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An Albany County probation official on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, holds up a tablet used to conduct the e-Connect program, at the Albany County Probation Department office. The project screens young offenders for risk of suicide as a way to connect them with mental health services. (AP Photo/Ryan Terinelli)
August 12, 2019 - 5:19 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Probation departments across New York have started screening young offenders for risk of suicide as a way to connect them with mental health services. Ten counties in upstate New York are participating in the program developed by researchers at Columbia University. The project,...
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Woodstock
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August 11, 2019 - 10:56 am
Woodstock will be celebrated on its 50th anniversary, but it won't be your hippie uncle's trample-the-fences concert.
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Chuck Schumer
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Kimberly Dole
August 05, 2019 - 11:42 am
NEW YORK (1010) -- Senator Chuck Schumer calls on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the senate back for emergency session to take action on bipartisan house-passed gun safety legislation following the mass shootings over the weekend. Schumer demanded the Senate be allowed to vote on...
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Gov. Cuomo
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Libby Cohen
July 30, 2019 - 3:07 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) - Gov. Cuomo signed two gun bills on Tuesday. One banning 3D-printed guns and the other requiring safe storage of firearms in homes with children. “These measures continue New York’s legacy of enacting the strongest gun laws in the nation by helping keep firearms out of the...
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Andrew Cuomo
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Kimberly Dole
July 29, 2019 - 11:14 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that further decriminalizes marijuana use in New York. Lawmakers believe the new law will make marijuana enforcement fairer and more equitable by reducing the penalty for unlawful possession of marijuana to a violation punishable by a fine...
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Basil
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July 26, 2019 - 2:16 pm
New York health officials are advising residents not to eat fresh basil imported from Siga Logistics in Mexico because of a possible link to food-borne illness in the Albany area and in other states.
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FILE - This March 27, 2019 file photo shows a sign explaining the local state of emergency because of a measles outbreak at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up U.S. measles cases, which remain on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
David Caplan
July 25, 2019 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Rockland County will not renew its measles state of emergency, first issued on March 26, County Executive Ed Day said Thursday at a press conference. Day said there has been a decrease in measles month-to-month in the suburban New York City county, which has endured a...
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David Caplan
July 24, 2019 - 6:41 pm
KIRYAS JOEL, N.Y. (1010 WINS/AP) -- An 8-year-old girl has died after a wall cabinet fell on her in her Orange County classroom, police said Wednesday. Police say Ruchy Friedrich was in a classroom at the Kiryas Joel Union Free School with two teachers in the village of Kiryas Joel Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019, file photo, Michael Lang, right, Woodstock 50 co-producer and co-founder, sits in Vernon Town Hall before a planning board hearing in Vernon, N.Y., for his appeal to grant a permit for the Woodstock 50 music festival. Woodstock 50 organizers have again been denied a permit to hold a three-day festival at an upstate New York horse track. Town of Vernon officials say Monday, July 22, 2019, the permit application for a festival Aug. 16-18 at the Vernon Downs racetrack and casino was filed too late and was rife with problems. (Edward Harris/Observer-Dispatch via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 4:52 pm
VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — Woodstock 50 organizers have again been denied a permit to hold a three-day festival at an upstate New York horse track. Town of Vernon officials say Monday the permit application for a festival Aug. 16-18 at the Vernon Downs racetrack and casino was filed too late and was rife...
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FILE - This April 15, 2019 file photo shows Anna Sorokin during her grand larceny trial at New York State Supreme Court, in New York. Prosecutors want to prevent the fake German heiress and convicted swindler Anna Sorokin from profiting from her highly publicized case. The New York Attorney General's Office recently invoked a state law that forbids criminals from profiting off their crimes in a court challenge to a Netflix deal Sorokin signed last year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 22, 2019 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a New York judge to prevent the con artist Anna Sorokin from cashing in on a Netflix production expected to highlight the extravagant ruse that landed the woman who posed as a German heiress in state prison. The New York Attorney General's Office recently...
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