New York State

Climate activists in Times Square
Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY
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November 10, 2019 - 3:05 pm
New York is facing calls to create a $1 billion fund for climate change projects ranging from mass transit to aid to municipalities when fossil fuel plants close.
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November 05, 2019 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York is unlikely to approve statewide mobile sports betting anytime soon. Despite a push from lawmakers who favor letting people bet on their phones or laptops, sports betting remains restricted to in-person wagers at upstate casinos. At the Sports Betting USA conference...
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AP
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November 04, 2019 - 5:15 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state would explicitly protect personal staffers of elected officials and judges from harassment under a new bill submitted by two Democrats. Democratic state Sen. Andrew Gounardes, a sponsor, said the bill closes a loophole that has led to the dismissal of lawsuits...
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Suffolk County PD
David Caplan
September 19, 2019 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The father of a six-month-old boy was arrested Thursday, one day after he took his son without the mother's permission, prompting an Amber Alert Wednesday night. The boy was soon found and the Amber Alert was called off. The child, Daniel Quinteros, was taken by his father...
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In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, Marshfield High School Principal Robert Keuther displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Marshfield, Mass. Illinois health officials are reporting what could be United States' first death tied to vaping. In a Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, news release, the Illinois Department of Public Health says a person who recently vaped died after being hospitalized with "severe respiratory illness." The agency didn't give any other information about the patient, including a name or where the person lived. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
David Caplan
September 09, 2019 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Vaping-related lung illness has struck 41 people across New York state -- including 10 in New York City and 11 in the metropolitan area outside the city -- the state's Department of Health announced Monday , amid increased national scrutiny over the use of e-cigarettes. The...
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September 04, 2019 - 4:08 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A group of New York inmates is suing the state prison system, saying its efforts to crack down on prescription drug abuse have gone too far. Eighteen prisoners said in a suit filed Monday that they are living with chronic pain because it has become too hard to get approval for...
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August 19, 2019 - 1:50 pm
( WCBS 880 ) — New York is asking the public for help in choosing a new license plate design. The state has designed five new plates – four of which include the Statue of Liberty. The fifth design features the new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge over the Hudson River. "License plates are a symbol of who we...
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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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AP
July 01, 2019 - 5:50 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York could soon join 35 other states in requiring schools to teach sexual abuse awareness. The bill would mandate age-appropriate lessons to help children understand the difference between inappropriate and appropriate touching, and how to report abuse to a trusted adult...
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AP
June 07, 2019 - 3:03 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Lawmakers in New York have voted to exempt nursing mothers from jury duty. The Senate and Assembly this week both passed legislation which would permit women to delay jury duty up to two years if they are breastfeeding a baby. Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, a Bronx Democrat who...
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