List by Category: New York News

NY's governor aims to ban single-use plastic bags

04.24.18 | Bill Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has introduced a measure that would ban "single-use" plastic bags in the Empire State. The bill. which doesn't have any sponsors in either state house, would ban the use of plastic carryout bags at any point of...

Today Erie Co. NY voters will decide who will fill the vacant Assembly seat

04.24.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Erie County legislator Patrick Burke and Erik Bohen are facing off for the 142nd Assembly district seat. Burke is in his third term as a Democratic member of the legislature. Bohen is a registered democrat, running on the Republican ticket...

Hundreds gathering to remember Joao Souza at Binghamton U.

04.24.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Nearly a thousand people came together on BU's campus last night to remember the former freshman engineering student. Police say Souza was stabbed to death in his dorm more than a week ago by a fellow 20-year-old student.

Gov. Cuomo wants child trafficking victims to stop being forced to testify

04.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

New York’s governor says under current regulations, child victims can be forced to rehash abuse they’ve suffered in open court. Cuomo conveys the same law often makes it easy for traffickers to go free. New York’s Senate and...

Pres. of Syracuse police union calls for officers to be removed from city schools

04.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

It comes in response to officer Vallon Smith being removed from Nottingham High School after his and another officer's arrest of a student last year was criticized by the city's Citizen Review Board. The arrest left 14-year-old Jabari Boykins...

Police say a home explosion in Buffalo was an attempted suicide

04.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

Thankfully, that man is still alive. Neighbor Laurie Brown says the older man "walked right through the debris" without a mark. No one was hurt. The man is now in police custody.

A Syracuse frat has been suspened over racist and sexist videos

04.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

The school says the videos involved members of Theta Tau, a professional engineering frat. Syracuse's chancellor describes the behavior in the videos as racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist, and hostile to people with disabilities. He said...

Carbon monoxide is likely to blame for the death of a NY mom and teen

04.19.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Deputies say it happened at a home in Kendall last night. Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected. Investigators ID'd the victims as 38-year-old Joan Gillman and 14-year-old Richard Gillman, Jr. Officers say a portable generator and...

Dick's Sporting Goods is destroying select guns

04.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

The company has decided to destroy all the guns and accessories that it stopped selling earlier this year following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The retailer, which started in Binghamton, said Tuesday that it's in the process of...

The home of western NY's top Catholic will go up for sale this summer

04.18.18 | Bill Price

The Buffalo Diocese says Bishop Richard Malone's residence on Oakland Place in Buffalo will go up for sale this summer. The diocese says all proceeds from the sale will go toward helping victims of sex abuse by priests. The bishop’s...

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