List by Category: New York News

A 24-year-old man is recovering after falling 50 feet on a trail at Niagara Falls

07.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

It happened early Sunday morning when the man was walking on the upper gorge rim trail and reportedly lost his footing--falling onto the lower gorge trail. He suffered multiple broken bones, but was conscious when he was flown to the hospital.

Gov. Cuomo calls to keep the food stamp program in place at farmers markets

07.16.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

New York’s governor is urging feds to continue the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that allows low-income households access to fresh produce and other locally produced items at farmers markets. Governor Cuomo says the federal...

NY will soon allow anyone prescribed an opioid to request medical pot instead

07.13.18 | Bob Price

The state health department announced the controversial new policy. Commissioner Howard Zucker says medical marijuana has been shown to be an effective pain treatment that does not carry the risk of addiction that comes with opioids. He thinks...

Jury convicts key players of corruption in Cuomo's 'Buffalo Billion'' program

07.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

All four defendants were found guilty on all counts Thursday after a month-long trial that put a spotlight on how lucrative contracts were awarded for redevelopment projects in Syracuse and Buffalo.

A couple of NY lawmakers are not happy with the state's cashless tolling system

07.12.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti and Senator David Carlucci want the state thruway authority to rip-up its 72-million-dollar contract with operator Conduent. A new audit released by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli shows the bulk of unbilled tolls, worth...

A 6-foot snake fell from the ceiling onto a sleeping man in upstate New York

07.12.18 | Bill Price

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said the man from Pulaski woke up in a panic after the snake fell on him. Officials say the snake was a six-foot-long red-tailed boa constrictor. It escaped its enclosure in the...

Cuomo urges NY senators to return and pass the Reproductive Health Act

07.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

The legislation, approved by the assembly in recent years, would codify federal abortion law at the state level. But, GOP senators have refused to even vote on it.  

Ivanka Trump promoting GOP-engineered tax cuts in Syracuse

07.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

The president's eldest daughter told about 150 people at Suit-Kote headquarters near Syracuse Monday that it was "incredible" to see the effects of the tax cuts in a local community. Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney was also in attendance...

Paying respects and now mourning individually following weekend services for slain NY state trooper

07.09.18 | Brandon Dickson

State trooper Nick Clark was killed in the line of duty, one week ago. New York State Police Superintendent George Beech said "it's afterwards that the sadness really sets in." Some troopers came from states far away to services at Alfred...

The president's daughter visits central NY today

07.09.18 | Brandon Dickson

Ivanka Trump and two President Trump's top advisers will host a roundtable discussion in Syracuse today. Ivanka will be at the P-tech school in the Institute of Technology. 15 people, including teachers and community members, will take part...

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