List by Category: New York News

County Sheriffs Speak Out on SAFE Act

02.03.14 | Bob Price

In the year since the passage of the New York SAFE Act, the law has been met with opposition from many angles, including local law enforcement.  Our news partner, WETM in Elmira sat down with several county sheriffs in the Southern Tier to ask ...

35,446 fans to fill Carrier Dome Saturday to beat SU record

01.30.14 | Bob Price

It's now official. The first ACC tilt between two traditional college basketball powers will be played in front of a Carrier Dome record crowd. Syracuse University's Athletics Department announced Thursday afternoon that a capacity crowd of 35,446 ...

Trump on governor's race : 'I Believe I Will Win'

01.30.14 | Bob Price

Donald Trump is sounding confident as he nears a decision on whether to run for governor of New York.  The billionaire real estate developer told a Buffalo radio station Thursday that if he does run, he believes ...

NY commissioner: No plans for fracking permits

01.29.14 | Bob Price

It's "extremely unlikely" that permits for shale gas drilling and fracking will be issued by New York regulators before 2015, state Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens said Wednesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $137.2 billion budget for the fiscal ...

Trump prominently considers run for NY governor

01.29.14 | Bob Price

Donald Trump, the nation's most shameless political flirt, is at it again. This time, the billionaire real estate mogul, reality TV star and perennial self-promoter is toying with the idea of challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying the ...

NY boy hailed for saving 6 is honorary firefighter

01.29.14 | Bob Price

Local firefighters have adopted as one of their own a 9-year-old boy who died saving six relatives from a fire that destroyed his grandfather's upstate New York home. A stream of cars and fire vehicles made its way Wednesday to St. John of ...

Upstate NY unemployment drops to 6.4 percent

01.28.14 | Bob Price

The unemployment rate for New York's 52-county upstate region fell to 6.4 percent in December, down from 8.4 percent a year earlier, according to state Labor Department figures released Tuesday. The 10-county downstate region including New York ...

Same-sex marriage ban strains region's Methodists churches

01.28.14 | Bob Price

Same-sex marriage — a divisive issue for many faiths — has the region’s United Methodist congregations facing strains in their churches. A former United Methodist pastor, who was defrocked late last year for officiating at a ...

Broome County launches online resource for natural gas drilling issue

01.28.14 | Bob Price

While the natural gas drilling debate continues in New York state, officials in Broome County have launched a website designed as a hub for resources related to the industry. The new site, www.broomenaturalgas.com, launched Tuesday after a year of ...

Astorino says GOP, Conservatives will unite

01.27.14 | Bob Price

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said Monday he’s confident the Republican and Conservative parties will agree on a candidate to run for governor this year, even as former candidate Carl Paladino threatens a run of his own. Astorino ...

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