8:27 AM EST
Three boys charged in Albion Middle School threat make first court appearance

Three boys charged in Albion Middle School threat make first court appearance

The three boys who allegedly plotted a lethal attack on their middle school have made their first court appearance in Orleans County. The judge did not recommend detention.

November 15th, 8:09 AM EST by Olivia Jaquith
New Yorkers looking to heat homes this winter can get help

New Yorkers looking to heat homes this winter can get help

New Yorkers seeking help with heating their homes this winter can apply for a piece of $388 million in federal funding.

November 15th, 7:51 AM EST
New York state-owned ski centers open for season

New York state-owned ski centers open for season

New York’s three state-owned ski centers are opening for the season.

November 15th, 3:12 AM EST
NY probe finds government watchdog’s ‘persistent harassment’

NY probe finds government watchdog’s ‘persistent harassment’

New York’s inspector general says an investigation shows a former state official engaged in a “persistent” pattern of sexual harassment against multiple victims. Robert Freeman has acknowledged misconduct.

November 15th, 2:58 AM EST
Police: dead infant found in empty upstate NY parking lot

Police: dead infant found in empty upstate NY parking lot

Police say a newborn baby was found dead in an empty parking lot near the Pennsylvania border.

November 15th, 12:58 AM EST
Updated deer regulations aim to halt chronic wasting disease

Updated deer regulations aim to halt chronic wasting disease

 Hunters are prohibited from bringing whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose or caribou into New York state under new regulations aimed at stopping the spread of chronic wasting disease.   

November 14th, 11:01 AM EST
Gov. Cuomo announces winner of inaugural Grow-NY business competition

Gov. Cuomo announces winner of inaugural Grow-NY business competition

A Geneva business has been selected as the inaugural winner of the food and agriculture challenge known as Grow-NY. Governor Cuomo announced that RealEats America will be awarded $1 million, as it works to create a lasting economic impact on the state's agri-business.

November 14th, 9:02 AM EST by Olivia Jaquith
Pennsylvania infuses nearly $79.3 million into infrastructure improvements in 42 counties

Pennsylvania infuses nearly $79.3 million into infrastructure improvements in 42 counties

Pennsylvania is investing nearly $79.3 million in transportation infrastructure to ensure safer and more reliable transportation for residents and businesses.

November 14th, 8:36 AM EST by Olivia Jaquith
Bishop who investigated sex abuse accused of sex abuse

Bishop who investigated sex abuse accused of sex abuse

A Roman Catholic bishop named by Pope Francis to investigate the church’s response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo, New York, has himself been accused of sexual abuse of a child.

November 14th, 7:42 AM EST
Brighton ax murder trial may hinge on testimony of 'the celebrity pathologist'

Brighton ax murder trial may hinge on testimony of 'the celebrity pathologist'

The trial of the husband accused in the Brighton ax murder of 1982 may well hinge on what this nationally-known doctor has to say about one small - but key - detail.

November 14th, 7:39 AM EST
Upstate New York proposal allows annoyance to lead to arrest

Upstate New York proposal allows annoyance to lead to arrest

Under the Monroe County proposal, a person who annoys, alarms or threatens the personal safety of an officer could be punished with up to a year behind bars and up to a $5,000 fine.

November 14th, 7:34 AM EST
Updated deer regulations aim to halt chronic wasting disease

Updated deer regulations aim to halt chronic wasting disease

Hunters are prohibited from bringing whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose or caribou into New York state under new regulations aimed at stopping the spread of chronic wasting disease.

November 14th, 3:24 AM EST
New York courts to expand gender options on jury documents
New York courts to expand gender options on jury documents

State court spokesman Lucian Chalfen says the system aims to have the updated juror information card set for distribution by early January.

Robots Take Over PA Capitol as Students Showcase STEM Skills
Robots Take Over PA Capitol as Students Showcase STEM Skills

Students from rural counties across the state met in Harrisburg today to show off their skills in robotics and technology. Governor Tom Wolf was there to see their hard work pay off.

Cuomo signs bill restoring state benefits for veterans denied honorable discharge due to sexuality
Cuomo signs bill restoring state benefits for veterans denied honorable discharge due to sexuality

Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation enacting The Restoration of Honor Act, which gives LGBTQ veterans who were denied an honorable discharge because of their sexual orientation or gender identity the right to apply to have their state veterans' benefits restored.

Enrollment for NYS Home Energy Assistance Program open
Enrollment for NYS Home Energy Assistance Program open

With the winter weather quickly approaching, the enrollment for New York State's Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is now open. 

Expansion work at National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Expansion work at National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday the $17 million project will result in almost 4,300 square feet of new and refurbished exhibit space with an increased emphasis on the stories of Purple Heart recipients.