List by Category: New York News

NY mum on thousands of reports of disabled abuse

02.09.14 | Bob Price

The agency established last year to protect the disabled in state-funded institutions has received nearly 25,000 reports of significant incidents, abuse, neglect and deaths in its first six months, though the public knows little about how many of ...

Penguin Books Plant To Close in Kirkwood, NY

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Penguin Random House distribution center in Kirkwood, New York is closing by January 2015, as part of a merger. It will cost 300 people their jobs. The plant in Pittston, Pennsylvania is also closing because of the closure of the Kirkwood ...

How Does Your Bridge Rate?

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

This week, the New York State Department of Transportation released a report showin a third of the state's 17-thousand bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. But what about the bridge you take to work? There's a new search ...

Syracuse may fine homeowners with snow-covered sidewalks

02.06.14 | Bob Price

A proposal by a Syracuse Common Councilor to fine residents who do not shovel sidewalks outside of their home has sparked debate. Councilor Bob Dougherty proposed fining homeowners $100 if they do not shovel the sidewalk outside of their ...

NY State Police use Facebook to catch crooks

02.06.14 | Bob Price

New York State Police are beginning a new social media campaign to catch more people wanted for crimes across the state. They call it “Warrant Wednesday” ....every Wednesday the state police put wanted posters on their Facebook ...

Regional heroin deaths surge

02.05.14 | Bob Price

An abundance of cheap and impure heroin across the region led to a sharp rise in deadly overdoses last year, with fatalities doubling over the previous year and surging more than fivefold since 2011, according to data released Tuesday by the Monroe ...

Snow, ice, slush make slippery going in NY

02.05.14 | Bob Price

    It was snow, then it was ice, then it was frozen rain, then it was slush. The surface was slippery Wednesday no ...

Grab the shovel: A foot of snow on the way

02.04.14 | Bob Price

Fire up the snow blower and be careful on the roads: a foot of snow is on the way. The National Weather Service at Greater Binghamton Airport is forecasting 10 to 14 inches of snow throughout the region, expected to start between 10 p.m. and ...

Astorino Forms Committee to Run for Governor

02.04.14 | Bob Price

Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has created a campaign committee for governor as he considers a challenge to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Astorino for Governor committee was registered with the state Board of Elections on ...

Firefighters save dog from sinkhole in Buffalo, NY

02.03.14 | Bob Price

A German shepherd is back on solid ground after being rescued from a sinkhole that opened up in a Buffalo park. The 3-year-old dog named Mack dropped more than 10 feet to the bottom of the watery hole during a Sunday morning walk with his owner, ...

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