List by Category: New York News

Cash For NY's Flood Warning System In Peril

02.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Lawmakers are scrambling to fund New York's flood warning system. March 1st is the deadline this year for funding to keep the region's stream and rain gauges functional. The funding has been nearly nixed from the federal budget every year since ...

DEC Commissioner Joe Martens Says There's "No Timeline" On Fracking

02.05.13 | Sarah Harnisch

D.E.C. Commissioner Joe Martens sat through a heated hearing yesterday on high volume hydrofracking in New York State, with the deadline, quickly approaching this month. Martens said there's no timetable on a decision on fracking in New York state. ...

If You Want Privacy, Gun Owners Need To Fill Out A Form

02.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Anyone who wants to maintain their privacy under New York State's new gun control law will be able to fill out an opt out form. It permits any permit holder to maintain their confidentiality, and not have personal information released publically. ...

Niagara Falls In Top Running For A Non-Indian Casino

02.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

It looks like Niagara Falls may be one of the upstate areas targeted for Governor Cuomo's three new non-Indian run casinos. One of Andrew Cuomo's spokesman spoke to the Buffalo News Sunday, saying Niagara would only be considered if the State ...

20 Inches Of Snow For WNY, WPA

02.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Lake effect snow continues for western Pennsylvania and western New York. Folks in southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, and Alleghany counties are seeing as much as 10 to 20 inches of snow by tonight. Orleans county is getting 4 to 8 inches. The ...

NY Licenses To Go Black And White

02.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Driver's licenses are going to look quite a bit different in New York state. The New York state comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, has approved the Cuomo administration's contract for new licenses that will have black and white photos produced by the ...

Wind Moves Rain Out; Snow In For NY, PA; 25-thousand Without Power

01.31.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Winds were clocked at 39 miles an hour in Hornell, New York, 34 in Waverly, 39 miles an hour in Penn Yann, and 28 miles an hour in Binghamton. There are High Wind Warnings in place until 5 p.m. As this front passes through, there is snow right ...

Hydrofracking Answer May Be Soon For NY

01.31.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The end is in sight. We may have an answer soon on high volume hydrofracking in New York state. New York's Health Commissioner, Nirav Shah, broke his silence on the state's review of health impacts of high volume hydrofracking, telling lawmakers ...

NY's Reproductive Care Act May Not Pass The State Senate

01.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a bill our newsroom is closely watching in New York State called the Reproductive Care Act, that would allow partial birth abortions all nine months, and force faith based hospitals to offer abortions. It looks like Governor Andrew Cuomo ...

NY Senate Considering Tax Breaks For Businesses That Hire Vets

01.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a bill in the New York Senate in the works that would give a tax break to any business that hires young, unemployed veterans. It would allow businesses to recieve a state tax cut of up to 10 percent of a veteran's salary, or 15 percent of ...

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