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January 07, 2020 - 4:20 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A transgender teen unable to change the sex listed on his birth certificate sued New York state Tuesday, claiming a discriminatory policy is forcing him to rely on a document that inaccurately portrays his identity. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Albany argues that...
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January 05, 2020 - 12:13 pm
New York lawmakers are set to return to Albany this week for the start of the new legislative session, and a second year of near-total control of state government by Democrats.
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Ryan Fortini
New York State Police
David Caplan
January 03, 2020 - 6:31 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A 42-year-old retired New York state trooper died on New Year's Day from 9/11-related cancer, officials announced. "Investigator Ryan D. Fortini, 42, died on January 1, 2020, from cancer stemming from his assignment to the World Trade Center site, following the terrorist...
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This undated photo provided by the Ontario County Sheriff's office shows Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb. The top Republican in the New York State Assembly, was charged Dec. 31, 2019, New Year's Eve with driving while intoxicated in his state-issued vehicle, just a week after he wrote a newspaper column warning citizens against getting behind the wheel drunk. (Ontario County Sheriff's Office via AP) .
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January 03, 2020 - 5:59 pm
VICTOR, N.Y. (1010 WINS) — New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb said on Friday he is resigning from his leadership post and "seeking professional help," following his arrest on New Year's Eve for driving while intoxicated in his state-issued vehicle. The arrest came just a week after...
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January 03, 2020 - 4:29 pm
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- An upstate New York school district has begun using facial recognition technology to look for threats, over the objection of civil rights advocates who say it compromises student privacy. The Lockport Central School District said it activated the system on Thursday after...
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Monsey stabbing
Associated Press
Kimberly Dole
January 03, 2020 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Officials on Friday, indicted the man they say stabbed five people during a Hanukkah celebration in Rockland County over the weekend. Grafton Thomas, 37, is facing charges of attempted murder, three counts of assault, three counts of attempted assault and two counts of...
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Opioids
Associated Press
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January 03, 2020 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- More companies could begin making an easy-to-use version of an opioid overdose antidote under a deal announced Thursday by New York's attorney general. Under the agreement, Emergent BioSolutions will no longer enforce a contract that had allowed it to be the only company to sell...
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Sipa USA
Elise Czajkowski
January 02, 2020 - 2:13 pm
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered the State Department of Labor to eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped workers in some industries.
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New York State Police
Elise Czajkowski
January 02, 2020 - 1:32 pm
A Connecticut woman fell asleep behind the wheel on I-684 on Wednesday, injuring three children.
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Surrounded primarily by family, Nicky Kohen, the daughter of Josef Neumann who was critically injured in an attack on a Hanukkah celebration, speaks to reporters in front of her home in New City, N.Y., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
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January 02, 2020 - 12:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of a man gravely wounded in an attack on a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City made an emotional plea Thursday to end hatred and anti-Semitism, saying she hopes her father regains consciousness “to a changed world.” “We want our kids to go to school and feel...
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