List by Category: New York News

NY Bill Protects Jobs of Volunteer Emergency Workers

09.26.14 | FL News Team

A new bill, backed by Governor Andrew Cuomo will protect volunteer's paid jobs in the face of declared disasters. The legislation would eliminate the choice many volunteers have of responding to an emergency or staying at their paid jobs. According ...

Casino Hearings Draw Crowds in Ithaca

09.25.14 | FL News Team

Over 100 people spoke in front of the gaming facility board in the all-day public hearing on casinos in Ithaca yesterday.Hotel Ithaca's ballroom remained full for most of the day, from 9 a.m until 7 p.m, with standing room only. For the three ...

Racer Tony Stewart Not Facing Criminal Charges

09.25.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Nascar driver Tony Stewart isn't facing criminal charges after his car struck and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt-track race last month in Canandaigua, New York. A grand jury looking into the matter has declined to indict the ...

Solar Panel Construction in Buffalo to Bring Jobs to Region

09.24.14 | Terry Diener

The State has pledged $750 Million dollars to build a massive solar panel plant in Buffalo, the largest in the western hemisphere. The panel, built by the SolarCity company, is expected to create 5 thousand jobs in the region. State officials call ...

Public Casino Hearing in Ithaca Today

09.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

State leaders are getting community input on the proposal to construct up to 4 vegas-style casinos in the upstate region. Critics are concerned - these casinos will not make money and could devastate the towns they set up in. Experts are concerned ...

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 ...

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