List by Category: New York News

NWS Confirms 6 Tornadoes, 2 Microbursts In NY, PA

07.10.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A half dozen tornadoes dropped from the sky on New York and Pennsylvania Tuesday. The data-- just in minutes ago-- from the National Weather Service. The teams returned back to their weather station at 1:40 this morning. There was an EF2 tornado in ...

NY Considers Expanded Hunting Season For Bears

07.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation proposed heightened black bear management measures in May, as nuisance bear incidents are becoming more frequent in areas of the state. The black bear population in New York varies in ...

Libous Says He's Innocent and Running for Re-Election

07.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Senator Thomas Libous, R-Binghamton, proclaimed his innocence on Tuesday after he was charged last week with lying to the FBI and vowed to run and win re-election this fall. In his first extended interview since he was charged July 1 in White ...

Medical Marijuana Signed Into Law By Governor Cuomo In NY

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo sat down to ceremonially sign the state's medical-marijuana bill into law, a Rockland County 10-year-old stood by his side. Amanda Houser, of Suffern, suffers from Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that begins in ...

Casino Lobbyists Spend $11 Million In NY

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Four upstate casinos are expected to boost economic development. So far, they’ve boosted the coffers of lobbyists and lawmakers’ campaigns. Casino gambling interests have doled out more than $11 million since 2012 to lobbyists and to ...

NY Teacher Tenure Lawsuit Officially Filed

07.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A lawsuit challenging New York's teacher tenure laws was officially filed just before the start of the July 4th holiday weekend. An education advocacy group has partnered with 11 students; arguing the state's laws are unconstitutional because they ...

Nik Wallenda To Be Honored In NY

07.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A plaque is being dedicated to mark daredevil Nik Wallenda's 2012 high-wire walk over Niagara Falls. Wallenda and his family are expected to attend today's ceremony at Goat Island in Niagara Falls, along with dignitaries from the United States and ...

We're Entering The Peak of Tick And Lyme Disease In NY, PA

07.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

We are now in the worst time of year-- for ticks and Lyme disease-- in Pennsylvania and New York. And the threat could be unusually high, given that experts believe deer ticks benefit from a wet spring like the one we had this year. The ...

Sparklers Remain Illegal As Cuomo Reviews Bill In NY

07.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

If your Fourth of July plans included lighting up sparklers, be aware that they remain illegal in New York. A bill that the New York State Legislature passed June 19 would make sparklers legal in New York is still under review by Gov. Andrew ...

Health Insurers in New York Seek Double Digit Increases

07.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York insurance companies are seeking to raise premiums 13 percent next year. The proposed rates from roughly 40 insurers to the state Department of Financial Services this week comes in the second year of the state's health exchange. Insurers ...

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