List by Category: New York News

A NY state senator wants budget $ to pay for school resource officers

02.20.18 | Bill Price

Republican Pat Gallivan is the former sheriff of Erie County, New York. He says the trained officers would help "deter" school violence. Right now, Just some of the schools in New York have the officers. Gallivan wants money to pay for putting...

Tm Tebow may be starting his 2nd year in pro baseball in Binghamton, NY

02.20.18 | Bob Price

The New York Mets want Tim Tebow to begin the season at the AA Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Tebow played in A Port Saint Lucie, Florida last season and Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson says he believes the 30-year old will eventually play in the...

Contractors wrap up work on an underground RR museum in Niagara Falls

02.19.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The vision for the museum started a decade ago. Underground Railroad Heritage chairman Bill Bradberry says one experience will give visitors a glimpse of what it was like for fugitive slave Joe Bailey as Harriet Tubman helped him pass to freedom...

Governor Cuomo is singing the praises of the SAFE Act

02.19.18 | Bob Price

The governor wants the federal government to adopt legislation similar to what New York did in 2014, when it enacted the stiffest gun laws in the country. Cuomo says 75,000 people deemed mentally ill have been kept away from guns because of the...

Governor Cuomo wants a federal response to the FL shooting

02.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Democrat told CNN that the problem isn't mental illness, but a person being able to get their hands on a gun. He called for the nation to adopt sweeping gun control laws like New York's SAFE Act. Meanwhile, Republican Congresswoman Claudia...

NY state is starting its $75 million program to replace aging septic systems

02.16.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Cuomo announcing the first $15 million will be split among 31 counties in the program's initial year. Funding for the multiyear effort was established last year to protect water quality. The state will funnel money to counties that...

W NY is under a flooding concern due to rising temps and snow melt

02.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

A flood watch has been issued for much of the region through Friday afternoon. There's a risk of ice jam flooding starting this afternoon, followed by a risk of general flooding from tonight through Friday afternoon.  

Sen. Gillibrand is co-sponsoring a bill to end federal prohibition of pot

02.15.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

On Wednesday, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and New Jersey Senator Corey Booker announced their support for the Marijuana Justice Act. This would remove pot from the schedule of controlled substances. Opponents say making marijuana...

Judge sentences NY man convicted of killing a UPS driver to 26 years

02.14.18 | Brandon Dickson

Justin Barkley pleaded guilty to manslaughter and menacing last month in a plea deal for the 2016 killing in the parking lot of Ithaca's Walmart. He shot and killed 52-year-old William Schumacher in December of 2016, then drove over Schumacher's...

New York Democrats push to eliminate bail requirements

02.14.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic Senator Michael Gianaris says his plan would reduce prison populations and address the unfairness of allowing suspects with money to go free while others need to wait in prison for their trial. Suspects of violent crimes would still...

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