List by Category: New York News

NY's Medical Marijuana Bill Scrapped Again

06.10.14 | Bob Price

Senate finance committee chairman John DeFrancisco says he has no plans to move a bill out of committee that would legalize medicinal marijuana. He says there are too many uncertainties with the drug. The conservative group New Yorkers for ...

NY Lawmakers End Session With Key Issues

06.09.14 | Bob Price

 New York State Lawmakers are expected to adjourn their 2014 session one week from today-- without voting on several high-profile issues. Those issues include medical marijuana, public campaign financing and a minimum wage increase. In ...

NY Casino Revenues Down

06.09.14 | Bob Price

  Revenues at 7 of New York's Racinos are down during the first five months of 2014. According to the State Lottery Division, the Racinos lost more than $16.5 million from January to May. Profits at  Tioga Downs in the Southern Tier, were ...

Binghamton Firefighters Have Used Narcan To Save 7 From Heroin Overdoses

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

City firefighters saved seven people from heroin overdoses within the past two months due to the heroin antidote Narcan, officials said. Narcan, which can be used via nasal spray or injection, is a medication that helps restore normal breathing ...

Voter Turnout Plummeted For NY's School Board Elections

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

School budgets are being passed on the first try more than ever in New York. But there’s another trend: turnout at the polls is plunging. Turnout for school-budget votes in May has dropped 34 percent since 2010 and 19 percent since the state ...

New York Bill to Curb Abandoned Homes

06.05.14 | FL News Team

   A bill is in the works in NY that'll help rid the state of abandoned properties. These  "zombie" houses are homes that have sat vacant for years due to foreclosure.  The legislation, pushed by  New York State Attorney ...

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 ...

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