List by Category: New York News

Child ID Theft On The Rise In NY

08.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says child identity theft is on the rise in the Empire State. He issued a warning Wednesday-- saying many kids won't know their identities have been stolen until they get older and start applying for loans or need a ...

President Obama To Tour Family Life Listening Area To Talk Economy

08.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

President Barack Obama will spend the latter part of next week riding a bus through New York and Pennsylvania to talk about the economy and building the middle class. The White House says the president will make stops next Thursday and Friday in ...

No Word On High Volume Hydrofracking In New York Yet

08.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo gave an update on high volume hydrofracking yesterday. The long and short of it is: no news yet. He said the state knows the economic benefits, but is still studying the health consequences. Fracking has been on hold since ...

Crossbows Are Now Illegal To Hunt With In New York

08.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Crossbows are no longer legal to use for hunting in New York state. The change is found on page 4 of this year's New York Hunting and Trapping guide from the state DEC. It says the law that allowed big game hunting with crossbows expired on ...

Property Tax Cap Set Lower For NY'ers

08.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Some big news for homeowners in New York. The last 2 years, the state's property tax cap has been set at 2 percent. That means towns can't raise your property taxes more then 2 percent. But the state just announced because of inflation, for 2014, ...

Gas Prices Down In NY and PA

08.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

An oversupply of gas is driving prices down across the country.  According to the latest Lundberg Survey, in the past two weeks, prices fell more than seven-cents a gallon, settling at an average of three-dollars-59-cents a gallon.  ...

Lockdown In Upstate NY Town Over

08.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Authorities were warning residents to stay inside and lock their doors in Bovina, about 55 miles southwest of Albany, as police negotiated with a man with a gun. Bovina is a small farming town of 600 people. A New York alert notification was ...

Firearms Maker Becomes First In The State To Leave NY Due To SAFE Act

08.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The firearms maker will move its corporate offices because of the state's new gun law, the SAFE Act, enacted last January. Kahr Firearms in White Plains says it's looking for a friendlier place for business, and will be setting up shop on a 620 ...

Reaction to Common Core Results

08.08.13 | Bob Price

Thirty-one percent of New York students in elementary and middle schools were proficient in math and reading on state exams administered last spring, state officials announced Wednesday. That's down from about 65 percent in math and 55 percent in ...

Gas Drilling Giant Gives up Fight with NY

08.08.13 | Bob Price

Chesapeake Energy has given up a two- year legal fight to retain thousands of acres of natural gas drilling in New York State.The company held the gas rights to nearly 230 thousand acres across eight counties in the Finger Lakes region, including ...

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