List by Category: New York News

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 ...

Libous Responds

07.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Senator Tom Libous has responded for the first time to FBI allegations that he unlawfully used his position to get his son a job. He says the allegations are not true. Libous held a press conference Wednesday after entering a not guilty ...

Tornado Warnings Issued Wed In NY, PA

07.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

There was a tornado warning at 8:35 last night for Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland and Tompkins County-- with wind gusts to 60 miles an hour before the storm. No major damage reported yet, but the same storm system also triggered a tornado warning in ...

New York Senator Tom Libous Charged With Lying To the FBI

07.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the state Senate’s most powerful members lied to investigators in an attempt to cover up a scheme to get his son a job and drive business to a politically connected law firm, federal prosecutors alleged Tuesday. Senate Deputy ...

Buffalo Jills Lawsuit To Proceed

07.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Tuesday, a judge denied the Bills' attempt to dismiss a lawsuit brought forth by five former Buffalo Jills cheerleaders. The women are suing the Bills, along with the current and former operators of the Jills, for unfair compensation. "They feel ...

2 dead in crash on NYS Thruway

07.01.14 | Bob Price

New York State Police have confirmed that two people are dead after a multi-vehicle crash which occurred on the New York State Thruway Monday afternoon. At approximately 4:30 p.m., an eastbound passenger vehicle apparently crossed the median and ...

New York top court OKs local gas-drilling bans

07.01.14 | Bob Price

New York's top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders. The state Court of Appeals upheld a midlevel appeals court ruling ...

Deadline Arrives for New York Casino Applications

06.30.14 | Bob Price

Forget fax machines or email attachments - developers hoping to build casinos in New York state used boxes, binders and trucks to submit their proposals to gambling regulators ahead of Monday's application deadline. Contenders for one of up to ...

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