List by Category: New York News

NY State Police Changing Procedures After Recent Events

12.05.14 | FL News Team

In reaction to the developments, some local police departments are changing their procedures. Law enforcement with the Cheektowaga Police Station recently had a training by the FBI in issues effecting constitutional law and search and seizure. Some ...

BU Students Rally For Garner, Brown

12.05.14 | FL News Team

Hundreds of people took to the campus of Binghamton University Thursday to stand against a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer involved in the choking death of an unarmed black suspect.Many students involved ...

New York Lawmakers Consider Assisted Suicide Bill

12.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Manhattan state senator is proposing to allow doctors to assist certain patients with suicide-- a move that would make New York the fifth state in the nation where it's legal. Democrat Brad Hoylman said it would permit doctors to prescribe lethal ...

NY Attorney General Requests Waived Fees for Storm Victims

12.04.14 | Bill Price

Eric Schneiderman says he's asked banks and utilities to waive late payment fees for Western New York Residents involved in the recent snowstorm. He also says he's directing house counselors and legal services providers to help residents resolve ...

Pro-Public School Rally After Call for More Charter Schools

12.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A pro-charter school group Tuesday released a report showing 11 percent of students in upstate New York attended a failing school this year- that's 249-thousand students statewide- and just 3 percent of high school students in Rochester are college ...

New SUNY Standards Seek to Reduce Campus Sexual Violence

12.03.14 | Bob Price

The SUNY board approved the new policy, which will apply to over 463-thousand students at all 64 state campuses. Under the new "Yes means yes" standard, silence can't be interpreted as permission to engage in illegal behavior. And to encourage the ...

NY Region Counsel Awards Next Week

12.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Empire State plans to give out more than $700 million in grants-- and tax breaks-- at an event next week in Albany. It happens December 10th. The Southern tier has raked in 170 million dollars the past 2 years, and created 1500 jobs. The ...

Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo Hosptialized

12.02.14 | FL News Team

Officials say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, has been hospitalized.The governor's office says Saturday the elder Cuomo is being treated for a heart condition.A gubernatorial spokeswoman says the 82-year-old former ...

NY Life Insurance Holders Still Covered if Insurers Go Under

12.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that lifts a cap on a state fund used to pay out benefits to state residents with insolvent companies. Since 1985, New York lawmakers required insurance companies to pay into a fund that would pay state ...

NY Gas Prices Fall Below $3/Gallon

12.01.14 | Bob Price

The price of gas in Elmira, Binghamton, and Ithaca dropped to $2.99 a gallon over the weekend at certain service stations. Statewide, the average price is still over $3.15 a gallon, mostly because of the New York State Gas Tax, the highest in the ...

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