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FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. New York's revocation of a longtime religious exemption for vaccinations has parents scrambling to either get kids shots, or get them out of the classroom as the school year begins. Lawmakers did away with the religious exemption in June amid the nation’s worst measles outbreak since 1992. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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September 01, 2019 - 2:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — When New York lawmakers revoked a religious exemption for mandatory school vaccinations, the change sent thousands of the state's parents scrambling to get their kids shots — or get them out of the classroom entirely. Lawmakers did away with the exemption in June amid the...
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David Caplan
August 30, 2019 - 4:04 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An upstate New York memorial dedicated to 9/11 first responders was vandalized this week with spray paint, leaving locals wondering why someone would desecrate such a monument. The spray paint has been removed from the memorial -- located in Geneva, about 50 miles west of...
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Marijuana
Photo by Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant/TNS/Sipa USA
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August 28, 2019 - 7:46 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A law taking effect Wednesday in New York softens penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana and creates a process for erasing certain past offenses. The maximum penalty for possessing less than an ounce of pot is now lowered to $50. The legislation also turns an...
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Measles vaccine
Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion
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August 26, 2019 - 4:01 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A judge has upheld a New York state law repealing religious exemptions from vaccinations required for children in schools or day care programs. The state Legislature repealed the religious exemption in June amid the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades. Families who...
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Benjamin Blanchet, The Spectrum
David Caplan
August 26, 2019 - 3:02 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg accepted an honorary degree from the University at Buffalo Monday morning, marking her first public appearance since the Supreme Court announced on Friday that she underwent three weeks of outpatient radiation therapy in NYC. Looking upbeat...
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 A Boy Scout attends camp Maple Dell on July 31, 2015 outside Payson, Utah.
(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
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August 20, 2019 - 7:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Former Boy Scouts who say they were molested as children by adult scout leaders filed nine lawsuits Tuesday in New York accusing the organization of failing to protect them. The cases, filed Tuesday in New York City and on Long Island, are among the latest of more than nearly...
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President Trump
Sipa USA
Midday News
August 20, 2019 - 10:18 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state, New York City, Connecticut and Vermont have filed a new legal challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. New York Attorney General Letitia...
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New York State
August 19, 2019 - 2:57 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York officials are asking the public to help choose a new license plate design. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says people can vote on the governor's website starting Monday for one of five plate designs . Four of the designs include the Statue of Liberty while one features the Mario M...
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Plane crash Union Vale
Frank Becerra Jr./Poughkeepsie Journal via Imagn Content Services, LLC
August 17, 2019 - 5:23 pm
A plane crashed into a New York home Sunday, killing one resident and one person on the aircraft and causing a massive fire, state police said.
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Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
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Andrew Weber
August 16, 2019 - 1:51 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Dozens of signs identifying the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will be changed or replaced because they are missing the late three-term governor’s middle initial. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is in the process of fixing the signs to make sure they all correctly label the $4...
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