Firefighters seek insurance payments for ambulance funding

Firefighters seek insurance payments for ambulance funding

Firefighters from around New York state are asking state lawmakers to change the law so fire departments can recoup the cost of emergency medical calls from patient insurance plans.  

3 hrs 28 mins ago
New York state parks are hiring 1,000 lifeguards

New York state parks are hiring 1,000 lifeguards

More than 1,000 lifeguards are being sought by New York's parks agency to staff its beaches and pools this summer.  

12 hrs 18 mins ago by Ashley Cafaro
Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation to award $500,000 to local charities

Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation to award $500,000 to local charities

The Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation is again giving out money to local charities.

12 hrs 21 mins ago
Schools agree to buy beef produced with reduced antibiotics

Schools agree to buy beef produced with reduced antibiotics

Four upstate New York school districts have signed onto a new program aimed at reducing use of antibiotics on farms to prevent the emergence of antibiotic-resistant superbugs that threaten human health. 

12 hrs 23 mins ago by Dan Schrack
A look at efforts to make legal pot foster social justice

A look at efforts to make legal pot foster social justice

Questions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several states.

12 hrs 26 mins ago by Dan Schrack
Firefighters seek insurance payments for ambulance funding

Firefighters seek insurance payments for ambulance funding

Firefighters from around New York state are asking state lawmakers to change the law so fire departments can recoup the cost of emergency medical calls from patient insurance plans.

12 hrs 29 mins ago by Dan Schrack
'Outdoors Day' events planned across New York on June 8

'Outdoors Day' events planned across New York on June 8

 New York's Department of Environmental Conservation plans to celebrate "Outdoors Day" by offering free events at its facilities across the state.

12 hrs 30 mins ago by Ashley Cafaro
Capitol Watch: Domestic violence issues in the spotlight

Capitol Watch: Domestic violence issues in the spotlight

In New York government news, lawmakers gave support this week to domestic violence victims.    

May 19th, 9:14 AM EDT by Ashley Cafaro
China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

China's decision to restrict scrap imports created big challenges for U.S. recycling programs last year. But it has also spurred investment in plants that process recyclables no longer being shipped overseas.    

May 19th, 9:11 AM EDT by Ashley Cafaro
Police say NY mother shoots 5-year-old, then kills self

Police say NY mother shoots 5-year-old, then kills self

 Police say a mother shot and killed her 5-year-old daughter before killing herself in upstate New York.    

May 19th, 9:04 AM EDT by Ashley Cafaro
Cuomo creates new panel to study future of Erie Canal

Cuomo creates new panel to study future of Erie Canal

 The future of the Erie Canal will be the focus of a new state task force created to study how to reinvent the historic waterway as an economic engine. 

May 18th, 9:47 AM EDT by Ashley Cafaro
New York officials launch annual birdwatching challenge

New York officials launch annual birdwatching challenge

New York's Department of Environmental Conservation is launching its annual birdwatching challenge, with versions for beginners and experts alike.    

May 18th, 9:45 AM EDT by Ashley Cafaro
Authorities: 1 dead, 1 missing, 1 hurt after home explosion

Authorities: 1 dead, 1 missing, 1 hurt after home explosion

Authorities say one person has been killed and another is missing after an explosion destroyed a home in northeastern Pennsylvania.   

May 17th, 11:38 AM EDT
New York State United Teachers launch "Support School Staff" campaign

New York State United Teachers launch "Support School Staff" campaign

New York State United Teachers have launched a campaign drawing attention to safety and other issues affecting school-related professionals and the students they serve.

May 17th, 9:37 AM EDT
Governor Cuomo announces $5.25 million in funding to expand access to medication assisted treatment

Governor Cuomo announces $5.25 million in funding to expand access to medication assisted treatment

New York State is opening its wallet -- expanding access to medication assisted treatment in primary care clinics and hospital emergency departments.

May 17th, 9:12 AM EDT
NY state posts job gains while unemployment remains at 3.9%

NY state posts job gains while unemployment remains at 3.9%

 New employment data shows New York state added nearly 25,000 jobs last month.    

May 16th, 2:30 PM EDT
Hersheypark warns of ticket scam on social media

Hersheypark warns of ticket scam on social media

Hersheypark is warning about a ticket scam that is spreading on social media. The Pennsylvania theme park says the scam is offering users four free passes to mark the park's 112th anniversary if they take a survey, share it and like it on Facebook.

May 16th, 9:01 AM EDT
Judge changes jail into house arrest for 3rd in frat death

Judge changes jail into house arrest for 3rd in frat death

Visser pleaded guilty to hazing charges surrounding the 2017 death of sophomore engineering major Tim Piazza of New Jersey.
  

May 16th, 6:13 AM EDT by Chris Johnson
186 alcohol sellers charged in underage drinking crackdown

186 alcohol sellers charged in underage drinking crackdown

 The compliance checks were conducted by the State Liquor Authority, the state Department of Motor Vehicles and local law enforcement agencies.

May 16th, 6:05 AM EDT by Chris Johnson
Another Pennsylvania casino gets sports-betting license

Another Pennsylvania casino gets sports-betting license

Another casino in Pennsylvania has secured a sports-betting license as casinos get closer to offering sports betting online.

May 16th, 4:17 AM EDT
New York legislation would require Epipen training for teachers
New York legislation would require Epipen training for teachers

The bill, pending in the Democrat-led state Legislature, is intended to use free, quick training sessions to ensure teachers can administer auto injectors in the event of an emergency. It's one of three allergy-related proposals this year.

Cuomo administration backs efforts to lower drug costs
Cuomo administration backs efforts to lower drug costs

Cuomo administration officials say they support efforts by AARP to stem the rising cost of prescription drugs for New Yorkers.

Pilot program aims to detect harmful blooms in Finger Lakes
Pilot program aims to detect harmful blooms in Finger Lakes

Scientists are collaborating on a high-tech early warning system to detect harmful algal blooms in the Finger Lakes.

Mother charged in 10-year-old daughter's death appears in Broome County Court
Mother charged in 10-year-old daughter's death appears in Broome County Court

The Southern Tier mother accused of neglecting her child with cerebral palsy, leading to her death, will soon be heading back to court.

Governor Cuomo signs Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act
Governor Cuomo signs Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act

A bill that arranges more meaningful sentence reductions for domestic abuse survivors in the criminal justice system was signed into law by Governor Cuomo yesterday.