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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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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
Dreamstime
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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