List by Category: New York News

Fed funds funneled to upstate NY to expand internet

07.16.19 | Bob Price

Nearly $40 million dollars will help bring high-speed internet to more than 15-thousand homes and businesses in upstate New York. The money is part of the FCC's "Connect American Fund."

The first-ever female NY education commissioner is calling it a career

07.16.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia tells the Board of Regents she'll vacate the top education job in New York to fill a role with a national education group. She plans to serve through August, and is not giving additional details. 70-Year-old Elia...

Attorney files suit against NY state on religious freedom exemption for vaccinations

07.12.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Michael Sussman was the man behind the winning court battle over religious freedom and vaccinations in Rockland County.  Now the new case is over the whole of the Empire State. Paperwork was filed this week to protect the religious freedom...

Buffalo police are speaking out after mass protest over ICE immigration raids

07.12.19 | Sarah Harnisch, Bill Price

Police say, "the protest was peaceful, but it was illegal." After parts of downtown Buffalo were shut down to traffic yesterday because of the demonstrations, officers say motorists in the Queen City can expect to see the same thing today. It's...

Well-known grocery chains in NY and PA is warning of a Facebook voucher scam

07.12.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Officials for the Rochester-based Wegmans says the webpage includes the chain logo and wrongfully claims the company is giving away free $80 vouchers for store locations. Wegmans is urging folks not to click on or share the bogus posts. The...

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says she will not try to win back her old seat in congress

07.10.19 | Brandon Dickson

Hochul says she won't run for conservative Congressman Chris Collins' spot in the House. She served part of one term in the 27th district before losing to Collins in 2012. This, as a group of western New York Republicans is courting Medal of...

Miracle at Niagara as man survives hurtle over the falls

07.10.19 | Brandon Dickson

A man is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after being swept over the Horseshoe Falls Tuesday.   Cops say they responded to a call of a man in crisis, and when they got to the scene, he climbed the retaining wall, jumped into...

Monroe Co. movement attempts to repeal NY's abortion expansion tonight

07.09.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Marla Parsons says one effort to revoke the "Reproductive Health Care Act" started in Putnam County and has spread to the Rochester area. She notes a representative "is willing to draft the resolution and bring it up for a vote if there is...

Charges dismissed against NY man who faced first "Safe Act" conviction

07.09.19 | Brandon Dickson

In 2014, Benjamin Wassell of Silver Creek, was convicted of selling two of his own assault weapons to an undercover investigator. The New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division overturned his conviction back in April.   Monday's...

Summer feeding programs for kids are getting started today across NY

07.08.19 | Jeremy Miller

Syracuse city schools start the Summer Food Summer Fun food service program today with more than 40 sites at city schools, parks, community centers and libraries. Meals are free Monday through Friday to all children up to 18-years-old. The Food...

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