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FILE - In this May 17, 2016, file photo, a cat named Rubio walks in front of the podium during a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing a ban on the practice of declawing cats. A bill that would prohibit declawing is scheduled for a public hearing at the Statehouse on Monday, July 22, 2019, before the Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. In May, New York become the first state in the nation to ban the declawing of cats. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
July 22, 2019 - 2:36 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed...
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FILE - This May 8, 2017 file photo provided by his family shows Luke Patterson. Patterson was shot and killed by a New York State Trooper on May 23, 2019, while walking alone along the shoulder of a highway. The trooper said he refused to stop and made a sudden move, but there is no video record of the encounter because New York remains one of five states where the primary state law enforcement agency does not have dashboard cameras. (Patterson Family Photo via AP, File)
July 22, 2019 - 10:16 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A highway shoulder is where New York state troopers spotted Luke Patterson, walking by himself around 2 a.m. after his car became disabled. By the end of the encounter in rural New York, the 41-year-old chef would be killed by a trooper's gunfire. Authorities say the trooper...
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David Caplan
July 19, 2019 - 4:37 pm
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- A small airplane crashed less than a mile from Hudson Valley Regional Airport in Dutchess County Friday afternoon, leaving one person with serious injuries. Four passengers were on board the aircraft when it crashed, Colleen Pillus, communications director for the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, a rooftop is covered with solar panels at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York. The Manhattan skyline is at top. A new law signed Thursday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sets the nation's most aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions and is intended to drive dramatic changes over the next 30 years. It calls for all the state's electricity to come from renewable, carbon-free sources such as solar, wind and hydropower. Transportation and building heating systems would also run on clean electricity rather than oil and gas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 18, 2019 - 4:46 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Solar panels on every roof. Parking meters that double as car chargers. Wind turbines towering above farm fields and ocean waves. A new law signed Thursday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sets the nation's most aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions and is intended to...
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Smoking
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July 16, 2019 - 7:50 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York will raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 under legislation signed into law Tuesday by the state's governor. The change, which takes effect in 120 days, will apply to the sales of traditional tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Gov. Andrew...
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Suspect and victim in Instagram murder
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Andrew Weber
July 16, 2019 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police have charged 21-year-old Brandon Clark in the murder of 17-year-old Bianca Devins, who he met online. Clark then allegedly posted pictures of Devins’ corpse online. Clark and Devins met on Instagram two months ago, police said. Authorities say the couple from Utica had...
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July 13, 2019 - 3:27 pm
New York State has expanded laws against racial bias to include hairstyles and hair texture.
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Dominican Republic
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John Montone
July 10, 2019 - 8:36 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A New Rochelle woman died while undergoing plastic surgery in the Dominican Republic. Alexandra Medina, 33, came down to the country for liposuction surgery after doctors in the United States told her she needed to lose weight first and stopped breathing and died during...
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FILE - This March 30, 2004 file photo, shows the grand stands at Vernon Downs in Verona, N.Y. Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol is among the local officials and residents expressing concerns about upstate New York’s Vernon Downs harness track and casino hosting the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival Aug. 16-18. Vernon Downs could host up to 65,000 people, as opposed to the 150,000 planned for Watkins Glen, and it would not feature camping. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File)
July 09, 2019 - 6:30 pm
VERNON, N.Y. (AP/1010 WINS) — The upstate New York town of Vernon has denied Woodstock 50's application to host the three-day festival at Vernon Downs horse track. There was a lack of planning documents included in the application, which was submitted late, according to Vernon town attorney Vincent...
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FILE - This March 30, 2004 file photo, shows the grand stands at Vernon Downs in Verona, N.Y. Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol is among the local officials and residents expressing concerns about upstate New York’s Vernon Downs harness track and casino hosting the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival Aug. 16-18. Vernon Downs could host up to 65,000 people, as opposed to the 150,000 planned for Watkins Glen, and it would not feature camping. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File)
July 09, 2019 - 6:24 pm
VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York town has denied a permit to stage the Woodstock 50 festival at a local horse track, saying the application is too late and incomplete. Organizers can appeal the permit denial to the town's planning board within five days, Vernon town attorney Vincent Rossi...
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