List by Category: New York News

NY Senator Malcolm Smith Tried for Bribery

06.05.14 | Bill Price

A federal prosecutor says New York State Senator Malcolm Smith betrayed the people who elected him by trying to bribe his way into New York City's mayoral ballot. Prosecutor Douglas Bloom spoke Wednesday at the corruption trial of Smith and two ...

Fatal Crash in Corning

06.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

One person is dead after a 10-car pileup on I-86 near Corning, New York yesterday. The crash happened in the village of riverside after a box truck lost control on a curve in heavy rain. Several cars and a commercial truck hit the box truck-the ...

NY Considers Zoning Laws for Anti-Drilling Towns

06.04.14 | FL News Team

 New York's top court will decide by the Fourth of July whether towns can use zoning laws to ban gas drilling from their borders. The seven-member Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday in two cases out of Dryden and Middlefield, where ...

Upton Waives Right to Preliminary Hearing

06.03.14 | FL News Team

Almond Upton,  the man accused of intentionally hitting and killing State Trooper Christopher Skinner will not appear in court Tuesday.It had originally been scheduled in the Town of Chenango court for Tuesday morning.The 60-year-old from ...

New York Dems Seek Minimum Wage Hike

06.03.14 | Bill Price

 Emboldened by promises of support from Cuomo, liberals are re-doubling  efforts to raise New York's minimum wage from $8.00 to $10.00 an hour. Senate democrats said they're counting on the governor's support to pass the wage increase. ...

Pelosi, Slaughter Embark on Bus Tour

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and New York Democrat Louise Slaughter have launched a bus tour together. The pair was seen Sunday in Seneca Falls-- highlighting economic issues important to women. They were standing on the future ...

New York to Build Masive Medical Database

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 New York is quietly building one of the nation's largest computer databases of medical records-- a system that, when finished, will allow patients and doctors to see complete health histories in one place. 71 percent of New York's hospitals ...

Corning Native Ties For First Place In The Scripps National Spelling Bee

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Sriram Hathwar has been crowned co-champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. He won the title Thursday night in Washington, D.C.It was a nail-biter back and forth the whole way. Sriram and Ansun Sujoe both missed words in the same round at one ...

Central New York Mourns After Motorist Deliberately Runs Over State Trooper

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The motorist who struck and killed a trooper Thursday during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 81 did so intentionally, state police said. Almond Upton, 60, of Melrose, Fla., was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Trooper ...

New York Unvails Aggressive Heroin Legislation

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Lawmakers have unveiled 25 different bills to curb heroin use. The senate's joint task force on heroin and opioid addiction released the bills Wednesday, saying they hope they'll address the heroin surge in the state. The bills would equip ...

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