List by Category: New York News

Binghamton Firefighters Have Used Narcan To Save 7 From Heroin Overdoses

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

City firefighters saved seven people from heroin overdoses within the past two months due to the heroin antidote Narcan, officials said. Narcan, which can be used via nasal spray or injection, is a medication that helps restore normal breathing ...

Voter Turnout Plummeted For NY's School Board Elections

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

School budgets are being passed on the first try more than ever in New York. But there’s another trend: turnout at the polls is plunging. Turnout for school-budget votes in May has dropped 34 percent since 2010 and 19 percent since the state ...

New York Bill to Curb Abandoned Homes

06.05.14 | FL News Team

   A bill is in the works in NY that'll help rid the state of abandoned properties. These  "zombie" houses are homes that have sat vacant for years due to foreclosure.  The legislation, pushed by  New York State Attorney ...

NY Senator Malcolm Smith Tried for Bribery

06.05.14 | Bill Price

A federal prosecutor says New York State Senator Malcolm Smith betrayed the people who elected him by trying to bribe his way into New York City's mayoral ballot. Prosecutor Douglas Bloom spoke Wednesday at the corruption trial of Smith and two ...

Fatal Crash in Corning

06.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

One person is dead after a 10-car pileup on I-86 near Corning, New York yesterday. The crash happened in the village of riverside after a box truck lost control on a curve in heavy rain. Several cars and a commercial truck hit the box truck-the ...

NY Considers Zoning Laws for Anti-Drilling Towns

06.04.14 | FL News Team

 New York's top court will decide by the Fourth of July whether towns can use zoning laws to ban gas drilling from their borders. The seven-member Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday in two cases out of Dryden and Middlefield, where ...

Upton Waives Right to Preliminary Hearing

06.03.14 | FL News Team

Almond Upton,  the man accused of intentionally hitting and killing State Trooper Christopher Skinner will not appear in court Tuesday.It had originally been scheduled in the Town of Chenango court for Tuesday morning.The 60-year-old from ...

New York Dems Seek Minimum Wage Hike

06.03.14 | Bill Price

 Emboldened by promises of support from Cuomo, liberals are re-doubling  efforts to raise New York's minimum wage from $8.00 to $10.00 an hour. Senate democrats said they're counting on the governor's support to pass the wage increase. ...

Pelosi, Slaughter Embark on Bus Tour

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and New York Democrat Louise Slaughter have launched a bus tour together. The pair was seen Sunday in Seneca Falls-- highlighting economic issues important to women. They were standing on the future ...

New York to Build Masive Medical Database

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 New York is quietly building one of the nation's largest computer databases of medical records-- a system that, when finished, will allow patients and doctors to see complete health histories in one place. 71 percent of New York's hospitals ...

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