New York State

January 07, 2019 - 5:58 pm
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- Police in western New York say a highway crew has found the bodies of two small dogs that were apparently beaten and burned before being left in trash bags along a roadway. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office was sent to the scene after being called by Lockport's animal...
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January 07, 2019 - 4:31 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled New York Legislature are making another attempt to have Republican President Donald Trump's name removed from a defunct state park. Sen. Brad Hoylman, of Manhattan, and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, of Queens, have introduced legislation that...
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January 03, 2019 - 3:09 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- State officials say 6,100 immigrants living in New York state participated in a government program last year that helps them on the path to naturalization. The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the numbers for the NaturalizeNY program on Wednesday. It's a record...
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December 21, 2018 - 2:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that requires New York state agencies to establish a sexual assault survivors' bill of rights. The Democrat signed the bill into law Friday, saying it's New York's response to a federal government that ``shamefully ignores the voices of...
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December 20, 2018 - 6:09 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board told a New York prosecutor she has hampered the agency's efforts to determine the cause of the limousine crash that killed 20 people in her rural upstate county, the nation's deadliest transportation wreck in nearly a decade. In a letter...
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December 20, 2018 - 6:04 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since the current system of record-keeping began in 1976. The new numbers, released on Thursday by state labor officials, show New York's jobless rate fell to 3.9 percent in November, down...
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December 18, 2018 - 5:11 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- More than 1,000 companies, startups and community projects around New York state will share more than $763 million in economic development funding announced Tuesday. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, joined state and local leaders in Albany on Tuesday to announce the funding...
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December 18, 2018 - 4:37 pm
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities in upstate New York say a man set a woman on fire outside a coffee shop. Police in the city of Tonawanda say the man contacted his 25-year-old girlfriend, who works at the Tim Hortons, and told her to come outside Monday afternoon. Authorities say the man then...
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December 17, 2018 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal court says New York's ban on nunchucks, the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee but prohibited in the state for decades, is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. Judge Pamela Chen issued her ruling on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. The plaintiff,...
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December 14, 2018 - 4:29 pm
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) -- Sen. Chuck Schumer has wrapped up his 20th annual tour of all 62 counties in New York state. The Senate's Democratic leader toured a Washington County industrial park near the Vermont border on Friday as he completed his 2018 statewide tour. Schumer has made a point of...
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