List by Category: New York News

New York's Local Police Departments Receive State Grant

04.16.14 | FL News Team

Eight police and sheriff departments across Central New York are receiving a boost to help reduce burglaries and larcenies. It's part of $1 million in grants going to 31 law enforcement agencies across the state through the State's Division of ...

NY To Enter National Popular Vote Agreement

04.16.14 | FL News Team

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to enter New York in an interstate agreement to award its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote. The National Popular Vote agreement is triggered when ...

NY Health Dept Shows Drop in State Abortion Rate

04.15.14 | Bob Price

 New vital statistics from the New York State Health Department show the abortion rate has never been lower. Jim Harden, CEO of Compass-Care, a pregnancy help center in Rochester, says that 2012 represented the lowest rate of abortions since ...

NY Budget Increases Pay for Caretakers of Disabled, Elderly

04.15.14 | Bob Price

      New York's new budget will increase pay 2 percent for about one hundred thousand caretakers of the disabled. They'll get a second cost of living adjustment next April, too along with about 30,000 caretakers, nurses ...

NY Legislature Allocates $40M for Pot-Hole Repair

04.14.14 | FL News Team

The state budget approved last month included $40 million extra funding to repair potholes across New York after a brutal winter. The money is in addition to the $438 million in the budget for local transportation infrastructure and the extra ...

NY S.A.F.E. Act Requires Registration of "Assault Weapons"

04.14.14 | FL News Team

Starting Tuesday, owners of guns considered assault weapons by New York will be faced with a choice: Register those firearms with the state, or potentially face a felony charge. But strict enforcement of the new law in the region appears ...

Federal Prosecutors Seize NY Commission Files

04.11.14 | FL News Team

 Federal prosecutors in Manhattan say they're taking the remaining files from the state anti-corruption commission now shutting down and plan to complete its investigations. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara requested the Moreland commission's ...

NY Health Commissioner's Resignation Earlier Than Expected

04.11.14 | FL News Team

 The impending resignation of New York’s top health official comes at a crucial time for the state Department of Health.Under Commissioner Nirav Shah’s lead, the agency has been working on issuing recommendations on hydraulic ...

"Operation Hang Up" to Begin in NY Thursday

04.10.14 | FL News Team

State and local police will begin a crackdown on distracted driving Thursday, with the state starting a six-day blitz on drivers using their cell phones.Increased patrols will be on highways and streets looking for drivers who are texting or ...

NY Health Commissioner to Resign

04.10.14 | FL News Team

 The state’s health commissioner is resigning at the end of June amid criticism over his drawn-out review of whether New York should move forward with hydraulic fracturing.Nirav Shah, who was first appointed in 2011, is leaving to become ...

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