List by Category: New York News

First Enterovirus Cases Confirmed in Western New York

09.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The virus has been sweeping the nation-- causing severe problems for asthmatics and kids. The Erie County Health Commissioner confirmed 14 cases so far in this first batch of testing. Cases have already been found in central new york, Albany, and ...

New Yorkers Offer Comments at Public Casino Hearings

09.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Hundreds of supporters and critics weighed in Monday alone-- from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. in Albany-- at the first of 3 public hearings across the state. Today, the hearing is in Poughkipsee-- and Wednesday-- in Ithaca. Bus loads of supporters showed ...

No Fracking Decision Before Election

09.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

After missing a key deadline to set fracking regulations in 2012, the Cuomo administration tasked Health Commissioner Nirav Shah with reviewing the DEC's work and making recommendations. Shah abruptly resigned in May with an unfinished report. It's ...

NY Casino Hearings this Week

09.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The public will be asked to give their thoughts on the number and location of the four casinos that'll go up in the empire state. The hearings start today-- first, in Albany-- then Tuesday in Pu-kip-see, and Wednesday in Ithaca. There are 16 ...

Upstate Store Owner Please Not Guilty to Helping ISIS

09.19.14 | Bob Price

Thirty-year-old Rochester native Mufid Elfgeeh plead not guilty to three counts of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State. He's accused of trying to arrange trips to Syria so foreign fighters could join up and fight alongside ...

Tyre Casino Lawsuit Dismissed

09.19.14 | Bob Price

Plans to build a casino in the Seneca County town of Tyre are one step closer to becoming a reality. Thursday, a state supreme court judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by residents who had claimed the Lago Casino and Resort development violated the ...

Unemployment Benefits Set to Rise in New York Next Month

09.18.14 | Bill Price

The benefits will increase to a maximum of $420 a week, from $405 a week, on October 6th. The minimum rate will rise from $64 to to $100. Governor Cuomo announced the new rates as part of the unemployment insurance reforms he and the state ...

Contention Over Proposed Union Casino

09.18.14 | Bill Price

A proposed Las Vegas style casino in New York near Binghamton brought out crowds last night at a public hearing. Supporters of the proposal say it'll bring significant income to the community. But those against argue that the small town of Union ...

Nik Wallenda To Tight Rope Walk In Chicago

09.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

And a couple of months after he did a tightrope walk across the Erie County, New York fair grounds, dare-devil, Nik Wallenda is ready for another big walk. This time, it's the windy city: Chicago. Wallenda will walk two city blocks, from the marina ...

Walmart Fined By NY For Overcharging Customers

09.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has agreed to pay $66,000 in penalties and other fees in a false advertising investigation after claims were made that Wal-Mart overcharged the nationwide sale of Coca-Cola products to customers in 117 stores across New ...

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