List by Category: New York News

NY Congressman Tom Reed Has Gastric Bypass Surgery

05.09.13 |

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie isn't the only one who's had weight loss surgery this year. New York Congressman Tom Reed said Wednesday he had gastric bypass surgery the same month as Christie on February 28th. A doctor told Tom Reed he could ...

Tyndale House Publishers Scores A Victory On The HHS Mandate

05.08.13 | Sarah Harnisch

At the government's own request, a federal appellate court has dismissed the Obama administration's appeal of the HHS birth control mandate against a bible publisher. The administration's defeat marks the first total appellate victory on any ...

More NY Politicians To Be Accused Of Corruption Today

05.08.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There are another 6 elected officials under investigation in New York state. It's all linked to the case of ex-senator Shirley Huntley, who wore a wire and recorded conversations for police while they were investigating political corruption in ...

NY Landowners Would See A 15 Percent Income Spike If High-Volume Hydrofracking Is Approved

05.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new report shows exactly how much cash families in New York would make on average if high-volume hydrofracking was approved. The report from the Empire Center for New York State Policy found each family that allows drilling would see, on average, ...

NY Considering Allowing Dogs In Courtrooms, For Adults Without A Disability

05.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a bill in the works in New York to allow dogs into courtrooms to comfort testifying victims. They are called facility dogs and right now, they're only used to calm children that testify. But a case is being made that they can also calm ...

Thousands of Churches Attend Webcast Sunday; And Consider Ousting The Boy Scouts

05.06.13 |

Thousands of churches across the United States say they will disband their boy scout troops if the ban on openly gay scouts is lifted. Pastor Robert Hall of Calvary Chapel Rio Rancho in California took part in a webcast Sunday rallying opposition ...

Cuomo Family Member Says It's Time For A Female President

05.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Maria Cuomo-Cole - the sister of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo - tweeted a message last week saying she's behind an effort to get a woman in the White House in 2016.  Cuomo-Cole is backing EMILY's List - an initiative that just last week ...

NY Court Votes In Favor of Towns Controlling Gas Drilling Borders

05.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

An appeals court in New York has ruled towns have the power to ban drilling, if they choose to.  A mid-level court in New York has ruled local municipalities can use local zoning laws to ban the practice within city limits. The four-judge ...

Christian Counselors Could Be In Trouble In NY; State Eyes "Gay Conversion" Bill

05.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York Senate’s only openly gay lawmaker wants to outlaw a "conversion therapy" for young people who are confused about their sexual orientation. Legislation introduced by senator Brad Hoylman would bar mental health providers from ...

"Love My Parks" Day In NY Saturday

05.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

What does that mean? It means volunteers will come out by the thousands across the Empire State to volunteer and clean up their local state parks, town parks, historic sites, trails, and playgrounds. The effort started last year to help parks ...

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