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Corning Native Ties For First Place In The Scripps National Spelling Bee

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Sriram Hathwar has been crowned co-champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. He won the title Thursday night in Washington, D.C.It was a nail-biter back and forth the whole way. Sriram and Ansun Sujoe both missed words in the same round at one ...

Central New York Mourns After Motorist Deliberately Runs Over State Trooper

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The motorist who struck and killed a trooper Thursday during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 81 did so intentionally, state police said. Almond Upton, 60, of Melrose, Fla., was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Trooper ...

New York Unvails Aggressive Heroin Legislation

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Lawmakers have unveiled 25 different bills to curb heroin use. The senate's joint task force on heroin and opioid addiction released the bills Wednesday, saying they hope they'll address the heroin surge in the state. The bills would equip ...

Medical Marijuana Bill Soon a Reality in NY

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

         Senator John Defrancisco in New York says a medical marijuana bill will happen this session.  His statement is significant because he is a top rank republican senator who has opposed the ...

Cuomo's Lt. Governor Pick May Have Competition

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's running mate may have to face a primary election. Bill Samuels, a wealthy democratic activitist, said Tuesday he may run for Lieutenant Governor, against Cuomo's pick, Kathy Hochul. Samuels said he's simply ...

Compassionate Care Act Passes in NY Assembly

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York assembly has passed a bill allowing for the use of medical marijuana. The state democratic-led assembly passed the compassionate care act, increasing the pressure on the senate to pass the measure before the session concludes at the ...

Senator Schumer Seeks Funds to Curb NY Heroin Market

05.27.14 | Bill Price

U.S Senator Chuck Schumer is asking for $100 million in funding to curb the scourge of heroin in New York and across the country. Monday, the New York Democrat asked for additional federal dollars to be allocated to the high-intensity drug ...

Poor Record for Buffalo VA

05.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

You've heard about the Veteran's Affairs scandal-- 26 VA offices offering slow or no medical care to our vets. Apparently, the Buffalo VA is one of the worst offenders. The Buffalo VA serves 31 counties-- covering the western half of New York State ...

Penn Yann Flood Victims to Receive Grants

05.26.14 | FL News Team

New York State will aid the flood victims in Penn Yann, New York. Speaking over the weekend, Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy said grants, not loans, will be made available to renters, homeowners, and small business owners. Renters and homeowners can ...

New Carpooling Site in the Twin Tiers Could Save on Gas

05.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The new site, called Broome Tioga Rideshare- is now up and running. It allows users to search for carpool matches who live nearby and have similar schedules. Users can be matched by starting point-or by finding others with common routes or nearby ...

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