State News

Sheldon Silver, former Speaker of the New York State Assembly
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March 13, 2019 - 4:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver's quest to avoid prison got a boost when a panel of appeals judges heard his appeal. The Democrat wasn't at oral arguments Wednesday before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan but he likely heard a positive report from...
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Paul Manafort
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
March 13, 2019 - 4:40 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York lawmakers may soon vote to ensure that anyone pardoned by President Donald Trump may still face charges in state court. The change, proposed by Democratic state Attorney General Tish James, aims to fix an unintended loophole in the state's double jeopardy law...
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Fire
Dreamstime
March 13, 2019 - 10:28 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Firefighters fought a four-alarm fire Tuesday night at a six-story apartment building in Yonkers. The fire started at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday evening on Parkview Avenue, in a building that abuts Bronxville. About 150 people escaped the fire, without any injuries. It took more than...
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Vaccine
Dreamstime
March 13, 2019 - 7:54 am
More than 40 students have been banned from the private Green Meadow Waldoft School in Rockland county because they have not been vaccinated against the measles.
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FILE - In this undated photo provided by Animal Adventure Park, April the giraffe and her offspring Tajiri are shown in their enclosure in Harpursville, N.Y. April is pregnant again and the staff at Animal Adventure Park are waiting for her to deliver at any time. (Animal Adventure Park via AP, File)
March 13, 2019 - 1:49 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tail held aside? Check. Udders filled? Check. Swelling backside? Check. April the Giraffe shows every sign she'll soon deliver her calf, to the delight of an enthralled YouTube audience. "April is eating, eating, eating and eating," Jordan Patch, owner of Animal Adventure Park...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2019 file photo, Attorney General of New York, Letitia James, smiles during an inauguration ceremony in New York. James has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump's business dealings, taking action after his former lawyer told Congress he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans. A person familiar with the inquiry said James issued subpoenas Monday, March 11, to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank seeking records related to four Trump real estate projects and his failed 2014 bid to buy the NFL's Buffalo Bills. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 12, 2019 - 7:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump's business dealings, acting after his former personal lawyer and fixer told Congress that he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans. Trump tweeted an apparent response Tuesday night, decrying...
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March 12, 2019 - 6:22 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow minors to play bingo with adult supervision. State Sen. Timothy Kennedy sponsored the bill. The Buffalo Democrat says his legislation will ensure that children can take part in ``the decades-old tradition of playing...
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March 12, 2019 - 6:13 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics expressed support Tuesday for state legislation that would allow minors to get vaccinated without parental consent. Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, of Albany, and Sen. Liz Krueger, of Manhattan, recently introduced a bill...
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March 11, 2019 - 2:47 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he's ``no longer confident'' an agreement to legalize recreational marijuana in New York will be included in the state budget that's due by April 1, raising the possibility that approval of retail sales of pot won't get passed by the Legislature...
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One of the first responders walk near New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, N.Y., Sunday, March 10, 2019. Police are investigating a report of an armed man at the hospital north of Manhattan. (AP Photo/Luke Sheridan)
March 11, 2019 - 6:18 am
Police rushed to a suburban hospital late Sunday after two patients reported seeing a man with a shotgun, but after hours of searching and reviewing security camera footage, officials concluded it was a false alarm.
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